“I graduated in December 2005, and I studied in the Swiss School Curitiba from 2003 to 2005(High School). In 2005, last IB year, in addition to the International Diploma I was accepted at UFPR and UTFPR to study Mechanical Engineering. I started the engineering course at UTFPR in the first semester of 2006.
I always wanted to study abroad so I postponed the course in Brazil in favor to an international experience. I chose the USA, and because of the impressive academic curriculum at the Swiss School, the IB Diploma and several language certificates (ZPD, Cambridge) I was accepted in the Syracuse University in New York, to start the course that I really wanted to study: Aerospace Engineering.
At the Syracuse University, I won three scholarships for academic excellence, and without the, it would be almost impossible to afford the tuition fees. I graduated in June 2010 as an engineer, in the USA, after studying hard and making a lot of effort.
I believe I am a multi-task person, carrying many projects out at the same time. I returned to Brazil in 2010 and started my own business on renewable energy, sustainability and green alternatives. I am also involved in risk projects in the Internet area, in the development of websites such as a social network, e-commerce website and a collective shopping website. Besides that, I’m investing a lot in the housing market due to the increase of the values recently.
I couldn’t forget to mention that, because of the engineering course, Vale do Rio Doce is inviting to their Trainee Program 2012.
From everything that I learned in the Swiss School Curitiba, I think that being fluent in English was really important because the world expects us to be fluent and it’s needless to say that I use it every day in my projects. I also feel that a third language, German to me, differentiates me from other professionals. I wouldn’t have gone so far without a third language, so I’m thankful to the Swiss School Curitiba for that. I didn’t have to do the compulsory voluntary hours in the university because I had already done it for the CAS hours. Another important fact to me is the way the school helped me see the world, once there were people from many different backgrounds and countries at the school. That made a big difference when adapting to the North American culture and I’m pretty sure it would help me in any other culture or country.”