Deborah Mireles, PHD Fellow in International Management at NUI GAlway
"I have been part of NUI Galway for nearly four years now. In 2016, I completed a master’s degree in International Management. This course was a perfect balance between theory and practice and allowed me to deeply immerse myself in the international business world. Moreover, I learnt how to work in a culturally diverse environment as there were around seven different nationalities in our class. Not only did I gain valuable knowledge for my future career, but I was left with friendships that I will treasure forever.
Currently, I am coursing the third year of a PhD in International Management, which has been by far the most difficult, yet most enriching experience of my life. I have developed and strengthened numerous skills, such as self-discipline, project management, emotional intelligence, problem-solving, communication skills and resilience. I am also lucky enough to work with a wonderful group of people in my department, who are always willing to listen and help.
Another big part of my success during my time in NUI Galway is of course that it is located in Galway. Galway is such a charming, magical, beautiful, little city where there is always something happening. In summer we have the International Art’s Festival and there are artists performing on every corner of the streets, at Christmas we have a lovely market full of food and warm drinks. I also love how multicultural Galway is, I form part of the Mexican Community of Galway where I have been able to embrace and share my culture. Moving to Ireland has been the best decision I have made in my life. It is an amazing country full of beautiful landscapes and lovely people who always make you feel welcome. Ireland has become my second home and a piece of my heart will always live here.