Since its commencement as the “School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki” (1957-58), the history of the University of Macedonia encompasses a number of academic, scientific and research achievements that make us proud of its progress and development.
We invite you to join and stay connected to the University’s large alumni network, so that we can all write the best part of our history the one recording the course and achievements of our alumni; please fill in or update your information in this form
- To honour our earlier and most recent graduates alike;
- To examine and highlight the career paths they followed;
- To develop a strong network of professional and personal contacts;
- To keep our relationship "alive" with seamless updates on training and collaboration prospects;
We are confident that your "stories" will serve as valuable examples which will inspire our young students to draw strength from your experiences in their pursuit of a well-deserving future career.
With this letter, I welcome you to our extended alumni team that of the University of Macedonia and personally thank each and every one of you for your willingness to share with us elements of your career.
Professor Stylianos D. Katranidis
Set ambitious goals and put all your energy into achieving them. Even if you don't succeed 100% you will have laid the foundations for something better.
FIG Syndicate - Assistant Director at Crédit Agricole CIB
My grandfather used to say a phrase during my high school years when I was preparing for the Panhellenic exams: "A job you either do it right or you don't do it at all" and I always keep it in mind in every professional step I take
Head of Sector Budget, Reporting and Administrative Finance at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.
Budget Officer at European Investment Bank
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.
Trust Campaign Manager, eBay / Zeta Global
I graduated in 2013 from the Department of Applied Informatics and went on to pursue postgraduate and doctoral studies in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Oxford. Today, after a series of academic accolades and business successes, I am a Senior Research Scientist at Google DeepMind.
Guided by the contribution to society and the fast speed of readjustment every dream can come true.
Senior Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
I had a great time at UOM—it gave me a great platform to take off. I am especially grateful to the great staff at the university’s career centre for their tireless dedication to UOM students’ careers.
I realized that only a degree won’t be enough to secure a successful career after graduation. My advice for all students is to engage in as many extracurricular activities as possible, because relying only on your university degree is an incredibly dangerous strategy. Fortunately, there are hundreds of thousands of opportunities to do so. You are in a great position to combine everything that UOM has to offer with a world of unlimited extracurricular activities.
CEO of HeySuccess.com
The path to success is easy when you are determined to succeed and when you have a method. Don’t be confined by your degree title but see how you can make the most of it… not all Accounting & Finance graduates will necessarily become accountants, nor will all Business Administration graduates automatically become Executives... Each one of us has a chance to succeed, BELIEVE IT!
Developer Advocate & Community Manager at ASML
I was an AIESEC member, a founding member of the Erasmus Society (ESN UoM) and participated in volunteering programs… Incredible life experiences; very advantageous to be accepted into a postgraduate program or for a career abroad. It’s worth sacrificing a couple of walks in Kamara or a cup of coffee at the canteen in order to explore new experiences and new worlds!
Contract Manager at The HEINEKEN Company
If you want something and strive in the right direction, you can do it!
Founder and General Manager Human Value (www.humanvalue.co) – HR Consulting
I go by the phrase "Normal is Boring", and this is reflected in most of my choices. Having been "schooled" at the University of Macedonia, I have been taught how to think "out of the box". My active participation in several voluntary teams of the University, combined with the curricular learning experiences and knowledge I gained, prepared me for all the unexpected and enjoyable things that happened at the beginning of my career. My advice to students: "Follow your dreams... they know where to lead you..."
Marketing Coordinator at Dingo Marketing Team
Do not hesitate to leave your comfort zone. Growth and comfort don't coexist.
Global I/S Program & Project Manager at IBM
I remember that after graduation most of us, especially women, were trying to get out of the perfectly normal uncertainty by scrutinizing everything. In hindsight, I would have spent fewer of my resources scrutinizing conditions in pursuit of perfection, and allotted more resources to taking action. Sometimes, good enough can be more than enough. Remind yourself what you want to achieve by doing it.
Director, Global Energy at Environmental Defence Fund
Keep learning, growing, and reinventing yourself!
"Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and...
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.
change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you"
Human Resources Manager, Kleemann SA
Knowledge is everywhere, as long as you have your eyes open. Everything is possible, with perseverance, patience and constant effort.
Director of After Sales Services at MLS Innovation
Support your decisions, but if needed adapt to new data or even better manoeuvre. Think more productive and focus on how to achieve your goals. There will be opportunities, be sure you will be there and see it.
Cyber Risk Management at Pfizer
Your potential must be endless!
Software Developer at PDMFC, Lisbon, Portugal
Your next step does not need to be “in fashion” or “demand-based”; rather, it can be trend-setting. Trends tend to change every other year. There is no need to read through articles about "professions of the future". Listen to yourselves carefully, get to know what you love and can do. Give your choice time, passion and attention to essence. Bear in mind that what you opt for might go through multiple changes by the time you reach forty.
Group Managing Director at ADMINE SA
Well, you cannot go far without a degree; yet again, you can only go so far with just a degree!. Go after your lifelong investment; acquire new knowledge in order to maintain your competitive advantage in the labour market and access higher-level positions in large companies.
Human Resources Director, Consulting Firm ANADEIXI