I have been playing football since 7 years old and professionally over 12 years. I have been playing / living in countries such as USA, Germany and Italy, besides my home country Brazil, and Finland where I’m living currently.
What made Finland and Xamk stand out as your study destination?
Finland has been always well mentioned by friends or people I have met in my life. So, after I came to Finland for the first time and saw how amazing this country is I didn’t think twice to make my choice. That’s what influenced me.
I have friends who have graduated from Xamk and they were always telling about the great memories and experiences they had through the studies. So after hearing those things and reading about the Wellbeing Management (BBA) degree program I felt like Xamk was the place which I would like to be part of.
what has been the best part in your studies so far?
In my opinion the best part of the studies is the model/protocol the teachers follow, having a lot of work in groups, practical stuff, workshops etc. Those things make almost every day a new experience and not letting the school day become a boring routine.
Same thing about the practical orientation, nothing to complaint about it, just appreciating it every day.
How does Xamk provide you with support, advice and guidance?
Xamk has given me all the support and necessary assistance always when needed, and guidance for anything related to the school. Not only the staff whose help is expected but also the teachers are always offering and willing to help.
Every day you see new opportunities to the future and a different way to work on it.
Wellbeing Management program is so complete and it covers such a broad area that I could say it opens multiple doors to the future, and that is what makes it more interesting and exciting. Every day you see new opportunities to the future and a different way to work on it.
What motivates you in your studies?
What motivates me is the feeling of acquiring knowledge day by day, especially when you see what great opportunities it can give us when thinking about the future, and entrepreneurship in special.
My tip for any new student would be telling them to enjoy each moment at school or studying at home, having joy and fun, that’s what makes you go through any challenge or situation without feeling as an obligation but as a new step building your future.
What kinds of plans do you have for the near future?
I could say that until now my plans are to become an entrepreneur and open my own business in the well-being area in Finland, aiming to bring to Finland a different point of view considering all the knowledge I’ve acquired through living in different countries, different cultures etc., but I’m still open and waiting to see all the possibilities and options the degree will introduce me.
Do you have good advice for applying to Xamk?
My advice to the people who want to study at Xamk are to be yourself and show your interest in learning everyday something new, being open minded and willing to grow up in life, these are the values very well appreciated by all.
Also to apply for Xamk when you see the possibilities. Now that I got my spot I would not recommend them to lose the chance to be part of the Xamk family.
Lucas Oliveira, student, Wellbeing Management