Elena Veli

Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB, Graduate of MSc in Management Science and Technology, AUEB, Graduate of Teacher Education Program

"Albert Einstein said that "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think". The abundance of knowledge, experiences and stimuli, that the Program seeks to offer through the courses and activities incorporated into its curriculum, act and have -in my case- acted, as helpers for the liberation of creativity and the cultivation of empathy, while at the same time contributing to the discovery of the potential and abilities of each participant. The empowerment of the mind to combine information from different sources, to make sense and be able to efficiently deliver it to its audience, whether it is a class of students or a business meeting, the ability to present your knowledge and thoughts to a small or a large audience, and the effective collaboration within a group to achieve a common goal, have been some of the benefits I have gained from my choice to get involved in the Program. The Program gives you the opportunity to get to know better aspects of yourself, to experience the different, and to choose through critical thinking the factors that will make you better at different levels of your life. It has undoubtedly been one of the most creative years of my student life!"