It is my vision that people wake up bright-eyed on Monday mornings and think happy thoughts about work

Marie Meyer-Marktl studied Business Administration at the University of Klagenfurt. She started her career in controlling, then became pricing manager and finally CFO of a high-turnover international company. Today she is self-employed and supports people as a coach in finding a fulfilling and successful working life. Visitors to the connect job & career fair were also treated to her expertise – her career speed coaching sessions and the impulse lecture were very well attended.In the interview, Marie Meyer-Marktl gives insights into her career change journey, talks about how her time as a student and the international experiences contributed to this decision, and reveals how students and graduates can find their dream job. Read more

“I define myself in terms of contentment.”

Andreas Koppensteiner studied Applied Business Administration at the University of Klagenfurt. At first, he did not consider leaving Carinthia. Now, he has been living in France since 2001. In our interview, he explains why he decided to go abroad, why he changed his career after 20 years and what this new vocation means to him.

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Live, and let live.

Markus Slamanig studied Applied Business Administration and Business and Law at the University of Klagenfurt. For the past ten years, he has been living in Florida. In this interview he tells us about the time he spent abroad during his studies and how he was drawn back to America after graduation.

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“Be bold with what you want to achieve”

Michael Riegler studied Information Management at the University of Klagenfurt and is now a Research Professor within Artificial Intelligence in Oslo, Norway. In the interview, he talks about how his experiences abroad have shaped him, why he would definitely advise today’s students to go abroad and how his Bachelor’s thesis provided the initial spark for a later career in research. Read more

Margareta Ciglič: The wonderful world of Informatics.

Our graduate Margareta Ciglič discovered her passion for Computer Science while studying Applied Business Administration and decided to study both in parallel. We chatted with her about how all this came about, what her subsequent path at the university and at Kelag Energie has been like, and what is drawing her back to the lecture halls of the University of Klagenfurt in the upcoming summer semester. Read more

Bringing the connection between technology and management to life

Erlfried Taurer is CEO of Constantia Industries AG and was voted one of the most powerful industrial managers in Austria by the Industriemagazin trade journal in 2014. Mr Taurer has built up his success from scratch: a portrait of an inquisitive mind.

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I can’t keep away from the subject of internationalisation

Meinrad Höfferer is Divisional Manager for Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce. Listening skills, a solution-oriented approach, communication skills and the ability to transfer knowledge are among the key attributes needed for his career. A portrait of a busy man.

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Business administration and music – how do they fit together?

Andreas Schaffer studied Applied Business Administration at AAU as well as Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy at the Carinthian State Conservatory. He is now Director of the Gustav Mahler Musikschule Klagenfurt music school, as well as being a flautist and conductor of various ensembles. In an interview, he explains how he benefits from business administration as a musician, what he likes about his job in particular and why you should always have the courage to oppose other opinions and stand up for your own.

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A reunion with Solveig Menard-Galli

Solveig Menard-Galli studied Applied Business Administration at AAU and is now the CFO of the Clay Building Materials Europe business unit at Wienerberger AG. In an interview with ad astra, she explains how the world of work has changed in Controlling, why she values knowledge sharing with students so highly and what differences there are between the corporate cultures in Austria and the Netherlands.

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Fall down, stand up, straighten your crown & carry on: Looking at failure among entrepreneurs

Zulaicha Parastuty investigates how entrepreneurs exit from companies:  Her studies have revealed different circumstances and effects in relation to the affected individuals. She is due to complete her doctoral thesis on this subject in the spring.

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