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The alumni of LCC will always be remembered by the Alumni Endowed Scholarship which was established and funded by LCC alumni. During the summer of 2020 the endowment reached $25,000 which means it is ready to generate interest to be used to support future LCC students. We are grateful for your support and your willingness to leave a meaningful imprint for future generations of LCC students.

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Filip Risteski: Turning Lithuania into Home

2021-04-15

Filip Risteski, an alumnus from North Macedonia, graduated from LCC in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. He continues to build his life in Lithuania, working in finance and creating a family. He shares the details of his 17-year journey that started on the LCC International University campus.Among the many universities around Europe, Filip applied to LCC and once accepted, took a chance and a huge step. Coming from warm and sunny North Macedonia, Filip laughs recalling his first impression of rainy Lithuania. Yet, it changed when he set foot on the campus and experienced the attention and care of LCC staff and faculty. “The first days in Lithuania and at LCC were something that really left a mark in my life. They were really extraordinary.”Filip was an active student, who wanted to capture any opportunity that LCC had to offer. He was seeking experiences beyond academics, participating in community life. That helped him to connect with Lithuanian culture and its people, ultimately leading to the decision to stay.After graduation, Filip started his career at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) as an audit consultant in Vilnius. In his 11 years there, he grew to a Senior Management position. In 2019 with his vast expertise in auditing, Filip decided to go into Finance and became a Chief Financial Officer at Biomapas, an outsourcing solution provider to the global life science industry. Currently, he lives in Vilnius with his wife and two children.Reflecting on the value of his LCC education, Filip notes three important aspects: academic preparation, soft skills, and network-building. At the beginning of the career, Filip lacked hands-on experience in auditing, however, his academic background was “more than enough for getting the job.” As accounting and finance principles were well-covered in the LCC curriculum, his Business Administration degree also assisted in obtaining an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification in 2014. Filip also appreciates the network he built while at LCC, since in a small country like Lithuania businesses are rather interconnected. “To me, the people who were a part of LCC are still like a family, even meeting them 15 or 20 years later.”The Liberal Arts format of education was the biggest game-changer for Filip, as outside-the-major classes like academic writing, public speaking, and psychology equipped him with soft skills for dealing with everyday work problems. “You do come across stressful and conflictual situations and it’s all about the education and insights from your classes that inform you on how to solve those,” says the alumnus. He also remembers how it required project and time-management skills, discipline, and resilience to adjust to the working environment at the start of the career.“It is easier than you think,” encourages Filip, when asked to share tips with students who want to stay in Lithuania after graduation. “The Lithuanian job market is becoming much more open to international students.” He recommends carefully choosing companies to apply to and settling only for those you genuinely feel like becoming a part of. You should be brave and apply even when you feel like you are not up to the level yet. Then go the extra mile to learn things you don’t know.”Language mastery is among those things. Filip says that many companies do not require Lithuanian skills but, in his own experience, learning the language gave “an internal shift,” that made him more confident in social situations and more connected to the country. While he did take additional Lithuanian courses, Filip learned the most through everyday conversations with colleagues and friends.Looking back on his journey, Filip shares advice with prospective students. “Being part of this community will make a difference for your future.” He emphasizes the constant sharing of knowledge and cultures is a unique aspect of LCC, that students should take advantage of. Filip concludes that to be successful, one has to go beyond what is expected and use all the opportunities along the way.If you missed the Coffee with Alumni webinar with Filip Risteski and want to learn more about his experience, follow the link for the full video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84yMBVh1g8A&ab_channel=LCCInternationalUniversity

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Atika Barjamaj: LCC taught me to conceptualize diversity not as a challenge but as a crucial element of globalization

2021-04-08

Atika Barjamaj is an LCC alumna who graduated from LCC in May 2018 with excellent performance and leadership skills. Since then, Atika has joined prestigious companies and organizations where she worked in different spheres and performed differing roles. During these years, Atika developed her skills as an intern in a social media related field in Belgium, and at the Mission of the Republic to the European Union and later she was able to enhance her skills and build more experience in advocacy, recruitment, and management. Now Atika is pursuing a Master’s degree in Philosophy and is considering a Ph.D. in another area of interest. Atika reflects on her experiences at LCC and how they prepared her for her current career path.You graduated from LCC International University in 2018 with a degree in International Relations and Development. How has your life changed since then?When I first graduated I never thought I would live in 3 different countries within 3 years.  I also didn't know that I would work in a Human Resource office or that in 2 years, I would get into a management position at my company. Furthermore, my perspective about life has changed. I always try to evaluate carefully, calculating different and critical ways that will ensure me to make the best decision. During these three years on my post-graduation journey, I have learned to say no. I have also understood the feeling of being fully alone and to live alone in unknown cities and cultures, having to plan everything on your own.How would you describe your experience at LCC? If you could turn back time, what would you do differently?I would describe the experience at LCC as unforgettable. LCC did not merely help me become more proficient in the English language and excel, learning different information within the International Relations and Politics major, but it also helped me to attain a broad and vast knowledge of how people from different countries interact. LCC is the first place where I conceptualized diversity not as a challenge but as a beautiful and crucial element of globalization. What would I make different from my experience? I would truly say nothing! I am thankful to God that he led me to LCC and on the right path during my experiences there.How did graduating from LCC and the involvement in various leadership activities here, equip you for your career?The liberal arts education, the faith-based environment, and the diverse community at LCC uphold important values such as honesty, fidelity, renunciation of violence, and unconditional love. All these elements have motivated and urged me to pursue excellence in my chosen career field. My academic experience prepared and empowered me to broaden my horizons and to cope well with diversity and change. I applied this knowledge while working in Brussels, for an international organization that promotes human dignity. Additionally, it helped while working in the Mission of the Republic of Albania with the aim of entering the European Union Zone. Most of all, it has helped me in the current HR position while I interact with international employees and multinational client companies.What are the most valuable experiences and memories that you carry from LCC?I definitely have to emphasize my leadership experiences. First, I was an Intercultural Leader, where along with team members I was focusing on preparing independence days and intercultural events for LCC. Later on, I served in the role of Resident Assistant for two years where I was helping to create different events and taking care of the residents on my floor. This was the moment when I learned that leading is not about ruling or imposing authority on other people,  it is more about serving others and building trust among them. This mindset has followed me through to today. Furthermore, LCC has played a crucial role in teaching me how to engage in evidence-based arguments, how to enhance my analytical skills, and how to communicate well. While speaking about values, I would highlight the main Aristotelian values: the sense of fairness, the sense of control, liberality, the virtue of charity, and that of true friendship.What are you currently doing in your professional career?At the moment, I am working as a Client Manager and Recruiter Specialist in WiPjobs Recruitment that operates across Europe. In a daily workload, I maintain communication with four of my company's clients and then I conduct interviews with job seekers who fulfill the requirements set by the company.How did you find yourself in this field position? What do you find most challenging and exciting about your job?The most challenging part is to manage a group of seven other recruiters and to coordinate their tasks and responsibilities. In this role, my leadership experience at LCC has helped me a lot as I know very well how to identify stakeholders and attain strong interpersonal skills while communicating with them. Very soon I will leave my current job. I have been offered a position similar to what I do now, but with the management of a bigger team, in a very successful multinational company. I am looking forward to this.What does a day in your life look like?My day is very busy and productive! I  work from 7 am to 3 pm and from 3.30 pm to 8 pm. I spend quite a lot of time in the office working with documents and interacting with clients and recruiters. In addition to my work, I am also a Master’s student in Philosophy, which has always been an area of interest. I am attempting to finish with a very high GPA in order to apply for my Ph.D. in one of my favorite universities in Europe.What advice would you give to LCC students?My advice to current LCC students is to set high personal and academic standards. Do not lose any time because there is no benefit in postponing anything. Live up to your standards and always be open to growth and challenges that you face from different courses and from the community as a whole. And never forget, you can do this!

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University full of curious students

Remember those days as an undergraduate student with many questions and few answers? Not much has changed. University is full of curious students who can benefit from the experience and guidance of alumni.  

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Alma Čenkuvienė

Certified Professional Coach; HR Professional at Self-Employed, Lithuania

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  • Leadership
  • Coaching

Timothy Roy

Business Consultant at Garant Group, Bangladesh

  • Career opportunities
  • Self-development
  • Finding purpose in work

Distinguished alumni award

Every year we award two alumni for their extraordinary achievements: charity work, selfless acts, community building efforts or anything else that aligns with our values. The award serves as an inspiration and example to our students; a reminder of our mission.  

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Recent Award Winners

The sense of belonging

Henrikas is Lithuanian who resides in Lithuania. He is CEO & Founder of the successful start-up "Interactio", which developed the mobile app for simultaneous interpretation, overflow audiences, poster sessions, silent conferences & more. Henrikas is a great business entrepreneur and amazing inspiration of how a hard work and dedication can lead to a success. He is LCC ambassador in Europe and in the USA, where he is traveling on his business purposes, his company employs LCC alumni and students and he is well-known for his contribution to innovation and socially responsible business. He is always happy to come back on campus and share his knowledge and inspiration with LCC community.

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Henrikas Rapolas Urbonas

Young Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

Inspiring author, successful academic, educator, and a church leader

Rev. Dr. Lina Toth is Lithuanian who resides in the United Kingdom, serves as Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Scottish Baptist College. Previously she served as a Course Leader, Lecturer and later as Pro-Rector and Academic Dean at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. She is musician and artist as well as a theologian and a successful academic, educator, and a church leader. Lina is particularly interested in exploring various aspects of ethics, spirituality, and theology of culture. She is author of several books and articles, and he book Transforming the Struggles of Tamars: Single Women and Baptistic Communities (Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-62564-108-3, is the source of inspiration for a lot of women. Lina keeps a communication with LCC, visits LCC and is always happy to share her knowledge in open lectures or meetings with LCC community.

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Lina Toth

Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

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77% Successfully Employed

LCC alumni find jobs in various industries, from film production to education to politics. 77% percent find jobs within 7 months of graduation.

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34% Leaders in Organizations

Leadership is in our DNA. We are proud of our energetic alumni who lead communities, organizations or open their own enterprises. Update your contact form today and stay in touch with the LCC community of world-shapers.

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92% Recommend LCC

The majority of our 2,048 alumni say LCC has prepared them well for their future careers and recommend an LCC education to high school seniors.

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“A safe space to find myself”

"LCC helped me to become a strong and confident individual. Here, I felt safe to express my thoughts, share my point of view and develop my life philosophy. I felt that my opinion was heard and it mattered. LCC laid the foundation for my critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, curiosity, teamwork, search for creative solutions and accountability to myself as well as to the world around me."

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Eleonora Jonušienė
Country of Origin: Lithuania
Based in USA

Graduated from LCC in 1999

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