Success Stories

Petr Zima

Head of MINI at BMW Group Czech Republic
“I really appreciated that University of New York in Prague provided a well-balanced mix of scholars and top professionals in its faculty,” says Petr Zima, who has been the head of MINI at BMW Group Czech Republic since May 2016.  “We not only got the benefit of their academic background, but also got to work on real-life…

Václav Vítek

Executive Officer, Quissisana Services s.r.o.
“People who study at University of New York in Prague are not waiters; they’re usually leaders,” he says. “If you’re looking for a complex syllabus that makes you understand Prague and Europe, this is a great place for you.” Everyday, Václav Vítek walks around the Hotel Quisisana Palace. He surveys the staff, the cafe, the restaurant, sees how everyone…

João Duarte

CEO at & Co-Founder at Hagen Human Capital
“Personally, I like the idea of being a person that stands out on a small boat rather than being unknown on a big ship.” João comes from a software development background but decided to change his career and move to recruitment in 2008. He started working for a small recruitment company in Prague for about…

Tomáš Bártek

Marketing Director, Maternia
“From my perspective, it is important [for students looking for jobs after graduation] to not look at how big the company is. I don’t think it’s as important as finding a good work environment. If you don’t have an opportunity to grow or an opportunity to work freely, then I would suggest you select a…

Matthew Johnston

Program/Grants Assistant for Africa, USAID - Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
“I would say that my biggest success has been in living according to the values and principles that I’ve adopted for myself. Everything else falls into place if you live according to your deepest and most sacred values.” Matt Johnston is a motivated and high-flying individual. He combined his personal values and ambitions with the…

Mladen Grebo

Partner, Strategic Planner at Goodkin
“When you have more diverse people, the environment suddenly becomes livelier, and this generates a lot of new ideas. If you have only one nationality, everything tends to be stereotypical. UNYP is a good place to experience diversity; you get enriched by other cultures, other habits and points of view. When you put all that together,…

Kateřina Říhová

Business Manager of GM CEE Multi-Country at Microsoft
“I loved most of the classes because the professors came from different parts of the world, with different experiences; they were not just academics, they came from real businesses with real life experiences.” Kateřina Říhová is one of those people who chase every opportunity for education. Katerina received her Master’s degree in Law and then…

Kateřina Kantová

Psychologist and Author
“The most important advice is to do what makes you happy. If on Monday you’re already looking forward to Friday, that’s kind of a waste of time.” Kateřina is a published author and psychologist with expertise in acute and therapeutic counseling methods. She was inspired by her desire to help others and to dedicate her…

Tomáš Kubica

Associate at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Financier Tomáš Kubica participated in the sale of Ceske radiokomunikace to Macquarie Group Funds in 2010, while working at Goldman Sachs. The Zizkov Tower in Prague formed part of the transaction. “One of the biggest advantages of studying at the University of New York in Prague is that the top 20% of students are far…

Monika Hansson Tutter

Management Coach
“For me, coaching is not about giving the answers. Coaching is about working together with my clients to uncover the answers they have within,” explains Monika. Monika Hansson Tutter is an esteemed career woman, author, and entrepreneur. Currently, she works as a management coach, helping clients to reach their full potential in both their careers…

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