acutoStefano Acuto, Class 2014
Present: Intern – IBM, Global Technology Service
“It’s been more than three years since I’ve chosen EPS. After these years I can say it’s been a wise choice. After my bachelor’s degree I was looking for a master rooted in the economic theory but also with a focus on political analysis. EPS seemed to me the right answer. Beside the academical value, this master involved me in some activities that I’m finding very useful right now at work such as public speaking, the creation of presentations and the writing of papers.
All these qualities are combined with an heterogeneous class with guys from all over the world, which was one of the primary reasons I chose EPS. In sum I’m very happy with my choice and I can see that it has already helped me in building my career.”

Anna Binda, Class 2011

Present: Marketing Product Manager – L’Oreal, Turin

EPS & Big Corporation: the win-win cooperation!

“During EPS I used some definitions, now I have changed expressions, but I can ensure the meanings are the same!

Interdisciplinary Course = Multitasking Approach
Workshops, Microeconomics exercises, Comparative politics papers….all at the same time! = Complexity Management and Focus on Priority
English as teaching language = English as the language of worldwide corporation (even French one :) )
Teamworks = Marketing Team brainstorming
Exchanges with international students and interdisciplinary dialogue = International meeting and Conference call with Chinese or American colleagues
Development of Methodological skills = Analyze the turnover of your brands and bet on your sales forecasts and results
EPS Alumni = Professional Network Development

Since 3 years I work in the world leader beauty company. I am sure EPS was the right gateway to the job market and the correct training for my professional everyday performance!

Paolo Bonardi – Chairman of the EPS Alumni Association, Class 2010

Present: Policy Officer – Unioncamere Lombardia, Milan
Previous experience: International sales assistant – DB Elettrotecnica

“My daily tasks are different and many, but in particular I am in charge of supporting economic stakeholders from Lombardy in presenting proposals for European Grants and Tender. I am deeply convinced that without the background acquired through EPS, find my job or have the job opportunities I had, would have been impossible.”

Giacomo Bonicelli, Class 2010

Present: Market Expert – Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Bruxelles
Previous experience: Event Creation Analyst – Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Bruxelles

”I graduated with the EPS Master more than two years ago; however, it seems never ended. I apply my research skills on a daily basis and I benefit every day from the attitude I developed during the Master. It is great to have been fostered by EPS.”

29387d2Evgenia Chirkova, Class 2014

“EPS is a perfect fit for those who are interested in the intersection of political reality and economics. If you wish to understand how political choices inflict changes in national economies,  why the two spheres are interrelated and determine each other, then EPS is the one of the best choices to continue your academic career. Whether your dream is to work for governmental organisation or multinational corporation this master will be a strong input for those career paths”.

Cesare Colombo, Class 2010

Present: Head of Unit for Internationally-funded Projects – European Public Law Organization, Athens

“My position requires a high degree of proactivity, together with the capacity to interact with different actors and implement several tasks simultaneously and under tight time constraints. The interdisciplinary approach of EPS has provided me with the necessary skills to face the everyday challenges and to continue growing.”

Federico Curci, Class 2010

Present: PhD student – Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

“Thanks to EPS I could obtain the necessary academic training in order to enter in a top level European PhD programme in Economics”.

Asif Khalafov, Class 2012

Present: Research Assistant – Qafqaz University, Baku

“Thanks to EPS I am now part of the most prestigious University in Azerbaijan. In EPS I acquired not only theoretical but also practical skills which are essential in both for academic and business career seekers. Besides everything the international atmosphere is one thing that students will not forget ever. I highly recommend everyone to take this chance and join EPS.”

 Alireza Khosravi, Class 2012

Present: PhD student, University La Sapienza, Rome

“For me, EPS means Earning Per Share!!! Look at EPS as an opportunity, and do so today even if it means changing your Minds! “

Mario Luca, Class 2014

Present: PhD student – SciencePo University, Paris

“One might think that Unimi is the underdog of economics. Actually, we are. We don’t appear in rankings nor we have fancy advertising on the tube. But underdogs bite stronger than pedigree dogs. We are fresh, innovative and recruiting talented people. Moreover, we have a real interest in investing in students: your future is our future. I’ve chosen an underdog for my master and they led me to the élite PhDs in economics, despite I had no previous background. In Unimi you will not just be a number and a fee payer. You will be a resource to be crafted by talented professors.”

Maria Luppi, Class 2011

Present: Consultant, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory), Milan
Previous experience: Consumer & Market Insight Assistant, Unilever Italia Mkt Operations, Rome

“Choosing EPS was the best choice I have ever made: first of all, it boosted my CV very much, thanks to an invaluable mix of demanding courses, good teaching, tough assignments and international scope.
Studying Economics (with some flavour of Political Science) prepares you for every job, not for the content of the subjects, but rather for the skills and mindset you develop, while pursuing a challenging life goal.
Secondly, it opened up many opportunities that I could not have even imagined before starting: in fact I spent one year in Belgium for the joint master’s degree, I got a scholarship for a second master’s in the UK and I had the chance to work for renowned multinational companies.
Last, but not least, I could meet people from all over the world and create a strong network of friendships and professional relationships.
Therefore I am highly satisfied of my choice and I would recommend this course to every student who wants to study hard in order to enjoy long-term benefits, both from a professional and from a personal perspective.”

Federico Mayr, Class 2012

Present: Key account and export manager

“EPS was a unique master course in the Italian system. Completely taught in English, it was the obvious choice for someone who wanted to have a better competitive edge on his fellows.

EPS in fact, due to its structure, allows you to see how complex, interconnected the world is and it provides you with the tools and adequate mindset that make you flexible and suitable for every profession.

I had also the chance to take part to the double master’s degree program with the Université Catholique de Louvain. There, in an even more international environment, I deepened the relations between Economics, Philosophy and Politics.

All in all, the two master’s years were an incredible academic and personal experience: working hard and systematically, exchanging views and opinions with others are, by now, part of my background.

In a nutshell EPS, thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, opens up your mind, both professionally and personally; it enables you to grasp opportunities you would have not think of before.”

Dario Luciano Merlo, Class 2010

Present: Junior Portfolio Manager – Unicredit, London
Previous experience: Data Analyst – Bloomberg, London

“Choosing to study the EPS master was the best choice of my student career. We received a first-class education in both economics and politics, and was a gateway to the job market.”

Federica Mor, Class 2011

Present: Business Analyst – Bolton Group, Milan
Previous experiences: Marketing and PR Assistant – Moët & Chandon
Assistant Retail Buyer – Moncler
PR internship – L’Oreal

”I think EPS gave me the essential training and education in order to foster my professional career in this company.”

Sara Raimondi, Class 2012

Present: PhD student – University of Westminster

“EPS proved the ideal ground for thinking of a career in an international environment, both academically and professionally. With its interdisciplinarity, its strong methodological approaches and its diverse programme – cutting-edge for the Italian educational landscape – it challenges you with tasks that colleagues abroad are trained to face every day. It would have been hard to step into my further studies without the preparation I gained at EPS.”

Sara Ricciardi, Class 2011

Present: Claims Analyst – AXA Assicurazioni, Milan

“About EPS they say there is too much theory in it and that you will learn nothing about the real things “you’re gonna need at work”. This is true.  In fact, EPS do better: it teaches you how to use models, to think critically, to “read the numbers”, to abstract concepts and, therefore, how to learn everything.  It’s a course a deeply loved which gave me a lot both as a person and as a worker.”

Deborah Sciocco, Class 2011.

Present: Policy Analyst – EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), Bruxelles
Previous experiences: Policy Officer – European Commission, Bruxelles
Policy Analyst – ISMERI Europa, Rome

“EPS gave me the opportunity of merging my interest in sustainable development with a strong background in economics: I acquired the precise skills that let me access the international institutions’ working environment.”

Matteo Solesin, Class 2012

Present: Business Analyst – Accenture, Milan
Previous experience: Researc collaborator – University of Milan

“I have always had a genuine interest in Economics and Politics. Thanks to EPS I developed my skills in different branches of economics and I had the opportunity to enroll in the Joint Master Degree with the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). There, through my Master’s Thesis, I studied the impact of a development project (food security) in Burkina Faso in collaboration with the NGO SOS Faim.
EPS was a very enriching experience, I appreciated the different economic approaches taught and their relationship with society. Definitely, EPS was a good choice!”

Tommaso Solesin, Class 2012

Present:VP content – Indigo, Milan
Previous experiences: Project Coordinator – ALT Onlus
Auditor – Ernst & Young

“I applied for EPS from Bolivia, after having spent 2 years in Ireland and published a book about a trip around Guatemala. I needed a truly international environment and I found it. EPS is a comprehensive journey from Philosophy to Macroeconomics that helped me prove my skills. The boost of confidence and the knowledge built have been important, and I ended up setting up a digital travel company, based in Ireland, with collaborators from all over Europe. Was it a good choice? Sì!”

Luca Tanadini, Class 2010

Present: Client Coverage, Real Estate – MSCI Inc, London

Previous experiences: Senor Relationship Manager – Financial Services, London
Business Development Manager – Financial Services, London

”During the EPS Master I laid the foundation of my method, I worked hard and along with others; definitely, the right starting point. I will never forget that time”

Francesco Visconti, Class 2011

Present: PhD student in Comparative and European Studies – University of Siena

“If you are enough passionate and crazy to pursue a career in academia, then with EPS you really can’t go wrong.
It will provide you with all the theoretical and methodological toolkits necessary to understand and practice research.”

Pietro Zanotto, Class 2010

Present: Export coordinator – Comac Srl, Milan
Previous experience: Consultant – MarketingPRO, Verona

“The current economic environment, more than specific tasks, needs methodology to play equilibria and bet on results. EPS has an important methodological role by offering analytical tools to face every working environments.”