FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

Student Ambassadors

Anushik Purushottham

Nationality: INDIAN
Languages: Hindi, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anushik-purushottam-24398675

Currently I am enrolled in German Preparation Programme at FH Upper Austria in Linz and then will pursue a Master's degree in Innovation and Product and Management at Wels Campus. My Master's course is in English but I wanted to learn German language before the start of my Master's degree programme.

I chose FH Upper Austria as it provides wonderful practical experience and there are plenty of job opportunities available here. I love to play sports and travel. I talk a lot and hence would be glad to talk to prospective students. I am happy to answer all your questions. 

Ivan Nikolaev Tonchev

Nationality: BULGARIAN
Languages: Bulgarian, Russian, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

My name is Ivan and I am currently enrolled as a GSM-Master student at the School of Management in Steyr, where I previously acquired my Bachelor of Arts as a GSM-Bachelor student. During my bachelor’s I studied for a semester in Moscow, where I pursued a Double Degree, made possible by the collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has provided me with a plethora of opportunities to expand my academic and intercultural knowledge through practical application of theoretical constructs via company projects, workshops, guest lectures, internships and the compulsory semester abroad. I am happy and excited to hear from prospective students that are interested in applying and I would like to provide as much support and advice as I can to ease that process. If you are interested or have any question, please get in touch with me. Let’s talk!

Airita Erte

Nationality: LATVIAN
Languages: Latvian, Russian, German, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am an exchange student from Latvia. I decided to spend 6 wonderful months in the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and my choice was right. Every day is productive, the students are open to study together - I have to say, the learning process has never been so fun. During discussions with professors, I find new ways to develop my ideas. It is great to learn from the professionals.

I enjoy spending time travelling. I love to spend time with open-minded people. If you are ready for the new adventure and studying at this university - don't hesitate - let's get in touch!

Issa Elatrash

Nationality: JORDANIAN
Languages: Arabic, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am a student in FH Wels, currently studying Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, something I have been very passionate about.I firmly believe that Electrical Engineering is the very cornerstone of our future, being one of the most valuable elements of our advancement as a species. The field offers a lot of potential for graduates in both the job market, especially here in Austria, since many big companies have high demand for electrical engineers and the innovative/creative horizons which are infinitely expanding as we lean more and more on daily bases towards clean electrical energy.I enjoy reading books specially those related to psychology, and travelling- something, which Austria provides plenty of, in terms of the extraordinarily beautiful nature, cities and near-by countries that, one can visit. If you do have any questions regarding life here in Austria as a student, or the EE program I will be more than happy to help.

Lykheang Cheng

Nationality: CAMBODIAN
Languages: Khmer, English, French, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

My name is Lykheang, I am enrolled in the International Foundation programme (IFP) at FH Upper Austria (FH OÖ) in Wels and then I will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Media technology and design at Hagenberg Campus. Our IFP is totally in English and quite oriented with a lot of practise. Students receive advice from experienced professors. Moreover, students have many advantages such as learning German language, learning from many cultures, learning about Austrian Culture in intercultural course.I strongly suggest FH Upper Austria, because here students receive the knowledge of what industries need as a technical worker and manager. In addition, there is an annual career fair; this chance lets students meet the employers in the field. I really like to share my experience in FH Upper Austria. Thus, if you have questions concerning about the programme, feel free to contact me.

Peter Sprince

Nationality: INDIAN
Languages: English, Tamil and German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am pursuing masters in Automotive Mechatronics and Management at Wels campus. I am doing internship at BRP Rotax, as it is a part of the study program. This mix of both Industrial experience and lectures makes this course unique. The course is designed to fit the current requirements of industries. Being a part of competitions like Audi Autonomous Driving Cup challenge increases the practical exposure on the field of studies.In addition to the course, the University offers scholarship to attend competitions like European Innovation Academy, which increases the exposure of the students in International business.

Stephanie Gastelbondo C.

Nationality: COLOMBIAN
Languages: English, German, Spanish
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am Stephanie and I come from Colombia. The Global Sales and International Marketing Master at FH OÖ has given me theoretical tools and a practical approach among the Austrian and German markets. It has also shown me the different kind of businesses make this a progress area (their good practices, social commitment, commercial connections, and long-term reliable relations), as well as trained me to find solutions during the development of the economic activity of an enterprise, with a top focus in Sales and Marketing strategies.To be part of the International second-year Master students group at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, encourages me to accomplish one of my goals by coming to Austria, and it is to enhance my career by working for a sustainable, responsible and international company located in Europe, and I am highly motivated to do so. And of course, the university support us during the application process, as well as promote or provide job opportunities.

Yijun Zhang

Nationality: CHINESE
Residency status: German permanent residency (Bavaria)
Languages: German, English, Mandarin, Swedish
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
Xing: https://www.xing.com/profile/Yijun_ZHANG3

Currently I am working as an international product manager full time with an Austrian FMCG company in Upper Austria over a year and am engaged in “Supply Chain Management” at Campus Steyr parallel to my job since Sept. 2018. Before that, I graduated in international marketing from Bavaria & South Finland and worked over 3 years in South Germany.I chose University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria due to its excellent ranking in business studies and acknowledgement by local commercial and industrial enterprises.With my living & working experience in Germany & Austria, I am glad to help you with questions around Austrian residence and labor law for NON-EU-students and graduates (NAG). 

Quang Pham

Nationality: VIETNAMESE
Languages: Vietnamese and English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

My name is Quang, a third-semester Master student at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Steyr, majored in Global Sales & Marketing. Not in my wildest dream did I think that one day I'd be living and studying in the heart of Europe.The Global Sales & Marketing Programme not provides me insightful knowledge but also hands-on experience about effective sales and marketing strategies particularly for industrial and advanced technology sectors. Moreover, what I treasured most from the program is the international opportunities for which students are highly encouraged to do their semester exchange overseas. Here students can easily gain access to a wide network of University partners all over the world. Personally, I did my semester exchange in Wisconsin, United States and it was an unbelievable time.Within few years of work and studying in such highly international environment, I am more than willing to share some experience and facilitate you for your upcoming adventures.

Iryna Onufriienko

Nationality: UKRAINIAN
Languages: Russian,Ukrainian,English,German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am in the second year GSM-Master student at the School of Management in Steyr. I have studied the last semester in the USA in the framework of my MBA Double-Degree Programme. It's been the 3rd year I am integrating into the Austrian culture. So, I know how important support is when one moves to a new country. And I am here to provide the newcomers and prospective students with help and pieces of advice throughout your application process and further preparation. I like travelling, meeting new people, cultures and stepping out of the comfort zone. I practice yoga and cook a lot (as most of the international students here). If you feel like becoming a part of the Austrian student community, don't hesitate to ask me any questions. I will be happy to help!

Aida Aidarova

Nationality: TURKISH/KAZAKH
Languages: English, Russian, Turkish, Kazakh, German
E-mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

After visiting one of the university fairs back home, I came across this small red stand with couple of people and in 10 minutes, FH Steyr was the university I wanted to be in. Now, Austria is my second home, I am enrolled as a GSM-Bachelors student in FH Steyr and this is my last year of studies. I had two wonderful internships during my studies, gained practical experience and learned from professors that have strong business backgrounds. Although both of my parents are from Kazakhstan, I was born and raised in Istanbul. I grew up embracing both Kazakh and Turkish culture albeit Turkish culture is always closer to my heart. I personally really like networking and I am nearly always available so please don’t hesitate to ask even the smallest questions. As student ambassadors, it is our pleasure to help you as much as possible!

Rosemary Josy Poovattil

Nationality: INDIAN
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am currently pursuing my masters in Energy Informatics at FH Upper Austria, Hagenberg. On completion of this masters I want to be a part of the evolving energy market, as I believe that it is a thriving research area within the IT community. I enjoy studying at FH Upper Austria as the curriculum incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge. Various industrial visits and lecturers from the industry keep you updated on the current markets and trends. Thus, at FH Upper Austria you get to study, experience and experiment.Austria is a country with a wide range of opportunity in the field of both IT and Energy and thus it has proven to be the best choice for me so far. I have enjoyed every moment of my 1.5 years in this beautiful country. Being in Central Europe, it is the best place for people who love to travel and explore. So, if you are an enthusiast who wish to be a part of FH Upper Austria, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to help you!

Bettina Török

Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Languages: Hungarian, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

My name is Bettina and I am a second year Master student in Global Sales and Marketing at FH Upper Austria in Steyr. I chose FH Upper Austria because of its international approach, the possibility to pursue my Master studies in English as well as the opportunity to spend my exchange semester in Germany, where I could further improve my German skills. During my studies here, I gained lots of valuable practical experience and knowledge thanks to the international team projects and broad variety of courses. I love travelling and getting to know new cultures and other people, and I am happy to answer your questions.

Dicle Yilmaz

Nationality: TURKISH
Languages: Turkish, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am a Mobile Computing Master student from Turkey. After spending my entire years in Turkey for working and studying I told myself that it is time to change somethings and hence I decided to experience abroad and come to Austria. I will approximately spend my 2 years at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and to be honest, I am very glad and happy that I did this. Every day is productive. The people called Hagenberg as the Silicon Valley of Austria and is totally correct! Every day, I am learning something new, the professors and the students are very open to study together and they help you to bring amazing projects into life. They are always there for you to get help when needed, you never feel alone here. - Especially after working 4 years, I never imagined that going back to study will be that fun. If you are ready to change somethings in your life like I did by choosing to study here-don't hesitate - let's get in touch!

Adenike Jessica Adedapo

Nationality: BRITISH and AUSTRIAN
Languages: English, German, Italian
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adenike-jessica-adedapo-8aa9b6146/

I am pursuing a double-degree programme, namely a Bachelor’s degree in Global Sales and Marketing (GSM) at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria on the campus in Steyr and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The GSM course is entirely in English. It provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge they will need to work in the field of sales or marketing. Annual compulsory internships enable students to put the learnt into practise. The GSM programme helps students thrive by offering a simulating study environment in which they work together on challenging and exiting projects, form study groups and help one another out. The Professors are approachable and happy to provide guidance and support. I grew up in the UK, Germany, Austria and for the most part in Italy. I enjoy travelling and discovering new cities and sights. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am happy to help!

Kristina Klochenko

Nationality: RUSSIAN
Languages: Russian, English, German
Email: student-amabassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-klochenko-58021aa1/

Hello! I’m Kristina, currently studying in the last year of bachelor’s degree pogramme Global Sales and Marketing. I decided to come to Austria because I was always fascinated by the beauty of the nature, plus Austria is known for a high quality education.FH Upper Austria was a perfect match as it was a price affordable option, offering an interesting study programme taught entirely in English language with a focus on practical application of gained knowledge. Put these factors together, I was excited to be a student here and I can surely say I’ve made a good choice!I am an ambassador because I know how important it is to get support and fast answers from students who have already gone through the whole application and adjustment to Austrian life process. I am here to help you and answer questions related to studies and life in Austria!Don’t be lost, just ask questions =)