We are really proud of what our students all achieve.
We are really proud of what our current, but also former students have achieved. Here are the stories of some of our succesful alumni.
Alumni Success Stories
How our graduates are fulfilling their dreams
Yangsoo Y. BISB Graduate 2013
After Yangsoon's graduation, he went to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to study mechanical engineering but then decided to switch his major to Computer Engineering.
During his years at the university, he joined the Marine Corps to fulfill his duties as a Korean. As of now, he is currently working at a start-up called "Dayta AI" as the Head Software Engineer with the graduates from the university, trying to solve challenges faced by retail platforms through the means of Artificial Intelligence. Dayta AI is currently the leading company in the area of retail solutions using AI and hopes to expand the scope even beyond using bleeding-edge technology, providing valuable insights that could be used to help businesses survive the transforming industry that is rapidly changing from 'brick and mortar' to 'flagship stores'. Furthermore, the impact of such insights from the data would help store owners through difficult times like COVID-19.
"Studying broadly through the curriculums provided by BISB helped shape who I am right now. Wide spectrum of knowledge helped me see the world at a broader scale and in different perspectives, other than my own."
Slavomir T., BISB Graduate 2010
Slavomir finished his IB Diploma in 2010 and went on to study in Bristol. His studies later took him to Berlin to finish a double degree programme and later to Austria and Kazakhstan for his master studies in International Business and Innovation. During his last master’s semester, Slavo took up a full time position at an innovation department within Innogy. After a year, Slavo was selected to be a co-founder of newly forming SKODA Auto DigiLab in Prague where he ran the Business Design and Research department. This role later took him to Tel Aviv and Beijing where he was responsible for the launch of DigiLab’s local outposts. After his departure from China and the “corporate world”, Slavo went on to launch multiple ventures such as the innovation studio Kiuub, Berlin based direct-to-consumer brand builder 100Cherries and a family office VC company ZAKA. Exactly 10 years after graduating BISB, Slavomir was selected for the 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 list.
David M., BISB Graduate 2010
David graduated from the British International School in Bratislava and from the British University in Southampton (Psychology). He mainly focuses on film directing, screenwriting, fashion photography and music composition. He‘s organized several audiovisual exhibitions in Great Britain, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2017, the Czech Photo Center in Prague awarded him the Discovery of the Year Award for his audiovisual work.
David has worked on a fantastic movie:
PAVEL TRAUBNER: PORTRAIT OF THE NEUROLOGIST
“Doctor Pavel Traubner is a renowned Slovak neurologist. His life story reminds us what is the essence of a real true physician.”
Portrait of the famous Slovak neurologist Pavel Traubner shows not only an exceptional neurologist who has helped thousands of his patients in a fundamental way, but also a person who believes deeply in the principles of humanism, tolerance. He's been always ready to show helping hand to anybody. But Mr. Traubner is also not indifferent to the negative things that happen in society and he is willing to fight against xenophobic and racist torrents. He has never forgotten that his own life as a child was endangered by the Nazis and was saved thanks to the kindness and bravery of people. This has turned out to be an important lesson for his life.
Link to the movie https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/14089
Tereza R., BISB Graduate 2017
Tereza joined BISB in reception and spent the next 14 years at the school. She completed the IB diploma in the year 2017 and went off to London to study bioprocessing of new medicines and business management (under the Faculty of Biochemical Engineering) at UCL. During her studies, she became interested in cell and gene therapies and got awarded the EPSRC bursary grant to conduct her own research on the differentiation of stem cells alongside leading experts in the field.
After finishing her BSc in London, Tereza will continue her studies and pursue an MPhil in the field of therapeutic sciences at one of the world's leading universities; the University of Cambridge. In the future she hopes to commercialise novel therapies, providing treatment for yet incurable disease.
Michal H., BISB Graduate 2015
Michal was part of the BISB family for 4 years and finished his IB diploma in 2016. He has since lived and studied in San Francisco. He successfully graduated with bachelor’s degree at The Hult International Business School in August and started an independent branding & design consultancy for local startup clientele. His core services focus on brand identity development (research, logo design, typography, brand guidelines), but he has also worked on projects related to UX/UI design, social media management, and product packaging.
The next two milestones for Michal are to grow the team and increase educational content creation. His recently-started blog focuses on career growth-hacking, learnings & mistakes from his entrepreneurial journey, and mental health.
Michal often thinks back on his BISB journey and attributes the ease of content creation to “hundreds of hours of essay writing”.
Soyon A., BISB Graduate 2016
Soyon graduated BISB in 2016 and studied History of Art at the University of Manchester in Manchester, UK. During her university life, she was a committee member of the Korean Students Society. Besides major events, she worked as an education secretary and organised various educational events such as language exchange class and Korean class.
Soyon also worked as a research assistant at the John Rylands Library for a short period. As they wanted to add new artworks to their collection, a few selected students from her course and her worked as research assistants to help them decide who’s works to acquire. She also worked as a volunteer at the Castlefield Gallery and mainly assisted in installing a new exhibition every 3-4 months.
While preparing for the Master’s degree, Soyon participated in the scholarship competition at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) Milan about the exhibition planning project and received a 25% special mention scholarship on the full standard yearly fee.
She was initially planning to go to Milan and start her master’s degree this September, but had to give it up on that due to COVID19. Soyon is now aiming to become a curator at an art gallery or an art museum.
Alan M., BISB Graduate 2017
In 2017, Alan completed his IB studies at BISB and selected IB subjects with the intention of going on to study industrial design at university. However, after graduating this route no longer made sense to him and he decided to pursue a music career instead.
He currently lives in London where he is studying Music Production and Sound Engineering. Parallel to that, he is building his name as an artist in Slovakia. Alan is having a joined concert with “Mirai” band in Bratislava soon.
Matej N., BISB Graduate 2011
Matej N. graduated BISB in 2016 with an outstanding 44 points in the IB Diploma. Now that’s an amazing score, less than 2% of the World achieve this score! (worldwide average is 30 points).
He was selected for his academic excellence for a place at Imperial College London to study Computing and received the Morgan Stanley Award for being one of the Universities top 10 students. He is currently at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) the world No.1 University working on his master’s degree (MEng) in computer science with a specialization in data science. He got this place on a full scholarship for his tuition fees. His master’s thesis is looking at ways to improve the integration of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.
Veronika R., BISB Graduate 2015
After completing her studies at BISB, Veronika studied at the University of Exeter, graduating with First class honours degree in Business and Management with Industrial Experience in 2019. While at Exeter, Veronika successfully represented her university in range of sports and took on various committee roles within sports clubs and societies. She has also completed a one-year full-time work placement at Vodafone HQ in Prague as a part of her degree, focusing on digital projects within the company. In September 2019, she will continue her Master’s studies at the Imperial College Business School in London.
Veronika has been selected out of 850 applicants to join the BOLD Immersion Program 2019 at Google`s EMEA HQ in Dublin. This gave her valuable insight into Google`s culture, job roles and interviewing process, which she will utilise in here upcoming interview.
Nathalie S., BISB Graduate 2015
After graduating from the British International School of Bratislava in 2015, Nathalie studied at the University of St. Andrews, graduating in June 2019 with a MA (Honors) in International Relations and French. Throughout her time at St. Andrews, she participated in community outreach projects and worked as an analyst for the Foreign Affairs review. She made a group of great lifelong friends, learned to golf, and enjoyed traveling and skiing in different parts of Europe! During her summers, she interned at various multinational organizations, including the Arms Control Section of the U.S. Mission to the UN in Vienna, Austria; the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; and the International Atomic Energy Agency Section of the U.S. Mission to the UN in Vienna, Austria.
In September, Nathalie will begin a six month Erasmus+ traineeship with the American think tank and grant making institution, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She will be working on their partnerships team at their Brussels office.
Barbora B., BISB Graduate 2014
After spending 13 years at BISB Barbora moved to the UK to study English Language and Literature at King’s College London. At university, Barbora took part in a number of sport teams, literary clubs and charity groups.
After graduating from university, Barbora spent 6 months working as a teaching assistant in a number of primary and secondary schools across London. Here she assisted within the English department as well as provided additional support to students with special educational needs. In February 2018 Barbora moved on to work at London Higher as an intern for the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, a project funded by the Office for Students (OfS) which aims to increase the progression of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to higher education. Within 3 months at London Higher Barbora progressed to become a Project Officer for the programme.
While working at London Higher Barbora also took part in a 10-month charity apprenticeship organised by the children’s charity child.org where she has learned about the challenges faced within the third sector and utilised this newfound knowledge and skill set to organise and execute her own fundraisers, raising money for child.org.
Liam P.,BISB Graduate 2012
After attending BISB for 7 years, Liam went on to earn a degree in History from the University of Edinburgh. He devoted a great deal of his studies to 19th and 20th century history and post-World War Two war crimes trials. After graduating from Edinburgh in 2016, he moved to Ukraine where he underwent a year of intensive Russian-language study before passing the B-2 level state exams. This was followed by a short stint in the Republic of Georgia on an English teaching and cultural immersion program in the remote Tusheti region. After this, Liam moved to Stockholm, Sweden to intern with the Institute for Security and Development Policy, where he conducted research and published articles on international relations pertaining to East Asia. Finally, upon finishing up in Sweden in 2018, he moved to Malawi, Southern Africa, where he taught English in a refugee camp for people fleeing conflicts in Central Africa. As of the beginning of 2019, Liam began working as Fundraising, Communications, and Visibility Manager at 'Tingathe' ('Yes We Can' in the local language, Chichewa), a Malawian NGO which specializes in providing vocational, business management, and leadership training to school drop-outs living in peri-urban areas of Malawi. He hopes to return to university for a Masters in 2020.
Benyamin S., BISB Graduate 2014
After graduating from BISB in 2014, my studies and professional experiences have led me all over the world. I first moved to the Netherlands where I completed an Honors Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree at University College Utrecht. Within this degree, I had the opportunity to do an exchange semester in Kofu, Japan and adopt a multifaceted approach to education and problem-solving.
After completing my undergraduate degree, I obtained my MSc in Public Policy and Governance from the University of Amsterdam. Based on my academic achievements, I was then selected to do an internship at the United States Department of State where I worked in Vienna for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. This gave me an incredible experience of how day-to-day diplomacy is conducted and the crucial role the UN fills.
I am now retired from academics and working as an Enterprise Resource Planning Trainee for the Microsoft tech partner HSO International. I hope to use my experience and knowledge in both the public and private sectors to really make an impact on the world!
Tessa H., BISB Graduate 2009
After completing her IB studies at BISB, Tessa went to study BSc Medical Sciences at Exeter University. This degree comprised of a professional training year in the lab, in which she focused on inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis research. During her BSc she presented at two international conferences and co-authored a couple of scientific publications. Afterwards she went to Vienna to the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, to work as a postgraduate researcher in the field of proteomics. After almost a year she realised that this scientific field was not for her. She moved to Scotland and won a scholarship to study MSc Precision Medicine, a degree awarded jointly by the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Strathclyde. This degree opened doors to the pharmaceutical industry. Following her MSc degree, she found a job as a Project Assistant in TauRx Therapeutics, a Scottish biotech start-up that is developing treatment for Alzheimer's disease. After several years in Scotland, Tessa decided to try her luck back in Slovakia and is now working as a Medical Writer at IQVIA a global pharma consulting company. Recently she has decided to further her education and got a scholarship to study a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree part-time at University College Cork, Ireland, whilst continuing her full-time job in Bratislava.
Lukas Moravcik., BISB Graduate 2007
After being awarded full scholarship and graduating BISB in 2007, Lukas went on to study International Management and Modern Languages at the University of Bath (UK). During his studies he completed a 12-month placement in Global Procurement at a multinational company in Germany, where he got his first taste of the corporate world. Lukas graduated with a BSc (Hons) in 2011 and after a few months of travelling moved to Austria to work as an account manager at an SME in Lower Austria. Having seen both sides of the negotiation table, Lukas switched again to procurement in 2013 as a Corporate Category Manager for another international company in Vienna, only to be recruited in 2015 by an energy company in Salzburg as a Procurement Manager. As of March 2018 Lukas works in a more senior position as a global category manager for an international developer. Looking back, Lukas acknowledges that studying at BISB has been the first and single most important step in his academic career, which opened up many opportunities and helped him get to where he is today.
Gianmarco C., BISB Graduate 2011
After attending BISB for 9 years, Gianmarco graduated in 2011 and moved to the UK to obtain his BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Brighton and subsequently his MSc in Infection and Immunity from University College London. During his studies he became interested in microbiology work, which has led him to complete his university research projects in the field of antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance. After he finished his MSc, in order to further gain experience, Gianmarco continued his collaboration with UCL by working on his research project that he began as a student. The results obtained have earned him and his colleagues a publication on a scientific journal.
After his university days, Gianmarco decided to switch from academic work to industry and is now working for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline as a Quality Control Microbiologist.
Kristína B., BISB Graduate 2007
After Kristina graduated from De Montfort University with a Bachelor degree in Marketing Management in 2011, she moved to London to start her career in marketing. She was offered a job with ICLP, a leading loyalty marketing agency, where she continues to work with a wide range of clients including Mastercard, Intel, Vodafone and Hackett. Her role covers everything from managing data and tech development to strategy, communications and creative projects, providing an ever-changing environment for her to keep learning.
During her time at university, Kristina started a blog showcasing the cakes she was baking and in 2014 this turned into her first business - Cakes by KB. She continues to get orders both from friends and through referrals, baking everything from birthday and wedding cakes to cupcakes for corporate events. To counteract all the cakes she's surrounded by, she started doing Crossfit and in 2016 became the social media manager for Crossfit Aldgate, where she had been training for the past two years. She's looking forward to her upcoming Crossfit competitions, cake orders and all the opportunities and challenges her job brings every day.
Kwanbo K., BISB Graduate 2013
Soon after graduating BISB in 2013, Kwanbo left Slovakia and moved to Belgium to continue his studies at Howest university, attending to Digital Arts and Entertainment learning game graphics. As the last course for his studies, Kwanbo made an internship in an indie game company called Exiin located in Brussels as a 3d artist. After graduating with Bachelor degree of game graphics, he decided to continue working at Exiin, and is now officially working as a 3d artist, creating 3d characters and environmental props for the new project, Ary and the Secret of Seasons.
Hee-Woo N., BISB Graduate 2010
After finishing his studies at BISB in 2010, Heewoo went to Korea Advanced Institute of Technology(KAIST) to continue his education with a full scholarship. He graduated with a dual degree in Computer Science and Business & Technology Management. During his studies, he had wonderful opportunities to join startup firms in mobile and VR fields, such as IAMCOMPANY Inc. and bHaptics Co., Ltd.
Currently Heewoo works as a software engineer at Semiconductor R&D Center in Samsung Electronics. His current research interest is artificial intelligence, more specifically, deep learning. He expects to pursue his career in the computing field as a member of the global company.
Yoon Seo Y., BISB Graduate 2011
After studying at BISB for 6 years, SeoYeon graduated in 2011 and went to the University of Hong Kong to pursue Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Hong Kong was a vibrant and international city full of opportunities and fun. During her university life, she co-founded ‘HKU ASA Toastmasters Club’ where professors, alumni, and students were brought together to share their experience by giving speeches. Apart from university, Seo Yeon went through internship at AIA, and also joined local voluntary activities to expose herself into different situations.
She is now working in LG Display, one of the world’s leading display manufacturers which she newly joined in 2016. As an Engineering Program Manager in LG Display, she is participating in developing displays for popular mobile phones. She finds it very rewarding to witness the products rolling into the market and wishes to continue building up her career in this industry.
Nord Anglia Education Alumni Network
One of the great things about going to a Nord Anglia Education school is that you don’t just have friends in your school, you have friends all over the world. Every student is part of our global network of over 64,000 students, and we think that being part of this community shouldn’t stop when you graduate.
Nord Anglia Education has launched an alumni network to help you keep in touch with each other, reconnect with old friends and make new international contacts along the way. The dedicated Facebook group allows you to catch up and share news, ideas and experiences, as well as finding out about upcoming alumni events for your school. The not-for-profit community is a good way to find out useful information and discuss further education, gap years and careers, or get updates on market trends. There is also a dedicated area to post vacancies so you might even find a job you like or find the right candidate if you’re recruiting one day!
The group is only open to former Nord Anglia Education students and all you need to join on this link Facebook.