Carl Addoumieh

Entering the spacious admissions office at America for Bulgaria Student Center first things that can be seen are smiles on the faces of the employees and students working there. They are the people that by working in harmony and coherence do a very responsible job. They help young people to make the right decision for their future.

One of those enthusiastic people is Carl Addoumieh, a 25 years old admissions consoler and recruitment regulator from Syria. He graduated with the degree from the business administration at the American University in Bulgaria in the fall of 2018. His love for his university was one of the things that got him to stay and work here.

His biggest support is his girlfriend, senior student at the same university. Addoumieh said that she is the first reason why he decided to stay and work at AUBG. “I really wanted to stay with my girlfriend and to wait for her to graduate,” he said, “only after, I released how much I enjoy working here.”

photo by Nikola Savić

Excluding his passion for what he is doing, which can be seen on his cheerful face while chatting with potential students, he saw an enormous opportunity for the start of his professional career at the admissions office at AUBG.

“The working environment in admissions office is an amazing environment,” Addoumieh said while waving to his colleagues passing next to him. “There was not a day when I left the work angry or mad,” was what he added while pointing out how helpful and understanding his co-workers are.

“Apart from creative content making, I work a lot with digital marketing, segmentation, and targeting,” he said. While explaining how marketing and communication proficiency that he gained through his education are the most valuable, he replied, “Most of the skills that one can gain at AUBG are actually not only through in-class but in every moment of being an AUBG student as well.”

His job is mostly about convincing young people to take the right choice in their life. The motivation for his work Addoumieh finds in the honest desire to help young people. With the firsthand student experience, he emphasized how he wants everyone to have at least the same opportunities that he had. “I come to the work happily, I work happily, I live happily, and I go satisfied home after the work,” said Addoumieh about his feelings once he gets the job done.

Photo by Nikola Savić

“I love my job, I love my office and the people in it, but there is no choice for big career development over here,” concluded Addoumieh looking through the window in front of him. “Young employees of AUBG are the ones that suffer the most because of its disorganization,” he finalized. He might feel here like at home, but sometimes people need to leave their home in order to pursue their happiness.

Nikola Savić student of Business administration and Journalism and Mass Communication at American University in Bulgaria