The series "Our People" is a set of short interviews with the employees of the Estonian Aviation Academy, highlighting the people whose daily contributions make the academy just the way it is.
How long have you worked in the Estonian Aviation Academy?
About 4 months.
How did you find Estonian Aviation Academy for yourself and what is your previous job experience?
My previous job was in a big multi-national company. It’s very easy to be forgotten about when you are part of a legion of employees, and you feel that your work makes very little impact. The Estonian Aviation Academy is the complete opposite of that, there’s a feeling of fellowship and that everybody has a say and their contribution does make an observable effect. It really is like an extended family!
What is the most exciting part of your current job?
I am part of a great team of friendly, considerate, and professional people. In my opinion, my colleagues are what make working at the Estonian Aviation Academy so enjoyable and motivating.
What things can be found on your desk in the office?
Any sort of gadget or piece of electronics, chill music, a never-ending supply of tea and snacks, and my cat’s hair.
Imagine it is the year 2030 – how would the life in the Estonian Aviation Academy look like?
With the ongoing drive and initiative towards growth and internationalisation, I see the Estonian Aviation Academy becoming a bigger, multi-cultural, and diverse family of people from all over the world, who are thriving as students, instructors, and professionals.
What suggestions would you give to your 18-year-old self today?
No matter how great the obstacles ahead, they’re much smaller than they seem when overcome. So, don’t give up or lose hope, because it’s never the end.What is your book recommendation – please explain briefly why exactly this book?
The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho. I don’t want to spoil it, but for a story full of symbolism and metaphors, it was able to strike several chords within me and change my perspectives on life. Because of it, I have learnt to become more patient and caring, as well as how to live in the moment without worrying about what may never come to be.