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Hello and welcome to by websites, that are focused on documentation of my both travelling memories and professional experiences!
My name is Jan Fiala and as you assume, I´ve been travelling quite a lot over the past few years. The reason is either studying, travelling or simply taking advantages of the opportunities that have been given/offered to me. When I find myself in the Czech Republic, I am working in Siemens in Brno, CZE I used to study Strategic and International Management at the University of Deggendorf, Global business in South Korea and Economics at Mendel University in Brno.


As for studying abroad, I spent half a year at Girona University in Spain during my Bachelor studies under the Erasmus program. Since than I fell in love with international and multiculture environment, gaining new approaches, being self-dependent ad I started to travel, be moer positive, open-minded and open to new international opportunities. To be honest, this stay has opened a new life chapter for me. I became less shy, more talkative, opened to new challenges, socialable and I was also discovering myself in terms of inner characteristics and behaviour.

My second study stay abroad is indeed connected with using great oppotunity that has occured during my studies. At the beginning of my Master studies I decided to take an advantage of bilaretal agreement between universities. So I spent the best half a year of my life in Chuncheon, South Korea,where I studied Globl Business.

It was still not enough for me, though! My little dream was to obtain an international degree by studying abroad as a regular student. My home university (Mendel University in Brno) offers plenty of opportunitites to study in a foreign country. One of those was to study Double-degree program resulting in obtaining two uiversities Diplomas. However, our university had only one possibility to choose from and it was studying in Germany. Nevertheless, I was lucky enough to use this as I can speak German, which was one of the many prerequisites I had to fulfill. Long story shrort, after uncountable challeneges and many obstacles on the way, conducting the reearch abroad, writing and defending my thesis in English, my dream came true and I successfully graduated from both Czech and German university - Ing. Jan Fiala, M.A. 

Regarding travelling, as I mentioned, I´ve been to 37 countries so far. Travelling along with exploring new places, cultures, meeting new people, overcoming challenges and pure happiness has become a part of my life. Studying twice abroad helped me contribute to my list of visited places a lot! The most challenging as well as incredibly awesome and the best time of my life was travelling across 7 Asian countries for 30 days, alone, with 7kg backpack. Truly unbelievable, what I´ve seen and where I´ve been.

But the best single-trip EVER was Saipan. An island in the Pacific ocean with amazing empty beaches, tropical weather and vegetation, war history.....just Heaven on Earth!

During summmer 2016 I did an internship at Henkel, worldwide german concern, in its Headquearters in Düsseldorf, Germany. I worked at International Marketing Department and so far I has been the best work experience!
Since 2014 till today I´ve been a researcher at my faculty. My field is marketing research  and exploring consumer behaviour and our department has been using technology of eye-tracking for this purposes. During my activity I´ve conducted three marketing researches and presented my results at international conferences. Some of my contributions have also been published in scientific journals and compilations.
Anyway, the biggest professional challenge and experience come at the end of my studies. During my Double-degree program I wanted to end this life-chapter by something really big that would start my professioal career and summarize my gathered experience up to that time. I aimed high, so I applied for an internship in the worlds well-know concerns. And as I love cars, the choice in Germany was pretty clear - Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mercedes. Still can´t believe how, but I was accepted to be an intern in Headquarters of BMW in Munich at the department of Strategic Product Department.

As I mentioned my interest in multicultuere enviroment, I become interested in European union projects organised in order to raise an awereness about ongoing issues in Europe as well as try to come up with ideas for solution. So fair I have taken part in three of those projects. The first in Iasi, Romania focused on youth unemployment. The second in Stockholm, Sweden dealing with social entrepreneurship. But the best project regarding the topic. people and enviroment was held in Portugal
It´s really nice to get to know young ambitious people from all around the Europe eager to discuss and try to solve various issues. I fint these project truly amazing as you come in contact with the same-minded people, learn social and soft skills and making your range of knowledge wider.

Last but not at least, worked for NGO for 2 years, been conducting marketing researches, had interships etc., worked for marketing agency, took part in national competitions and workshops etc.