When I wrote my article on campus life a couple of weeks ago, something stuck in my mind. I couldn’t shake the feeling that one of the best parts of the past school year was the people I met, from all around the world, with a myriad of different stories and lives. We come from different cultures, different countries, different backgrounds, different religions and different ways to understand the world. But we share a mind open to listening and trying to understand and to learn from others. So, for my next few articles I would like to give you a chance to get to know some more fellow HEC fellow travelers. In order to make it more interesting and more in tune to this amazing culture that has welcomed us, I decided to use the famous Proust Questionnaire, with an HEC twist.
Next is Idil Ozdemir. She comes from Istanbul, has a bachelor in Business Administration and Management from Koç University, and she wants to go to outer space!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Having the people you love around you
What is your greatest fear?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
There are a lot of people that I admire but I wouldn’t dare to say that I identify myself with them (Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Benazir Bhutto, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Mihri Musfik etc.)
Which living person do you most admire?
One of the people that I admire is my friend Serhat, he always inspires me and encourages me with his ideas and endeavors
What is your greatest extravagance?
Prefer not to say
On what occasion do you lie?
When I know that telling the truth will cause more harm than good
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I would say discovering new places, meeting new people, experiencing new things.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Travelling across Europe solo when I was 17.
What is your current state of mind?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Glowing plankton in the ocean
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
What is your most treasured possession?
I wouldn’t mind losing anything in terms of possessions
Where would you like to live?
For the near future, Paris
What is your favorite occupation?
Any freelancer job or any job without a boss
What is your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
The past year, I discovered Robert Greene and I really liked his analysis on human nature
Who are your heroes in life?
My father, nothing I have ever done would be possible without him
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your motto?
Discover the as if you were an alien
What do you like the most in HEC?
Definitely the people
What do you dislike the most in HEC?
Competitiveness among fellow students
If you could change one thing about HEC, what would it be?
I would change the scheduling system because I like my sleep better than an accounting class at 8 am !
If you could change one thing about the past year, what would it be?
I would not stress as much about the exams as I did.
The past year in HEC, when were you happiest?
At the party celebrating the end of the first semester exams.
Which talent would have come most in hand in HEC?
What was the highlight of the past year?
Prepows at the K building, shout out to Idin Jafari!