Alumni experiences (II): Daniel Domínguez Paz (Business Degree)
You can read his experience at MMDS Blog (link).
Alumni experiences (I): Fernando Vázquez Novoa (Mine Engineer)
You can read his experience in MMSD Blog (link)
Daniel Domínguez Paz - Degree in Business - Spain (VI MXDS 2013-14)
The Master in
Management of Sustainable Development has an excellent opportunity to
complete my education. In my case, I looked for a different
specialization to a traditional career as ADE, which is the area I come
from, which together with my concerns in the field of sustainable
development made it an easy decision to take the course out. Once
my time it ended I can ensure that the experience has fulfilled my
expectations both personally and training, giving me an overview of the
importance of sustainability in any activity and management. On the one
hand stands the multidisciplinary nature of students and teachers with
whom I shared the course, which has given me points of view very
interesting and enlightening.
Isabel del Canto Sevillano - Degree in Marine Science - Spain (VI MMSD 2013-14)
at the Masters in Sustainable Development Management has been very
positive and very helpful in completing my training in Marine Science at
the end of the race I decided to do a masters, and the choice was not
difficult because the environment is a topic that interests me and that
is very important to also consider that specialize in this field can
open many doors in the working world. A part of my interest in the
topic, I liked the idea of it not being a purely theoretical master. Now
once done, I know I made the right decision, not only for the contents
also by teachers both academia and business, you have to opportunity to
contact. In addition, the atmosphere in classes is very good and being a
multidisciplinary master gives you the opportunity to meet other views.
Elisia Silva de Cruz - Degree in Sociology - Cabo Verde (V MMSD 2012-13)
The fascination with environmental issues and the need to expand my professional capabilities, made the choice of MGDS was a logical step. In the master, it is noteworthy not only the quality of teaching and how it is structured, but also coordination. This has been carried out by a team that has always demonstrated competency and professionalism in the conduct of the same, providing the necessary assistance and inspiring safety. The deal has been excellent.The Master allowed me to expand my knowledge, especially on issues such as valuation, protection and environmental assessment, and innovative solutions in tackling environmental problems. In addition, many of the skills acquired are applied through the development of professional practices in reputation and prestige companies that collaborate with the master. I am very satisfied with the master, has exceeded my expectations. Importantly consider due to the different areas of training and peer origin, has achieved an atmosphere conducive to discussion and very rewarding. Also noteworthy is the availability and willingness of staff of the University for the assistance provided to students. I want to emphasize that my experience has been great Vigo.
Marta Cristos Amarelo - Engineer - Spain (V MMSD 2012-13) - Grant-recipient Iberdrola Foundation
My experience with the realization of the MMSD has been more than positive. First, the courses taught have of great value as it manages to balance all formations, both technical and social, with new insights into the business of sustainability management, strategic for any professional development today. In addition, multidisciplinary environment of the teachers and my colleagues has allowed us to see and learn different business and state administration worldviews under economic, social and environmental perspectives, fundamental to get a balanced and consistent management with all stakeholders. Highlight also, the internship that the master gets to complete the formation of all students in prestigious companies. I have done it in Iberdrola I.N.C., and my experience could not be better. I consider the MMSD the perfect specialization for my academic life and I keep recommending it to anyone looking for a differentiation towards a successful career.
Iria García Lorenzo - Degree in Business - Spain (V MMSD 2012-13)
This year has been an unforgettable experience. I come from the social ciencies, Management and Advertising, a mixture extrange enough to include a Master of Sustainable Development, however the way I finally chose. Besides studying, the MXDS has given me the opportunity to work in social networking, so I've learned in both facets. The overview of what it is, how it works and how people, companies and societies relate to the environment is the biggest knowledge I have gained, and without it I could not understand human development any more. I thought a lot about issues I had never care about and discovered new points of view that complement my experience. Many of these points of view come from my partners, who at the end are curious mixtures like me, my environmental economists, engineers of the nature and entrepreneurs biologists. To everyone of them, thank you for sharing this year and make me improve
Javier Veiga Rodeiro - Degree in Biology - Spain (V MMSD 2012-13)
The professional field in which I have developed in recent years changed from biotechnology to environmental management. With a strong background in the first field found myself gaining experience in the second, which lacked a good theoretical basis. The reason that led me to seek a master to solve this problem. The Master in Sustainable Development Management broadly met the objectives pursued. I finished the master reaching an excellent foundation in assessment and management of the environment, to which I added many valuable knowledge in economics and legislation on renewable energy and so promising a field such as corporate social responsibility. Special mention deserves the opportunity offered by the master of doing business practices and gain experience in the industry of industrial waste management. For all the above my assessment of my time in the MGGS is excellent
Iván Orosa Rodríguez - Degree in Marine Science - Spain (IV MMSD 2011-2012)
The choice of the MMSD was easy because once the race was looking for something that would allow me to specialize in a particular area without having to spend a year purely theoretical load. I always liked the Environment branch and since I hit this master has a varied teaching, with very different perspectives: academics, in business, public administration, auditors ... This, reinforced by a multidisciplinary students , results in a great time filled cocktail, especially learning and future opportunities. I have to give special thanks to master the effort in finding companies to conduct the experiments, which in my case were in PSA Peugeot Citroën Vigo. Thanks to this, I found a scholarship FEUGA enjoy 6 months (which later became 12), possibly the most important company in Galicia in a department of Environment, the truth is that you can not ask for more. In practice always treated me like one more and I could apply everything learned during the race and master. I recommend everyone who doubts what master study, that if you want a different master, professionalizing, rich, interesting and at the same time full of experiences and good times to be decanted by the MGDS
María Eloisa Álvarez - Degree in Economics Law - España (IV MMSD 2011-2012), Grant-recipient Iberdrola Foundation
I think the Master in Management of Sustainable Development is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in a prosperous career. Sustainability is becoming a path followed by many companies, not only nationally but internationally a very amplio.Además from my point of view, the content provided in this Master provides additional training that allows specialize regardless of studies have made. It is this point that I would highlight. In my opinion the ability to share different points of view, due to the multidisciplinarity that this Master offers is as enriquecedor.Por other hand I think because of the situation that we are now in this country, the carrying out practices companies such as PSA Peugeot Citroën, or as in my case, in Iberdrola are a very important opportunity. In this sense, the experience I have gained in practices has enabled my professional future and east have things clearer.
MªCarmen Gayoso Montenegro - Degree in Marine Science - Spain (IV MMSD 2011-2012)
The great importance of the environment in today's society is a very interesting avenue to follow when you end the race. Make the MGDS was the right decision to take since I started the college career. Contents theorists taught by top professionals (both academics and the business), visits, seminars, ... as well as an excellent organization, led to it was for me a very enriching experience, approaching the tools to develop future professional . Not least, the fellow very different disciplines, countries, the good atmosphere that was generated from day one and group enl, made every effort would be more bearable.
Sebastian Eduardo Miranda Rubianes - Degree Excellence in Business and International Studies - United Kingdom (IV MMSD 2011-2012)
Coming to study the MXDS to the University of Vigo is the great outcome that has been my academic life of 20 years. Growing up in a multicultural family (born in Argentina and raised in Mexico City) has always made me want to venture to increasingly demanding challenges and if possible always in international environments.Previous experiences in my life, as having studied my Bachelor of Wales-UK, and have gone on to do one year internship in Toulouse, France working for the department of supply chain and quality of aeronautical company Airbus, have been some challenges and experiences to which I have faced in recent times and that helped me develop professionally and as a human.Choosing the MXDS was the conclusion of several years in my academic profile within the business economic area. The subjects taught during the course have been addressed in a coherent and highly qualified people and recognized. While not a course that jumps for its large number of years, if I can say that stands out very adequately address an issue that is very attractive, current and relevant. Moreover, in closing, I was invited to collaborate on a 3-month practice in an important environmental consulting and innovation in Galicia (A Coruña), called Valora, which have supplemented many of the topics covered during my studies at the Masters and where fortunately, required to expand my work with them. If you are interested in sustainability and would like to work for a company where you can end up reinforcing that seen during the classes taught, the MMSD is probably what you're looking for.
Ainara Ballesteros Larrañaga - Degree in Environmental Sciences - España (III MMSD, 2010-2011) - Grant-recipient Iberdrola Foundation
When I finished my degree I considered studying a master to guide my profesional career, so I wondered what to choose. The main reasons why I chose the Master in Management of Sustainable Development of the University of Vigo are the training period in firms, which allowed me to start my professional career in the area in which I really want to work, and its interdisciplinary character: the fact of sharing lectures with people from different countries, different parts of Spain and, mostly, of different education, has enriched me both personally and professionally. Looking backwards, I feel that my election of this master was right, so I sincerely recommend it to all those interested in sustainable development.
Denise Selene Jiménez Agonizante –Accountancy Graduate – Mexico (III MXDS, 2010-2011)
I travelled to Vigo for a research stay at its university but once there I was informed about the possibility of attending the Master on Management of Sustainable Development. I thought about it and decided to do it because I could not refuse the chance to enlarge my personal and professional horizons. Attending this master was a unique life time experience because you study in a very nice university campus, in a multidisciplinary setting, with top professors and a wide academic program, and you also visit institutions and firms and are able to attend interesting seminars. Moreover you have training in a firm for three months, which is quite important as you enter the labor market. Now, in my life, Vigo is a close place and the MMSD is GREAT.
Carlos Meijome Juiz – Business Graduate – Spain (III MMSD, 2010-2011)
The MMSD was undoubtedly one of my best lifetime and academic experiences. The possibility of sharing this experience with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural group of lecturers and students, sharing experiences with people of diverse but complementary education and from very different places of the world, is an opportunity that should not be missed.
F. Francisco Manuel Muñoz - Biology graduate - Colombia (II MMSD, 2009-2010)
The Master in Management of Sustainable Development has been a turning point in my development as a human being, not only academically and professionally, but also in terms of life experience. Sharing the classroom with a group of people from several backgrounds and nationalities, from the outset, makes the development of the course rewarding as a "pool" of knowledge, experiences and points of view revolve around an axis as fundamental as the topic of sustainable development. And it is even more so when you have the advice of a multidisciplinary team of teachers and specialists on the subject with whom you can even build valuable friendships. Its proposed academic content areas, visits to various government agencies and private seminars with experts and renown personalities in industrial and environmental and labour practices and training in both national and international institutions and companies make this the best master for those who long for the best alternative solutions to real problems and the subsequent interaction of man and the environment.
Cristina Álvarez Alijo - Law graduate - Spain (II MMSD, 2009-2010)
The Master in Management of Sustainable Development has given me the chance to expand my education into a sector that has always interested me, and towards which I would like to direct my future career. As for the theoretical load of the Master, it is broad and varied. With the guidance of every teacher, I acquired a broader vision of sustainable development, not only from an academic standpoint but also from professional one. The on-the-job training, allowed me to get in touch with a field that that was totally unrelated to my previous academic training. This was a great experience and it has granted me with great knowledge and tools for my future career.
Irving Morales Ordosgoitia - Mechanical Engineer - Colombia (I MMSD, 2008-2009)
An increasingly competitive and demanding industry can respond to the needs of its customers effectively and efficiently. This trend makes it increasingly important to optimize the ratio of industry not only in terms of economic aspects relevant to business but also in terms of all aspects of society and environment. An Engineer takes a key role in this new industrial revolution. This degree gives a broader view of the current situation, new trends and mechanisms developed to deal with it. The training has a balance between academia and industry that allows students to develop each concept in a real context where stakeholder approaches are analyzed within the spirit of the master: sustainable development.
Guillermo Alberto Piovano - Law graduate - Argentina (I MMSD, 2008-2009)
The MMSD has been a valuable experience for me both professionally and personally. Its large and varied content immerses you in the best of the world of sustainable development and implementation, with specialized lecturers and very good subject matter. With its strong theoretical and practical training, I think I acquired the basic tools and many sources for ongoing consultations to begin to build my career. In addition, the multidisciplinary profiles of those who attended the first edition helped generate intense debate in class that went far beyond the development and incorporation of new concepts. Dealing with people from diverse academic backgrounds day to day helped us broaden our minds and views. At the same time, we formed a very fun group that even dared to get a taste of night-life in Vigo after the exams. For their part, the faculty and management of the master were very flexible with the personal situations of each student. In my case, as a Latin American, I required help to register and obtain a student visa in Spain. The faculty and management helped me every step of the way. In this sense, Vigo, the University and its people have warmly embraced me. It was a really memorable year. I highly recommend this course.
Lucía González Mariño - Marine Sciences graduate - Spain (I MMSD, 2008-2009)
Deciding on one of the many qualifications of existing expertise is definitely not an easy task. You have to do many things especially if, like me, you are working. You have to juggle schedules and sacrifice free time. I valued the decision of opting for a Masters in Sustainable Development because nowadays, any professional who works in the world of consulting and innovation management should be able to manage projects and incorporate policies and practices in sustainable development. This master gave me the tools and skills I needed to grow professionally whilst it allowed me to better develop my daily work. The effort I put into it has been well worth it.
Alfredo Alcalá medina - Law graduate - Spain (I MMSD, 2008-2009)
The Master in Management of Sustainable Development has given me the opportunity to re-train in particularly difficult times for the labour market. I think the fact that the agendas of all governments around the world prioritize environmental issues facilitates the career development of all those who specialize in this field. Throughout this Masters course I was impressed by the extraordinary quality of its lecturers as well as its ambitious program. All of this has, no doubt, given us students a broad and thorough view on Sustainable Development.