- Programme studied: MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
- Year of Graduation: 2011
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We picked Constantinos as our Alum of the Month for June due to his inspiring story. Not only has he flown up the career ladder, but he has also dedicated his time to charitable projects in Greece. Read on to find out his top piece of advice for a successful career.
What’s your current job?
I am currently a Senior Associate at the Human Capital department of PwC Greece. More specifically, I am responsible for the Rewards, HR Systems and People Analytics function, undertaking both internal and client facing projects.Alongside PwC, I am currently a part-time volunteer at the largest rehabilitation and social reintegration network in Greece, KETHEA DIAVASI.
Where have you worked previously?
Prior to my current position, I was part of the Human Capital team of PwC Cyprus for approximately two years, mostly involved in graduate recruitment and HR reporting.
Before PwC, I have had numerous job experiences, varying from an internship with Starbucks to a seasonal position as an extra on a Greek TV series (background actor) and to an 8 month-long compulsory service to Greek military.
How has the programme you studied helped you since graduation?
During the time I studied at LSE I gained a better understanding of how to approach and tackle problems regardless of their nature. The well-designed structure of the courses, the strong academic and business acumen of our professors, and the multicultural and diverse background of my fellow classmates all contributed in the development of a critical thinking mind-set.
Moreover, since I am currently located in Greece, a country struggling with economic instability and youth unemployment, LSE’s vast alumni network and strong brand name has time after time proven to be an invaluable asset in my career.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
One might argue that the highlight of my career so far is a second (back to back) promotion within the PwC network. However, what I feel the proudest about is part of my volunteer work with KETHEA, were we managed to build from scratch an entirely new online database to accommodate the organisation’s needs.
What did you enjoy most about studying in the Department of Management?
Without any hesitation, I would have to say the people I met during my studies – professors and classmates alike. It would be no exaggeration to claim that on a daily basis I felt inspired by the people I interacted with, as they urged me to continuously strive to learn and further develop myself.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
As one can only perform their best when they enjoy a well-balanced life, always safeguard and protect your work-life balance. Thankfully, I have close friends to remind me of that when needed!