Antonio Kinsky is more than comfortable in diverse, international settings. After studying fine arts in Vienna, he gained experience working in a multinational company, a startup, an international organization, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense, as well as carrying out volunteer activities. Antonio is passionate about enabling people to be their unique and best selves in the workplace, and has an interest in how we can use artificial intelligence to transform the world of HR and talent management.
I have not changed my country of residence yet, but I’m considering working in different countries.
I wasn’t quite sure beforehand what exactly I wanted to do professionally. Through the program, I was able to identify not only my immediate steps in my professional life, but the overarching goal of what I would like to achieve with my work.
Through the high-level discussions with both my peers and my professors, I gained confidence in my abilities of critical thinking and also diverse thinking. These soft skills are in demand across roles, sectors and countries, so it will no doubt have an effect on my professional life in the future.
Due to my experience in the program, I discovered that I feel most comfortable in a group with diverse national backgrounds—a trait that will undoubtedly influence my personal life and friendships, as well as prepare me to work in international settings.
While job searching, look at the culture of the company, as this might be more relevant to your career than what the company is selling. While empathy is a key skill when it comes to HR, skills such as critical and strategic thinking are also key to success.
Networking between courses was difficult this year due to the pandemic. However, professors did their best to create opportunities to network with other professionals by inviting them as guest speakers.
While I loved my studies at IE University, I would recommend they talk to alumni to get a wider range of opinions. For me, the program was eye-opening and has changed my life for the better. If you approach your studies with enthusiasm, there is no way you won’t gain value.
Spending time with my classmates and engaging in conversations about our classes, HR, and life in general are among my fondest memories from the program. These discussions led to the discovery of fresh and interesting worldviews and perspectives.