PwC believes in you and will support you in gaining valuable experience and succeeding in Bulgaria. As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we, together with leading partnering companies, will award 25 Bulgarian students with:
one-year scholarship of 6000 BGN
internship in a prestigious company in Bulgaria - in accordance with the student’s interests and lasting at least 2 months
mentoring - meetings between the student and a mentor (CEO or representative of the senior management of the company in which the internship will take place) to help the student discover his/her full potential
Apply if you are:
a Bulgarian student, studying in Bulgaria or abroad - regardless of the degree course or the university;
between 18 and 24 years old;
highly motivated to stay and succeed here.
How to participate?
Send us an essay on the topic "My 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria" and your updated CV. Share with us your reason/reasons for staying and succeeding in our country & your personal motivation to develop yourself here.
Submitting the essays: until February 10 2018
Interviews with the selected candidates: 21 - 26 February 2018
Winner announcement: March 1, 2018
PwC is one of the leading consulting companies and an employer with over 168 years of history. We are organizing the competition "Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria" in support of young and ambitious Bulgarians on the occasion of our 25th anniversary in the country. Next year, PwC, along with leading partners, will support 25 Bulgarian students with scholarships of 6000 BGN each, an internship in a leading company and mentoring in order to inspire these people choose Bulgaria and stay here, gain valuable experience and succeed.
Members of the jury of the competition "Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria" are one of the most successful Bulgarians – proven leaders, experienced professionals and inspirers.
Mihaela Fileva – Singer
Gery Turiyska – Founder of the project "Mailbox for fairytales"
Dobrina Cheshmedzhieva – Journalist, TV presenter and producer, BNT
Nadezhda Uzunova – Journalist and TV presenter, Nova TV
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stella Raleva – Deputy rector for master’s degree programs and distance learning at UNWE
Georgi Minev – CEO of Web Media Group, Editor-in-chief - money.bg
Boyan Tomov – Publisher of the “Economics” magazine
Georgi Parvanov – Human Resources Expert, Member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association for People Management
Alexandra Mircheva – Coordinator of the NGO “Education Bulgaria 2030”
Alexandrina Dimitrova – Executive director of the foundation “Cedar”
Blagovesta Nikolova – Trainer, founder of womens’ inspiration and creativity project - Me project
Boryana Pelova – Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", the Department of Statistics and Econometrics
Vanya Dimitrova – Lecturer at the Department of Business Management, Faculty of Economics, "St. Cyril and St. Methodius" University of Veliko Tarnovo
Galina Dimitrova-Dimova – Art expert, founder of Yatoto
Genoveva Bakardzhieva – Executive director, Bulgarian Association for People Management
Genoveva Radeva – Producer and presenter in the Information Directorate, BNT
Georgi Malchev – Mnaging partner at digital agency, lecturer in Marketing and Advertising, lecturer and jury of events, mentor of startups
Georgi Filipov – Journalist who had worked for leading Bulgarian newspapers
Georgi Hristov – Entrepreneur, Bulgarian beer Aylyak
Ch. Assistant Professor Maria Nikolova – Chief assistant professor at the Department of Media and Public Communication of UNWE, part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski "
Darina Cherkesova – Editor-in-Chief, karieri.bg
Desislava Miteva – Executive director, British Bulgarian Business Association
Dobrin Padalski – Trainer, member of AIESEC National Board of Advisers in Bulgaria
Dora Strezova – Entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Web Mom
Dragomir Pankov – Journalist
Ekaterina Gramenova – Manager, NIKE Academy
Eleonora Stancheva-Todorova – Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", lecturer at "AFA Academy"
Elena Kotseva – Journalist, editor-in-chief of news.bg
Zdravka Andonova – Journalist, newspaper Dnevnik
Irena Petrova – Director, Center for Career Development and Training Resources, NBU
Yovo Nikolov – Investigative journalist, editor-in-chief of newspaper Kapital, part-time journalism lecturer at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Kalin Kalinov – Movie producer, lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Lyubomira Velcheva – Executive director, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation - Bulgaria
Maxim Mayer – Manager and editorial director, Manager magazine
Momchil Vassilev – CEO of Endeavor Global Entrepreneurship Network for Bulgaria
Natasha Tsvetkova – Human Resources Expert, member of the Certification Board of the Bulgarian Association for People Management
Nelly Gacheva – Development Associate, “Teach for Bulgaria Foundation
Nikolay Alexandrov – Journalist, Darik radio, gong.bg
Polina Gospodinova-Georgieva – “Programs and Projects” expert at the Bulgarian Association for People Management
Svetlozar Petrov – Manager of JobTiger, one of the founders of www.jobtiger.bg
Stefka Tancheva – Human Resources Specialist
Teodora Petrova – Lecturer, Associate professor, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Bulgarians' favorite celebrities and public figures support the project "Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria”. Click on each person's name to see their special message to all students:
We are happy to announce the winners of the competition "Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria" - 25 ambitious Bulgarian students with strong motivation to succeed in their home country:
Blagovest Ilchevski - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Law, fourth course
Borislav Valov - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Journalism, second course
Boyan Kamenov - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Law, second course
Vasilena Vasileva - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Bulgarian Philology, third course
Veronica Slishkova - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Public Administration, fourth course
Vesela Mitkova - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in International Relations, fourth course
Gabriela Belnikolovska - AUBG, degree course in Business Administration and Information Systems, third course
Georgi Staykov - AUBG, degree course in History and Civilizations and Literature, first course
Daniel Serafimov - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Law, third course
Dayana Vernezova - UACEG, degree course in Building Construction, third course
Dilyana Valeva - National Academy of Fine Arts, degree course in Graphics & Pedagogy, first course
Elizabeth Kolaklieva - UNWE, degree course in International Economics and Politics, second course
Iveta Petrova - Medical University Sofia, degree course in Medicine, third course
Joanna Cholakova - King's College, London, double bachelor's degree in English and German law
Mariela Petrova - "St. Cyril and St. Methodius" University of Veliko Tarnovo, degree course in Applied Linguistics with two foreign languages and international tourism, second course
Maria Yordanova - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in European Studies, third course
Mihaela Monova - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Sociology, second course
Nia Dimitrova - University of St. Andrews (UK), degree courses in International Relations, Arabic language, Russian language
Radko Nedyalkov - University College London, degree course in Law
Ralitsa Kabakova - UNWE, degree courses in Media and Journalism, fourth course
Reneta Tsvetanova - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Cultural Studies, second course
Simeona Gerdzhikova - University of Groningen, Netherlands, degree course in Economics and Business Economics
Stefan Kyosev - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", degree course in Law, fifth course
Tanya Gospodinova - UACEG, degree course in Architecture, third course
Tomina-Stephanie Pavlova - SciencesPo, Paris, Program Collège Univ. Scpo, 1st year campus of Dijon “Central and Eastern Europe”
Partners of the project "Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria" are leading international and Bulgarian companies which run successful businesses in Bulgaria and believe in the potential of young Bulgarians:
Leading business and lifestyle media support our cause to keep the talented young Bulgarians here and help them to fulfill their dreams: