Your 25 Reasons to Choose Bulgaria

Nearly 1300 Bulgarian students chose Bulgaria!

They stated their motivation to stay and succeed in Bulgaria, shared with us their desire to develop here and revealed their dreams about succeeding in our country.

#IChooseBulgaria

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.

Deadlines: 

Submitting the essays: until February 10 2018

Interviews with the selected candidates: 21 - 26 February 2018

Winner announcement: March 1, 2018


About the campaign

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.  


The jury

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"


Campaign Ambassadors:

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:


Winners

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” 



Media partners:

Leading business and lifestyle media support our cause to keep the talented young Bulgarians here and help them to fulfill their dreams:


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