I graduated last year with a Master’s degree in Finance from the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). A couple of months after leaving AUB, I had interned at a wealth management firm in Beirut, while preparing for my CFA exam. Today I work as Support Finance Officer for Sucafina, a coffee trading firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. My time at OSB gave me a comprehensive understanding of the Finance industry and its dynamics, and my transition to a work environment was easier due to the program’s emphasis on practicality. Being an AUB OSB graduate made me believe that passion, curiosity, and creative thinking are universal drivers of performance. It also taught me that excellence is always rewarded and should always be sought after.