Paulo Rebêlo

Nationality: Brazil
Program: One-year MAPP
Graduated: 2007
Current job: Director at Paradox Zero
Location: Recife, Brazil

Beyond Work

+1. Which Hungarian words do you still remember?

Tokaj [Hungary's most famous wine region].

+2. What is your favorite city in the world?

Vancouver, so far.

+3. What was your dream job when you were ten years old?

Beta tester (of games and software).

1. What led you to study public policy at CEU?

The global scope of the program caught my interest immediately.

2. What do you remember most about your time at CEU?

The multicultural approach of students and staff made everything especially worthwhile.

3. What have you been engaged in professionally since graduating from CEU?

I've continued to work as a journalist in politics and as a technology advisor, later opening my own agency to provide small and medium-sized enterprises with digital strategies in media and IT on a global scale.

4. How have your policy studies at CEU contributed to your career?

Thanks to the program at CEU, I managed to understand that you can't go really far (professionally) if you don't understand what's behind the policies affecting people's lives.

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Expanding Paradox Zero's business to Central and Eastern Europe.

6. Do you have any advice for current students?

Embrace the best that CEU has to offer: the diverse and multicultural approaches coming from the lectures, visits, staff, and colleagues.

7. What is your favorite thing to do in Budapest?

Going to the expositions and fairs.

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