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Zoltan L. Radvanszky, MBA

IESE Barcelona - Master of Business Administration

University of California Los Angeles - BS, Mathematics

 

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Career Counseling - Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I have to declare a major on my university application?

No, you don’t. You may apply as an undeclared freshman and you are allowed to declare your major later on, before your junior year.

Are there any advantages to declaring a major as a freshman applicant?

Although sometimes it is easier to get accepted as an undeclared freshman, there are some advantages to declaring a major early.

• You can write much more powerful application essays if you already know what you are going to do after the university. That’s because you can structure your essay around how you actually arrived to this discovery - a student, who already knows what career she wishes to pursue as opposed to the others, sounds much more mature. Thus, you can actually increase your chances of getting accepted, even though as an undeclared you might face less competition!

• You can be much more focused on your major related core courses if you already know what your major will be. 

• You can be much more focused in your networking efforts if you are aware of what you are going to do in the future. Thinking ahead in terms of course selection (electives) and inquiring from the proper sources (older students with the same major) about optimal decisions are invaluable to get ahead of your competition. Thus you will have a better chance to find a higher paying job upon graduation than your competition. 

• You can be much more focused in terms of your on campus and off campus extracurricular activities if you know your future. Extracurricular activities harmonizing with your career goals are another way to get ahead of your competition while “hunting” for the highest paying jobs. 

Can I be great at doing just about anything I set my mind to?

One of the greatest challenges in your life is to unchain your talent – to discover the purpose of your life. For many people this is a natural process, as they benefit from a knowledgeable, nurturing environment. For others, it is not a straightforward process: they succumb to the false notion that making a lot of money is the ultimate goal, when in fact serving a higher cause while enjoying what they are doing should be their guiding principle. The key is to know yourself, especially if you are pushed around by a NOT so nurturing environment into territories not reflecting your interests. So the answer is no, you cannot be great at everything, although you can certainly improve yourself in any area of your life. However, you should NOT pursue a career in an environment unsuitable to you – for instance, a predominantly introverted, analytical person would make a terrible salesperson just as a predominantly persuasive, extroverted person would make a horrific scientist. An excellent career advisor can help you get to know yourself and find your suitable work environment with the corresponding subset of matching professions. Thus, you can be financially successful while also enjoying what you do for a living. Not to mention the most important factor of happiness: you can be proud of yourself because you serve a noble cause of which you are part of. You will not be merely envied by others, BUT you will actually become a respected member of your community, a true leader who will be the role model of young people!


The Role of Personality Speed Reading (PSR) in Career Counseling

To make career advising super efficient and super precise, I developed a powerful tool that I call Personality Speed Reading (PSR). This synergistic combination of different psychological models allows me to zero in on your dominant motivation and other related personality strengths in less then 30 minutes, WITHOUT making you fill out long, boring, difficult to interpret questionnaires, which mostly lead to wrong results. Instead of allowing you to "pick and choose" a favorable personality image (often rooted in the social pressures you were subjected to in the past), I will have a pleasant conversation with you on seemingly innocent subjects, which will tell me volumes about your true preferences and personality. The Personality Speed Reading Tool is so powerful and practical that I can even determine the personality and the related careers of a third person, who is not present on our consultation, but whom you know well enough (a family member, a partner, a relative, a boss, a coworker, a subordinate, a teacher, a business partner, a business client, a potential business associate, etc.).

The end result will be a super precise, practical career profile, containing inspiring career case studies of various people with similar personalities to yours, as well as a subset of professions matching your personality strengths. There will be no need to view your career through the eyes of people with other motivations than yours, even if those people are well meaning family members. Most importantly, this career profile can be used as a powerful scientific argument against anyone trying to pressure you into a career, situation, team, or project you have serious doubts about. Alternately, this career profile could serve as a reliable supporting tool in your decision making regarding projects you are keen to do, but would prefer additional confirmation about. 


Verifiable Career Counseling References

Berta Pozsgai, Ilda Cela

 

Career Advising, Essay Writing, TSA Preparation/Vorbereitung

(University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK)

Lili Kokai, MSc

Leiden University, Leiden, South Holland - MSc, Health and Medical Psychology

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland - Year Abroad, Psychology

University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK - BSc, Psychology with Sociology

Thomas Mann Gymnasium Budapest, Hungary - High School Diploma

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Career Advising, GMAT, Essay Writing Preparation/Vorbereitung

(Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)

Federika Fait, MSc

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam - MSc, Global Business and Sustainability

HIPA Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, Budapest - Assistant

Tipton Global Kft. Budapest - Sales Representative

Tilburg University, Netherlands - Erasmus Semester, Economics and Management

Corvinus University of Budapest - BA, International Business in English

Austrian High School of Budapest - High School Diploma

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Career Advising, Personality Speed Reading, GMAT, TOEFL iBT Preparation/Vorbereitung

(SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy)

Monika Pall, MSc

UNICEF National Committee Hungary, Budapest - Pledge Manager

ENI - Intern

SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy - MSc, Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP)

Corvinus University of Budapest - BSc, Business Management

Budapest College of Management (AVF) - Business Management

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Career Advising, SAT, TOEFL iBT Preparation/Vorbereitung

(University of California Los Angeles - UCLA)

Peter Lovas, Junior Water Polo World Champion (2014, Istanbul)

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - BS, Business and Marketing

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Water Polo Team Member

Csik Ferenc High School, Budapest - High School Diploma

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Career Advising, SAT Preparation/Vorbereitung

(University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Richard Pasztory, BSc

Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA - Biology (Pre-Med)

University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom - BSc, Economics

The Miller School of Albemarle, Charlottesville, USA - High School Diploma

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Career Advising, Essay Writing, SAT Preparation/Vorbereitung

Kani Shan

International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB), Diosd - High School Diploma

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Zoltan L. Radvanszky, MBA

  • IESE Barcelona - MBA
    UCLA Los Angeles - BS, Mathematics
  • Over 15 years of private and group test preparation experience; Coaching the full spectrum of the university application process.
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