Schiller International University is a reputable academic institution known for its commitment to diversity and interconnectedness. With a focus on encouraging intellectual growth and shaping future leaders, the university offers a welcoming and inclusive community for students from around the world.
Schiller is located in multiple international locations to provide diverse learning opportunities and global exposure to its students. It has campuses in various countries, including the United States, Germany, France and Spain. Each campus offers a unique educational environment while maintaining the high academic standards and global perspective that define the university.
The institution takes pride in the accomplishments of its alumni, who have emerged as influential professionals and leaders in their respective fields. In this exclusive interview, we have the opportunity to delve into the experiences and perspectives of one such successful alumnus.
Interview with a Schiller’s Alumnus
Alex Hartman is a Vice President, Financial Center Manager with 6 years of experience working alongside the management team of Bank of America – the world’s fourth-largest bank.
Alex specializes in managing one of BofA’s most successful Consumer Banking branches within the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex (Texas, USA). He is a powerful force in the financial industry and runs a financial centre with a Deposit Market Share of nearly $771M (June 2022). This year, he achieved the 2022 Diamond Level Pinnacle Award, one of the highest awards an employee can earn within their career at Bank of America. In his free time, Alex likes to travel, attend auto shows, and personally remodel his home.
What influenced your decision to attend Schiller International University?
During my higher education university selection process, I wanted a university abroad that would allow me to be close to my family again. I also needed that fully accredited university to be able to provide degrees that would be recognized in the US. Schiller International provided all of those benefits plus the ability for me to be able to use my student loans to pay for my degree.
In what ways did your time at Schiller affect your personal and/or professional growth?
Thinking back to when I was working on obtaining my undergrad, I’m actually surprised to remember how small or domestic-focused the courses or topics tended to be. Schiller and my degree in International Business really took it a step further and taught you to think on the global business level making you an even better key player. Today, I work with colleagues and clients from various parts of the world from different backgrounds and cultures. My MBA in International Business and experience of living in various countries have definitely helped me to make better connections with these individuals and helped me to flourish in my career.
What would you say to prospective students considering attending Schiller?
For those students that might be thinking of attending Schiller for their undergrad, I would highly suggest that they take advantage of the study abroad programs that the university offers. Even if you’re already starting abroad, I would still suggest taking a semester or two to just head to one of their campuses in another country so that you can see and experience the world and what it has to offer, all while studying at the same time. It truly is a unique experience and one that will make a lasting impression for years to come.