Uttamdeep made the bold decision to leave the comforts of her home in Punjab, India and move to Germany in 2016 to pursue her university studies. Her first priority was to study at a public German institution. However, after hearing feedback from friends about life at a large, public institution, she changed her mind.
In search of smaller classes and a more individualised approach to business education, she decided to check out private options instead. At this point, her counsellor told her about New European College – a small, private university of applied sciences in Germany’s beautiful city of Munich.
After discussing it with her parents, she quickly submitted her application and was thrilled when – just 48 hours later – she received a positive acceptance letter.
Today, Uttamdeep is finishing her studies at New European College and simultaneously managing our international business partnerships and applicants. Keep reading to get to know Uttamdeep better…
What is special about the place you grew up?
I grew up in Batala, Punjab. It is an important place for Sikh devotees. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion, was married in Batala. It was known as the Iron Bird of Asia as it produced the highest amount of machinery (agriculture, mechanical, C.I casting).
What’s something you’re proud of?
I am most proud of when NEC partnered with Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) last summer because, as an Intern, I managed the transition in our startup environment very efficiently.
Also, choosing NEC for my undergraduate studies is one of the best decisions I have made in my life and one that I’m proud of!
What’s your favorite place on earth?
Iceland. It was my dream to go there since my childhood and I have plans to go there this year.
What job would you be terrible at?
Doctor – I would be too emotional for this profession
What’s something you want to learn or wish you were better at?
Horse riding was always my dream, but I could never ride a horse because I lacked the confidence and felt not brave enough to do so. The first thing I would do after the lockdown is to join riding lessons.
What do you hope never changes?
I wish the love, respect and support that the NEC family has for each other always stays the same.
How different was your life one year ago?
A lot has changed. I have many responsibilities now, both professionally and personally. I’m focused more on the future while, just a year ago, I was simply enjoying life as a student.
What movie title best describes your life?
What’s the best way to start the day?
Wake up at 5 am, Hit the gym, 10 minutes of yoga and then a cup of Chai Masala.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
My Grandfather. He always taught me to be brave and independent. I always had and have his support. I have learnt a lot from his life. He is my Hero.
We thank Uttamdeep for taking a moment to interview with us! Interested in learning more about life as a student at New European College or how to develop a partnership with your business? Then don’t hesitate to contact Uttamdeep to keep the conversation going!