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Elijus Civilis

elijus_civilis.jpgCourse: MBA 2010-13
City of residence: Vilnius, Lithuania
Employer: IBM
Interests: Cycling sports, adventure racing, hiking
Contact details: elijus at gmail dot com

Do you have any fond memories of Warwick?
I might hardly remember what I did few months ago, but I have bold memories of every single day and night spent at WBS workshops. Some of them still make me smile. For example once we were asked to provide feedback to each other in learning groups… Sounds like a reasonable task, but the funny side is that it happened on the very first day we ever met each other. It was a good exercise to guess on each other personalities.

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
Our intake was privileged to have workshops all over including Budapest, Rome, Dubai and other locations. Of course Warwick was also on our list. Radcliffe building would be a place to stay (very good kitchen out there).

Were you a member of any societies?
I was not a formal member of any society but we had informal cultural society every evening during gathering workshops.

What are you doing now?
I am now doing a global role at IBM Global Business Services in Ireland. After entering the Warwick MBA programme I very quickly realized that a global environment is what I want and since then I am open for IBM international opportunities that line up with that carrier path.

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
Warwick Business School made a significant footprint to my personal development and perception of the business world. I feel personally engaged with Warwick’s values and aims. The ambassador role very much supplements that feeling.

What kind of people make up the Warwick alumni community in your area?
Lithuania and the other Baltic countries are still discovering the University of Warwick. The community should be small but will be very engaged.

Have you been back to Warwick recently?
Unfortunately I haven’t been back since the summer of 2013. However, I need a new jumper and morning tee cup with the university logo which makes for a good reason to visit Warwick during my next trip to the UK.