Mentoring Program

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Mentoring Program

First edition of the Kozminski University Mentoring Program

The main and primary purpose of the Program is to support young, talented students of our University in planning and implementing the chosen career path, deriving from the knowledge and experience of KU graduates. It is an exclusive program addressed to students of the final years of undergraduate and graduate studies. It assumes the annual cooperation of Mentors - KU graduates with Mentee - KU students,  selected in the recruitment process.  It will involve at least a dozen of Mentors offering support in the following areas: management, finance, consulting, law, marketing, digital marketing, e-commerce, compliance, AML, banking and project management. About 30 KU students selected in the recruitment process is participating in the first edition. The project is coordinated by the Career Development and Alumni Relations Office. Student recruitment has ended.

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Our Mentors:

Anna Malinowska

PhD in economics in the discipline of finance, a graduate of Kozminski University in the field of Finance and Accounting. A researcher with many years of professional experience in an international environment. The author, co-author and reviewer of many empirical scientific articles in the field of institutional economics and the development of the enterprise sector in Central and Eastern Europe, she publishes in international journals from the JCR list, including Journal of Economic Issues and Emerging Markets Review.

At the beginning, she gained professional experience as a lecturer of undergraduate and graduate studies at Kozminski University, an economist carrying out research and advisory projects for the European Commission in the think-tank Center for Social and Economic Analyzes. After many professional turns, she settled down in risk management in banking.

Currently, he conducts multidimensional economic and industry analyzes at mBank SA. He is passionate about ESG issues and the economics of climate change. He is finalizing postgraduate studies in project management at KU.
Before and after work, he stands on a mat and exercises on the treadmill.

For more - please visit my LinkedIn profile.

Artur Kulis

I am a graduate of undergraduate and graduate studies in Economics. In addition, I completed post-graduate studies in the field of Compliance Policy in the Organization at the Kozminski University.

My professional career has been related to banking from the very beginning. I started in the telephone customer service department, and then I co-founded the newly created telephone sales department of banking products. After a few years, I decided to join the AML department in which I work to this day. I have been working at Citibank Europe PLC since 2018 and currently I hold the position of AML Expert.

I have participated in many AML / Compliance training courses and I have a Financial Institution Compliance Officer Certificate. I was also a member of the Polish Compliance Association.

Ewa Foreman

Ewa graduated from Kozminski University in two BA studies in English (BBA in Finance and Accounting, BBA in Management). During this period, she also ran her own business, Feel-Free, selling electronic cigarettes.

During her studies, she participated in the Erasmus program (BI Norwegian School of Management) and received a scholarship from the University and Santander Bank to go to the United States for an entrepreneurship course organized for students from around the world by Babson College (# 1 in the ranking of entrepreneurship schools in the USA from 26 years). Because she loves to travel, she went to France and the Netherlands to study her MA.
After graduation, she started working in the finance department as a financial analyst, which she is today. For almost 4 years she has been involved in the real estate market (JLL, CBRE). It deals with the control of financial flows, reconciliation of account balances, reporting of results, budgeting.

Outside of work, he sings and is passionate about sports (tennis, diving, sailing, skiing, windsurfing).

Florentyna Kurzeja
Florentyna Kurzeja

Florentyna is a graduate of the Military Art Academy and the Kozminski University. During her studies, she participated in Erasmus programs (studies and internships) and internships (National Security Office), which helped her find the right career path.

For 3.5 years she has been working at Citibank Europe Plc, as an expert in the field of anti-money laundering.
He specializes in monitoring the transactions of a retail client located in the United States. In her department, she is a mentor and co-creator of a program aimed at the development of analysts.

Justyna Gościńska
Justyna Gościńska

She has been working in global organizations for over 18 years, most of that time responsible for the region of Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East. Her areas of responsibility include strategy, purchasing, marketing, e-commerce, customer service and running a foundation. She has worked for brands such as: Go Sport, Levi's, Monster Energy, 4F and Under Armor. From July 12, she took the position of CEO at Go Sport.

She is an MBA graduate from Oxford Brooks University. In 2011 she completed post-graduate studies in "Management in Fashion Industry" in cooperation with Viamoda at Kozminski University.

She has been a Coach for 7 years and an ICC Team Coach for 4 years, which helps her in developing the teams, scattered in even 17 European countries, that she works with.
After work, she goes in for triathlon. At Kuźnia Triathlon, he trains swimming, cycling and running 6 times a week.

"I believe in the enormous potential of young people, in their wisdom and strength. I know that it is not easy to find the right path of professional development, understand the various possibilities that lie ahead and choose the right ones - the one that best suits our character, personality and motivation. As a mentor, I want to support young people in finding the right path for them, show various aspects of the business and make them aware that everything we achieve depends on ourselves."

Kacper Zdunek

The owner of the ClickInStory agency specializing in Influencer Marketing and targeted e-sampling. He has been involved in the internet marketing market for over 9 years. ClickInStory's clients include: Procter & Gamble, Estée Lauder, Allegro, Mars, Crédit Agricole, Dr. Oetker, Eveline Cosmetics or Sennheiser.

Prior to founding ClickInStory, for two years he worked at New Balance, where he was a Project Manager responsible for influencer marketing and promotional activities of the fitness department. Before founding the agency, he carried out projects for companies such as: Electronic Arts, Ubisoft (campaign awarded with 2 industry awards), ASUS, Logitech or Komputronik.

Karol Gaweł
Karol Gaweł

Karol is a graduate of Management, specializing in Strategic Management at Kozminski University. Since September 2018, he has been the President of the Management Board of Smart Kids Planet - an innovative project that has become a permanent part of the educational map of Warsaw. Previously, for 4 years he worked as a New Business Manager at the Walk agency, responsible for projects in the field of event marketing. He has over 9 years of experience in the marketing industry, which he gained by managing projects both on the client's and agency's side. He lectures at the Kozminski University (since 2016) and at the University of Warsaw (since 2017), dealing with the relationship between theoretical analyzes and practical aspects of Event Marketing. He is a speaker at conferences and meetings related to the marketing industry.

Mariusz Wnuk

Mariusz is a graduate of Law + Finance and Accounting at Kozminski University. He graduated in 2017. In 2019, he obtained the Executive MBA title certified by the University of Warsaw.

Mariusz started his professional career working in the transfer pricing teams at Deloitte and MDDP. In 2019, he changed his career path and joined the Insight & Intelligence team at Dentons (the world's largest law firm) as a market analyst. In 2020, Mariusz was promoted to the position of the head of the Warsaw team, dealing with strategic market, customer and competition analyzes as well as the broadly understood use of data in the business decision-making process of Dentons lawyers from the European region. In 2021, in order to improve his qualifications in the field of data analysis, Mariusz graduated from Cambridge in the field of Business Analytics: Decision Making Using Data.

For more information, please visit his LinkedIn profile.

Marcin Hetmaniuk
Marcin Hetmaniuk

I am a graduate of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology in the field of Automation and Robotics and the Kozminski University - Masters in Finance and Accounting. I lived in Sydney for 1.5 years, where I developed my own business.

For 4 years I have been associated with AstraZeneca, where I deal with financial analysis and cost planning related to the R&D department. I am also involved in the optimization and automation of processes, as well as the introduction of new solutions and systems, and soon the lean management concept.

I applied for the Mentoring Program in order to be able to provide guidance on the labor market for students starting their professional life. I think that such contact with the "live" labor market is a good way for young people to make the right decisions that will affect their further steps. The information obtained will also allow them to make more conscious movements, because the description of jobs and duties is often enigmatic and illegible.

Mateusz Bodio
Mateusz Bodio

Mateusz Bodio is a graduated of Law, Management and postgraduate studies in Management in Corporate Finance at Kozminski University, he is also a graduate of studies at the Master's level at Newcastle Business School London.

Mateusz started his entrepreneurial path at the age of 17 when he founded a strategic consulting company while studying in London, and a year after graduating, he sold his first organization. He worked as a consultant in the USA, Great Britain or Kazakhstan. Mateusz manages one of the largest private venture capital investment funds in Poland. His team invests in technology companies from the deep tech and data science sectors.

Outside of work, he is passionate about road cycling and Thai boxing.

Mateusz Paziewski

Mateusz Paziewski, absolwent kierunku Zarządzanie Logistyką i Łańcuchami Dostaw. Swoje pierwsze lata kariery spędził w firmie świadczącej szeroki wachlarz usług logistycznych w roli Koordynatora projektu odpowiadając za utrzymanie i rozwój systemu klasy TMS. Obecnie realizuje się w consultingu IT po stronie lidera na rynku dostawców systemów informatycznych wspierających szeroko rozumiane łańcuchy dostaw. Promotor ciągłego rozwoju osobistego i świadomego podejścia do planowania własnej ścieżki zawodowej .Ulubiona sentencja: Education is optional but learning is compulsory. 

Mateusz Zawistowski
Mateusz Zawistowski

Mateusz is a Ph.D. in Law and an experienced transaction lawyer. Currently, he is a General Counsel at ffVC, an American venture capital fund, and an advisor to the Stock Exchange in the area of implementing growth strategies and new business lines. In the years 2013-2020 he was associated with White & Case. In his career, he has advised on the implementation of projects with a value of over $ 15 billion in telecommunication, infrastructure, energy and the financial sector.

Valeryia Kryvetskaya
Valeryia Kryvetskaya

A graduate of undergraduate studies in English in the field of Management (specialization in Marketing) at Kozminski University. Participant of the Kozminski University international student exchange program with the University of Commerce and Business in Nagoya, Japan.

Currently an expert in the anti-money laundering department at Citibank Europe PLC (initially as a Junior Analyst). Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).
Interests: money laundering and methods of counteracting it, political and economic crises, organized crime, travels, gastronomic tourism, language learning (currently Spanish and Italian), acrobatics, interior design.