I am Metin, Azerbaijan-born, Russia-raised, second-year Master’s student at Cultural Sociology of FFS. My background is so mixed since I currently have a Bachelor’s degree in English-Russian translation and I even landed a job in this field, but after diving deep into the world of translation, I decided I want to try something else with more creativity and wideness. That is where I decided to pursue a career in digital marketing. When I was searching for a study program, I aimed to get it in a slightly different field, but still I wanted the program to be helpful for my career.

Now, in the second year, I can already see the benefits of Cultural Sociology for my career path: I understand human behaviour better which is crucial in marketing, I am better at research, I know how to identify the needs of target audience and many more moments to mention.

Furthermore, I like that I can use my English command fully during our classes. Having 7.5 bands on the IELTS exam, I was sure I knew enough grammar and vocabulary to be fluent in this language, which is partially true. Nevertheless, all these new sociological terms and non-fiction books are forcing me to google some words and phrases that I have never heard before. So, during these two years I also can truly say that I noticeably enhanced my English command.

Another thing that is noteworthy is that during the most classes we usually have plethora of guests from different spheres and countries who are expertise in their own field. These guests are usually working in NGOs or even governmental structures, and talking about their projects, sharing plenty of insights and how these projects are connected to what we are studying. Moreover, they often put us on awareness on different career opportunities on these projects that could be a good fit for us.

As a person who loves to walk around, I love that I can walk from one part of the city to another in an hour. Recently I started my walking-trip from Starý Lískovec directly to Dominikánské náměstí during the evening. I was even stopped by the local police to be checked if everything is alright.

Basically, in this little amount of time I lived here, I got used to Brno, and every time I come back to Brno from a trip to another city/country, I really feel like I came back home.

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