Zara Cunningham | Business Developer

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Zara Cunningham


Business Developer


Name: Zara Natasha Doyle Cunningham

Age: 22

Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland

Language spoken: English, French

Graduate University: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Graduate program: Global Business and Sustainability




Name: Zara Natasha Doyle Cunningham

Age: 22

Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland

Language spoken: English, French

Graduate University: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Graduate program: Global Business and Sustainability



Get to know Zara

 

What is it that you do at Refugees Forward?

I am a business consultant intern for the Rotterdam Incubator Program.

What is the best thing about Refugees Forward?

I’ve known about Refugees Forward for a while and I’ve always found it a very fresh idea, yet very relevant. I really connect with how Refugees Forward do not see refugees as a burden to a country but as an opportunity to help communities grow, and economies to improve. I think the outlook and attitude at RF is the best thing about it.

What are things that make you happy in life?

What makes me happy are the connections I make with people, and the relationships I can grow. I am happy when I hear that my friends succeed in their goals. I obviously am also happy when I succeed in my own goals, and when I know that I am having a good impact on the environment around me.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

I hope that in 10 years time and during those 10 years, whatever job or role I have, I know that it has to be one where I am involved in projects that are benefiting communities, where I am also always learning. I’m not sure in which country but it could be anywhere. I know I want to be successful in what I do, and that people can come to me for advice in the expertise that I grow. Also I am interested in doing a human rights study, so I might do that in the next 10 years. I have a long list of things I want to do, so I hope to achieve some before I am 32.

If you could give us one piece of wisdom, what would it be?

Stay curious, fail fast, and a quote I heard in my first year of my bachelor which I still really go by today is that “your attitude defines your altitude”.


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