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Work experience

Apr 2009Dec 2010

Corporate Consultant

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Economics and Strategy & Operations

PricewaterhouseCoopers was my first post-degree employer. It is the biggest of the Big4 and one of the most reputed consultancy and auditing companies in Portugal. I was invited to join the Advisory department (Consultancy), more specifically, the recently created Economics Team - an ambitious project regarding Competition and Regulatory Economics and Economic Impact Studies - while I was still finishing my degree. The team consisted of 3 people of which I was the only one who would dedicate fully to those projects until I gradually began my parallel participation in the Strategy & Operations Team. - in which I was fully incorporated. Working at PricewaterhouseCoopers was a good personal management challenge - making you test your productivity and focus - which I believe drove me to learn, by myself, so many different things about various markets and business models. The experience of working in strategic advisory was also a very beneficial towards my own opening to new ideas and was a very positive exercise for my creativity and it's incorporation in interesting and innovative business solutions.

Jul 2008Sep 2008

Summer Intern - Brand Management

Sonaecom - Optimus

Completed with the highest personal evaluation of 5 out of 5.

A summer internship in 2008 had been a goal ever since I began my college studies, because I always found it strictly necessary to put your knowledge into practice before entering the labor market, to "learn-by-doing" in a real company and to get to experience the unwritten rules of a professional environment. I actively looked for an internship and, among some invites, I was faced the decision to choose between the Bank of Portugal Summer Internship Program and a somewhat tailored internship at Sonaecom's Central Marketing Direction. I choose the latter, not only because of the area but because it allowed me a greater freedom to develop my skills and responsibilities. I am very glad I took this risk because it turned out to be a very interesting and challenging period, where I exerted the tasks of a Brand Manager, being the bridge between the company's business units and the advertising agencies, in developing and launching campaigns towards the "Optimus" brand. This was also an excellent experience for me because I worked in a very friendly and creative environment with a very productive free-flow of ideas.

Jan 2007Dec 2007

Student Brand Manager

On-Spot Marketing

Responsible for Northern Portugal

Being a Student Brand Manager at On-Spot Marketing was my first "job" and it consisted in promoting a certain Brand (the one I worked with was the Portuguese fresh natural juice "Compal") through a series of Universities in Porto and northern Portugal. I chose how and when I did it, according to the objectives that were given me, and with only the Student Brand Manager kit I had to pull-off interesting activities in student events such as seminars, parties, get-togethers, etc. I met several different people from the various Universities and, even though sometimes students in parties aren't the most manageable batch of people, I had a lot of fun.

2nd Prof Carvalho Guerra Weekend

Video Coverage at Canal UP

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João Martins

João Bastos Martins was the head of the City School which was an important Partner for CSC:

“Tiago is a very active and trustworthy entrepreneur. At a young age, he was able to show his skills and daring personality towards business. His responsibility and know-how, led him to great decisions which are now achieving fabulous results. He’s not afraid of risking, controlling all angles and making sure he always chooses the right path. Fabulous partner in business, I’ll always look forward to develop new projects with him.”

João Araújo

João Daniel Araújo was the President of the Student Council when CSC was created:

“His willingness to improve, manage and create made Católica Student Corporation a dream come true. This was one of the biggest goals of AEFEG in 2008, and thanks to Tiago and his team it was fully accomplished.”

Sofia Castro

Sofia was my superior during my internship at Sonaecom:

“Tiago is a fast learner and creative. He always tries to understand the overall picture of the projects e is involved in and has a critical perspective about them. Therefore, he doesn’t limit is role to accomplish the task given to him, he goes further and adds more value.”

Tiago Henriques

Tiago was one of the most important members of the founding team of CSC:

“Having worked with Tiago in the creation and development of Católica Students Corporation, I found that he is a very intelligent, creative an motivated person who perseveres in times when others would give up. Tiago has great communication and human relations skills. He is willing to sacrifice for the projects in which he is involved and does not take them on lightly. Tiago is a true entrepeneur and a great asset to any organization. I would gladly work with him again.”

Affiliations

Education

Sep 2011Present

Master

London Business School

Class of 2012

I'm currently fulfilling my dream of studying and living abroad courtesy of the reputed London Business School. I have, since the first day of my BA, always wanted to have a true international experience - one like no other Summer School or Erasmus program could offer, and hence I found that continuing my studies through an English-mindset post-graduate degree to be a need in my personal development. Not only am I just seeking knowledge, but I am also seeking a multi-cultural experience of discovery of new approaches to management and networking. I believe the MiM will aid me to attain new heights and expectations of myself, as well as introduce to me the leaders of tomorrow - my current class!

20052009

Bachelor's Degree

Catholic University of Portugal - Porto

Merit Scholarship, awarded upon entrance, for a grade average above 15 out of 20.

Final Grade of 14 out of 20, placing in the top 15% students.

My Bachelor's Degree at the Catholic University of Portugal was, as expected, a great opportunity for me for several reasons:

Firstly, I was learning from one of the most reputed Universities of Portugal with modern-day decision-makers and influencers of our society as my professors, bringing their own personal experience from their work to our classrooms. Secondly, I had finally found an institution that allowed and supported my personal development in any way which I thought interesting, from musical tradition, through the academic-folk music group - "Tuna" - which I am a part of, to management practice and beyond. Finally, this was a very important period in my life because I started developing some important professional and peer contacts, which taught me great life lessons: both the easy as well as the hard way.

20072007

Summer University

Warsaw School of Economics

Final Grade of 28 out of 30, the 2nd best result.

The Summer University Warsaw 2007 was a great academic experience abroad, in a good European University (ranked at 57th in Financial Times' Top 100 European Business Schools ranking of 2007) that opened my eyes, not only to a new way of thinking about business but also to a whole new culture and the influences of the soviet-era in their lives. The themes of the course were "Dealing with Globalization and New Technologies" and "Business Management in a Changing Europe"  and it was my first coworking experience with so many working styles and cultures, all so different from each other.

19982005

High School Diploma

Carolina Michaëlis High School

Final Grade of 16.3 out of 20

Having completed my High School diploma in Natural Sciences, I was deeply influenced by the logic of the empyrical sciences, where the rational behaviour of failure is just the confirmation of another path towards success. Carolina Michaëlis High School helped me shape my personality, not only that way but also because, by being a public school, allowed me a constant social and cultural interaction with several different people from various backgrounds and upbringings. This was, for me, one of the most important stages of my life, because I started developing an ever greater awareness to the social problems around me and began trying to fight them through associativism.

"Why FEG?"

Cover of NS' Magazine

Católica Students Corporation

Creativity Portfolio

[email protected]

Skills

Corporate Strategic Finance Software
  Oracle Crystal Ball (Fusion Edition) Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance (9.3)
Statistical Analysis Software
  R Commander (all)
POS Retail Software
  Primavera POS(7.5)
Team-Work Soft-Skills
Leadership Soft-Skills
  Leadership Course at the Catholic University of Portugal.
Communication Soft-Skills
Image Editing Software
  Adobe Photoshop (CS3) GIMP (2)
Macintosh OS
Windows OS
Microsoft Office
  College Modules:   "Data-Base Management" completed with the final grade of 15 (out of 20). "Information Systems" completed with the final grade of 13 (out of 20). "Spreadsheet Calculus" completed with the final grade of 15 (out of 20). "Text Processing" completed with the final grade of 17 (out of 20).
Spanish
  Intensive Course at City School - Porto.
French
  High School French and French Summer Course at the Wall Street Institute - Porto.
Portuguese
  Native language.
English
  1996 - 2004: English Course at The British Council - Porto   2003: "First Certificate Exam" (FCE), from the Cambridge University, attained with a final grade of A.   2004: “Certificate in Advanced English” (CAE), from the Cambridge University, attained with a final grade of A.   2008: "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS) attained with a final grande of 8.0 (out of 9.0).

My Three Mottos

ALWAYS A STUDENT

Learn wherever you are,

whenever you can

There is so much to learn and get to know in the world and everyone is destined to do so many things that it would be a pity if we wouldn't live each day with ever-present goal of learning from the experience. By simply paying attention to what could be inferred from real-life situations, one can develop himself both in personal and professional levels. Having a critical though to the little things has already shown me so much that I can only hope I can keep my mind constantly aware in the future.

PLAN IT YOUR WAY

Over thinking is a problem

as much as it is a solution

Never should we underestimate the power that planning in advance has over our subconscious daily actions. Having a clear goal in every aspect of life is essential, and if you can't put it in words, at least be sure that deep inside you know what you want so you can step a little bit closer to it whenever you make a decision. The terror of over thinking something is usually associated to personal fear or external doubt about your intended actions but it can also be used to constantly review your plans, either reaffirming them with greater intent, or renewing them in light of a new situation.

JUST TRY IT

Failure is an option

if success is the goal

Planning allows us to be ever-more prepared to the future and our endeavours to be more resistant to failure. But no matter how much thought and planning you put into something, there will always be a crack - that's how the light gets in - and we should not avoid it. Neither should we have that classic fear of risk, nor should we be so egotistic as only wanting certain success in our lives, and thus avoiding any action with even the slightest possibility of failure. I'm positive that I can't trully dream of something without trying to get it.

Interest

Summary

My name is Tiago Teixeira Correia and I am a young hard-working professional, with a BA in Business Management and currently studying for my Master in Management at LBS, while having fun with several ideas and projects. My main areas or professional interest are Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Although my last work focused on Strategic Consulting, my previous experience focused in Marketing & Communication, such as my Summer Internship atSonaecom, a large Portuguese Media and Telecommunications Company part of the Sonae Group, during 2008 and  my Student Brand Manager experience at On-Spot Marketing, a Lisbon-based college-oriented marketing company that offers communication solutions to well-known brands, in 2007.

I graduated from the Catholic University of Portugal, in June 2009, with a final grade of 14 out of 20 and placing myself in the top 15%. During that period I went abroad to a Summer University at Warsaw School of Economics. My extensive experience in associativity is also diversified, having been a part of the Student Council, Year Committee, College Publications and the University's traditional academic musical group - "Tuna" - ever since my freshman year and having held several leadership positions in most of them.

I also have a strong student entrepreneurial background, being the founding president of the University's Junior Enterprise - Católica Students Corporation (CSC) - and organizing one of the biggest student-ran events of the country - the 2nd Prof. Dr. Carvalho Guerra Weekend competition. I am also aware, interested and actively participating in socio-economic causes such as the Fair Trade Organization and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives and I have also been invited to give a TEDtalk at the [email protected]

Apart from that I am a 'knowledge junkie', passionate about making music and dreaming movies. Enjoy comedy just as much as politics and love speculating on the future of online technology. I'm an urban Gen-Yer with too much imagination and initiative!