Alain Noghiu

Alain Noghiu

Director Strategic Partner Relations


Laureate Education Inc.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I decided to pursue study and internships abroad.
I decided to volunteer for a period of time after graduating, to find more purpose.
I always travelled a lot, low key, low cost, the immersive way.
My first job was low pay but very valuable in terms of learning experience & getting to know myself.
I went back to school to pursue a PhD.
My studies, travel, languages, cultural exposure & academic background all came together in my job.
Once there's a job, it becomes important to maintain a learning spirit.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
RSG Enkhuizen, Netherlands
graduate
Graduate
International Relations and Affairs
University of Amsterdam
doctorate
Doctorate
Urban Studies/Affairs
University of Delaware
Career

Career

Director Strategic Partner Relations

I assist the institution in the Laureate network with their Digital Teaching and Learning Strategies.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Travel
Travel
Working with Others
Working with Others

Day to Day

A day in the life of Director of Strategic Partner Relations is spent on site (all over Europe) at an education institution, tackling big hairy change management and strategic challanges with institutional leadership. We collaborate on understanding the external and internal realities an institution is facing and carving out a strategy and execution plan to help an institution perform better in offering 21st century education to its students. Then we get to work on making it happen!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Communication skills, cultural sensitivity, language skills, negotiation skills, flexible mindset, dealing with irregular work hours, working virtually, adaptability to quickly changing circumstances, decision making skills, ability to work in a matrixed decision making environment, ability to bridge different agendas and perspectives, ability to influence (not manipulate!) others over whom one does not have managerial authority, ability to work effectively with little information.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

It all starts with curiosity and a desire to make a difference by solving complex "people problems". Relationships and client mindedeness starts with attitude and character, then come the hard skills.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

graduate
Graduate
International Relations and Affairs
doctorate
Doctorate
Urban Studies/Affairs
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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