Simeon Milev (’21): 'AUBG shaped my personality and helped me turn into a highly ambitious person'
Simeon Milev is a senior from Slovakia, who is half-Bulgarian. He is one of the active students who strive to gain experience and impact the AUBG community in various ways. Currently, Simeon is the President of the Psychology Club, a Student Representative of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology, and a Peer Counsellor at the Counseling Center. Read our interview to learn more about Simeon and his experience as an AUBG student.
Why did you decide to come to AUBG?
Although a native Slovak, I am also half-Bulgarian, and I have been connected to Bulgaria since early childhood. A major reason why I decided to come to AUBG was connecting to my roots, but also being able to study in a Liberal arts institution - I knew it would help me shape my personality further and find my true passions.
What majors/minors are you pursuing and why?
I am double majoring in Business Administration with concentration in Management and in Psychology. I also have a minor in Philosophy and Religion. In the beginning of my studies, I wanted to pursue Political Science and International Relations, but through the Liberal Arts system, I realized I am very passionate about Psychology.
What extracurricular activities (clubs, work at AUBG offices, Exchanges, etc.) are you involved with at AUBG?
In my first year at AUBG, I joined AFC Griffins where I met some of my closest friends. Shortly after joining, I also became the President of the Club.
Later on, my friend and I co-founded the video podcasting club Luminarium.
Currently I am the President of the Psychology Club and a Student Representative of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology, as well as a Peer Counsellor at the Counseling Center.
What are the most challenging and rewarding parts of being an AUBG student?
I usually create challenges myself either purposely or accidentally, which makes things even more interesting. Being able to overcome these challenges makes me fell rewarded. However, the most rewarding parts of being an AUBG student are having friends from different countries and cultures, getting to know them, and experiencing different things together.
What is your favorite memory from the years spent at AUBG?
I have so many nice memories from the past four years. My favorite one is from my 21st birthday party. It was a big party, my closest friends were there, we had a lot of fun, but most importantly, I met the love of my life then and there.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I try to get the most out of the time at AUBG by keeping myself occupied with various activities. However, I also try to balance things out and spend quality time with my girlfriend and friends.
Where do you hope to see yourself after graduating from AUBG?
AUBG shaped my personality and helped me turn into a highly ambitious person. I would like to get a job I am passionate about in a company where I will be able to learn and grow, while also starting a family.