Economics Graduates Ariola Shahinaj and Alisa Rruga Studying at Charles University

November 13th, 2017

Economics Graduates Ariola Shahinaj and Alisa Rruga Studying at Charles University

Economics Graduates Ariola Shahinaj and Alisa Rruga Studying at Charles University

Economics Graduates Ariola Shahinaj and Alisa Rruga Studying at Charles University

Ariola Shahinaj and Alisa Rruga graduated in 2017 from the Economics Department at Epoka University and are now pursuing master’s degrees at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic.
During their studies at Epoka University they participated in different activities, including club membership and internships. They each served three years as board members of the Young Economists Network. Due to the university collaboration with public and private institutions inside Albania, they enjoyed the possibility to take part in internship opportunities at the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) for two months. Moreover, they participated as interns at other institutions, including the National Commercial Bank of Albania, Fibank, ALBtelecom and the General Directorate of Taxation.  
In their last year of studies they decided to pursue their master’s studies abroad and considered the many international universities in Europe. After exploring a number of options, they decided to apply at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The reasons behind their choice are related to the great reputation Charles has as one of the oldest universities and its rank in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. Moreover, it offers degree in Economics and Finance, which is consistent with their interest in these fields of study. Furthermore, because of their strong performance in their bachelor’s studies, they have both been awarded scholarships at Charles University.
Now that they have begun their master’s studies, they say, “The Economics and Finance program is really competitive and requires a lot of quantitative skills, but the background that we have gained at Epoka University during our bachelor years makes it doable and the effort to accomplish is worthwhile.”  Charles University is located in Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic, and is one of the most beautiful, historical and well organized cities in Europe. It is a perfect and economically affordable place for students to pursue their studies and for those that appreciate the deserved reputation of Charles University.