RBS Stories

  • May 10, 2017: RBS Stories - Kārlis Krauklis

  • How to plan your time efficiently to succeed?

    Working besides studying requires successful time management in order to succeed at both places simultaneously. Having a planner in your pocket and scheduling the activities helps to manage and understand where your precious moments are heading; however, one needs to estimate the time for each activity and to schedule time for interruptions.

    Gather your thoughts every day to decide what are your goals and what exactly you want to achieve from each activity. Prepare for them beforehand. After examining the goals, prioritization should be done even you think that it is possible to get everything done.

    Learn to say NO, not only to home assignments or tasks at work, but also to your friends, Facebook, and Your smartphone, if that distracts you from your goal. Moreover, the ”Do not Disturb” sign on Skype, turing off Your phone, or not looking at your e-mail whenever something new appears can be beneficial.

    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

    -Kārlis Krauklis

    BBA4 student and Market Development support at Circle K Latvia

  • December 11, 2016: RBS Stories - Elza Priede

  • RBS Stories Elza

    How to stay positive during a stress-filled week of studies?

    “Build resilience and develop agility;

    Assess value, prioritize;

    Notice opportunities;

    Attract good energy;

    Never back down;

    At all times be kind.


    Have control over your life;

    Always make room for what makes you happy;

    Please smile more and laugh often;

    Practice 5P’s: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

    Yearn for more,

    Feed your brain,

    Rest well,

    Use your brain,

    Invest in yourself,

    Train your brain.”

    -Elza Priede,

    Bachelor Program Coordinator

  • November 26, 2016: RBS Stories - Mārtiņš Šmits

  • What motivates you in your studies?

    “The fact that I’m doing this for myself. I’m not studying for the diploma or for the grades, I’m studying to become a successful businessman. When my motivation is not working, my coursemates are the ones who help me get back on track.”

    -Mārtiņš Šmits, BBA student

  • November 26, 2016: RBS Stories - Elvijs Dobelnieks

  • How do you see the future of RBS Student Union?

    “I see it as an influential organisation that leaves a positive impact and adds value to our RBS community and beyond.”

    • Elvijs Dobelnieks,

    President of RBS Student Union

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - William Schaub

  • If you had one chance to change something in your past regarding your career choices, what would you change?

    “I wish I had understood the importance of auditing.

    I was an auditor in Ernst&Young for two years after graduating from university and did not enjoy it at all, because that meant retracing the work of other people and obliging them to do it right. So, I wish to have respected and appreciated it more since now, looking back on auditing and other auditors, I have great respect for them.”

    • William (Bill) Schaub,

    Riga Business School Executive MBA Program Director

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - Valeria Cealic

  • What is your best memory from Technovation?

    “The best memory from Technovation is getting to know so many awesome business people.

    Technovation is not just a project. It is a path that leads students to multiple opportunities and gives them an insider picture of what real business and technology look like.

    It was an amazing tool that helped me to make my career choice and provided me with the right attitude to succeed at it.”

    -Valeria Cealic,

    BBA student, Technovation Challenge Student Ambassador

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - Santa Paegle

  • What is your passion?

    “Travelling, without doubt.

    Seeing the world is as possible and inexpensive as ever. You can always read

    another book or attend a better school, but theory will never compare to the real, eye-opening experience.

    It is also one of the reasons I study international business. As jobs become more flexible, we will soon be able to work from anywhere on the planet - while eating paella with the locals in Barcelona, walking with elephants in Phuket or exploring volcanoes throughout Hawaii. Just have to work smart (and hard) enough to be part of that.”

    -Santa Paegle,

    Student of RBS / BI Norwegian Business School Dual Degree Program

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - Santa Kanaska

  • What inspires you?

    “It may sound unusual but I am mostly inspired by my dreams. I consider the desired result “a wish or a dream” - the point or place I want to be, and it helps to create a work/project guideline settlement which I follow until the goal is achieved.”

    • Santa Kanaska,

    BBA student, member of music band “4BM”

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - Maria Salienko

  • Being a professional dancer sure requires confidence and courage. How do these capabilities help a young woman in the business world?

    “Entrepreneurial confidence is derived from the ability to execute, just like a dancer gains self-assurance by practicing.

    However, no matter how confident you are, sometimes all of us feel doubt. This is where courage comes in - it requires taking risk and ignoring that fearful voice in your head. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Otherwise - just stay at home.”

    • Maria Salienko,

    BBA student, professional belly dancer

  • November 22, 2016: RBS Stories - Guntars Reiss

  • They say winning is not everything. Is that true?

    “Winning is not everything. Both - failure and success - are.

    Even though failure is a great lesson, I prefer winning. If you win, it means you are either better or luckier than the opponent. And luck does not come just like that - you have to earn it.”

    • Guntars Reiss,

    BBA student, Goalie at hockey club Kurbads