Elio Soto has a Bachelor’s degree in Education Science by the Universidad de Granada, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports by the University of Wales. Afterwards, he completed a Master in Commerce Management and Marketing at ENEB to reconcile work and studying.
Name and surname: Elio Soto Alguacil.
Prior education: Bachelor’s degree in Education Science by the Universidad de Granada, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports by the University of Wales.
Training program carried out in ENEB: Master in Commerce Management and Marketing.
What motivated you to participate in that training program?
My career aspirations. Until I was 22, my passion was education and, especially, sports (football), so I focused my educational training on that. At University I discovered Marketing and, sometimes, I ask myself if I had chosen the right path. That is the reason why I looked to complement my education with a specific training program that would satisfy me. Currently, I am focused on sports and marketing related tasks.
Most Master programs that I found did not give the option to reconcile work and study. In the current labour world, it was unfeasible for me to opt for an in-person Master’s, as job positions are not stable and job offers can be from anywhere in the world. ENEB gave the chance to reconcile both worlds, in fact, once started the program I had to move due to work reasons.
Professionally speaking, what are your short and long- term objectives? Do you have any new project in mind?
I am a bustling person, and I like to explore and analyse every new opportunity in the market. In the short term, I hope that my project, Jungle Move, is strengthened in our country. It is a wonderful project with a great team behind.
I also collaborate with agents and sports agencies at a marketing level, which is where I want to focus on a medium and long term. Work in what you are passionate about is the difference from a good employee and the best employee.
Has your career grown after completing the Master program at ENEB?
It hasn't grown after completion but during its conclusion. I was studying this Masters when I got my current position.
Which subject did you find most useful?
Undoubtedly, the subjects that I enjoyed the most were Strategic Management, Negotiation Techniques, International Trade and Marketing.
Was it easy for you to reconcile work and study?
Yes. Because I enjoyed the content of the subjects. One of my hobbies is reading, especially, Strategic Management, International Trade and Marketing books.
How has completing this program contribute to your professional growth?
It has strengthen my knowledge and have a certificate that credits it. I used to read books about Marketing and International trade because I enjoyed them, but I could not demonstrate that I had the knowledge.
Why would you recommend the Master in Commerce Management and Marketing?
Mainly, two reasons:1. How easy it is to fix your schedule, reconciling it with your job.
2. The syllabus has a lot of practical content, so you are forced to put into practice what you have learnt, and retain the information in a better way. The methodology is not only based on taking a test, as other distance schools do.
What would you single out from your experience with ENEB?
How easy it is to reconcile studying and working, the syllabus and the service offered by the school.