From Restaurant Manager in Italy to MBA in Sydney

Meet Mattia Griggio: adventurer, manager, student, and man who loves what he does.

In 2016, Mattia graduated from a BA of Economics and Management, and decided to move from his hometown of Venice, Italy, all the way to the other side of the world.

“During my university studies I had always been thinking of an overseas experience. So, by the end of 2016, I decided to move to Australia to further develop my English language knowledge, and give myself the opportunity to work, and to experience a new country and a different culture,” Mattia said.

Driven by his curiosity about the world and thirst for new experiences, he would spend the next three years travelling around Australia and Canada. He explored the cities and wilderness while working in different managerial roles in the hospitality industry.

“I never thought that I would be been staying in Australia for more than a year. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I decided to give myself the opportunity to further grow my personal and professional career.”

Last year, while living in Sydney, he decided it was time to return to study, and take his career to the next level. He wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do, but he knew he wanted something that would combine his two passions of travel and business management.

“After two years of many different experiences in hospitality, and one year spent in a different role in Canada, I decided to go back to my studies in order to further develop my knowledge, and to challenge myself in different industries,” he said.

“Since 2016 I had been covering different managerial roles in a sector (hospitality industry) that I already knew well, because of my previous work experience in Italy.”

Mattia decided to enroll in an online MBA of Global Project Management at Torrens University and began his studies this year.

He transferred to the MBA fully online for extra flexibility and has been able to continue study without interruption.

“I am just at the beginning of my university journey with Torrens [University], but I can strongly confirm that the support I have had so far has been incredible. In addition to the knowledge I am acquiring daily, I am also becoming more confident in facing new professional challenges.

“I hope I will be able to secure a position in project management or business administration”

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