"Getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to learn."

Mario Tamayo graduate at Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2022.

City of origin

Logroño (La Rioja)

2. business where you are currently employed and occupation

Policy adviser trainee at the European Parliament

3. What does your day-to-day work at work space consist of?

Currently work at the European Parliament's Budget committee , which allows me to be halfway between the political arena and the technical structure of the institution. My tasks cover all the phases that any legislative proposal goes through: research, scrutiny and negotiation.

4. What things did you learn in the PPE that you are currently being able to apply in your work space?

The EPP provided me with the necessary tools to work in such a complex and demanding environment as the Europarliament. The subjects of Economics help me to understand many of the technical concepts; while those of politics and Philosophy allow me to understand the institutional game that surrounds them.

5. Where would you like to direct your professional career in the coming years?

In the coming years I would like to acquire the necessary experience to strengthen my career in the political consultancy service , especially in the field of communication. I am also planning to study the diplomatic degree program to be able to continue working in this subject of institutions.  

6. What committee would you give to current PPE students?

Even if you have been told ad nauseam, make the most of your time at university. Don't just go to class, sign up for anything that comes your way and make as many friends as you can. Getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to learn.

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