Maja Stevanović

Maja Stevanović

Tell us about yourself briefly.

I am 22 years old and a student at the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka, program International Business. Apart from economics, I am interested in in art and photography. Besides that I also work in management at a theatre for children and young people.

What can you tell us about the program International Business?

I have to admit that I was pretty indecisive while chosing a faculty, but International Business seemed very interesting and promising. I can now say that it was definately a right choice. Studying in english is not easy but its interesting and I think it gives me more options when it comes to my career. After 3 years, I feel like I’m not only ready for the Croatian market but for the world market aswell.

" I think that one of the best features of our Faculty is all the additional content offered to students throughout the year.”

What’s it like studying at EFRI?

Interesting, dynamic and comfortable all in all. With everything I do in life, the Faculty is still number one, but I am grateful that it allows me to seriously pursue several other things on the side. I think that one of the best things at our Faculty is all the additional content the students are offered throughout the year. The Faculty regularly organizes different conferences and lectures from big names from various fields of economics. I attended many lectures and left each one with new knowledge, and that is priceless to me.

Apart from studying, you also work at a theatre. Can you tell us more about it?

I work at the TRY theatre, a theatre for children and young people. We have about 110 members, ages 7-22.

I have been working in the theatre’s management for almost a year and it has taught me a lot about management. It’s a very dynamic and never boring type of job through which I met a lot of interesting people. Besides, I always loved theatre and now I have a chance to be behind the scenes and watch the whole process of making a play. My favourite part are probably the children and the young members of the theatre. It’s amazing what theatre does to children, the way it opens them up and builds them as people. It is a privilege to watch it from the first row.

You are a professional photographer as well. Can you tell us something more about that?

I started doing photography 3 and a half years ago. At first it was just portraits of my friends, and then it grew into different campaigns, working with models, designers, make-up artists etc.
I was interested in photographing only people and I never tried doing landscapes and things like that. Once, a colleague of mine from the world of photography asked me whether I would help her out at a wedding. That day I fell in love with the chaos that comes with photographing a wedding.

Not long after, my boyfriend (who is also a professional photographer) and I decided to open our own studio for wedding photography. We both primarily do art photography – he does fine art landscapes and I do portraits – and I think this gives us a special approach to wedding photography. For us it is not just documentary photography, it is art as well. Our small studio has been working actively for two years now, and with each season we are getting better and booking more weddings.

Why photography?

I was drawn to the idea of fine art portraits because I can create something that doesn’t exist. A character or a fairytale scene that isn’t real.
Photography is my creative outlet – a place where through making costumes and scenes, preparing models and editing photos I create something that didn’t exist before.


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