Being part of the very first professional fellows’ group from Macedonia has been exceptional and rewarding experience for me, both on a professional and personal level. The program has broadened my views on development and project opportunities, widened my network of professional contacts and opened a window of possibilities for future regional cooperation, activities, and projects.
WorldChicago Professional Fellowship Program Experience empowered me with new knowledge, expanded my horizons and enhanced my professional network. It was an unforgettable journey of learning, sharing business ideas and entrepreneurial empowerment, both through professional placement at DePaul University in Chicago as well as in collaboration with other fellows from my region. I believe this Fellowship opportunity was a definite privilege, especially as it is not finished yet. It continues to develop and grow via the work of Alumni community in the region.
In Chicago you live and "work" like a local. You come back more confident in your know-how, with a global mindset and a wider network.
Access to the Chicago impact ecosystem movers and shakers was a boost for my professional career and living with the group of fellows and locals Chicagoans for a month surrounded by the magnificent cultural-architectural backdrop of the City a boost in every other was. It gave me the opportunity to look upgrade my professionals skill and network, but above all it gave me a fresh perspective of life and a gift of a loving, fun and smart community of fellow professionals!
Can I just say WOW! 🙂 Guess that is not enough. Well, let's say it was a life opportunity that changed some things in my life, in a good way, and I liked it. 🙂
World Chicago’s Professional fellowship program was a breaking point for my personal and professional development. Deep immersion into the vibrant tech entrepreneurship scene in Chicago helped me put the fragments I had in my mind in the right perspective, and motivated me to contribute more to the development of a local entrepreneurial scene, together with other PFP fellows.
Deep dived into Chicago's trep ecosystem, expanded my international network of experts and implemented a bunch of joint projects - that's WorldChicago PFP in a nutshell.
Program help me to gain new experience in management of business support institutions and to see new possible way of creating ecopreneurship environment.
Great experience that everyone in business should consider.
Inspiring, fun and valuable experience. Friendships that were created among our group and with local hosts and people I met, are invaluable.
The greatest gain from my stay in Chicago is the fact that I witnessed how one can transform the young technology students into successful entrepreneurs. Action is what drives society and this cannot be stressed enough.
Great experience, good people.
It was a great experience. I had the opportunity to meet great people and to see the American way of doing business.
To get an insight of Chicago life and business and to share your experience with US people was an unique experience.
To be part of the World Chicago fellowship was a tremendous experience which inspired and encourage me personally and professionally. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet experts in tech, entrepreneurship and innovation community and a true inspiration. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn abroad and get to know new ways of thinking.
Experience that will mark you for life. I mean - in a good way.
Fellowship was an amazing opportunity in terms of networking and broadening my professional experience.
Through WC program I was able to work with like-minded, proactive and creative people. It was a great feeling to work with such a group and see them improve and progress in their professional and personal life. WC represents to me a platform for connection and collaboration which helps its members in strengthening their local and national ecosystems.
WorldChicago is really doing a great job for this region. I'm glad I decided to apply for the fellowship and became the member of this big family. It's really great how this program influences both professional and personal development. Thanks WorldChicago!
Chicago tech fellowship is a great way to experience USA and get familiar with their education system, way of doing business and models of self-development. After the fellowship, I came back more open minded, agile and with broader network of professionals and friends in USA and Balkan.
The nicest surprise that awaits you in Chicago are the people. The people are openminded, ready to share their knowledge and give you a hand to help you with your goals. WorldChicaho is a program that can give you access to top level knowledge, prisitne firendships and best fun the city of Chicago can offer.
It brought me a change of my mindset and a different perspective. I learnt how to be competitive and not insulted when things go wrong. At the same time I improved my leadership skills. Thanks to World Chicago’s Professional fellowship, lessons learnt in University Chicago Polsky center for entrepreneurship and innovation made a valuable impact on my professional path and helped me develop a professional network in the USA and a valuable network of Alumni from our countries.
It's a really experience that you won't forget. 🙂 Two biggest values are meeting new people (not just US people but mostly other fellows) and see how people and business in the US is working ...
World Chicago Fellowship program and all Alumni follow meet-ups are an extraordinary business and life-changing experiences that allows you to grow constantly! And that's the best part of it, becoming a better person and professional
World Chicago was a wonderful experience and I carry a special place in my heart for the people I met and for the City I got to explore.
Fellowship in Chicago is one of the best experiences; you meet so much interesting people, learn a lot about entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago and simply grow professionally as well as personally.
Chicago helped me find myself again. The experience opened my mind and my creativity to a whole new level. And the people that I meet have become my second family and one of the closest people in my life that still inspire me daily.
Unforgettable experience. Always ready to repeat it.
I could not imagine a better experience that's combining culture and business in one. Amazing city, amazing vibes, amazing people and so much knowledge.
The WorldChicago Professional Fellowship Program Experience has given me a perspective shift that could have only be possible by completely changing the environment and a relentlessly focusing on making things happen. It connected my fields of interest in deep ways and it all started coming together now, that I'm back.
The program gave me the international perspective on technological advances in the world and introduced the wonderful city of Chicago filled with diversity and bursting with new technological ideas. I was inspired by this experience to create space for new generations in my hometown, to be united in the passion for learning, technology and innovation.
A month in Chicago is one of the best life&business learning experiences you can have.
Through Fellows program in Chicago I have grown personally and professionally, developed my network of US and regional experts and created national events with impact on Croatian startup and innovation scene. Living with US family gave me opportunity to break several prejudices.This program is truly a life-changing experience.
Coming as a tech entrepreneur, World Chicago PFP program fulfilled my expectations. My mission was to get as many business connections as possible, test my competencies against US-based developers and grow as professional. The end result was - 2 successful business corporations with US-based companies (organizations) and one with Slovenian company.
The PFP WorldChicago Fellowship is one of the best professional experiences I have had. I kindly recommend it to everyone interested in ecosystem development, Chicago tech scene and the US in general. I made great friends and business contacts, learned a lot about innovation and US-entrepreneurial way of thinking while having so much fun! Thus, living with US host gives unique insight into the American culture and makes the whole program extraordinary experience.
This month, March 2019, I had a guest from USA in my home. The guest was Roland Kula who was my homestay host in Chicago, during my participation on the Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in November 2018. I spend a month in Roland’s home and during the stay he took us on many tours in the city and showed us places that you can never discover without a local citizen. We had many discussions related to the American history, politics, life, and thanks to that I learned so much about the country and the people. So, Roland become a friend and I was honored to have him as a guest in my country, and to take him around Skopje and Ohrid and talk about history, traditions, lifestyle. The PFP program didn’t just give me priceless knowledge and experience that I will certainly use in what I do, it also gave me extraordinary knowledge about American society, acquaintances, potential partners for my future projects and of course, friends.
I am grateful for being one of the World Chicago professional fellows which allowed me to get first hand experience on how Chicago became a well-known innovation center. By participating in this fellowship program, you will become part of a global network of more than one million emerging leaders and change makers, and together will work to bring positive change in the world. This is unique opportunity, and a life changing moment that is why I encourage every professional leader to use the possibility and apply for an unforgettable US professional and personal experience!