Ellen Pullins, Professor at the University of Toledo, US experienced Haaga-Helia as a Fulbright scholar for three months from January to March 2015.
Ana Timonen (left), Timo Kaski, Ellen Pullins and Sirpa Holmström enjoying a coffee break and talks.
During her stay, Ellen taught Bachelor and Master students in marketing, sales and international business, actively engaged in Mania research project, helped to develop and keynoted a sales summit for corporate partners, alumni and students, met with the sales faculty on curriculum re-development and joined many other activities too.
We asked Ellen about her impressions of working with us. Ellen enjoyed the time in Finland and her work with Haaga-Helia staff and students.
-I made some great colleagues and friends with whom I hope to stay in touch with for many years to come.
Ellen feels she quickly integrated into the Haaga-Helia community – she knew some colleagues from before that helped but says that as a visiting scholar it is also important to actively go and talk to people. Ellen was happy that she had the opportunity to meet with Haaga-Helia colleagues from different units.
-There are many interesting things going on that deserve to be shared.
Ellen would like to encourage Haaga-Helia colleagues to the “out of the unit” thinking and more encounters and cooperation between the units and groups.
Text Sirpa Holmström
Photo Susan Heikkinen