Alumna Lina Lukoseviciute

Lina Lukoseviciute
  • Name:  Lina Lukoseviciute                      
  • Date of birth: 13-11-1986                      
  • Nationality: Lithuanian
  • Program: MSc Economics        
  • Specialization track: Resources, Development and Growth           
  • Year of graduation: 2009
  • Employer: PwC
  • Position: Senior Consultant
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"As part of my program, I took the Competitiveness of the European Economy seminar. One of the professors was a director at PwC at the time. His team was looking for students and I applied. This only confirms how important it is to have professors with a link to the business sector. It’s a win-win both for companies and students."

Lina Lukoseviciute's answers to the following questions:


Can you describe what your current position involves?

I am currently working as a senior consultant in the strategy department at PwC in Amsterdam. We are performing market, competition, and regulatory analyses and provide advice to companies, governments, and non-profits. My focus areas are economic impact measurement and healthcare economics. I’ve just completed my year in the Leaders for Nature committee (business platform for natural capital), where I worked together with representatives of the largest Dutch multinationals and shared best practices in sustainability.

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Is this your first position after graduation? If not, what did you do before?

It is my first position after graduation. I completed a research internship at PwC during my last semester. Then I realized that I liked the company, its culture, and the team and that this might be my next step. Shortly after graduation, I got a job offer!

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How did you get in touch with this company?

As part of my program, I took the Competitiveness of the European Economy seminar. One of the professors was a director at PwC at the time. His team was looking for students and I applied. This only confirms how important it is to have professors with a link to the business sector. It’s a win-win both for companies and students. 

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What was the defining moment in your studies?

When I spent late evenings solving different assignments with my study mates and still felt so fascinated and committed, I decided I wanted to solve complex problems. PwC offers no less than that. We are literally solving our clients’ problems using our knowledge, experience, and global networks.

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How do you use the knowledge gained at Tilburg University in your job?

I am quite lucky to have a job that requires me to come back to economic theory more often than I had imagined. We frequently use macro-economics to explain developments in markets and translate them into strategic policies for clients Our team’s projects are often related to competition in different markets. The knowledge I gained during Competition and Regulation courses is invaluable.

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Does your current job/your career so far meet the expectations you had as a student?

My job even exceeds my expectations. I never thought to be directly applying the things I learned, as the knowledge often appeared to be rather theoretical. I was surprised to see that the business world and governments actually appreciate these insights. So from time to time, my colleagues and I open our economics books to check the academic truths.

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What has surprised you (positively) about your Master's program / the specialization track you chose?

I was mostly impressed by the level of flexibility we had to “design” our Master’s! There are so many options for courses that you can almost create your own track.

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Did you participate in extracurricular activities and, if so, how did this contribute to your personal development?

I had a side job so my university-related activities outside my studies were limited. I started with my internship quite early on and it took up most of my time. But I’d certainly recommend participating in study association activities – it is always great fun and is definitely a big plus when you apply for jobs. If my program had lasted longer than a year, I would probably have become a mentor to younger students just as I was during my Bachelor in Lithuania.

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What is your ambition? What would like to have achieved in 2020?

I am currently working on a few projects which take me to different economic sectors and their prospects in 2020 and beyond. I find it hard to foresee my own future... But my best guess is that I’ll be an experienced consultant to international governments and companies advising on their socio-economic and environmental impact. I want to lead projects that can help organizations become more sustainable and go beyond profits. I’d also like to co-found a social enterprise. Or at least develop an idea for one. And perhaps give a TED talk on some inspiring topic as well! I am open to new opportunities along the way, so who knows what can happen!

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What or who gives you inspiration and why?

People who burst with ideas and leaders who truly believe in their people inspire me most. And of course, my trips. I travel often and extensively. Visiting new places, spotting local lives and meeting people along the way recharges my energy and inspiration! Once I met a former CEO from Wall Street, who had quitted her well-paid job and founded a yoga and lifestyle studio.     

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Do you have any advice for current students?

Be open and authentic.

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