Getting to know DataDiggers - Mihai Bastiurea (Project Associate EMEA)

Updated: Aug 11

Mihai Bastiurea is a young graduate, who stands out by perseverance and well-developed analytical thinking. Studying Business Administration, he learned the importance of solemnity, teamwork and quality!

What does working in the market research industry mean to you?

The market research allows me to better understand the business landscape and what it takes to stay competitive and successful.

What was the most important challenge you had to go through in your career?

One of the most important challenges in my career was to determine what path and principles I should follow to satisfy my material and emotional needs.


What does success mean to you?

Being a successful person means becoming an admired figure, one that people admire and respect. Success is also defined by feeling satisfied the choices you make in your professional and personal life, more specifically the type and level of activity you will participate in.

What do you do to move forward in the profession you have chosen?

The way I plan to move forward in my chosen profession is to work in it for the first few years in order to get experience and learn more about it, then to study on my own to further develop my skills, to keep searching for opportunities.

Is there something new that you have learned in the last 2-3 years, in your career, or in your daily life, which you find is important?

My biggest takeaway from the last few years, applicable to work and day-to-day life, is to never purposely act in a way that will lead to negative effects for the other party.

What do you think is the most important thing in life?

Life is about contributing to society's evolution, while still enjoying it as much as you can.

What are you planning to do in your next vacation?

I'm planning to visit a new place on my next vacation, and that is part of my future trip plans too. I want to explore as many places as possible.

What is making you get up from bed even when you have a bad day?

Being aware that one day I might not be able to do the things I can do now makes me forget that it is a "bad day" and do something.

If you could change something from the past, make a different decision, what would it be and why?

One thing that I would do differently is starting working and studying for my career sooner, being more involved.


Can you name one hobby that you really enjoy?

One of my favorite hobbies is hiking. It takes me out of the mundane city environment.

What’s your favorite book and why?

“Crime and Punishment” is my favorite book. I admire this book because it takes a hard look at the consequences of doing wrong on purpose.

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