Meet our new project manager: Kristína Pobjecká
Albion Languages welcomes Kristína Pobjecká to our Bratislava team. In this post, we ask her about her background, her love for languages, and what she is looking forward to as a project manager at Albion Languages.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My background is in languages. I received my MA in Translation, Interpretation and Culture (English and German) from Comenius University in Bratislava. I also spent one term in Regensburg, Germany, which was a great experience that I highly recommend to all.
What do you love about learning languages?
I speak English and German and in future I would like to take up French or Italian. I love extending my vocabulary and finding new ways to express myself. I enjoy learning idioms and the stories behind their origin.
What inspired you to become a project manager in the language industry?
I’ve always been keen on working with languages and at university I learnt to look at texts from the translator’s point of view. Being a project manager at Albion Languages allows me to get a view from the other side, keep up my language skills, and still stay in touch with the “world of translation”.
In your opinion, what skills are needed to be a good project manager?
I think that a good project manager should be well-organised, and capable of assigning tasks effectively and finding solutions to challenging requests. A PM should also know how to find a balance between work and free-time, such as keeping deadlines out of mind when at home.
What do you hope to gain from working at Albion Languages?
I would like to improve my soft skills and become a proficient manager. As I’m still quite new to the professional world, I hope to gain useful experience and apply my knowledge in practice. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and expanding my contact list.
Give one random fact about you that would surprise us!
Well, I was born in Austria and lived there for a further 4 years. Thanks to that, I learnt German naturally, “on the go”.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can wiggle my ears!
What do you like doing outside of work?
I love reading, writing (some things also end up on my blog) and playing sports (exercising, dancing, jogging) to clear my mind. And of course, I enjoy going out with friends and having fun.
If you weren’t a project manager, what would you consider doing for a career?
I would probably try to become a full-time writer or journalist with the opportunity to travel a lot. Everyone can dream.
Kristína Pobjecká, Project Manager