Barbara Plattner

Managing Director, Innsbruck Tourism

Barbara Plattner
Barbara Plattner

Study program: Tourism Business Studies (Bachelor & Master)

How did your studies at MCI prepare you for your current job?

The combination of science, research and practice is an unbeatable combination. The internships I completed during my studies and also the opportunity to work alongside my master's degree prepared me very well for my current job. The variety of content provided a solid foundation to start in the working world. "Life is a mountain not a beach" - in line with this motto, completing a degree is the beginning of a journey, i.e. the MCI has always conveyed the importance of lifelong learning and continuing education.

When I look back at my time at MCI...


... for friendships I made at that time and the network I built,
... for inspiring discussions with lecturers and fellow students,
... for valuable knowledge paired with practical tasks and projects,
... for countless projects that cultivated and fostered teamwork,
... for healthy competition, which motivated to top performances,
... for personal borderline experiences that have pushed my performance limits further,
... for international experiences, research and friendships,
... for Innsbruck as a unique student city that has made up for some tedious days of studying with diverse alpine adventures and urban experiences.

What would you tell someone who is considering studying at MCI?

Let´s go...

What is your motto?

Be the change you wish to see in this world.