My professional career first led me to my favourite field, the fashion sector. Working as assistant of a purchasing manager in a mail order company I covered a lot of ground: Creating and editing texts of catalogues, ordering garments from Hong Kong to Brazil, calculating items, researching the competition, negotiating with suppliers and choosing samples for the next seasons collection, assessing slideshows and the selection of the best photos for catalogues and brochures etc.
As a managing director of a Tourist Board in Tyrol I got to know the Tyrol and fell in love with this beautiful province of Austria. Over six years I represented hotels and private accommodation owners, cable car and chair lift companies, tour operators and skiing schools on joint marketing activities. I was also involved in planning and organising cultural and PR events. Keen to be actively involved in the regional life I took part in meetings of citizens from Upper Austria living in Tyrol. Fortunately I was in a position to travel a lot via attending tourist fairs e.g. BIT at Milano, ATB in Vienna and other Austrian towns as well as trade fairs in other European cities.
Now as a teacher of commercial subjects at BHAK Perg I can make use and sense of all my previous work, professional and personal experiences. I like that synergy and overall perspective I am able to offer to my students. I could not train others in things I have not experienced myself in some way. Coaching Matura projects is work I love to do. The theoretical background of project management is critical and vital for the success of students work. That’s why I have put a lot of effort on preparation of lesson plans and lessons.
* Mag. Maria Peer died unexpectedly in March 1914. Rest in peace.