Placement: Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Washington D.C.: July 2 – November 11, 2018
During the 4 months period, Nikolett’s main tasks at GEN were assisting Jonathan Ortmans, President of GEN with various short-term projects; assistance in creating social media campaigns for GEW and GEW USA; assisting in the creation of a communications plan for GEW USA and theme blog posts. Nikolett also had the opportunity to get tasks in her fields of interest like User Experience Design, and learning new skills like using Adobe Photoshop. Apart from her work at GEN, Nikolett also took part in organizing two bigger events: she assisted in the preparations for the conference entitled “Carl Lutz: Righteous Among the Nations”hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and co-sponsored by the Coalition; and she also traveled to Atlanta for one week and helped Coalition President Andrea Lauer Rice with organizing the 5thAtlanta Hungarian Festival.
“Working abroad is always a big benefit for a career path. It helps to stand out of the crowd, because international work experience is much more valuable. I could learn new working methods, share ideas and improve my skills which made me a better professional. I could also develop my ability to integrate into a different, cross-cultural working environment, pick up the thread and be an equal part of a team. I managed to evolve my oral and writing skills, technical knowledge. I am thankful that I was entrusted with various responsibilities including different communication, marketing and design tasks.”
Nikolett Nagy holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) and a graduate degree in Communication and Media Studies from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapest, Hungary). She also spent a semester as an exchange student at the University of Bologna, School of Economics, Management and Statistics (Bologna, Italy). Alongside her university studies, Nikolett was working for advertising companies in Budapest (Friendly Advertising Group, Popgroup Advertising Agency, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising) as a creative writer. Since last year, she works as a freelance communication and project manager, currently for a Hungarian startup that builds chat robots.