Placement: Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Washington D.C.: March 20 – June 20, 2018
One of Orsolya’s main tasks at GEN was to help with the preparations for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, that gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries every year to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. She also had to create different world map infographics, representing GEN operations, and partners, and had various research tasks. Orsolya also helped to manage the social media accounts of GEN and its various online platforms, and took several online marketing courses to develop her skills in this field. Apart from her work at GEN, in the beginning of April, she participated in the Young Hungarian Leaders Program (YHLP)organized by Meridian International and the Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF), which led her through a journey starting from the Founding Fathers to the current electoral system. Orsolya was also instrumental in organizing the Coalition’s 2018 Gala Dinnerand Dr. László Brenzovics’s visit.
“My ultimate goal has always been to become an entrepreneur, but before interning at GEN, I never thought about entering the world of startups. I planned to work for a multinational company to gain knowledge. However, after my 3 months spent at GEN, thanks to the CIP, I realized the worth of such organizations and now I know that I would like to be on the other side of the table and help to bring all the benefits home, encouraging entrepreneurs and people with great ideas.”
Orsolya Andrea Lőrincz from Székelyudvarhely, Romania holds an undergraduate degree in Management from University of Babes-Bolyai (Cluj Napoca, Romania) and she currently pursues graduate studies in International Business Management at the same university. Orsolya also spent a semester at International Business Academy (Kolding, Denmark) as an exchange student in the International Marketing study program. In the summer of 2016, she did an internship at Saatchi & Saatchi international marketing agency in Budapest, Hungary. She has also been a volunteer at the Civitas Foundation for Civil Society since 2011, which supports rural and regional communities and helps them in developing through entrepreneurship. Orsolya is interested in international marketing, entrepreneurship and minority policy.