Smart Start - Conference at the Faculty of Economics brought together high school students, university students and experienced economists
On Saturday, 6 April 2019, the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka organized a one-day conference "Smart Start", which brought together more than 60 high school students and university students who had the opportunity, during several hours of socializing, to hear the stories of experienced career professionals in the sphere of private and public sector as well as international financial institutions.
Speakers shared with younger colleagues their professional and personal stories from their student days to the successful management positions. Thus, one of the speakers, Bobana Čegar, an economist from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and until recently a Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Economics, shared her story of the days when she was the best student and a winner of the gold medal, through experiences during her improvement through international programs in Slovenia, Germany and Austria to her present position in the IMF Office in BiH. Bobana told young people that career development was closely linked to the knowledge, hard work and dedication and that economics as a profession is sufficiently broadly profiled for the future and thus a great career choice.
Darko Milunović, Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Economics and one of the executive directors of Elektroprivreda RS, spoke to young people about the importance of contacts and achieved positive impressions with associates for all future engagements. Darko was talking about his beginnings as a student teaching assistant in the subject of Statistics, through periodic engagements until his successful manager's career in the large system such as Elektroprivreda RS. He advised young people to work hard during their studies and try, by fulfilling well even the smallest engagements, to leave the best impressions that can be recommendation for jobs in the future.
Dragana Višekruna, Business Development Manager and Assistant Director for Finance in the GMP Company, shared her experience and story about her career to future economists and students of the Faculty of Economics. Through sincere presentation Dragana talked about her beginnings when she worked as a promoter for this company and later as a student trainee, but also about situations and business decisions she makes today as part of the management team. She advised students that they should perform even the smallest tasks so well as if they were being monitored and that each, even slightly, better and more dedicated approach to solving business obligations led to a better career and opened new doors for a career in the future. Dragana also shared with young people her experience of working in a large system in the private sector in the Republic of Srpska and explained all the benefits of a career in the private sector, as well as how much serious companies care of quality employees.
After the presentations, the speakers, high school students and university students went to Molson Coors chill out corner and through informal gathering "Coffee to Stay" had the opportunity to ask experienced professionals questions, to get useful advice and to resolve some of the concerns that they currently had.
"Smart Start" was organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka and the Center for Career Development within the project "Knowledge Factory" supported by the US Embassy in BiH.
Published 08.04.2019. у 11:51