“The program provides a balance between business development capabilities and the even more important talk to develop management skills,” said Cristian Colteanu, GE national executive for Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova. “Furthermore, the program serves as a basis for students to form a network of young people who are capable of forming an intellectual bond between states in Central and Eastern Europe to the benefit of all,” he added.
The program is open to second-year students from various universities in Romania that teach economics, management, engineering and technology. They are the Politehnica University in Timisoara, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and the Politehnica University in Bucharest. The deadline for submitting applications is February 13. The fifteen winners will be selected following a competition. The winners will have to be students with excellent results not only in their academic activity but also in their extra-curricular pursuits. Each of the winners will receive EUR 1,500 annually for two years.
This program was launched by GE Foundation in Romania in 2006 after being successfully implemented in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.