Students' Job Experience

12th December 2016
Our amazing students are interpreting at Košice Invest conference organized by AmCham…-invest-2016

Thank you to

Bc. Zuzana Eperješiová
Bc. Patrícia Miháliková
Bc. Lukáš Motičák
Bc. Juraj Majcher
Bc. Zuzana Solejová

We are proud to have you as our students!

Our interpreters took part in Globsec City Talks conference in Košice. Their performance was highly appreciated by the audience emphasizing three key qualities which an interpreter should have: professional preparation of the topic, self-confidence and cultivated performance. A special thanks goes to their instructors Dr. Franko and Dr. Janigová!

22.3. 2016
On the 22nd of March, a total of 14 of our students took part in a conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. Four of these were offered an opportunity to hone their interpreting skills in an actual professional environment. Although the transfer from our friendly training booths to the hard reality of conference interpreting is anything but easy, the students took up the challenge very competently. The rest of the students were invited as guests – and they, too, played their part admirably. This event, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Košice, was part of the “HR week” series of events, the main topic of which were organisational changes in a company and how to deal with them. After an opening word by Jake Slegers, the Executive Director of AmCham Slovakia, the floor was given to the keynote speaker of the conference – Dorie Clark, consultant, professional speaker, and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the TIME Magazine. Her one-hour-long presentation on networking was nothing short of memorable and it gave our interpreters plenty of opportunities to show off their craft. After the coffee break, there was a panel discussion, named “How to Introduce Changes and Produce Positive Results in Slovak Companies?”, in which representatives of companies such as T-systems Slovakia, U.S. Steel Košice and Grafton Recruitment participated. Last but not least came a workshop by Dagmar Zukalová, titled “Change Management from the Perspective of Legal Practice”, which provided an exhaustive look into the lawyer’s viewpoint of change management. In the end, the 50 or so guests – including our students – left the conference very satisfied with both the content and – I dare hope – our colleagues’ interpreting.
Martin Vranovský