Traditional International Student Seminar again at SBA

  • Michal Stoklasa
  • 27.11.2020
On November 24 and 25, 2020, our faculty organized a traditional meeting of students of the Rzeszów University of Technology, the Faculty of Management, and the Silesian University in Opava, the School of Business Administration in Karviná. It was already the fifteenth meeting within this “International Student Seminar on Management and Financial Issues”. For the first time, the event took place completely online in MS Teams. The students thus lost the traditional evening cultural program, and the focus was shifted to the quality of the professional program. The event was attended by 29 students from many countries, such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and India. Our faculty was represented by a group of 19 students of all forms of study. The event was organized within the ISIP university project "Sharing research activities of SU OPF students in an international environment", whose researcher is dr. Stoklasa, with support by International Relations Office.

Students presented their projects, seminar or diploma theses in English within a time limit of 10 minutes, with subsequent discussion with the jury. Contributions were from many areas, such as marketing, information technology, finance, management and other social science disciplines. The aim of these joint seminars is to strengthen students' presentation competencies and enable students to acquire professional terminology in English, improve their presentation skills and, last but not least, the ability to respond to additional questions of the expert jury.

The seminar is traditionally organized as a competition and it ended with a ceremonial presentation of awards to the best. The decision was not easy for the international jury this time either. Katarzyna Szpiech, a student from Rzeszów, won first place with her contribution "How to take control of your finances?". Second place went to our student Nicolas Sendrei with the article "How US presidential elections affect the stock market". Last year's winner from Poland, Maciej Ozimek, took third place with his contribution "How electromobility is shaping the future of public and private transit". The fourth place belonged to our student Matyáš Hansel with the contribution "Degrowth - Revolution of Global Capitalism". Congratulations to the medallists and thanks to all involved. We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

This years winner Katarzyna Spiech wrote about our event: “This was my third time attending international student seminar on management and financial issues. I am glad I took part in this amazing event again. In my opinion meeting people and opportunity to listen their thoughts about different topics is unusual. Despite problems that we have nowadays Silesian University organized a great meeting and we had an occasion to learn something new not only about management and financial - we have learned how to be together away from each other.”