Through a six-week practicum in Budapest, student interns receive first-hand international experience working for either a multinational or local Hungarian company or organization.
The students work various projects according to the needs of the organization to which they are assigned. Student interns are unpaid volunteers for their company or organization. Work terms are academically rigorous, full-time work that provides both the student and the organization with a useful, meaningful work product within the six-week term.
Students in this program are upper-level undergraduate students with strong academic credentials. They are chosen from a list of qualified applicants and have the background and experience to provide the organization with meaningful work.
We have run the program successfully for two years, in 2015 and 2017. Participating companies have been very pleased with the work of our students and have been involved in the program since its beginning. Sample projects from previous years include: marketing research and financial analysis with focus on eastern European countries; marketing plan for newly developed products; researching export possibilities to North America; cold calling different institutes in North and South America to market existing and new products.
Students worked on key elements of the Canada European Union Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) that was implemented this September. They’ve compiled extensive lists of businesses in several Canadian provinces, wrote e-books on “How to do Business in Canada?” and “How to do Business in Europe? Afterwards they put together an export readiness questionnaire to be sent out to the above companies, and worked on a report detailing Benefits and opportunities for CETA investors. A sports marketing major student worked for a Hungarian soccer club on their international marketing image and website to measure effectiveness on their social media outreach towards fans. Two students worked for a healthy lifestyle promoting PR firm writing a 40 page research paper highlighting the functional food and beverage statistics of various countries to determine opportunities and potential threats of functional food wending machine start up business in the global economy.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Gizelle Tiponut, Coordinator, International
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4