Experience of our interns

Kristína Durčáková (London School of Economics)

"The internship in the company was one of the most positive experiences in a working environment I’ve ever had. Not only I had the opportunity to be a part of a very dynamic team and develop my analytical thinking and problem-solving skills on a daily basis, but the most satisfying was the fact that I was fully included in the work on multiple projects, which have a huge added value for the Slovak public. The experience represents an ideal example of working for the private sector in Slovakia, where besides gaining a wide range of skills, I was also able to notice the positive impact of our projects on the R&D and innovation area. Except for the brilliant collective and fulfilling work I will also miss the afternoon table football with my colleagues and a daily load of cakes!"

Jaro Leitmann (University College London)

"The internship in the company has given me a unique possibility to be a part of projects with enormous added value for Slovakia. I had the possibility to take part in organizing Startup Awards, design big international projects aimed to support the innovation ecosystems, practice analytical thinking while processing data or writing analyses. The internship has also enabled me to join the team of Slovak organization for research and development activities for two months and work on a marketing campaign for the biggest science popularization event in Slovakia. Thereby, I was able to gain valuable experience right after finishing my studies and help to better Slovakia a little.

Bohdan Hemžal (University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt)

"The main reason why I have decided for an internship here was to experience the attractive world of science, innovations and entrepreneurship. I got a chance to confront knowledge gained during the writing of my bachelor thesis “Venture capital in Slovakia” with Slovak reality. I was collaborating on projects mainly within the areas of science and start-ups. A great benefit of the internship was the level of involvement in the realization process of projects and space for demonstrating my ideas and skills. On the other hand, independence, flexibility and responsibility were necessary requirements. Therefore the internship at the company constitutes a challenge as well as a great opportunity.“