Program: Graduate Scholarship Recipient
Host Institution: Fordham University
Current Position: Legal Counsel at Vodaphone Hungary
Quote: “It was an eye-opening journey to study and work in the US. Meeting international students from all over the world, studying from knowledgeable professors with exciting backgrounds, creating life-long friendships with people from different nations, and being able to live abroad, especially in one of the most amazing cities in the world was a life-changing experience. I believe these two years in New York made fundamental changes in my way of thinking, taught me to be open and acceptable to differences, however at the same time it deepened my beliefs in my fundamental values and important matters to me.“
Read her interview: hungaryfoundation.
Anna Biczó graduated from Pazmany Peter Catholic University Faculty of Law with a legal diploma in 2010. She was then a practicing lawyer in Budapest, Hungary for 7 years. She I always felt the desire for continuous development in her life, so she applied to LLM studies in the United States and attended Fordham University in New York City, which allowed her to satisfy my hunger for new knowledge and new experiences.
With the generous support from HIF, she graduated with an LLM degree in International Business and Trade Law in 2018. After the LLM, she was able to stay for an additional year and work for big corporations such as Apple in the compliance area and as a financial contract negotiator for BNP Paribas Bank. After these two amazing years in New York City, she moved back home to Budapest, Hungary.
With her LLM diploma in international business and trade law, her aim was to find a company to work for and contribute my Hungarian and US legal knowledge as well as international legal and business experience. She found a perfect opportunity with Vodafone Group Legal, where as part of the Hungarian legal team, she supports Vodafone business worldwide and negotiate different international contracts.
Fordham University is a private research university in New York City. Established in 1841 and named for the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx in which its original campus is located, Fordham is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the northeastern United States, and the third-oldest university in New York State.
Founded as St. John’s College by John Hughes, then a coadjutor bishop of New York, the college was placed in the care of the Society of Jesus shortly thereafter, and has since become a Jesuit-affiliated independent school under a lay board of trustees. The college’s first president, John McCloskey, was later the first Catholic cardinal in the United States. While governed independently of the Church since 1969, every president of Fordham University since 1846 has been a Jesuit priest, and the curriculum remains influenced by Jesuit educational principles. Fordham is the only Jesuit tertiary institution in New York City.