Orsolya Andrea Lőrincz from Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely), Romania arrived to Washington this spring and will spend 3 months at Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). With HIF’s support, the Hungarian American Coalition’s Internship Program will be hosting eight interns in 2018 to provide first-hand experience at various Washington-based institutions. Internship participants are also expected to complete a Coalition research project that enables them to become familiar with the Hungarian-American community.
Orsolya’s host institution is Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, accelerating innovation and strengthening economic stability around the world. Ranging from efforts to inspire and educate nascent entrepreneurs to advancing research and connecting global leaders in person, GEN operates in all types of economies and cultures and it is a compass to help address these needs by identifying effective initiatives that positively impact whole societies and interventions that target the most critical areas for entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.
Orsolya Andrea Lőrincz holds an undergraduate degree in Management from University of Babes-Bolyai (Cluj Napoca, Romania) and she currently pursues graduate studies in International Business Management at the same university. Orsolya also spent a semester at International Business Academy (Kolding, Denmark) as an exchange student in the International Marketing study program. Orsolya is interested in international marketing, entrepreneurship and minority policy. She speaks English and Romanian fluently.
“As a management student I have always been impressed by how well organized the business activities, institutions are in the United States and I also admire the attitude of US professionals, their work ethic and approach towards new ideas.”
Prior to her internship at GEN, in the summer of 2016, Orsolya did an internship at Saatchi & Saatchi international marketing agency in Budapest, Hungary. She has also been a volunteer at the Civitas Foundation for Civil Society since 2011, which supports rural and regional communities and helps them in developing through entrepreneurship.
Through assignments to think tanks and non-government organizations, CIP participants learn about the workings of both the U.S. government and the non-profit world. Their experience helps them establish contacts in the U.S. in their chosen field, and motivates them to enter public service in their country of origin.
“I would like to challenge myself, learn new things, meet new people with totally different mindsets, with who we can share our vision regarding solving different problems. I consider that this opportunity will not just help me in becoming a better professional, but I will also be able to contribute to the Hungarian American community by offering a helping hand.”