Márk Vad arrived in Washington DC at the beginning of June. It is his first time in DC and in the United States. He is participating in the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the Hungary Foundation and organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). For the next eight weeks, he will work at the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC), which is a non-profit trade association and is the sole national organization dedicated to promoting, defending, and professionalizing PACs and political action professionals. His role will be to get a general overview of the US political system and how corporations and business organizations engage in the political process in the United States. In addition to this, he is enrolled in two economic classes at George Mason University, in Virginia.
Back in Hungary, Márk is an active shaper of youth policy thanks to the Youth Business Group, where he is responsible for international business development and is also one of the leaders of the Public Affairs team. Youth Business Group is one of the largest leadership incubators in the CEE region and its goal is to build up Europe’s largest and most advanced university student organization-based talent hub.
Márk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the Budapest Business School (BBS). During his university years, he was an active participant in university life, serving as vice-president of the student organization of the Hungarian Economic Association and founding the University Business Club, which is currently the largest and fastest-growing student organization at BBS. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Márk is also part of the CEMS Masters in Management program, which is jointly delivered by leading universities, business schools, multinational companies, and non-profit organizations delivering a powerful combination of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning. Joining this master’s program in international management represents the opportunity to acquire experience through qualified and comprehensive leadership programs offered across the globe.
Hungary Foundation’s Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship will give him an insight into the mechanisms that drive the relationship between politics and the economy and provide him with the knowledge to stand out from the crowd in his future career.
It’s not important what university or degree you graduate from, but rather what other opportunities you seize during your university years and what attitude you have. My motto – Always All In – perfectly describes everything I stand for and will continue to stand for throughout my career. – Márk Vad