Liza Eleonóra Borovoj from Budapest, Hungary arrived to Washington this fall and will spend 4 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.
Liza’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.
Liza Eleonóra Borovoj is an undergraduate student studying Commerce and Marketing at Corvinus University of Budapest (Budapest, Hungary). Liza was an active member of the organizing team of Budapest International Model United Nations – BIMUN and currently she is member of the marketing team of her university’s student organization ‘Öntevékeny Csoportok Irodája’. Liza is interested in business economics, international marketing, commerce and consumer behavior processes. She speaks English and Russian fluently and German on a basic level.
“From a young age, I showed great passion to business economics. I recently started the last year of my undergraduate studies, and along with that I am preparing for my thesis research. The main subject of my future thesis is Consumer Acculturation, which is in close relation with travel, migration and change of cultural environment and cultural identity. I believe that this internship will form an incredible base for my future studies and research on this thought-provoking topic.”
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.