VMU FEM organized „Round Table“ discussion with social partners

Vytautas Magnus university Faculty of Economic and managment (FEM) organized discussion „Round Table“  on December 9. There were requested more than 20 social partners, such as „FESTO“, „Stumbras“, „Volfas Engelman“, „Ernst & Young Baltic” and others.

FEM presented faculty activities, study programmes and business relations.

“Nowadays it is important to combine students’, business’ and university’s interests which help to work unanimously. It is important to train and prepare high qualification graduates. Students should be able theory adapt practically. Also, they have to rethink critically, it should help to choose the best received information.”, – said VMU FEM dean Rita Bendaravičienė.

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Participants discussed about internships possibilities in their companies. It should be a compulsory training. Also, it might be a student’s voluntary initiative, which allows promote competitiveness and preparation in work after studies.

The discussion guests talked about international experience importance, which includes studies and internships through Erasmus+ programme. This type of studies improves social, self-confidence, negotiation skills, which are useful in work environment. It is important for students to know how to represent product, service, as well as ideas for their future employers.

At the end of meeting it was decided to continue discussion in smaller groups in order to achieve better and more valuable results.