Leaders-for-a-Day: Barbara Bujalková

At the moment I am a student at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. My field of study is International business with agrarian commodities, but I still remember the year when we started working in our students company as if it was yesterday...

We heard about it so many good thing and we were all very excited about it. We participated in Hyundai Skills for the Future competition. At first we didn't have a clue what our main product would be. In the last minute we had a great idea. There was no such thing that would help mothers with their children when they are driving. There are many car accidents because the children demand the mothers attention during driving so they needs to turn around. We wanted to create an application through which the mother could see her children in the back seat and the children could see their mother and it would calm them down. It was really hard to think through all the details. We later found a talented young man who created the application for us. All there was left was to promote our product. We got in touch with the local Hyundai car seller and he provided a car for us to shoot a commercial. We had the best time and we really learned how to work as a team. 

We were really excited when we went to the trade fair in Bratislava. We were full of expectations. We won the firs place in the category Hyundai Skills for the Future and five members of our team got the chance to go to the International trade fair in Frankfurt. I wasn't amongst the lucky students but we were all so happy when we found out that they won the first place. 

We gained many useful skills during this year, and of course some of us got the ESP certificate. I was very happy when I heard from JA Europe about the opportunity to go to Brussels. I didn't hesitate even for a moment and immediately applied for Leaders for a Day. I believe that this is a great chance for me to see how an ordinary day as a leader looks like. It will help me to discover which of my skills need improvement in order to become a leader myself. 

I started working as a financial consultant this summer. As I started studying at a university I have more free time so I can gain some practical skills. This experience will certainly help me improve myself in this area as well. Many students can´t find a job after they graduate, I want to avoid this by working in my free time. I don´t want to be lost in the World after school but know exactly what I am going to do and where I am going.

My hobbies are sports and wildlife photography. I go swimming two days a week and ride my bicycle other days. I had a knee injury and I have to do sports every day so it won't hurt. This changed the way I think in many ways. I was a bad swimmer at the beginning, but I couldn't give up, I had to push myself further and further to get to my goal, which was to live every day without any pain. 

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