BKF STUDENTS’ CORPORATE WORKSHOP
International Business Students visit TATA Consultancy Services
TATA Consultancy Services is a regular visitor at BKF with the aim of presenting the activities of the company which is not only a key actor in the Indian economy but also a role-model for businesses in the area of corporate social responsibility.
This time, however, the international business students of BKF were invited to TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) to take part in an eventful English language corporate programme at TATA on 24 April. The students spent an afternoon at the Budapest headquarters of the company meeting TCS workers, observing company projects and getting engaged in an amazing team game supervised by TATA experts.
This is how some of the students described the event:
‘In the game each team had the same mission: to build a small-scale Eiffel Tower out of matchboxes. When time was up, a team of TCS experts evaluated our efforts considering both team work and individual achievement. Naturally, they did not judge our manual skills but our behaviour highlighting our strengths and also what we should improve in the future. Finally, we visited some ongoing TATA projects and we had the opportunity to talk to colleagues and ask them about the ins and outs of their jobs. We are extremely grateful to TATA and their colleagues for showing us what they do and how they do it. But we not only discovered what TATA was all about. By answering our questions and offering us new experiences we left with the image of the ideal workplace in mind that will be hard to outshine. I can’t imagine a company friendlier than TCS.’ Csaba Balogh, second-year student, International Business programme
‘It was amazing to discover on the spot how a multinational company operates. It has widened our horizons and I am absolutely grateful for being given the opportunity to take part in a training like that. It was really fascinating.’ Orsolya Gödri, third-year student, International Business programme
‘Regarding the game, the focus was not on the planning or the building process but on team work. It was interesting to put myself to the test and see how I reacted and what I could do and achieve in a team where I had to work in cooperation with two strangers and a good friend. I think team work is extremely important and it was a satisfying experience to find out that I was able to be cooperative. We were happy to get positive feedback and we will also make use of the constructive advice we got.’ Anita Smida, third-year student, International Business programme