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Corvinus and OTP launch a joint mentoring programme 

2024-02-19 16:28:00

Selected senior Corvinus students will spend four months learning about the culture and daily life of bank managers under the guidance of middle-level and senior managers.  

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

On 16 February, the Corvinus University of Budapest and OTP Bank launched a joint mentoring programme with nine mentor-mentee pairs. Under the partnership, undergraduate students of second or third years or graduate students studying economics or finance can spend four months collecting first-hand experience about the everyday life of middle-level and senior managers in a bank, about multinational corporate culture and about business and banking operations. Students of Corvinus can learn about company operations, business etiquette, report writing, they can attend meetings, specialist trainings and study negotiation techniques. They have the opportunity to ask questions, learn, collect experience and build their social capital. For OTP, the programme is an excellent opportunity to reach new generations of professionals, identify the needs of young people starting their careers and create attractive working conditions for them. In addition, mentors can practise efficient cooperation with the younger generation, which may be useful with their own colleagues, too.   

’The programme fits nicely into our strategic goal to offer practice-oriented education to our students, and to help their professional development and facilitate their integration into the labour market by building personal relationships in a live company environment. The mentoring programme will bring the academic and the corporate worlds closer together and will provide an opportunity to further strengthen the bond between our former and current students, too, as OTP currently employs hundreds of Corvinus alumni,’ said Réka Vas, Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs of Corvinus.  

’I am sure that the cooperation will be mutually beneficial for OTP Bank and the Corvinus University of Budapest, and a long-term professional relationship will be established between mentors and their mentees. Students participating in the mentoring programme will learn from outstanding banking leaders and experts, while receiving help from their mentor in professional and personal orientation and career planning. In addition, the students will get a direct insight into the daily operations and culture of a large company, and for our bank, the programme can be an important channel of social engagement and finding new generations of professionals,’ said Gábor Galovics, Regional Manager of the Budapest Region of OTP Bank.  

Over the past year, the Corvinus University of Budapest has entered into cooperation with a number of major international and Hungarian companies, including Ernst & Young, an international consultancy firm, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Market Építő Zrt. 

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