Stories

  • Volunteering to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe

    Volunteering to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe

    As a Barclays employee, I have had the opportunity to work with JA Europe twice as a business volunteer. The Innovation Camps in Madrid have given both volunteers and students alike access to a truly unique experience that goes beyond expectations. In just a few hours students are able to discover what means to be an entrepreneur, and volunteers the chance to share their expertise and enjoy a very refreshing experience with tomorrow’s leaders.

  • 5 JA Questions for Petr Andrýsek, JA Alumnus & Founder/CEO of Socialsharks

    5 JA Questions for Petr Andrýsek, JA Alumnus & Founder/CEO of Socialsharks

    As a young student, the JA Company Programme connected the dots between education and business, teaching us how to negotiate and putting us in contact with real companies. Such opportunities, at such a young age, really helped me begin to understand the realities of the business world. Many students might not appreciate the importance of these connections in the moment, but for your future career it’s a huge leap forward.

  • Creating value in business: My JA road to becoming an entrepreneur

    Creating value in business: My JA road to becoming an entrepreneur

    Right after starting high school, when I was around 16 years old, I heard that students participating in my school’s JA Company Programme were doing exceptionally well at the national level. They were winning awards, participating in international competitions...I wanted to be one of those students! 

  • Leaders-for-a-Day: An incredible journey for my students

    Leaders-for-a-Day: An incredible journey for my students

    36 teenagers from all Europe + 36 leaders + a remarkable organization = an impressive experience. Here is a brief summary of our three unique days in Brussels.

  • Building innovative dreams during Microsoft visit

    Building innovative dreams during Microsoft visit

    First of all, we would like to express our gratitude by saying that our Junior Achievement (JA) experience was extremely useful and truly life-changing. We participated in both innovative and entrepreneurial projects, as well as STEM-focused competitions, and the knowledge and skills we’ve gained are vital for any person looking to pursue a future in this area. Thanks to JA we are better prepared for our next education and career prospects.

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