Stories

  • 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.

  • Discovering your passion and building confidence

    Discovering your passion and building confidence

    Matei Cretu, participated in GEP in 2014 and his team won the European Final in Madrid. The GEP European Final brought together 75 students from 13 countries to collectively work on designing solutions that would help young people become more successful in finding employment and more proactive in creating jobs for themselves.

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