NEXT STEP: POLAND is a student-led initiative, which aims to promote career and internship opportunities in Poland. The event’s main goal is to tighten collaboration between Polish students in the UK and employers in Poland.
The second edition of the project will take place on the 16th January 2016 in The Cambridge Union Society’s building sited in central Cambridge. The conference will be centred around the "Innovation in Business" topic.
During the event the participants will have the opportunity to take part in a discussion panel on career perspectives in Poland, presentations of career and internship opportunities, workshop sessions and, last but not least, a traditional formal networking dinner at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
NEXT STEP: Poland 2016 will take place in The Cambridge Union Society’s building sited in central Cambridge.
The building was opened in October 1866, however, back then it was only about half of the size of what we can admire today. Since 1866, it has undergone several major renovations after it has been exposed to fires, and damaged with one of the few Nazi bombs dropped over Cambridge during WWII. Fortunately, the Debating Chamber, the most famous room in the building, remained virtually intact, and we can still enjoy its original beauty from over 140 years ago.
Cambridge University Polish Society is honoured to invite the NSP2016 participants to the impressive interiors of the Union’s building, which have welcomed in the past Margaret Thatcher, Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood, Prof Stephen Hawking, and numerous other renowned speakers representing various disciplines.
The first edition of the project took place on the 31st January 2015 in Cambridge, under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More than 15 partner firms and institutions became involved in the event and the main speakers included Dr Małgorzata Adamkiewicz, CEO of Adamed Group, and Piotr Partyga, Member of the BZ WBK Management Board. Over 100 students from leading higher education institutions in the UK, such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and LSE, took part in a discussion panel on career perspectives in Poland, presentations of career and internship opportunities, workshop sessions and, last but not least, a traditional formal networking dinner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
After the event, many students decided to pursue internship or full-time employment opportunities with the partners of the event. According to the post-event questionnaire, over 93% of the participants would like to take part in a similar event again.
The Cambridge University Polish Society brings together over 350 Polish students and people interested in Poland, affiliated with University of Cambridge. The society forms and active community, promoting Polish culture through a variety of events including talks, lectures, formal halls and celebrations of national holidays. It aims to popularise Polish science, employment opportunities in Poland, and to inspire future students in Cambridge. We have successfully organised the Congress of Polish Student Societies and co-hosted four editions of the Science. Polish Perspectives conference. Recent projects include Polish Science Café, promoting young researchers at the monthly meetings, and our flagship event NEXT STEP: Poland, a business and networking meeting aimed at Polish students and representatives of firms and institutions in Poland, which has become widely recognized after the tremendous success of its first edition which took place in January 2015.