Lider Ovidiu Mentorship Program was the first project launched by Community Links, in partnership with the Academy of Economic Studies and the Business Students Association in Romania. The project targeted students specializing in business and economy and it was conceived as a communication platform that binds business leaders and companies with young professionals.
The project mission was to train young professionals and facilitate a direct relationship between employers ‘needs and the abilities of the young students. The program succeeded to create a selection system for students ‘recruitment in private companies offering them the possibility to increase their professional level. The program addressed to more than 400 students who graduated the internship and mentoring stages facilitated by the Association. Around 25% of them received job offers from companies where they had internships. In the same time, around 20 private companies, active in sectors like finance, transport, banking, retail, FMCG, energy, heavy industry or Pharmacy, joined the project and offered internship stages for students.
Lider Ovidiu is a unique educational concept in Romania, which gave the students from the Faculty of International Relations not only the opportunity to test their chosen profession by participating in internships in the largest companies in Romania, but also to engage in inspirational debates with some of the most powerful Romanian business leaders. In this respect, the Association organized more than 10 inspirational conferences with prominent keynote speakers from the business community.