I’m Noémi Rádóczi, Master student from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. I’m specialized in Leadership and Management and I would like to try myself in international business fields. In my opinion foreign language skills, practice and international relations are really important for a successful future career. Taking part in Manager Shadowing Across the Border Program is the first step for me to reach it. Joining this project is a unique opportunity, I could use my theoretical management knowledge in practice and make comparison between the Hungarian and Czech/International business cultures.
How can you run your business successfully? What should you do to raise your company to an international level? Why is it important to have a great team behind you? In Prague, as a Mamacoffee intern we had the opportunity to find the answers to these and lots of other interesting questions. We were shadowing Mamacoffee managers for 2 weeks during the summer in the Czech Republic. First of all, we met all cafe managers and visited the 6 Mamacoffee cafes around Prague. Secondly we learned interesting facts about fair trade coffee, coffee making and how to create latte art on our own. On the second week we learned about deeper business areas, for example: marketing, PR strategy, challenges in the coffee market and potential international development. On the last days we had interesting workshops in connection with franchising, cultural differences and we created some plans how to bring Mamacoffee to our countries. Beside these professional activities, we organised trips around Prague and we had a great team building rafting tour with Mamacoffee managers.
All in all, I came home as a coffee fan, full of new experiences and relationships with the managers and the other interns. I hope we can continue our work in the future and Hungarians also can taste Mamacoffee in Budapest. Our internship wouldn’t be so well organised without BLF, Prague. We received all the information and help we needed.