FSPAC students involved in simulated enterprises developed within the project “Vocational counseling, internships and simulated enterprise: an extra chance in finding a job for students following specializations in public administration, communication, public relations and advertising“(HRD / 161 / 2.1 / G / 137 510) appreciate the most the freedom they have in decision-making regarding the simulated enterprise and its activities.
The ability to make decisions is one of the essential skills for an entrepreneur, and this was one of the entrepreneurial skills developed by the 38 students involved in the foundation, organization and management of simulated enterprises, according to the assessment of students’ activities. They were able to make decisions in diverse range of activities: from choosing the company name, to types of services developed by the company’s organization chart, amount of wages received from the company logo, and services delivered to the other simulated enterprises etc.
Also according to the same assessment, students also appreciated doing teamwork and the diversity of the teams in which they worked, interaction with other simulated enterprises, the opportunity to create real services, the processes of negotiation and the sale of what they have created to other virtual companies .
So far, 38 FSPAC students have graduated from the programme of simulated enterprises. They set up four virtual companies they turned into mini-successful businesses with profit, both in terms of financial results and in terms of skills and abilities that they have earned themselves.
The project “Vocational counseling, internships and simulated enterprise: an extra chance in finding a job for students following specializations in public administration, communication, public relations and advertising” is implemented by Faculty of Political, Administration and Communication Sciences in partnership with Danis Foundation, during May 2014-October 2015. The Foundation is involved in the project in with organizing internships for students, as well as providing entrepreneurship education for students through the simulated enterprises created within the faculty.
The project is co-financed from the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007-2013, Priority 2 “Linking lifelong learning and labor market”, Key Area of Intervention 2.1 “Transition from school to work.”
More information can be found on the project website: http://apubb.ro/cpspis/.
For detailed information about other programs financed by the European Union, please visit www.fonduri-ue.ro.
* This report does not necessarily represent the official position of the European Union or the Romanian Government.