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They draw on what they have learned at the plant

Created: 8/31/2016
Author: Magdaléna FECURKOVÁ
Category: Students

Producing a case study completes the summer internships at U. S. Steel Košice for another batch of university students.

Thirty home and international students accomplished their internship stints at Košice’s steelworks, having produced a case study traditionally set by the staff of the Director for Recruitment in the Section of Vice President Human Resources. They drew not only on the theoretical knowledge gained in the course of their university studies, but also on experience working with teams of steelmakers as well as management skills training sessions, which they greatly appreciated.

Split into four groups, they strived to and really did give their best when presenting their solutions in the Main Conference Room on August 26. Some were feeling the jitters and did well even though not everything had gone to plan. Being given the opportunity and advice from a jury of experts made up of Milan Polča (General Manager, Human Resources Acquisition and Development), Ľubomír Gromoš (Recruitment Manager), and Gabriel Kádár (Education and Development Director), is what they valued the most. To convince the managers of their strengths was a challenge. The judges assessed the form and the content of each presentation. They paid attention to the visual aspect of each presentation, its organisation, structure, presentation skills, depth of understanding of the problem, complexity of the solution, creativity and degree of innovation, ability to give an expert argument, and practicability of the proposed solution.        

You all did very well at solving the case study,” said Milan Polča, praising the interns. “However, there were differences,” he added. “Some of you were better at working with facts, others were more creative, but all of you were good at either the visual side of your presentations or other assessment criteria.” He also pointed out to the students that in some cases they should work on their ability to give expert argumentation and the practicability of the solutions. “We were particularly delighted with one group though, as we have not seen this for quite some time here,” he stated before announcing the final results.

So which team delighted us the most? The winner was Group Four: Matej Dobranský, Ján Holeva, Ľuboš Straka, Miroslava Hurná, Martin Kravec, and Mária Véghová of the Technical University of Košice, Andrea Harčárová of the University of Economics, Prague, and Jozef Béreš of the University of Prešov.

Now the two-month summer internship for these thirty university students has come to an end, ending with a meeting with U. S. Steel Košice’s management at the Coaching Centre in Medzev and the awarding of certificates.


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