Timea Izsak

Timea Izsak

LBG Cluj-Napoca

CR Coordinator – EBEC Final 2017

What does EBEC mean to you?

Due to its complexity, EBEC is definitely not just an event you are part of for a year – regardless your position (participant, organizer, partner), this one-of-a-kind experience gives you as much as you are ready to take from being part of it.
EBEC for me had different meanings at different points of its development, but now I can easily admit that EBEC is a powerful service BEST should be proud of and should further develop for its next generations in order to be always one step closer for reaching its potential – because once being directly involved on the pyramid’s highest level, you get the great chance to understand its gratitude even more than ever – and it’s still not the complete picture.

When you look back at event, what are you most proud of?

I am first of all proud of what students can do for other students only by volunteering. EBEC Final Brno would have never been the same without having all of us collaborating in the best way we could and I am sure that the passion, commitment, international mindset and eagerness for a high quality experience for its all stakeholders were only a few things we have brought together and made it priceless. This way, new practices were also arisen and I am very proud of what we were able to achieve by collaborating with a big number of universities that year.
There were definitely ups and downs in the process, but there is nothing you have to be afraid of when being part of a well-shaped team, which values human interaction just as you do – they will always have your back when needed and their support, friendship and leadership skills will always make it easier and pleasant – Yes, this is about my lovely Breakfast Club! <3

How did organizing EBEC Final helped your personal development?

Well, it definitely helped me in many many ways.
At the very beginning, EBEC was a huge contributor for self-motivation in terms of other parallel commitments taken back then. Therefore, I am now able to deal with it in a very natural way and it feels easy to take the most out of each experience along the way.
Just a few months later, EBEC was an incredible surprise in terms of working with different nationalities. I can still recall our very first live meeting in Brno and the way we were able to interact after months of online meetings. It was a pleasant confirmation that I am part of something truly grandiose. Working with these kind of teams in the future is really something to consider and to not forget about.
Moreover, EBEC has not only helped in shaping a mindset for always achieving “a meaningful more”, but has also brought a lot of confidence on board while practicing new ideas. It is now easier to make my voice heard because great things are happening as a result of collaboration when you are not afraid of trying.
In addition, I believe that I had the great opportunity to enlarge my understanding in terms of how the world of external relations work. Since it has always captured my attention, the motivation coming from this process is still on fire for future steps in my career path.

What is the most important thing you learned during the organization of EBEC Final?

I’ve realized that volunteering on such a high scale is really preparing you for what comes next and the challenges I’ve met along the journey were definitely pushing myself beyond my limits.
I’ve learned that ethic, equal treatment, respect and appreciation are crucial in any kind of collaboration and proper communication methods can always help us in shaping a better environment for the projects we are working for.
When these are fully mutual and are meeting the humans inside us, the event becomes personal and priceless – and the very strong connections that made it easier, now are just called friendships that could last forever <3