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Intercultural Friendship Day at Vilnius Business College

Last Friday, Vilnius Business College turned into a global culinary hub!

Students from various countries treated each other to their national dishes. Different cultures – Pakistan, Iran, Armenia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Georgia, Cameroon – presented their countries and various traditions.

While communicating and sharing food, students got to know each other and learned to appreciate cultural diversity. The afternoon dances became a wonderful memory that everyone will remember for a long time. It was an interesting and meaningful intercultural event that united the entire college community.

VBC, in collaboration with VBCSA, is organizing a student scientific-practical conference

Vilnius Business College, together with the Student Council of Vilnius Business College, is organizing a scientific-practical student conference “Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities,” which will take place on May 30, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Vilnius, at Saltoniškių St. 2 (and online).

More information: https://www.kolegija.lt/konferencija/

Registration is open until May 15, 2024: https://forms.gle/Z4x6sWiK36tpwdpa6

A detailed event program will be sent two weeks prior to the event to the email address provided during registration.

 

 

Cultural Exchange Day at Vilnius Business College at 5th of April, 2024

Dear Students,

Join us for Cultural Exchange Day at Vilnius Business College!

It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow students, experience different cultures, try delicious international cuisine, and enjoy fun activities.

Date: 5th of April, 2024

Time: 11AM

Place: Saltoniskiu str. 2

Come, join and enjoy!

VBC Students Visited the Kaziukas Fair 2024

During the Kaziukas Fair, there was a rich mix of emotions and enjoyable experiences among the students of the Vilnius Business College who came to study from various countries.

Together with the Head of International Business Study Programmes, Bahman Peyravi, they tasted, explored, and tried everything that delights at the Kaziukas Fair!

Guests From the United Kingdom Have Visited VBC

From 6th till 8th of February 2024, VBC students of the “Team academy” method receive guests from the United Kingdom, who, like the Lithuanians, study business management and marketing according to the above-mentioned method.

Getting to know  from different countries is part of their studies, as it is an opportunity to exchange ideas, business insights and experience, make new connections, get inspiration and motivation.

These three days are full of excitement and activities for our students and their coachers!

IT Studies Students Projects Presentation

Last week our IT students presented their projects. How does it work and what does it give to students?
Forming  teams, coming up with ideas and implementing them from start to finish, distributing tasks, roles and deadlines – that’s what project implementation is about. The culmination is the presentation to the lecturers.
While implementing their project, students get very close to the business reality because they have to implement everything practically, taking responsibility, learning to plan time and tasks, aiming for results, motivating themselves and team members, discussing set goals, and so on.

Vilnius Business College Student Interview on Lithuania’s Famous TV Channel LNK

What are you doing in Lithuania?!
A very popular question that Tolan Enwereji gets asked in Vilnius where she moved to study Business Management and Marketing in Vilnius Business College.
How did a girl who grew up in a traditional Nigerian village got to traveled to many different countries and eventually ended up in Lithuania? Tolani shared her story on LNK show KK2.
Turn the sound on to listen to Tolani Enwereji from 07:32 min.
https://lnk.lt/kk2-13-sezonas/229340

Vilnius Business College Events in 2023

How was the year 2023 for Vilnius Business College?

Much has happened because the college is primarily about people, and each of them experienced various perceptions, lessons, and impressions. The college is both a higher education institution, living an interesting and active life as an educational institution.

From the multitude of events, we selected the most memorable ones.

  • This year we have marked the 31st anniversary of Vilnius Business College, which is one of the first private higher education institutions in Lithuania.

 

  • Vidas Kavaliauskas, a longtime member of the college community, specially released an e-learning book “World Languages” for Vilnius Business College’s English language international communication students. Unfortunately, after a few months, we lost valuable friendship with the professor.

 

  • In March, Vilnius Business College hosted a meaningful two-day scientific conference with guests from 11 foreign countries.

 

  • Maryna Saprykina, the head of the Ukrainian CSR organization network, founder of the Ukrainian Women’s Business Community, and sustainability consultant, delivered a unique lecture on the resilience of Ukrainian businesses in the face of war in Ukraine.

 

  • In May, “Team academy” students participated at the XX International Student Scientific Symposium in Klaipėda, focusing on “Academic Youth Aspirations: Insights into Economics, Management, Law, and Technology in 2023.”

 

  • The student council of Vilnius Business College elected a new president, Benas Kuprys, which significantly increased the number of student-organized activities.

 

  • A new initiative, the “Tech Savvy” programme for business representatives, was launched, fostering digital literacy and helping businesses find digitization opportunities for their sector, company, or product development.

 

  • The “Profadienis” event continued its success, where students develop various competencies and learn to make decisions to solve business problems.

 

  • Along with “Tech Savvy,” training sessions were held for Vilnius Business College lecturers on the field of artificial intelligence and technological innovations.

 

  • The successful collaboration with the “Barcelona Technology School” (Spain) resulted in master’s studies for any graduated student who obtained a professional bachelor’s degree.

 

  • Other successful initiatives include the traditional Vilnius Business College translation competition, counting eleven years, and the scientific electronic journal “Applied Business: Issues & Solutions,” established by Vilnius Business College and Marius Jakulis Jason’s fund.

Happy International Students day!

Happy International Students day , VBC!

 

Cheers to our diverse and dynamic community of learners!

Let’s hear what our students think about Vilnius.

 

We would like to say a big thank you to Vilnius City Municipality for this video!

 

My Success Story: How VBC Students Became Lecturers

Is it possible to become a lecturer when you start your studies in college? How do entrepreneurs transition into the teaching profession and leave their business behind? When does the moment come when your studies lead you to inspiration to learn more and have the courage to take on new challenges? In this blog, we present two real stories about Vilnius Business College students who became college instructors. How did they make it?

 

The only one without a diploma among everyone with degrees

“When I first entered the lecturers’ room, it felt strange. I entered not as a student but as a lecturer. I was equal amongst them. I will never forget it,” says Vytautas Šulus, an alumnus of Vilnius Business College who became a lecturer more than five years ago.

After a high school, Vytautas dived straight into the business world, and he first sat in a student’s desk at almost thirty. The reason was his employees, who all had an education except for him, the business owner. Understanding that he felt out of place and that he needed to study, Vytautas decided to study programming as he was already seriously interested in computers at that time. He chose extended studies at college as the best option for him.

“I came to study, and I never regretted it for a second because it gave me a lot in life and education and became a strong reason to continue learning. Studying at an older age benefited me because I knew better what I wanted,” said V. Šulus.

Photo from the personal archive by V. Šulus

 

Education and career shift

Studying at Vilnius Business College inspired Vytautas to open another company dealing with computer maintenance and sales, which was the business he always wanted. Motivated by his studies and his favorite IT field, he later studied business informatics and cyber security studies and obtained a master’s degree. While still running his business, Vytautas regularly took on many interns who he had to teach quite a few things. That’s when he realized that he had a lot of knowledge and the desire to share it. This naturally led to the idea of becoming a lecturer.

“I wrote to my thesis supervisor, Violeta Jadzgevičienė, who is also the head of the IT department, and thus, I returned to Vilnius Business College, but this time as a lecturer. Vilnius Business College is a very friendly institution that cares about its students. I have a lot of respect to my college and all the community there, so I feel a strong desire to give back since it gave me an opportunity to learn,” he commented his career turn.

 

Vytautas Šulus: “The students don’t let me to get old “

Currently, Vytautas Šulus teaches courses in cybersecurity and operating systems at our college. Teaching has become his main job, pushing his business to the background. He takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and experience, and is a popular lecturer amongst students. He is thankful to the young people for not letting him to get old. “Teaching is constant self-improvement. I have to be ready to answer all students’ questions, so I need to be curious, stay updated on innovations, and think deeply. When I interact with students, I am not just their lecturer; I am their friend and helper. I believe everyone has the potential to learn and succeed. The key question is whether the student wants it, and that’s very clear when standing in front of the class,” Vytautas Šulus notes.

Transitioning to teaching after receiving the professor’s approval

Laimonas Matukas is another alumnus of Vilnius Business College who studied programming and returned to the college in the autumn of 2023 as a lecturer. An experienced programmer, he received an offer to teach Java programming at our college and decided to give it a try after consulting with his father, a professor at Vilnius University. “I received the answer that teaching is a wonderful experience that has much to offer. I decided to give it a go. Although only a short time has passed, I can confirm that teaching at the college is genuinely interesting,” says Laimonas Matukas.

Photo from the personal archive by L. Matukas

 

Understanding that experience alone is not enough

Laimonas Matukas, in his earlier years, did not rush to get a diploma and instead, dove headfirst into programming, not caring about his education. He developed a lot of experience, and various courses helped him along the way. However, there came a time in his life when it was evident that he needed education. After finding a kindred spirit and his fate-friend, he started looking for where and what to study. Extended studies and an appealing program (Programming and Internet Technologies) were the reasons why both chose Vilnius Business College.

“I knew a lot about programming, so studying wasn’t difficult. What was new and change my perspective of thinking was the projects and their management. These skills were truly beneficial for me in my job,” recalled the alumnus. After receiving his diploma, he continued his work and taught in one academy.

 

Teaching motivates ongoing self-improvement

When asked how it feels to teach at the same educational institution where he studied, Laimonas Matukas first mentioned the motivation of the students: “College students put in a lot of effort, even if they don’t always show it openly.” The challenge for him was to make the lectures engaging and beneficial for students with different levels of expertise. “It seems like I know a lot, but the questions students ask force me to follow the latest trends, delve into nuances, and think critically. I’m glad that working at the college forces me to continuously improve my knowledge in the field,” Laimonas Matukas concluded.

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