Iryna Pozhydaieva (LEGS, Ukraine)

Tell us about yourself.  

I studied International Law at V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University and spent a semester at European University Viadrina in Germany as an exchange student. I have been involved in volunteering for a long time, working on various events at ELSA Ukraine as well as projects organized by AIESEC Ukraine and AIESEC Lithuania. The most important project was one organized in Lithuanian orphanage and a summer camp where I had the chance to deliver leadership sessions to children aged 6 to 16. I felt that I made a big contribution to the development of future generation. I am currently a Young European Ambassador in Eastern Partnership, where I organize lectures and events connected with raising awareness about the EU among Ukrainian students at schools and universities. I have been an intern and a volunteer at the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, where I assisted HR lawyers with documents and cases, provided answers and held consultations for people who had faced human rights violations. I have found my passion in community development and human rights protection and have been trying to develop my skills in order to reach my goals.  

Why do you enjoy participating in CEU’s Student Recruitment Internship Program?  

The CEU Recruitment Team plays an important role in the life of the newest CEU generation. When I was in the process of looking for opportunities, it was very important for me to receive all the necessary information which the team provides. I am happy to help future students make their own decision.  

What would you recommend to a prospective student? 

Do not hesitate and choose CEU. If you are still hesitating, feel free to contact the best student recruitment team and I am sure you will no longer have doubts.  

What makes CEU special for you? 

CEU is my world. I feel comfortable like at home. The university creates a family for you and it is the people that make this place special. This world is very diverse and small at the same time because you know almost everyone, and everyone knows you. You will definitely find true friendships here as well as useful networks for your future career path. Become a part of this world.