The Awarding Ceremony of the Prizes of the National Students Studying Economics and Business Competition, Section: Marketing – ONEF 2013, took place Friday, May 24, in Aula Magna of the University of Oradea. The prizes were awarded by Professors Nicolae Istudor – Executive President of the Association of the Faculties of Economic Sciences (http://www.afer.ase.ro), AFER (Vice Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies – ASE, and Honorary Member of SSMAR), Adriana Giurgiu – Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Oradea (Chairperson of the International Conference “European Integration – New Challenges”, 9th edition of EINCO), and Theodor Valentin Purcărea – Honorary President of the ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing (President of the Romanian Distribution Committee, Professor at the Romanian-American University, and President of the Executive College of SSMAR).
The Members of the Presidium (from left to right) were Professors: Constantin Roşca, Executive Director of AFER (and President of SSMAR), Theodor Valentin Purcărea – Honorary President of the ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing, and President of the Jury, Gheorghe Zaman, Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy, President of AGER, and Director of the Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy (Member of the Board and Chairman of the Group of Experts of the Romanian Distribution Committee: http://www.crd-aida.ro/our-team/gheorghe-zaman/ ), Adriana Giurgiu, Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Oradea, Constantin Bungău, Rector of the University of Oradea (Who gave the Welcome speech), Nicolae Istudor, Executive President of AFER, Valentina Vasile, Deputy-Director of the Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy, Mihai Berinde, Director of the Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of the University of Oradea, Maria-Madela Abrudan, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Oradea and Coordinator of the ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing, Dorin-Cristian Coita, Director of the Department of Management-Marketing of the Faculty of Economic Science of the University of Oradea, and President of the Organizing Committee of the ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing.
At the Opening Ceremony of the ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing, the Honorary President, Theodor Valentin Purcărea, gave a speech on: “The Brand Ion Gh. Roşca, a proactive marketer”, highlighting the Lesson given by Professor Ion Gh. Roşca – the Promoter and the Founder of AFER – concerning the academic progress, a real lesson on marketing innovation. Professor Ion Gh. Roşca was constantly trying to build the right road map to sustainable academic growth, while basing the AFER’s strategic goals on both internal and external knowledge, insight and in-depth analysis, on a full understanding of the specific market and the student’s needs. He proved to be a real cultural architect whose influence considerably impacted the conversational culture at the level of the Faculties of Economic Sciences in Romania, keeping all of them well-informed, student-focused in the process of creating value for the student, educating him, communicating with, motivating him about the AFER Members’ services, and best promoting AFER features and benefits which the academic services provide to AFER student. Professor Ion Gh. Roşca constantly pledged for both, on one hand, the right interaction with AFER Members, and with prospects and students (the proper balance between the “right list”, the “offer”, and the “creative execution” in the continuous “AFER campaign”, using multiple contacts through multiple mediums, having clear goals for key metrics and establishing the right action plans for making AFER goals come to fruition), and on the other hand, to responsibly and accountably teaching students to adequately apply what they have learned in their marketing courses in approaching the competitive job market and obtaining not only their first job, but also increased financial gains, and greater overall job satisfaction.
No wonder that all the participants at ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing proved to be at the level of the founder’s proactive marketing vision, making very difficult for the Jury to finally decide the Winners. But the Olympic spirit, as a special attitude, prevailed, by inspiring participants believing in their abilities to improve, considering that the most important thing is the struggle, and that the essential thing is to have fought well.
All the participants were impressed by the quality of the organization, the team spirit and collegial atmosphere confirming that excellence in leadership means that people have confidence in themselves. Paraphrasing Mark Twain, we can say that all the participants at ONEF 2013 Section: Marketing felt good, by giving themselves their own approval to feel comfortable.
It is also worth to mention that, for the participants at ONEF 2013, Section: Marketing, the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Oradea organized – in partnership with The Leadership Institute USA and The Leadership Institute Romania – a Training Module on “Transformational Leadership. The Science of Success” ensured by Miguel Angel Moreno, Director of International and Government Programs at The Leadership Institute USA.