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Students meet Professionals: Star athletes as entrepreneurial role models

17.10.2018 15:28

Conference

from left to right : Larissa Best, entrepreneur ; Donne Vekic, tennis player and actual number 35 at the WTA Singles Ranking

On Tuesday October 16th, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organized the conference “Students meet Professionals: Star athletes as entrepreneurial role models » on the occasion of the WTA tournament “BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open” at CK Sportcenter in Luxembourg-Kockelscheuer.

The Chamber of Commerce brought together students with a star athlete, Donna Vekic, a top - but still young (born in 1996) - women tennis player and actual number 35 at the WTA Singles Ranking, in order to discuss relevant issues relating to motivation, endurance or career management. No less than 150 students from Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie,the  Lycée de Garçons Luxembourg and the Lycée Michel Lucius accompanied by their teachers attended this conference, organized within the framework of the Chamber of Commerce’s programme “Relation Ecole-Entreprise” which goal is to inform and raise students' awareness of entrepreneurship as well as stimulate their entrepreneurial spirit.

During his welcome speech, Philippe Linster, in charge of the programme“Relation Ecole-Entreprise” at the Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that one of the main goals of the conference was to show the similarities between a sports and an entrepreneurial career, and at the same time to make the students benefit from Donna Vekic’s experiences made during her professional career.

The sportswoman highly appreciated her exchanges with the students. She motivated the students to work hard to follow their dreams, to never give up and not to let failure discourage them.