May 29, 2019
Excellence in Student Life Award was founded to honor students who present principles of engagement, scholarship, and leadership. The initiation for the award was created to inspire students and to achieve their goals in all three categories. In order to be eligible for nomination, student’s must be full-time students, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 and be an active member of university activities, organizations or committees. The process that the recipients go through once nominated for the award took a variety of different step to make sure that the work completed throughout their four years is accredited as well as genuine. That not only did they do the time and work needed, but they were also passionate throughout the entire journey.
This year, RIT Croatia had the honor of presenting the award to 3 recipients, Andrea Kecić, Sabedin Rrahi, and Mislav Horvatić. When it comes to Mislav Horvatić, he is not so much concerned with awards. This valedictorian of RIT Croatia in Zagreb’s Class of 2019, who presented an inspiring speech at this year’s commencement ceremony, is much more interested in how he impacts other people.
This award provides students with the urge to work harder to strive for optimal success. For Sabedin Rrahi, International Business student from RIT Croatia in Zagreb, knowing that he would be acknowledged for his hardships and effort was simply the cherry on top. "I am so happy to close this unforgettable chapter of my life with the "Excellence in Student Life” award. I can never forget the long nights of studying, participating in several college activities, and starting my own business at the same time. It makes me think that hard work really pays off, and I never regret the things I have done because I really enjoyed every single minute at RIT Croatia”, stated Sabedin.
Finally, each student chose a mentor that they believe had the greatest impact on their time at RIT Croatia. For Andrea Kecić, valedictorian of RIT Croatia in Dubrovnik's Class of 2019, chose Professor Milena Kužnin to be her mentor throughout the entire journey since she was initially nominated. Andrea stated, „After she has done so much for me, academically, professionally and personally, it really is a great privilege to be sharing this success with her, and I am more than happy that I can honor her in such way. ".
Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Excellence in Student Life Award. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
The most important aspect of the Eta Sigma Delta honor society (ESD) are the members, who are all representatives of the five pillars that are the fundations of the society (excellence, leadership, creativity, service, ethics). This semester ESD Croatia Chapter had the privilege to accept ten new student members from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, and one honorary member from the service industry, Mr. Dario Ševelj, Co-owner / CEO, Dubrovnik Beer Company.
Can you imagine what it feels like being 18 or 20 years old and moving to a new country, a new continent to live there? What if the culture you moved to was completely different from what you're used to? Well, Emily Arnold, a senior studying International Business in Zagreb can relate to this. Moving from Wisconsin, USA, to Croatia, she knows how big of a change this brings.
We recently had the pleasure of inviting Assistant Professor Igor Štimac, Ph.D., IAP, AvMP to hold a presentation about the “Development of the Zagreb Airport… past - present - future” for RIT Croatia students in Zagreb. With over 15 years of experience in the field of airport operations and airport middle and top management, Mr.Štimac explained to our students about the development stage of the infrastructure and the specifics of the management systems at the Franjo Tuđman Airport.
The Beer Game, invented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, stimulated the supply chain and our operations Management class had the opportunity to play it during one of their classes. The students were divided from roles such as store owner, wholesaler, distributor and producer. Every part of the supply chain ordered goods and had them delivered to its customers.