Enid Györke’s first big AEGEE challenge was her hardest: In 2002 her home antenna, AEGEE-Pécs, organised a European School 1, when the antenna’s president suddenly disappeared. Contracts needed to be signed, a team to be managed, logistics to be arranged. It was the hour of Enid: the then 19-year-old vice-president turned the event into a great success, into a truly legendary event. Some say that it has been the best local organisation ever with precise organisation, great spirit and amazing and enthusiastic people. The time in AEGEE also influenced Enid: she found her partner for life in her antenna and started to study and work abroad.


Golden Oldie: When and where were you born?

Enid: I was born in Pécs, Hungary, in 1983.


Golden Oldie: Where and what did you study?

Enid: I studied Law in Pécs and recently business at ESCP Europe Business School with the combination London-Berlin.


Golden Oldie: When did you join AEGEE and how?

Enid: I joined AEGEE back in 2002 to organise the European School 1 in our city. I used to have my breakfast in the economics faculty in my university, I saw a flyer and I went to a meeting, and was convinced that it was the right association for me.


Golden Oldie: You were vice-president of AEGEE-Pécs. How did you get that task? What where the biggest challenges, frustrations and rewards of this job?

Enid: The biggest challenge: to stay active over the years during my university times and to recruit continuously new members. We did a good job: AEGEE-Pécs is still intact and working well at the moment. The biggest rewards: the friends around Europe! I had the possibility to get to know students from all over Europe from diverse backgrounds, and I got to know their culture trough the AEGEE events.


Golden Oldie: You organised one of the most legendary European Schools ever, back in 2002. How do you remember that event?

Enid: It was one of my first events, I learned a lot about fundraising, financing a European event, how to work in a team, how to handle a full week of continuous events. The secret was the good team work, and that everybody was motivated to participate in a European event.


Golden Oldie: Tell us a funny story of your AEGEE time.

Enid: There are too many…


Golden Oldie: What was your favourite AEGEE event?

Enid: I really liked the TSU in Messina in 2003, and also an event in Germany, a trip to the Black Forest with German AEGEE members.


Golden Oldie: What were your best and worst moments in AEGEE?

Enid: Best moments: the International Drinking Evenings, when everybody could introduce their culture and drinking habits. Really good parties! Worst moments: we had some difficulties for sure while organising events, but all our events turned out always for the best!


Golden Oldie: Any things you regret that you haven’t done them in AEGEE?

Enid: I should have participated in an Agora! Somehow it never worked out.


Golden Oldie: Did AEGEE influence your career decision?

Enid: Definitely, I have been living abroad in the past five years and I am looking for a possibility to keep continuing travelling and exploring Europe both in my personal and professional life.


Golden Oldie: As a child, what did you dream to be your future job after growing up?

Enid: I was hoping to work in a legal profession, and ended up in the financial area.


Golden Oldie: What are you doing now as main occupation?

Enid: I reoriented my career after working for a few years in Switzerland. I studied business in London and Berlin, and I am heading to Frankfurt now to start to work in asset management.


Golden Oldie: Are you single/married/married with 5 children?

Enid: I got to know my significant other via AEGEE.


Golden Oldie: Which languages do you speak?

Enid: Hungarian, German, English, French, and I am learning now Italian!


Golden Oldie: You have been living a long time in Zürich now. Why? What do you like/dislike about your city?

Enid: I moved to Geneva directly after finishing the university to study French, and I ended up in Zürich because of work. I always wanted to work in a German speaking area of Europe, so I managed to find a spot in the middle. I really like Zürich, the quality of lifestyle is unique, but off course there is no AEGEE, and the international community is not so strong. I miss Europe in Switzerland a lot!


Golden Oldie: What are your best liked cities?

Enid: Vienna, Zürich, Paris, Firenze.


Golden Oldie: What is the furthest place you ever went to?

Enid: I have been to the USA and I am planning a trip to India this year.


Golden Oldie: Which other country would you like to visit in the near future?

Enid: I have never been to the Nordic countries, to Portugal or to Ireland, so definitely a trip to these locations is planned soon.


Golden Oldie: What are your hobbies?

Enid: Reading, travelling, languages, aerobics.


Golden Oldie: What’s never missing in your fridge?

Enid: Sweets!


Golden Oldie: How would you describe yourself in five keywords?

Enid: Outgoing, friendly, curious, unlucky when it comes to travel, I am full of travel stories.