Workshop HR – TIE 2017

The workshop "Strategic Partnership for Education", coordinated by Ms. Aurelia Florea—Human Resources Director at Miele Tehnica—took place at Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Iasi on April 26, 2017. The event was organized during the 26th edition of the TIE contest, with the aim of developing strategic partnerships between companies in the electronics industry and academia. I had the honor of being invited to the workshop with presentation Educational Environment and Electronic Technical Education Paradigm.

On 25th April 2017, I went to the Timisoara airport to fly to Iasi. I was amazed when I found out that I had arrived a month earlier—I accidentally booked the air tickets for May 2017. Even if I wanted very much to come back to the faculty I graduated in 1991, I was not willing to buy a new plane ticket in airport (for easy reasons to guess).

Ms. Aurelia Florea understood my situation and she agreed to present online. Mr. Florin Mocanu supported me in organizing the video with the software. Delivering the presentation was a challenge for me because we used simplex communication and I had no information about the audience reactions; nor my body language couldn’t help too much. Moreover, the emotions increased after the first slides of the presentation, when I found out (on the phone) that I forgot to turn on my microphone. At the end of the presentation, Ms. Aurelia Florea told me that the presentation was quite well received by audience. I suspected that, under the given circumstances, my performance couldn’t be good. The assumption has been reinforced few days later, after seeing the play "My Half, the Man": even a talented actress like Cezara Dafinescu cannot be enough convincing in a role in which she does not get up from the chair.

Knowing that my flight tickets are valid for May 2017, Ms. Tecla Goraş—deputy dean of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Iasi—invited me to participate in the national phase of the 20th edition of Creativity and Technology Contest "Stefan Procopiu", which will be held in Iasi, between 27th and 28th May 2017. Because my plane tickets are for May 25 and May 27 respectively, I cannot honor the invitation. However, maybe there is no need for a special event to visit the faculty I graduated.