‘Success is the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose.’ This is probably the most common definition of success you will find if you look it up.

But what is the aim or the purpose we are looking for our whole life in order to feel successful? For some people it is to earn a fortune, for other people it is just to have a stable job and a family. Other people want to travel around the world or create value for others.

Usually, we plan our career milestones in advance. It is required of us to finish a higher education in order to get a stable well-paid job, and sustain ourselves in the future. That’s probably the reason why most of the time our aim and purpose is to be the best in our studies – so that we will be able to compete on the job market. However, not all of us are made for getting the best grades in our studies.

Being through that process on my own, I know that if we are not finishing our studies with high grades, very often we start to feel bad and not successful. Because our GPA is something that, in our view, would lead us to success. So if we don’t achieve it, we feel like a failure. But honestly – this is not everybody’s path.

In order to find your aim and purpose, you need to create your own way and not follow one that somebody else has created for you.

But how do you create your own way? And where do you start?

Finding your way, and thus success, is not going to be achieved by sitting in a library and just studying. You need to go out of your comfort zone. I will give you an example that’s close to my heart – Student Talks. This organisation gives you the opportunity to speak up and show your potential, if you want to share your story, opinion, or advice. Public speaking helps you to create and hone a specific skillset early in your career, and do something completely different from your course mates. Learning public speaking means learning how to engage your audience, and inspire them. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find people who share your opinion and start to follow you.

And if public speaking is not your way – it’s ok. Just remember: no matter what you are doing to find success, do something different and never settle down. Challenge yourself, and you’ll be surprised of what you are capable of. Now go forth and conquer.



Student Talks is a non-profit student organization, with the overall goal of unlocking the potential of our generation through inspiration. But how do we do that?


We find the brightest minds of our generation, and we put them on stage. Our audience can share their thoughts in real-time using our custom-made app – Reflections. Our events bring value to the audience by giving voice to the most influential students and sparking conversation on the hottest topics. We have 4 international events confirmed by the end of 2017. Can’t wait!


Do you have an idea, but you don’t do well on stage? Don’t worry, the solution is here! Student Talks: Academy is the key you need to become a public speaker. Short videos with carefully selected content, combined with tested exercises, result in a comprehensive course that you simply can’t miss.


Our magazine aims to become the megaphone for all those inspiring students we can’t meet directly. We want to grow and continue the conversation beyond our events, and give a podium to those who draw their power from the written word. STRIVE is the place where great minds of our generation meet and discuss, a place where the writers interact with a global audience. Our magazine offers solid, thought-out information, backed with data and sprinkled with personal experience. Care to join the conversation?

EVENT KIT (in progress)

Since our international expansion our goal of entertaining some, and inspiring few has come to fruition. We feel so happy, and so humble, to have met different people willing to bring Student Talks’ vision to their country. Event Kit was made especially for them. It’s a platform containing all the guidelines, hacks, and tips needed to organise a Student Talks event from scratch.