FGV law student accepted onto international startups and entrepreneurship program
Clara Fernandes Svartz, a student at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, has been selected to take part in the “Global Startup Class,” a practical and intensive course held in Berlin. This edition of the course will take place in August and it will focus on Startups and Entrepreneurship. Svartz was selected due to her performance in the “Entrepreneurship and Business Management” module as part of an exchange program she did at Reichman University in Israel.
The Global Startup Class explores the process of creating and executing an idea and drawing up a plan to structure new companies or products. The participants create projects, test prototypes and develop new business models that meet real-world needs, learning about and applying innovation-related methods.
“I have always liked to think outside the box. I don’t believe that the best way to get a degree in law is to necessarily take the classical path. I’ve noticed that law has a lot of intersections with other subjects and I believe that knowledge of other areas and fields of study helps me have a different and more comprehensive understanding. I have always been interested in entrepreneurship, so I was very happy and grateful to have this opportunity,” Svartz says.
She says she decided to apply to Reichman University due to the cutting-edge nature of its modules, especially those focused on communication, psychology and business. “Israeli law is very different from Brazilian law. So, I took the opportunity to study subjects that interested me but I wouldn’t be able to study at a traditional law school,” she explains.
At Reichman University, in addition to “Entrepreneurship and Business Management,” she also took modules in “Consumer Behavior,” “Business Law,” “Visual Communications” and “Branding Strategy.” “The professors were always available to answer questions and they taught wonderful classes, always bringing up everyday topics. I also learned a lot from the other exchange students. I was part of a group of around 90 students, mostly from Europe. So, my experience was both cultural and social and the exchange program was very valuable,” she says.
Regarding her expectations for the next phase of her academic life, in Berlin, Svartz expects to deepen her studies on entrepreneurship and startups. “Both these topics are becoming increasingly important today and I’m sure this is just the beginning. I’m also excited to meet people with similar interests and ambitions to mine during the program,” she says.
FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School offers many international opportunities to its students: exchange programs, seminars featuring foreign speakers, summer courses and research in partnership with researchers of other nationalities.
The school has:
- 21 international exchange program destinations;
- 10 agreements with Brazilian universities;
- 54 agreements with renowned universities in other countries.