Mentoring Program 2014/15 kicked off!

The Mentoring-Kickoff was much more than just a well organized event, it is a value added for students and an USP for Webster Vienna Private University. Student days are not only one of the most beautiful periods in our lives, but also one of the most important ones, and I'm pleased to take part in a process of shaping a student's career and future success (Stjepan Pticar, MBA '06).
 

On October, 23, 2014, the Vienna Chapter of the Webster Alumni Association and the Career Development Center at Webster Vienna Private University successfully kicked off their Mentoring Program here in Vienna at our corporate partner and host ACCELOR, a renowned Viennese Executive Coaching and Training company.

Dr. Arthur Hirsh, director of Webster Vienna Private University, and Stefano Cantini, president of the Vienna Chapter of the Webster Alumni Association, welcomed our alumni and future mentors. After a short mentors’ training, Ms. Nathalie Scherfler, Managing Director of ACCELOR, gave an interesting keynote speech on ‘How to keep up your work motivation’. The highlight of the evening was the revealing of the fifteen assigned tandems for this year’s program. Alumni met their mentees for the first time and had the chance to get to know them better during an informal networking dinner. Graduate and undergraduate students were matched with alumni who either run their own business or work for a variety of organizations, representing HP, Ceska Sporitelna, Ottobock Healthcare, Verbund, or IAEA.

Similar to the program at the home campus, successful alumni will support Webster’s most excellent senior students in getting their career started over the next months until their graduation in May.
Students and alumni connect in a one-on-one mentoring relationship. During the next couple of months, mentors will act as sparring partners and share their wealth of personal and professional experience with the mentees.

We would like to thank our sponsor ACCELOR for being a great host for our kickoff-event and wish our mentors and mentees all the best for their upcoming work and time together!

Should you have any questions regarding Webster Vienna Private University’s Mentoring Program, please contact us at mentoring@webster.ac.at.