This Alumni Spotlight features one of our more recent graduates, Davielle Waldner, from the class of 2016. Davielle moved to the US after she graduated from WVPU and is now working for NBCUniversal in the Big Apple.
Wilhelm (Willi) Scholda graduated with an MBA degree from Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) in 2016 and manage to open up several successful fitness studios (Crosszone and Crossfit Viertel Zwei) in Vienna.
More than 200 guests attended the annual Alumni Symposium of Webster Vienna Private University at Palais Eschenbach to listen to a podium discussion full of distinguished speakers discussing the following topic: „ Austria & the EU: 20 Years of Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned”.
On June 8th members of the Webster University board of trustees, the Vienna campus advisory board, and several alumni had the opportunity to exchange insights and reflections from Webster’s past and future during a networking event.
Gender equality and diversity as the secret to economic success
The Alumni Symposium hosted by the Alumni Association at Webster University took place on November 24th in the beautiful Palais Eschenbach in Vienna’s first district. Palais Eschenbach is owned by the Austrian Business Association and offered a historic setting to the pleasant atmosphere. The panel consisted of four women and two men, each from a leading role in the business world. Reflecting on their personal experiences, the group produced a lively debate regarding gender equality to-date and its status of “under construction” within most career fields.
Dr. Jozef Bátora, professor in the international relations department, was recently quoted by the Washington Post regarding the situation in Slovakia. From demonstrations to resignations, the murder of a young journalist investigating government corruption has caused political unrest that has yet to resolve.
Dr. Samuel R. Schubert, Associate Director of Webster Vienna and professor in the international relations department, was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs and if things really are as bad as they seem.
Read the article (in German) and listen to the podcast interview (in English) here.
Joachim Honeck, MA, lecturer in the IR department, was interviewed on WDR COSMO Radio Colonia. He talked about Austria’s new government, chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and the challenges of their nationalist policies in the domestic and European sphere.