Webster Vienna kicked-off Webster´s Mentoring Program locally on Nov 5, 2015

On November 5, 2015, the Vienna Chapter of the Webster Alumni Association and the Career Development Center at Webster Vienna Private University successfully kicked off  Webster´s Mentoring Program for their local mentors and mentees at Palais Wenkheim in Vienna – strongly supported by their corporate partner ACCELOR Consulting & Business Development GmbH, a renowned Viennese Executive Coaching and Training company.

After a short introduction and general information regarding the mentoring program for all local mentors and mentees by Alexandra Deubner, Senior Career Development Officer at the Vienna campus, Nathalie Karré, Managing Partner of ACCELOR, gave a wonderful keynote speech on ‘How to use the intelligence of  organizations and other networks’. Stefano Cantini, president of the Vienna Chapter of the Webster Alumni Association, also welcomed our mentors and mentees, thanked them for their strong support and emphasized the great opportunities mentoring will offer them.

The highlight of the evening was the revealing of the eleven 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. In addition, four mentors with mentees in Thailand were also invited in order to give them a safe haven, local support and networking possibilities.

The Webster Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for students and alumni to connect in a positive one-on-one mentoring relationship worldwide. During the next 6 months, mentors will act as sparring partners and share their wealth of personal and professional experience with their mentees. Our students at the Vienna campus were matched with alumni in or around Austria, Sweden and the U.S., who either run their own business or work for a variety of organizations, representing e.g. Erste Group Bank AG, Telekom Austria Group, Sanofi, Julius Baer Investment Advisory GesmbH, or IAEA.

We would like to thank our sponsor ACCELOR for being a great support for our kick-off event and wish our mentors and mentees all the best for their upcoming work and time together!
Should you have any questions regarding Webster´s Mentoring Program, please contact us in Vienna at mentoring@webster.ac.at or globally at mentor@webster.edu.