"The WU Alumni Hub Burgenland is intended to create a suitable framework for regular networking. I am convinced that through joint activities and through a stimulating personal and professional exchange, cross-sectoral learning is possible, which supports each and every one of us in our professional and private everyday life."
"I have served as a WU Alumni Hub Manager in Carinthia for about 10 years because I think that it's important to hold events for the WU Alumni Community outside Vienna. We’ve already visited several great companies run by WU alumni in Carinthia and I find it amazing to see what successful homecomers do in our region. The most fascinating thing for me at our meetings is when graduates from the old Hochschule für Welthandel talk with bachelor’s students or master’s students, who have graduated more recently from the new WU Campus, and discover common interests."
"Since I am currently commuting between Upper Austria and Istanbul for work, it makes sense to put my volunteer work as a hub manager to use in Upper Austria as well. I think this can result in very good synergy effects for the WU Alumni Network."
"I see our interpersonal interaction as a potpourri of different qualities, talents and experiences from which we can all benefit. In exchange and contact we can grow and develop. I gladly commit myself to this with all my heart."
"The WU Alumni Hub Vorarlberg promotes networking in the region, exchange and mutual support. Optimally, joint activities and mutual learning also result in inspiration for Vorarlberg alumni."
Iris Isabella Haiderer
"I founded the WU Alumni Hub Salzkammergut because our beautiful region is a world of its own and I would like to encourage the exchange among WU graduates here as well."
"Tyrol as a powerhouse! Tourism, industry, trade and commerce deliver top performance every day in Tyrol, bringing us prosperity and benefiting everyone in Austria. Many Tyrolean WU Alumni are in top positions, whether as self-employed, entrepreneurs or managers. As Hub Manager, I would like to link WU Alumni with each other, promote the exchange of ideas and make know-how transfer possible."
"Especially abroad, a network of alumni from the same university is interesting both on a professional as well as a personal level. This is why I founded the very first WU Alumni Hub in Brussels more than 20 years ago. It is fantastic to see how much the network has expanded since then and that it has turned into a real ‘blue chip’ of our alma mater."
"Being a WU Alumni Hub Manager in Czechia is a great opportunity to stay in contact with interesting and enterprising people. However, this is not the only reason that the WU Alumni Hub in Czechia has been going strong for 10 years and was one of the first in the CEE!"
"After my studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, it was clear to me that I was looking for an international job. Under the motto "What is better than supporting an Austrian company in export markets?" - my answer was "to support as many Austrian companies as possible". I am now happy to be in Paris and to work to bring the Austrian economy a little closer to France and, conversely, to present Austria as a business location to the French.
A core task for business delegates is to network people. And so, as a business delegate and WU alumnus, I see it as a logical consequence of my work to promote contact among the hundreds of WU alumni in France, to keep them up to date, but also to connect them with people and companies from the country where they studied for a few years."
North Rhine-Westphalia: Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne
"As a WU Alumni Hub Manager for North Rhine-Westphalia, I intend to create a platform that gives WU alumni the opportunity to network while attending exciting and interesting events. Of course, it should also be fun!"
Michael Fedesin and Jochen Vogel
"The financial center Frankfurt am Main is characterized by the strong bank sector, the largest German stock exchange, the international orientation as well as the location of European supervisory authorities and is home to numerous successful WU alumni. We would like to strengthen the WU Alumni Community and develop the Frankfurt Hub to become a point of contact for all WU alumni in research and business."
"For me, the WU Alumni Meetings offer an excellent platform to think outside the box, to benefit from the experiences of others and to establish new professional and private contacts."
"As a WU graduate with profound work experience, I want to set an anchor for newcomers. They can use it as a docking point for networking and professional exchange."
“The WU as Alma Mater was my entry point and path to an extremely exciting professional life. I still feel very connected to the university nowadays and whenever I'm in Vienna I try to include a visit to the campus. Over the years I have met many people who also feel that way. That connects. And this may even have another meaning when living and working in a foreign country. For me, the hub management together with Ingrid Münz, is an expression of solidarity and living community with other graduates."
"Being a WU Alumni Hub Manager is an exciting task! Our first ever hub meeting in Budapest took place more than 10 years ago, on 13 March 2009. Our first specialist event on “Coaching in Practice” (with Éva Farkas) was held in the spring of 2009. Many more events have followed over the years. I really enjoy working as a WU Alumni Hub Manager! The WU Alumni and WU Executive Academy Community have been jointly organising events in Budapest since 2017."
"Since setting-up WU Alumni Liechtenstein in 2011, my aim has been to build a network of WU alumni in the area, so we can inspire, support and empower each other."
"It's not what you have, it's whom you know. Nurturing a mutually supportive network of alumni is a very important post-graduation part of the WU educational experience, both for social and professional purposes."
"My motivation for setting up a WU Alumni Hub was to create a basis for knowledge transfer for business-related and academic topics among WU alumni in Madrid and also to give the numerous foreign WU alumni an opportunity to meet up and network with each other."
"Based on my business background in innovation management, professional networking is part of my daily routine. I am glad to play my part as a WU Alumni Manager to create more and more interesting ties between WU alumni to help this network grow and get stronger."
"I have always felt strong ties to the WU because I learned so many things during my studies and I can look back on a fantastic time with many lasting, fun memories. When I went abroad a few years after my graduation, I thought that Istanbul could be a very interesting bridge for WU alumni. Twelve years have passed since then and our membership list in Istanbul numbers more than 100 WU alumni."