Today, the first Nexus Newsletter of the 2018/2019 edition of the International Student Projects was sent out to all students of the FHNW School of Business.
While in previous years there was a physical newsletter, this year there was a new approach in creating this newsletter, namely in a digital form and accessible over the Link https://nexusfhnw.org/.
We would be delighted if you take a look at this year's newsletter and indulge yourself into the world of the International Student Projects 2018/2019.
Today was the final day of the preparatory seminar 2019. It was a week full of insights, but all good things must come to an end.
In the morning, the career fair of the preparatory seminar 2019 took place at Campus Olten. Not only the delegation of each International Student Project, but every final year student of the FHNW was welcome to join us and get to know the partners of all of the International Student Projects. exploreASEAN was especially happy to welcome DT Swiss, our Gold Partner, as an exhibitor at the career fair 2019. Many students joined, and some even had the chance to conduct a speed interview with one or the other companies. Another popular offer was enabled by the nextCareer service of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, which was the CV check.
In the afternoon, the closing event of the preparatory seminar 2019 took place in the Aula of campus Olten. The first part of this event consisted of a panel discussion with the title: "Sustainability: Do we walk the talk?", which was moderated by Prof. Michael Jeive, Head ISPs of the FHNW and included several interesting guests from various backgrounds. The event was concluded with a closing speech from Mr. Marco Gadola, Chief Executive Officer of Straumann.
After the closing speech, everyone had the opportunity to take part in the final apéro of the preparatory week and, over a glass of wine or a cold beer, discuss the experiences made during the week together with the participants of the other projects.
It was a great preparatory week. The project management team of exploreASEAN expresses its sincerest gratitude to everyone who made this week possible. We are now even more looking forward to an exciting On-Site trip!
After having spent the previous day at companies, the fourth day of our preparatory seminar began at 08:30 back at campus Olten. Our first guest on this day was Mr. Niklaus Glatthard, Chairman Young Professionals Committee of the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, who had already given presentations for previous editions of exploreASEAN. We were thrilled to welcome him once again at our preparatory seminar where he delivered a most interesting presentation about challenges and opportunities for young professionals in ASEAN.
Mr. Glatthard outlined the challenges which young professionals in the ASEAN region face, which include factors such as cultural, social, political, and economical aspects, but at the same time gave practical tips on how to overcome those challenges. He especially emphasized the need for perseverance if one wants to have a successful career in the ASEAN region.
After the presentation of Mr. Glatthard, we were very happy to listen to a presentation with a slightly different format. Mr. Tobias Weisskopf, who is a part of our delegation, shared his experiences on Asia together with the project management team and his fellow delegation members. His insights included facts not only from Southeast Asia, but also East Asia as well, which enabled our delegation to also hear something about a different region in Asia.
After two interesting presentations, our communications team consisting of My Linh Nguyen and Anita Ferrara took some nice group pictures of the delegation and individual portrait photos of each exploreASEAN delegate.
In the afternoon, three roundtable discussions were scheduled. The experts for our roundtable discussion were Dr. Teresa Freiburghaus, Head of Southeast Asia Center at our university and exploreASEAN supervisor, Mrs. Le Anh Huyen Tram, who is a lecturer at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, and Mr. Jonas Franceschina, Purchasing Manager SCM at 3S Solar Plus. They all kindly shared their advices and experiences for the ASEAN region in a very interesting discussion format.