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BaKuWi Community

This is a section for current students where we keep you updated on regular student-to student meetings, workshops with MaKuWi students, recent graduates and professionals.

  • BaKuWi meets Young Professionals

    Here, we will inform you about upcoming career-oriented workshops, where you get the chance to interact with young professionals who are former students of BaKuWi and/or MaKuWi Anglistik/Amerikanistik.

    Scheduled for autumn 2020: Laura Groebel

    Monday, October 19, 2020
    6-7 p.m.

    ZOOM-Link: https://uni-mannheim.zoom.us/j/6442883553?pwd=M0Fwd09DRWYyWVdHVndVQTJDa0JZdz09
    ZOOM-Room-ID: 644 288 3553

    Laura Groebel has a strong track record in designing and coordinating impact-driven projects and initiatives. She has worked on a wide range of global development issues, such as the inclusion of women, smallholder farmers and refugees into international trade chains, the provision of affordable, high quality health care to people living in low and middle income countries as well as decreasing carbon emissions in heavy industries such as the cement and built industry.

    Currently, Laura works as a consultant at FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm that supports corporations, funders, and investors shape market systems to be more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative.

    Prior to this role Laura was a consultant for innovation and project design at the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

    She holds a double degree, Master in Management and Public Policy from HEC Paris and Freie Universität Berlin as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Cultural Studies (BA Kultur & Wirtschaft: Anglistik, graduation 2014) from Universität Mannheim.
    During her studies Laura did various internships, including with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and with the Kenyan healthcare startup Penda Health.

     

    Previous speakers

    Eva Coblenzer, M.A., Marketing Coordinator at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

    Annegret Lauerburg, M.A., Head of Corporate Communication, Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG, https://hevert-foundation.org/testimonial/anne-lauerburg/

    Anna Lüneberg, Dipl.-Angl., Online marketing, music events

  • BaKuWi meets MaKuWi

    In spring terms, we organize informal meetings, where you (as a BaKuWi student) can meet MaKuWi Anglistik/Amerikanistik students to gain authentic insights into their study program. They will provide you with first-hand information about how and why they chose the program and the pros and cons of studying it. In the first part of the meeting, the subject-specific academic advisors will also be present to answer organizational questions.

    BaKuWi meets MaKuWi is also open to BaKuWi students who do not study English.

    Scheduled for spring 2021

  • Stammtisch

    This is a meeting point for all current BaKuWi students. We believe that we could all benefit from knowing each other better. Therefore, this semester we decided to launch a biweekly get-together. Here, we will meet up to talk about current study related issues, invite former BaKuWi/MaKuWi students, and prepare for any future endeavors.

  • Excursions & Workshops

    Media and Journalist Workshop at the US Consulate General

    A great day at the US Consulate General in Frankfurt

    On April 25, Antje Clasen and a group of her students from the BaKuWi and MaKuWi program participated in the first Media and Journalist Workshop at the US Consulate General.

    They spent an exciting, interesting and inspiring day there, listening to a talk by Brian E. Weeks, PhD and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan on “The Emotional Characteristics of Social Media and Political Misperceptions”, learning more about the workings of a consulate and the different departments, and even having a video conference with th US State Department in Washington. Throughout the day the group had the chance to discuss central problems and exchange ideas with scholars, officials from the US Consulate and fellow students from other universities. After a long day full of new insights and thought-provoking discussions, everyone was more than happy to learn that there will be another workshop of that kind quite soon.