Webster University Vienna is the first and only University in Austria to be recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as a Partner in Learning.
An article by Ms. Assel Serikbayeva, graduate student in International Relations at Webster University Vienna, has been featured in the January 2013 issue of the OPEC Bulletin. In the article, entitled "Kazakhstan -- the Caspian's jewel in the crown," Ms. Serikbayeva explores the history, growth and achievements of Kazakhstan and its role as an important oil and gas producer.
On February 12th, Casting Director and Producer Lana Veenker gave an inspiring talk about how to identify your professional goals in the challenging film industry and how to reach them. This was a unique opportunity for students to meet and and get tips from a Hollywood professional. Veenker has worked in show business for over 25 years and on three continents, including 14 years as a film and television casting director, on projects such as Twilight, Paranoid Park, TNT's Leverage and NBC's Grimm.
Ms. Sabine Weiß, undergraduate student in International Relations at Webster University Vienna, has won an essay competition entitled “Artic Security – Challenges in a Sensitive Environment.” The competition, sponsored by the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the Embassy of Canada to Austria, and the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, asked participants to analyze and develop their own ideas about security in the Arctic.
In recognition of academic excellence, a Dean’s List is compiled each academic semester. To qualify, students must complete at least 12 credit hours at Webster University, of which no fewer than 6 credit hours must have regular letter grades. All enrolled coursework must be successfully completed, with no Incomplete or Withdrawn grades recorded. Qualified students who achieve a current semester GPA of 3.80 or higher will be placed on the Dean’s List for that semester.
Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, was our first guest speaker at the on campus mini-retreat for students who have joined the WebsterLEADS program. Victoria is an American who moved to Vienna in 1987. She has worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 21 years as a manager within the IT and Communications departments.
The first day of the New Student Orientation, for students starting in the Spring I term, took place on the 9th of January. It was an intense day filled with info sessions to prepare students for their studies at Webster and life in Vienna. As always, our student leaders did an excellent job in making our new student feel at home at Webster.