From Webster Vienna to Global Success: Meet Some Accomplished Graduates of 2023
June 21, 2023
Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) 2023 graduates are living all over the globe pursuing careers and further educational opportunities.
On May 13, nearly 100 graduates received their diplomas at Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace during the Commencement ceremony. The new alumni are a combination of undergraduates and graduate students at various stages in their careers.
One standout graduate, Faris Kamal, distinguished himself as the undergraduate valedictorian. He is about to embark on his career journey in London as an analytics and sales analyst with Bloomberg. Kamal attributes much of his success to his past internships in financial services as well as his coursework at WVPU in finance and economics. He said the constant support and guidance provided by the WVPU Career Services team played an important role throughout the process.
Another remarkable graduate, Victor Teichmann, a Business and Management student and former member of the Student Government Association (SGA), secured an internship at professional services firm KPMG. Teichmann’s said his dedication to his studies and campus involvement during his time at WVPU contributed to this opportunity.
Nikol Koleva, who completed a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, works as an external relations manager at the World Space Week Association. Koleva shares her workplace with Maruska Strah, the executive director of the association and a fellow WVPU alum. Maruška's academic journey at WVPU includes a bachelor's degree in international relations and media communications, as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations. Together, these alumni work to strengthen the link between space and society.
“I’m incredibly happy to see a growing interest for the space industry at WVPU!" Strah said. "Besides Nikol, our operations manager Ilayda Edali is also Webster alum, and we have several interns who are attending WVPU. This shows how important it is to learn about the many opportunities that the space sector is providing, as well as how well prepared Webster students are for the job market. I’m looking forward to see even more WVPU students involved with the space industry."
For other graduates, their alma mater, renowned for its commitment to research and academic excellence, allows the opportunity to pursue further educational degrees all over the world. Lara Jenko, the most recent SGA president, will soon embark on a new chapter in Washington, DC. Jenko was accepted into Georgetown University's human resources management master's program.
“Webster has been a great starting point for my career path," Jenko said. "The University taught me how to adapt and thrive in an international environment with a lot of diversity, which will all come in handy when I go to Georgetown next fall."
Natalia Hatarova, another new graduate, will enroll in Central European University's master's program in Political Science. Hatarova’s dedication to understanding the intricacies of political science and its implications on society has led her to this educational opportunity.
“After I finished my high school, Webster Vienna was the school that recognized my value and gave me a chance to prove myself again," Hatarova said. "Webster gave me motivation to work hard, which provided me with many opportunities such as writing three academic articles with two of my professors and the chance to study at CEU.”
The accomplishments and diverse pursuits of the WVPU class of 2023 are a testament to the University's dedication to providing a world-class education and fostering an environment conducive to personal and professional growth.
If you are a graduate of Webster Vienna Private University, we invite you to join our online community at alumni.webster.ac.at.