Webster Vienna Hosts NGO Night at Palais Wenkheim
May 17, 2023
Webster Vienna Private University hosted a discussion last month with experts from nongovernmental organizations about various topics, including challenges NGOs face in Ukraine and the impact of the changing employment market.
More than 50 people attended the event, which featured a panel discussion with experts who represented several NGOs: Gudrun Gusel (Caritas Austria); Ingrid Johansen (SOS Children’s Villages International); Christoph Jünger (UNICEF Austria); Annette Schneider (Austrian Red Cross); and Hannelore Wallner (MSF Austria).
Hosted by the WVPU Career Services team and moderated by WVPU Associate Director Samuel R. Schubert, the discussion was initiated by two students from Andreas Papp’s spring semester course, Advocacy, NGOs and Civil Society. Student Jamie Meschoulam spoke about the role and future of Generation Z in NGO and humanitarian work, while Michael Self discussed the impact of the Ukraine crisis on other humanitarian efforts around the world.
Schubert said the discussions served as a reminder of the important work and mission of NGOs.
“The power and sincerity of your words reminded me of why we engage in trying to make a difference for those in need around the world,” Schubert said.
Following the panel discussion and question-and-answer session, attendees met with the panelists during a networking event, which gave students the opportunity to further engage with NGO leaders.
WVPU extends its gratitude to the organizations and individuals involved, and is proud of the opportunities Webster Vienna students are able to experience through the Career Services department.