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connectUS16 Spotlight: Our PR Team

Every week we will bring you a little closer to the members of our delegation and other stakeholders for this project by putting them under the spotlight.

In this week’s spotlight edition we are happy to introduce you to our PR team.

It has been a long time coming, but finally we are able to put our great PR team under the spotlight. As some of you readers may have noticed we had a change in personnel which meant we had to postpone our original official introduction to a later time. This time has come now and we are very happy.

Jennifer Flores, an IBM student, has been with us from the beginning and has already shown us what she can bring to the team. She is creative, flexible and is very motivated to help at any time. Luckily for us she has already come up with many great ideas which are reflected in our PR posts and past events which we believe everyone has enjoyed. We are already very grateful to have her in our team and are looking forward to continue with the good work! Thank you!

Fiona Tschan originally was a delegation member for this project. After there was a vacancy in the PR team we offered her the position in November. She accepted and met up with the whole team soon after that. We are grateful she accepted this unexpected offer (which includes a fair share of additional work) and are already impressed with her contributions to date. For example other than taking over the normal PR tasks she made absolutely delicious and beautiful cupcakes for the delegation kick-off. Thank you!

Would you like to know a little more about our PR team? Then fear not! Below you can find more detailed portraits.

Jennifer Flores

“I am very content to be part of this amazing project and I am looking very forward to the preparatory seminar in February, but especially to the onsite trip in March.”

Jennifer is currently in her last year degree program in International Business Management and was happy to join the PR team for connectUS in October.

During her studies she is gaining a great theoretical and practical insight into the different cultural dimensions of other countries as well as intercultural communication. Learning about the different values and practices in foreign countries is something fascinating in her point of view and is the main reason for studying International Business Management.

Her interest in participating in the PR team for connectUS is that it offers her the chance to deepen the knowledge she has gained so far about the cultural characteristics as well as the values and management styles predominant in the United States.

During her free time she loves to spend time dancing salsa and bachata or going to unisport to practice crossfit and power yoga.

Fiona Tschan

“I am really happy to have the possibility to be part of connectUS because from my point of view the whole project offers many great opportunities and I am particularly looking forward to the onsite trip in March.”

She is currently studying International Business Management and will start the 6th semester in Basel soon. In November she got the opportunity to join the PR-Team of connectUS after she applied for the delegation and is really grateful and proud that she was chosen. (Our project team is just as grateful that she decided to accept this opportunity!)

As an undergraduate student studying International Business Management she believes that participating in the connectUS project is a unique opportunity to gain first insights in the US business environment and to create valuable network. Due to the fact that her studies have a strong emphasis on intercultural aspects she also see it as an opportunity to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice.

Throughout her educational experiences, which includes a semester abroad in Denmark and her trinational study program in Switzerland, Germany and France she realized how important networking is. Therefore she is genuinely interested in finding a job opportunity abroad after her graduation. As the connectUS delegation focuses on the American business environment as well as the culture, it perfectly matches her area of interest.

During her free time she likes to do sports, going to the gym, snowboarding or boxing as well as baking and spending time outside with her dogs to occasionally escape the stress of everyday life.

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