Delegation 2018/19

Energy and Environmental Technology

Diego Mäder

ambitious, open-minded, motivated

“I was always wondering how it would be to participate in an international project, to work together with all kinds of people and to see how other countries handle their business practices and how it differentiates from Switzerland. Furthermore, because I am from a rather technical sector, I would be delighted to immerse a bit more into the economical sector. I think today it is an absolute advantage, if not a must, to have knowledge in both sectors.”

Contact
Mail: diego.maeder@students.fhnw.ch

Lukas Schöpke

motivated, innovative, teamplayer

“connectUS offers students from the FHNW a vast opportunity and unique experience about life and business in North America in a very short time period. I would highly appreciate the opportunity to get to know new cultures, be able to communicate in a foreign language and cooperate with local people to get the real touch and feel about the American spirit. Aditionally, visiting innovative companies like Google in New York and SpaceX in Los Angeles would give me an insight into international business.”

Contact
Mail: lukas.schoepke@students.fhnw.ch

Fabian Fankhauser

positive, efficient, innovative

“The connectUS project perfectly fits my interests and I am convinced it will help to develop both; my personal life and my professional career. I am keen on traveling and have visited countries in Asia and Europe. I would now like the opportunity to visit North America and experience the local culture there.”

Contact
Mail: fabian.fankhauser@students.fhnw.ch

Dardan Bajrami

open-minded, curious, future-oriented

“Participation at the connectUS project could give me different and new perspectives on the possibilities and execution of my field of study. Especially North America with the chosen cities, which could not be more different from each other, can give each a unique view on working and problem-solving methods and open the horizon to a large extent.”

Contact
Mail: dardan.bajrami@students.fhnw.ch

Gabriel Ackermann

reliabe, creative, motivated

“I am eager to gain additional experience studying abroad and I have always been passionate about North American culture. After completing my bachelor of science, I plan to work for an international company, so that I can apply my language skills and intercultural abilities.”

Contact
Mail: gabriel.ackermann@students.fhnw.ch

Business Information Technology

Lukas Kunz

open-minded, honest, ambitious

“For a long time I have been thinking about working abroad after my studies. Not only the different cultures but also the other way of thinking and working fascinates me. I think an open world attitude and the desire to learn from others can bring enormous benefits to a person both in business and in private.”

Contact
Mail: lukas.kunz3@students.fhnw.ch

Adrian Mathys

dedicated, organized, ambitious

“The international students project connectUS attracted my attention because the United States have always fascinated me. Many of the largest and best-known companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon or Apple originate from there. Their spirit of innovation seems almost inexhaustible. Having the opportunity to visit American companies and get to know their business practices in person would mean a lot to me.”

Contact
Mail: adrian.mathys@students.fhnw.ch

International Management

Lucas Contessi

passionate, solution-oriented, reliable

“I am eager to discover business opportunities for waste treatment as well as exploring business solutions to waste management such as adapting processes with the goal to use resources more efficiently. I am curious on company visits and presentations where I will actively contribute in order to make debates very vivid and broaden my horizon. Getting the opportunity to expand my network to compa- nies, experts as well as students from other degrees strongly attracts me.”

Contact
Mail: lucas.contessi@students.fhnw.ch

Roman Csigas

creative, innovative, loyal

“From Waste to Wealth is a topic, that I believe needs a greater audience and with ever increasing amounts of waste and scarce resources at hand, immediate answers. The motivation to be an active part in the discussions with large, influential companies as well as the passion for the North American business sector and culture are the key drivers for me.”

Contact
Mail: roman.csigas@students.fhnw.ch

Tanja Tschumi

commited, passionate, interested

“Nowadays we live in a globalized world, where cooperation and mutual understanding with other countries and cultures is necessary, important, exciting and an enormous benefit for each party. To be able to think globalized, gaining as much experience as possible in our connected world is advantageous and advisable. Furthermore, it helps to expand our international network by meeting new people in general, which may also include future employers and friends.”

Contact
Mail: tanja.tschumi@students.fhnw.ch

Applied Psychology

Sophie Schneider

engaged, smart, inquisited

“I am someone, who questions our consumer behavior strongly. No day is passing by, without asking myself, how we can face the current situation on our planet. At some days I even feel hopeless, not believing that we can change our behavior before our environment collapses, which would create even bigger, worse problems than we have right now. Listening to companies, which are determined to face our situation with smart solutions, would be an amazing opportunity to gain back hope.”

Contact
Mail: sophie.schneider@students.fhnw.ch

Myroslava Kropf

open-minded, teamplayer, reliable

“I want to learn more about how companies in North America deal with subjects like renewable energy, sustainability, and, especially social responsibility. To gain experience working on an international project would only add to my personal and professional growth. Lastly, I would love to work in the US for a few years, notably in New York or Los Angeles.”

Contact
Mail: myroslava.kropf@students.fhnw.ch

Derya Yelögrü

open-minded, adaptive, ambitious

“My personal connection to the United States started in my youth. I was overwhelmed by Manhattan, the fast pace, the merge of different cultures and last but not least the world of business. I see connectUS as an opportunity to improve my reach, build knowledge and improve my English in the “land of opportunity”. Especially with the change of government in the United States, “From waste to wealth” and how to create from it a personal, economic and environmental wealth it seems a useful and exciting topic.”

Contact
Mail: derya.yeloegrue@students.fhnw.ch

Business Administration

Sandro Hupfer

solution-oriented, engaged, professional

“The United States of America is one of the most developed First World countries in the world where there are still ample opportunities to uncover in the recycling industry. I am particularly interested in how a range of stakeholders, such as firms, government, private business and entrepreneurs operate in such an industry. I am excited and eager to develop a professional network outside of Switzerland and I believe this delegation would help me create value for all parties involved.”

Contact
Mail: sandro.hupfer@students.fhnw.ch

Melanie Ferreira

organized, team-oriented, resilient

“When I read about this year’s topic “From Waste to Wealth”, it became clear to me that connectUS would be my first choice of all the student projects. Moreover, I am very interested in the North American culture, since I met a lot of people from the US and Canada during my semester abroad and had very interesting conversations regarding their work culture and lifestyle. I would be very keen on getting to know more about the North American business’ practices and experience this culture myself.”

Contact
Mail: melanie.ferreira@students.fhnw.ch

Tanja Degenhardt

ambitious, open-minded, reliable

“I would like to learn more about the companies, their working culture and get a different view of the country of limitless opportunities. This project would also be a great chance for networking, to meet new friends with similar interests and an excellent opportunity to improve my English skills. Being part of connectUS is a once in a lifetime opportunity, in which I would like to improve my knowledge about other cultures, sustainability and markets outside Switzerland.”

Contact
Mail: tanja.degenhardt@students.fhnw.ch

Michelle Zimmermann

organised, reliable, independent

“This year’s project aims to investigate the global problem of waste and inefficiencies. Most importantly, the project does not only raise awareness of the problems but also shows possible approaches to solve them. I am confident that taking part in connectUS offers a unique chance to address such topics.”

Contact
Mail: michelle.zimmermann1@students.fhnw.ch

Edgar Santos

reliable, communicative, motivated

“The chosen topic “From Waste to Wealth” plays a very important role, not only for the environment but also for the economy. Furthermore, the destinations that will be visited are very appealing. Both the USA and Canada offer many attractions and interesting enterprises. Personally, I am convinced that this project is an excellent opportunity for students to increase their business and intercultural understanding.”

Contact
Mail: edgar.santos@students.fhnw.ch