Delegation 2019/20

Energy and Environmental Technology

Dominik Scheidegger

responsible, inquisitive, resourceful

“In today’s globalized economy working in international project groups is almost the norm. Because of that, awareness of other cultures and mindsets is very important in today’s working world. Especially in the field of energy and environmental technology where one of the main challenges is to solve environmental problems of global scale. Without consideration of the different circumstances worldwide it is impossible to solve global problems successfully.”

Contact
Mail: dominik.scheidegger@students.fhnw.ch

Business Engineering

Chiara Gilgen

initiative, motivated, team-player

“I like to discover new cultures, their habits and their operation methods. Expanding my horizon to see how the business works outside of Switzerland, is one of my goals. This is made possible by connectUS.”

Contact
Mail: chiara.gilgen@students.fhnw.ch

Matthias Aebi

honest, resolute, different

“As a business engineer, I have to understand both worlds, the technical as well as the economic. At the moment I am deepening my knowledge in the economic sector. When I learned that the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland is offering a trip to the US with various company visits, my interest was aroused. I am interested in the field of world trade, i.e. the large companies that participate in it, and the intercultural awareness associated with it. I think the study trip allows me to open a new perspective on my future plans.”

Contact
Mail: matthias.aebi@students.fhnw.ch

Fabian Gürtler

enthusiastic, ambitious, adaptable

“Connecting different topics with each other is the main purpose of a business engineer. To be part of the connectUS 2020 delegation allows me to connect the economic view with the perspective of environmental awareness of companies. I am also excited to learn more about the work culture in the US and to explore new cities with my fellow students.“

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

Muhammed Arslan

authentic, focused, open-minded

“I see opportunities as possibilities to grow. This is what the connectUS program will do for me, opening new doors for the further development of my career. I enjoy meeting new people from different cultures, because it enriches me. So, this is a unique opportunity to take the mindset to another level, either in business, as well as personally.”

Contact
Mail: muhammed.arslan@students.fhnw.ch

Business Administration

Sina Fröhlich

open-minded, team-player, ambitious

“My passion for America, the opportunity to expand my network and the chance to work together with people from different cultures on an exciting project was my motivation to join the delegation of connectUS. I am eager to see how companies outside of Switzerland embed sustainability into their daily business.”

Contact
Mail: sina.froehlich@students.fhnw.ch

Kosta Milosevic

dedicated, organized, ambitious

“I am excited to meet and to get a closer look into international companies, to expand my professional network and to have the opportunity to be a part of an international project.”

Contact
Mail: kosta.milosevic@students.fhnw.ch

Kerstin Roth

organized, creative, motivated

“I look forward to gaining valuable international experiences through this project. As a curious person, I am eager to learn more about how the USA and Canada approach environmental, economic as well as societal aspects of sustainability and I am excited to gather insights as to what Swiss businesses can adapt.”

Contact
Mail: kerstin.roth@students.fhnw.ch

Loris Stalder

reliable, loyal, freedom-loving

“This international project is a unique opportunity for me as a student. I will be able to discuss interesting topics with a wide variety of people, to get to know the American way of doing business and all that while traveling and seeing new exciting places.”

Contact
Mail: loris.stalder@students.fhnw.ch

Visar Dalloshi

inventive, proactive, communicative

“The collective expertise, knowledge and connection that we will gain with connectUS will lead to a sustainable development of our social, methodical and professional skills.“

Contact
Mail: visar.dalloshi@students.fhnw.ch

Mateo Bickel

confident, loyal, easy-going

“Being part of this project is a great opportunity for me. Learning on first-hand new things about how’s work done in North America is an extraordinary and unique chance. The possibility of expanding my private network and also learning more about a different work-culture combined with the importance of sustainability was the reason why I applied for connectUS.”

Contact
Mail: mateo.bickel@students.fhnw.ch

Loris Cuddé

analytical, reflective, foresighted

“I am really glad to be a part of the delegation of the connectUS project and gain new intercultural skills. Furthermore, I am very pleased to expand my personal network of people and companies and additionally to travel emission free.”

Contact
Mail: loris.cudde@students.fhnw.ch

International Management

Vidursika Visuvalingam

ambitious, strategic, organized

“Taking part in the project connectUS represents a huge opportunity to get a deeper insight into the North American business world while experiencing its culture. The project provides its participants with the chance to get to know one of the biggest economies in the world. Moreover, it allows us to network with organizations from different cultural backgrounds, which is crucial to succeeding internationally in today’s world.”

Contact
Mail: vidursika.visuvalingam@students.fhnw.ch

Philipp Mumenthaler

ambitious, conscientious, meticulous

“I have been following the student projects closely ever since I started my studies at FHNW. Participation in the 2020 connectUS delegation gives me the opportunity of exploring business in the North American market on a very practical basis. Further, this years’ topic will only gain importance in the future as our economy will reshape and companies will have to transfer into more sustainable business models.”

Contact
Mail: philipp.mumenthaler@students.fhnw.ch

Llaura Shkoreti

motivated, open-minded, team-player

“I was always interested in different cultures and how companies abroad handle their business practices. I am excited on expanding my knowledge in these areas through the connectUS trip.”

Contact
Mail: llaura.shkoreti@students.fhnw.ch

Tarik Ait Chaf

striving, sympathetic, daring

“With the main intent to create a profound understanding of the aspects required to succeed when doing business on an international level, I am quite eager to learn what the global market will demand in the future. As there has been a significant surge in demand for more environmental changes and adaption to the current economies and societies, my interests lay on how companies will use their resources to overcome the increasing sustainability challenges while maintaining continuous growth.”

Contact
Mail: tarik.aitchaf@students.fhnw.ch

Saskia Beeler

curious, dedicated, solution-oriented

“I have always loved working with people from different cultures and backgrounds as it gives me the possibility to gain a new perspective on people, businesses and the world. These insight into other cultures and other ways of working broaden my personal and professional  horizon and therefore equip me for a globalized and networked future. I am looking forward to connect this passion of mine with my interest in sustainable economy and further develop my intercultural skills as well as my knowledge about a topic that currently moves the world.”

Contact
Mail: saskia.beeler@students.fhnw.ch

Felix Neugebauer

creative, positive, goal-oriented

“The unique opportunity in being part of connectUS caught my interest immediately. I am thrilled to invest myself in this project, with the aim of sustainable development. Furthermore, I think through rethinking, reducing, reusing and recovering every business can build a competitive advantage.”

Contact
Mail: felix.neugebauer@students.fhnw.ch

Luana Elia

enthusiastic, adaptable, dedicated

“connectUS will allow me to develop my existing interest and knowledge in the fields of business and economics and link those key competencies with practice. Concurrently, embracing the areas of sustainability in business and exploring the ways today’s top companies are approaching this emerging topic will be interesting and instructive at the same time. This mix of theoretical contributions and hands-on experiences will make me fit for my prospective employment.”

Contact
Mail: luana.elia@students.fhnw.ch

Michel Spahr

duteous, reliable, diligent

“Balancing environmental, societal and economic health is a major challenge in today’s business world and I am therefore thrilled to be part of the connectUS delegation where we elaborate on ways how to flourish business in accordance with a responsible use of resources. Furthermore, I am keen to learn how American companies address the four R’s of sustainability and how their approach differs from local Swiss companies.”

Contact
Mail: michel.spahr@students.fhnw.ch