As the end of August approaches after a long and quiet summer break, WHU Campus Vallendar bursts into life as the 2019 fall term begins and the new cohort of Bachelor students dive into an action-packed Introduction Week. This year, 240 students began their studies and embarked on the beginning of their undergraduate journey at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
This September's cohort is particularly diverse, welcoming a group that includes 39% women and students from around the world, including those from China, India, Italy, Romania, the United States, and Vietnam. Organized each year by existing Bachelor students, the Introduction Week provides an in-depth overview of the various aspects of life at WHU for students, by students. Whether it is choosing from the wide range of language classes, or receiving advice on how to navigate studying in Germany as an international student, the Introduction Week also offers the chance to discover the wide range of student clubs available.
Student clubs at WHU offer the opportunity to not only pursue hobbies and passions, but also broaden their networks and develop valuable connections. With the number and variety of clubs ever expanding, students can participate in a club dedicated to entrepreneurship such as 3 Day Startup or IdeaLab!, contribute to current issues with Diversity at WHU, or express their love of sports through the internationally popular Euromasters.
“I joined Business Meets Tech for the specific skills it would provide to me, but I had not considered the community aspect before,” says BSc 2021 student Vedant Gala. “However, over time a relationship develops between the team members as they go through the challenges of sustaining and developing the club. It is through this that I realized that the student clubs are an integral part of the WHU community and contribute substantially to instilling its values.”
The rest of the Introduction Week held a packed schedule for the new students with activities to get to know each other and to learn more about their new home and WHU. Activities included a rally through Koblenz, a riverboat tour on the Rhine, and a welcome BBQ.
To all new Bachelor students at Campus Vallendar, we wish you the best of luck with the start of your studies. Welcome to WHU!