The student initiatives of the Cologne Business School have again collected donations for charitable purposes under the direction of the student parliament. For the first time, they realigned their traditional Oktoberfest by donating mostly of the ticket revenues to the Kerala project. Around 100 students and CBS employees accepted the invitation to the benefit Oktoberfest and celebrated in the blue and white decorated CBS garden. The students donated around EUR 2,000 for charity.
The main organisers, Lea Recktenwald and Moritz Otto, Bachelor students of business psychology, also wanted to welcome the new students to the campus with their Oktoberfest: “Following the positive response of the previous year, we wanted to offer all students the opportunity to get to know each other beyond the lecture period. At the same time, we want to use our commitment to motivate others to do the same.”
The Oktoberfest is part of the theme year “CBS cares for”, which the Cologne Business School launched on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Within this year, students and CBS staff collect donations for various charitable purposes. The Kerala project was initiated by the students themselves after Prof Dr Laxmi Remer, Professor of Finance at the Cologne Business School, told them about the devastating consequences of the heavy monsoon rains in Kerala at the end of August and September.