Start of studies 2017: Cologne Business School greets first semester students from more than 40 countries
On 21 August Cologne Business School warmly welcomed its new students at the semester opening ceremony. The freshmen of the English-language Bachelor as well as all Master and MBA students from more than 40 countries were greeted.
Around 600 guests were there for the opening of the ceremony in the banqueting hall of the Flora in Cologne. After the opening speech by the CBS President, Prof Dr Elisabeth Fröhlich, further addresses provided a wonderful atmosphere. For example, CBS alumnus and entrepreneur Lamine Cheloufi talked to those present – including first semester students from New Zealand, Argentina and Sweden – about his career path since leaving CBS and the challenges of founding a business. Freshman Maximilian Nuyken, who is starting his Master studies this winter semester at CBS, spoke about his expectations for his studies and why he is convinced CBS will offer him an optimal career start. The keynote speech was held by Dr Michael Fübi, Chairman of the Board at TÜV Rheinland. With his address he motivated the new students to work at their studies and always remain inquisitive.
At the subsequent Campus Fest at Cologne Business School the guests had the opportunity to get to know each other and converse over a drink as well as a buffet. A small entertainment programme was on offer, for example a magician who surprised some guests with a few magic tricks. At the same time the Open University took place: depending on interest, not only first semester students but also their friends and families were able to look in on various lectures to get an impression of the daily lecture routine at CBS.