The year started off with intense training sessions for our teams: Team Montreal 2017 and Team London 2017. The usual offline weekends took place in Berlin in January and in Munich in February. Combining negotiation training, understanding group dynamics and strategy talks with MUN simulations, and spicing everything up with alumni participation, these trainings provided the Teams with the extra push to feel prepared for the conferences. We debated sustainable growth, which enabled our teams to come up with innovative and creative policies, taking their debating skills to the next level.
Alumni, grow.zonees and newbies gathered at the beginning of September in Munich for a whole weekend of inspiring input and happy mingling. Furthermore, Bertelsman partnered up with us once more to make the weekend a success.
Our alumni and grow.zonees are involved in such a diverse set of projects that it is hard to keep track of what is going on, so we want to give you a glimpse of some of their personal accomplishments.
- ENUIMUN an MUN conference in Kazakhstan, Jorge, Christian T. and York (Team Montreal 2017) chaired and participated
- NMUN Caro (Team London 2015) joined the staff
- LIMUN High School Clara and Christian T. (Team Montreal 2017) chaired
- MAINMUN Kristin participatedSEIMUN Kristin participated
- PIMUN Theresa and Jana (Team London 2017) participated and Caro (Team London 2015) chaired
- PolMUN Caro (Team London 2015) participated
- Kim (Team Montreal 2017) participated in the UN Millenium Campus Conference in Morocco
- Celine (Team Rome 2016) co-authored her first book „Workhacks: Sechs Angriffe auf eingefahrene Arbeitsabläufe”
- Lucas H. (Team London 2017) was a speaker at the Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 „Global Goals“
- Theresa (Team London 2017) participated in the European Forum Alpbach
- Anna (Team London 2017) co-founded Germany’s first Zonta e-Club an international service organization that has consultative status with the UN
- Christian K. (Team Montreal 2017) became a founding member of the Hertie International Development Network, currently organizing their first three day workshop planned for April 2018 on „Adaptive Social Policy“
- Frank (Team Montreal 2017) founded the Frankfurt School Business Game (FS-BG), the first multi-day business game in Germany and participated in the Alliance of European Business Game Summit 2017 in Brussels
- Maurice (Team London 2017) organized the first ever TEDxFS in Frankfurt and Johannes and Katharina (Team Seoul 2015) were invited as speakers
- Sascha (Team Seoul 2015) started working as a professional speaker for corporate and evening events
- Clara and Christian T. (Team Montreal 2017) participated in the Global Negotiation Conference in Bern
- Philipp and Clara got involved with Young European Leadership, Philipp being part of the YEL delegation to the Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona and Clara chairing the Digital and Communications Affairs Council of the Young European Council 2017 (Team London 2015, Team Rome 2016, Team Montreal 2017)
- Lara (Team London 2017) took part in the semester at sea and travelled the world while studying on a ship
- Fridi’s (Team Rome 2016) organization Bridging Gaps e.v., a youth exchange program between South Africa and Germany, was a finalist for the social engagement prize awarded by the German National Academic Foundation 2017 „weitergeben – Engagementpreise der Studienstiftung“ and won the Jugendfriedenspreis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen
As we all know: Mens Sana In Corpore Sano, so we shouldn’t forget that York, Tobi and Michael all finished Marathons, and Michael is now enrolled in training for Ironman Zurich!
However, this is only a glimpse at what our alumni are currently involved in, they also finished degrees, got published, entered the working world, changed careers and travelled the world. We are more than excited for another year of be.boosted! #be.excited
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