Francisca Blenich, Manager Alumni Relations at Frankfurt School, welcomed all virtual guests and panel participants in the Audimax. Afterwards, Prof Nils Stieglitz, President of the Frankfurt School, opened the Homecoming with a review of the year 2020 at Frankfurt School, new offers for students and professionals, current rankings and further information on the FS Alumni Alma Mater. Professor Stieglitz emphasised how important the FS community is and how proud he is of our team spirit, especially in challenging times: "Good to have you all with us – in good times and in times of uncertainty. I strongly believe that our community of students, professors, staff and alumni is something that makes FS a special place – online and offline".
In a following panel discussion, moderated by Dr Matthias Catón, Director of Corporate Development, and Vera Klopprogge, Head of Corporate Communications, members of the FS-Community discussed about "The Age of the Supercrisis! Thrive in business and career when there's always a new normal". Impulses for discussion with the online participants were provided by Walter Sinn (Managing Partner, Bain Germany), Alexander Doll (FS Alumnus Class of 1997, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lincoln International AG), Prof Ines Gockel (FS Alumna MBA Class of 2013, Chair and Head of Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig) and Prof Horst Löchel (Professor of Economics, MBA Programme Director and Head of the Sino-German Center at Frankfurt School).
Homecoming 2020 Specials
A raffle, a virtual campus tour and exclusive discounts for alumni rounded off this year's Homecoming@Home. The winners of the raffle could look forward to a further education voucher worth € 5,000 (1st prize), Fitvia packages (2nd - 4th prizes) and goodie bags from the FS Shop (5th - 8th prizes). Dr Julia Knobbe, Head of Executive Education Marketing & Sales, informed about further education offers for specialists and executives at the Frankfurt School and emphasized the importance of life-long learning. At the end, Francisca Blenich, Manager Alumni Relations, gave an overview of the current offers (Stay tuned to FS, Mentoring Programme, Executive Week Shanghai) for alumni.