Frankfurt School is welcoming 426 new Bachelor of Science students at the start of the 2021/22 academic year – 95 more than in the previous year. This means that the business school is still enjoying steady growth across its Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor in Computational Business Analytics and Bachelor in Management, Philosophy & Economics programmes. For the opening ceremony, which was held last Saturday, Frankfurt School invited the new students and their parents to the Gravenbruch drive-in cinema.
Frankfurt School alumnus Ronny Wittig, Associate Partner at Bain & Company, spoke about his own experience at Frankfurt School while studying for his Bachelor degree – and how much he still benefits from what he learned. “Throughout my time at Frankfurt School, I matured not just in terms of what I knew, but as a human being. I developed relationships that are still important to me now, both professionally and personally. It gives me great pleasure to look back on my time as a student, and I wish you – the latest BSc cohort – every success!” Ronny Wittig graduated from Frankfurt School in 2011, subsequently joining Bain & Company. Initially he worked as a Junior Associate Consultant, after which he rose to team lead and then manager; he is now an Associate Partner. His job mainly involves advising financial investors, acting as their primary point of contact for the company’s financial services business in German-speaking countries.
Johanna Jäger, currently studying for her Master of Finance degree at Frankfurt School, welcomed the new students to the Frankfurt School community: “Make the most of the many opportunities Frankfurt School offers you. Do internships, build up your network of contacts, get involved in student initiatives – it’s all worth it!” As a Frankfurt School Ambassador, Head of FS Charity, and a member of the FS Buddy Programme as well as the FS Venture Capital and FS Women in Business initiatives, Johanna Jäger is heavily involved in the student community.
For the grand finale, more than 400 blue balloons were released into the air. Frankfurt School’s President, Professor Nils Stieglitz, very much enjoyed the positive atmosphere at the Gravenbruch drive-in cinema and made the most of the opportunity to chat with students and parents. DJ Felix Möse got the mood going with a selection of hits while Frankfurt School staff distributed snacks, including popcorn and ice cream. The festive atmosphere and great music gave the students a perfect opportunity to start getting to know each other.