Germany Grad Fair 2022 - A Virtual Success
About 150 undergraduate and graduate students, young professionals, career service advisors and anyone interested in studies abroad joined us online for the virtual Germany Grad Fair 2022 on November 8.
The Germany Grad Fair is an annual, joint collaboration of the different German university liaison offices representing German higher education at the German Consulate building in New York. This Fall 2022 edition took place online on the event platform . As usual, we invited colleagues from the DAAD, DFG, the German consulate, alumni of German programs and others to provide a comprehensive picture of the whats and hows of studying in Germany.
Patrizia Nobbe of UAS7 North America guided through the program. We welcomed Mariella de Carvalho - Head of Cultural Affairs and Science at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic in Germany; Macy Zander - Keynote Address; Ethan Grandel - Funding Opportunities through the German Academic Exchange; Katja Simons & Marta Millar - Applying to a Graduate Program in Germany.
The speakers presented different topics to guide the attendees through the various opportunities and ways there are to participate in an academic or professional program in Germany. During this introduction, the live chat was used as a tool to share thoughts and questions from the participants and overall interaction.
For the second part of the event, each institution had a separate live session, where the participants could clarify their concerns with the respective experts. Simultaneously, virtual booths were accessible for more in-depth information on each topic. Below is a glimpse of the UAS7 booth. We were so lucky that two of our UAS joined us - our big thanks goes out to them!
The occasion was highly valued by the visitors that took the chance to present specific questions regarding the UAS7 partner universities and their programs.
The virtual format allows us to extend our reach not only regarding the audience, but also in terms of including our international partners and alumni in the event. It was a great pleasure organizing and hosting the Germany Grad Fair 2022.