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Student Infomail: 15th May 2024

Dear Students,

Are you in the mood for some great, exciting and interesting events? Then we've got just the thing for you today!

Read it yourself!

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Meet'n Greet - Sustainability on 16th May at the WiSo Coffee Bar

Join us for the Meet'n Greet - Sustainability on 16th May at the WiSo Coffee Bar!

Meet experts from the sustainability industry and learn more about companies like:

  • Help
  • Ministry of Economics, Industry, Climate Protection, and Energy of the State of NRW - Social Bank
  • Metro
  • KPMG
  • Gateway
  • Safaric Consulting
  • Enactus

Whether you're seeking the perfect job entry, aiming for an internship, or simply seeking orientation in the field of sustainability – here you'll find answers and valuable insights.

Just drop by no registration required.
See you on Thursday, 16th May from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!

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UN Lecture on Sustainability – Special Guest at the WiSo Faculty

On Thursday, 16th May, we have a special guest speaker visiting: Get ready for an exciting short lecture and dialogue with Massamba Thioye, leading expert at the UNFCCC Secretariat. His contribution to promoting innovation in the field of climate and sustainability is significant. As Project Executive of the UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub, he is driving the development of guidelines for measuring the impact of climate action as well as incentive mechanisms and frameworks for sustainability innovation.

Join us to benefit from Massamba Thioye's insights and be part of this inspiring discussion!

The lecture will be in English immediately following the Meet'n Greet – Sustainability – be sure to drop by, registration is not required.


Short lecture and open dialogue on "Accelerating and upscaling climate and sustainability innovation" with Massamba Thioye, PhD (Moderator: Klaus Mertens).

When and where:

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall XXIV in the WiSo Building.

More information on our website.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Why are there still few women in STEM professions? New episode of the ECONtribute Wirtschaftspodcast

Why is the gender gap in mathematical and technical professions still so large today? What does school performance have to do with it? And how can the gap finally be closed?

Fani Lauermann, Professor of Empirical Educational Research and Educational Psychology at ECONtribute at the University of Bonn, conducts research into young people’s educational and career decisions. We talk about why the proportion of women in STEM professions has only grown slowly in recent decades, whether genetic factors play a role in this and why Germany in particular performs poorly in a country comparison.

This episode is about maths, girls and motivation. Click here for the podcast:


Be part of the 100th start-up evening of the Entrepreneur Club Cologne!

Are you interested in the topic of start-ups and would like to connect with people with the same mindset? Then come to our 100th start-up evening in the well-known ‘The view Cologne’ building. Exciting speakers from the start-up scene await you here.  

After the presentations, you can network with students, professionals or founders over cool drinks and discuss the start-up scene in Cologne.   

The event will be held in German, but internationals are still very welcome.  The event will take place on 28th May 2024 at ‘The view Cologne’. The start-up evening starts at Kennedy-Ufer 11 in Cologne at 7.00 pm. 

We look forward to your numerous appearance.   

Under the following link you can order the tickets for free:

New event of the Kölner Börsenverein e.V.

Workshop “KI-ckstart im Consulting” with KPMG including get-together afterwards

Are you interested in the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and the consulting world? Then join our workshop with KPMG on 28th May 2024 from 4.00 to 7.00pm at the KPMG Cologne office. Experience how KPMG develops innovative approaches in interdisciplinary teams to adapt technical innovations such as AI into their day-to-day consulting work in a meaningful way. You will learn about the different phases of design thinking in a practical case study. At the final get-together, you will have the opportunity to talk to KPMG in person in a relaxed atmosphere and find out more about your career opportunities at KPMG. Registration is possible until 24th May by sending an e-mail via this link: Klick hier. This event will take place in German language.

We look forward to meeting you!

24th World Business Dialogue - Get to know our speakers!

On 6th June 2024 the 24th World Business Dialogue will take place at the University of Cologne. In addition to the opportunity to get in touch with renowned companies, you can expect inspiring speeches and stimulating discussions with top-class speakers. In addition to Christian Lindner, Adorable Caro and Daniel Jung, other major figures from politics and business will also be taking part, a selection of which we present to you here.

Nikolaus Valerius: Nikolaus Valerius is CEO of RWE Generation. As a qualified engineer, he began his career at RWE in 1995 and held various high-ranking positions in various areas over the decades until he became part of the Executive Board of RWE Generation in 2023. He has held the role of CEO since 2024.

Tim Keller: Tim Keller is Managing Director of BCG BrightHouse. With over 20 years of experience in consulting, he stands out above all as an expert in the areas of transformation, positioning, product development and brand strategy. He joined BCG BrightHouse in 2021 and assumed the role of Managing Director in 2023.

Fabian Kienbaum: Fabian Kienbaum is Co-CEO of Kienbaum Consultants International. With his many years of experience, he has extensive expertise, particularly in leadership advisory and management consulting. For over 10 years now, he has been leading the long-established company with over 600 employees worldwide, first as COO and now as CEO.

Get your ticket now on our website: (Food, drinks, and an after-show party are included in the ticket price)

Fancy becoming part of the event? Then join our team of helpers and experience an unforgettable congress with us! You can register at the following e-mail address:

We look forward to welcoming you to the 24th World Business Dialogue.

Join the Student-Alumni-Mentorship-Program by PIM&CEMS!

Get ready for this year’s Student-Alumni-Mentorship-Program (SAMP) by PIM&CEMS!

What is the SAMP?

The SAMP matches together students and alumni as mentors who can provide support and advice on studies, internships, exchange semesters, applications or career choices. It can also create new friendships and a unique long-time relationship among the participants.

SAMP is a great individual networking opportunity that leverages on the strong PIM&CEMS network! The PIM&CEMS Club is a student alumni club that combines its international focus with a valuable corporate network, while also offering fun social activities. 


  • Duration: Spanning the summer and winter terms of 2024.
  • Objective: Facilitating mentorship connections that go beyond the program's timeline.

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Gain advice for your next career steps
  • Access internship opportunities within mentor networks and receive feedback for application documents
  • Benefit from mentors' diverse professional insights

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Stay engaged with the PIM&CEMS Club community
  • Make a lasting impact on students' personal and professional development
  • Keep up to date with current developments at the university and the interests of future professionals

How can you apply?

Register on the PIM&CEMS website and follow the instructions. Here you can find additional information about the SAMP events and the program itself. You can apply until 19th May 2024. Don’t hesitate to apply now!

We are excited to receive your applications!

Workshop with the bdvb

Discover the world of banking and tax with Deloitte!

When? 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm
Where? Deloitte Office Cologne
Deadline for registration? 16th May 2024

Experience Deloitte up close! Take part in an exciting workshop on the topic of "Branches of foreign banks in Germany - tax consequences of a domestic permanent establishment" and gain insights into the legal basis and tax obligations for opening branches of foreign banks in Germany. You will also get an authentic impression of the working methods at Deloitte and have the opportunity to network at a cosy get-together in a Cologne venue and round off the day networking.

Please note that the event is in German!

Simply register now via this link:

The number of participants is limited, but by sending your CV to you increase your chances of being there.

Look forward to interesting insights!


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