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In the “Zoom In” series, the interviewees give us an insight into their lives as students or employees at the ZHAW School of Management and Law.

Illia Zholtetskyi, Bachelor's student in Business Administration

Illia Zholtetskyi has already had to turn his life upside down and move twice due to the hardships of war – first from eastern Ukraine to Kiev in 2014 and then from Kiev to Switzerland in 2022. In this interview, he tells us how he managed to build a new future in Switzerland and what experiences he has already gained.

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Stéphanie Labité, Alumna CAS Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy, Head of Swiss Business Hub of Southern Africa

Stéphanie is the first point of contact for Swiss companies looking to expand their business activities in sub-Saharan Africa. In this interview, she talks about her life at the intersection of diplomacy and business development in Africa.

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Céline Goetschi, Alumna BSc International Management and International Relations Coordinator at the ZHAW SML

July 2023

Céline Goetschi graduated from the ZHAW School of Management and Law with a BSc in International Management in 2021. She has been working as an International Relations Coordinator for more than a year at the ZHAW SML in the Department of International Business and is responsible for the organization of study trips.

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Silvan Leibacher, Alumnus economics and entrepreneur

June 2023

Silvan Leibacher studied economics for his Bachelor’s degree with a Major in International Management at ZHAW and afterward founded a successful company.

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Jan Lemke, Student BSc International Management and Floorball Player

February 2023

Jan Lemke graduated from the ZHAW School of Management and Law with a BSc in International Management and is a passionate and successful floorball player.

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Rahel Leugger, Alumna Master of Business Administration (MBA)

January 2023

Rahel Leugger is the Managing Director of Stadtoase Zurich and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the School of Management and Law in spring 2022

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Sara Nilsson, Research Assistant and Football Player

October 2022

Sara Nilsson works as a Research Assistant in the Department of International Business and pursues a soccer career in addition to her academic work as a competitive athlete.

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André Bruggmann, Alumnus MAS Business Administration

September 2021

André Bruggmann has completed the master thesis for the MAS Business Administration (MAS BA) of the School of Management and Law on the topic "Impact of the Corona Crisis on the Swiss Labor Market". He is Geospatial Solutions Expert and Co-CEO of Crosswind GmbH.

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Dr. Albena Björck, ZHAW Lecturer Teaching and Continuing Education

April 2021

Dr. Albena Björck is a lecturer at the ZHAW School of Management and Law and teaches at the Bachelor and Master levels as well as in several continuing education programs. Her main topics are international relations, marketing and corporate communication in practice and academia.

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Selina Guhl, Deputy Head Continuing & Corporate Education

December 2020

Selina Guhl works as a research assistant and project manager in the "Continuing & Corporate Education" team of the International Business department and introduces us to customized continuing education courses.

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Lara Aschwanden, PWA trainee

November 2020

Lara Aschwanden has been working as a PWA trainee in the Department of International Business since August 2020 and gives us an insight into the "commercial apprenticeship scheme for graduates of baccalaureate schools".

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Fabio Duma, Lecturer and Head of Competence Team Luxury Management

October 2020

With lecturer Fabio Duma we talk about the importance of luxury management and the possibilities for further education in this branch. You will also discover what a "spalla camicia" is and which luxury Fabio enjoys in his daily life.

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Nico Tobler, Student BSc International Management

July 2020

Twenty-seven-year-old student Nico Tobler talks to us about the Bachelor’s program in International Management at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, his exchange year in China, and how he combines a day job with his studies.

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Kavitha, Student BSc International Management

June 2020

Twenty-three-year-old student Kavitha talks to us about her year abroad in South Korea and what she enjoys about her Bachelor’s program in International Management at ZHAW.

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Donny Hamilton, Alumnus International Executive MBA

April 2020

Donny Hamilton, a member of management at Hamilton Bonaduz AG, is currently completing the International Executive MBA (IEMBA) at the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Winterthur. This interview provides exclusive insights into how Hamilton Bonaduz AG is acting in the current Corona situation.

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Saskia Bilang, Student BSc International Management

February 2020

Saskia Bilang is in her fifth semester of the undergraduate degree program in International Management at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. The 22-year-old talks about the highlights of her studies, project work with companies, and what the future holds.

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Dong Yang Meier, Culture, Behavior & Creative Systems

January 2020

Dong Yang Meier is a research associate at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, where she works as a project manager in the Center for Asia Business, leading projects in intercultural management and international business.

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Khaldoun Dia-Eddine, Desk for Middle East and Africa Business

December 2019

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine is a senior lecturer at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, where he has been teaching for 10 years. In addition, he is involved in various consultancy projects as well as research and scientific writing. We asked him a few questions about his recent study trip to Jordan.

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