Building Resilient Academic Networks for Your Career

2023-08-29 Keyvisual

Are you a young, US-based researcher, aiming to expand your networking activities with universities, companies, and innovation leaders in Germany? This was the event for you!

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The event emphasized the importance of establishing resilient networks and provided participants with the means to initiate and maintain such networks. Our message is clear: by accessing networks in Germany while maintaining your valuable connections in the United States, you can enhance the resilience of your career.


Science: Engage in a keynote session led by an expert on informal networks in business. Gain insights into the latest scientific research on the significance of informal networks and their impact on career advancement.

Practical Advice: Receive hands-on guidance on networking in international contexts, emphasizing the numerous connections between the United States and Germany. Why not enhance your CV with cutting-edge German research? Representatives from up to ten institutions will offer advice on various tools and opportunities for building and maintaining networks with Germany, including short research stays, available fellowships, and other opportunities from both the United States and Germany.

Application: Connect and network with innovators from German universities and companies during the Meet & Greet session. Start building your network right away while enjoying beer and snacks.


6:00 p.m. Welcome
6:15 p.m. Audience Engagement
6:30 p.m. Keynote and Discussion on the Importance of Networking with Sven Horak
7:00 p.m. Pitches & how-to: Why Germany?
7:30 p.m. Networking Kick-off with warm-up round
7:45 p.m. Networking Session with beer & snacks
9:30 p.m. End

Event Information

August 29, 2023, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

German House, New York City
Organizer(s): Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), University of Cologne, University of Stuttgart, Hasso Plattner Institute, and the DWIH New York

Keynote by

Sven Horak
Professor Sven Horak, St. John’s University New York, works in the area of global management, organization, and leadership. His research examines informal structures and the drivers and ideals of informal networking. A German native, he has been living in New York for the past ten years and previously worked in academia and industry in Germany, Korea, and Japan. Publications: Photo Credit: St. John’s University
Dr. Sven Horak, Associate Professor of International Business, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

German Consulate General New York

German Consulate General New York

Address: 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 610 - 9700

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