Alumni Mentorship Program at U.S. Embassy
Brazilian band playing in BerlinJune 21st, 2017
The fourth Alumni Mentorship Program hosted both a panel of distinguished speakers who exchanged experiences with the audience and many program alumni who gathered to discuss the importance of cultural exchanges and initiatives through supporting entrepreneurs in different fields.
The event, whose objectives correspond with that of the U.S Department of State’s professional exchange programs, is designed to promote the importance of cultural exchanges between the participants and their American counterparts. This is achieved through learning how to design, launch and start new businesses.
The event revolved around a panel discussion between John Hasler and Markus Streichhard, from the Fulbright Program; and Angelo Juric, from the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Panelists engaged in a range of topics that focused on supporting entrepreneurs and enhancing their experience in the program. Later on, the participants had the opportunity to converse one-on-one with the speakers, as well as to network with fellow alumni.
The Alumni Mentorship Program seeks to link U.S. sponsored exchange alumni with the established alumni community. Fostering this relationship emphasizes the importance of using knowledge and lessons learned from their exchange program when they return to their home country. This program also provides valuable work experience for young alumni, builds stronger ties within the alumni network, and encourages senior alumni to play active roles.
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R.B. Reijnen, Berlin Global