19 Apr 2011 in Alumni by Marta Serrabou
Ten years after the first UNITECH students graduated, the UAA members are spread all over Europe and even the World. However, the Local UNITECH Chapters are still based in the cities of the Academic Partners. While this is a good way to introduce new members into the association, it makes it impossible for many of us to participate in local events. In Germany, the Rhine-Main region around Frankfurt and Mainz is the home of many Alumni. Most of them work at one of the Corporate Partners in the region, or at different companies and institutions.
To enable networking also here, the idea to form a Sub-Chapter was raised. The focus of the LUC Germany remains in Aachen, but there will be another group of Alumni meeting and keeping in touch on a regular basis. It is the first attempt to establish something like this and depending on the result we will try to establish Sub-Chapters also in other regions. Surely, there are several areas with many Alumni out there.
To get the Sub-Chapter Rhine-Main started, a first email was written to all the members of the LUC Germany in order to get an overview of who is currently living in the area and interested in joining the Sub-Chapter. The replies were very encouraging and we will have a kick-off activity in May or June. The replies also indicated that since almost all Alumni are working, meetings will take place on the weekend, roughly every two months. The focus will be on visiting exhibitions and other cultural events or having presentations and talks on interesting topics.
Until we find a better solution, emails related to the Sub-Chapter Rhine-Main will be sent to all people who replied to the initial email. If you also would like to receive this communication, please let me know at email@example.com.