TAVEC Week 2023

Hochschule Fresenius‘ International Business School in Cologne/Germany and Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business in New York/USA are proud to present the collaboration results of our second TAVEC Project Week live in our third Trans-Atlantic Student Conference on October 30th, 2023.

TAVEC Week – Procedure & Goals: What? Who? When? How?


  • Collaborate virtually on a corporate communications campaign for DHL Supply Chain with students from Adelphi University New York/Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (Germany)!
  • Present your group project at the virtual trans-atlantic student conference!
  • Receive certificates, brush up your presentation skills, attend workshops, work with business professionals!
  • The best project groups will win a travel stipend (flight & hotel for 5 days) to visit Adelphi University in New York/Hochschule Fresenius in Cologne!


Are you

  • currently enrolled as a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s student of Hochschule Fresenius’ International Business School or Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business?
  • available for the whole duration of the TAVEC Week and all travel dates?
  • not a former TAVEC Week Conference winner?
  • interested in intercultural exchange and ready to shape corporate communications of the future?
  • looking for a networking opportunity with international students and global companies like DHL?

Then the TAVEC Week and TAVEC Travel Stipend is for you!

You will experience a week full of virtual workshops, project work and social activities and have the unique opportunity to present your innovative communications campaign in front of an external panel of judges of business experts. As a conference winner you will travel to New York/Cologne together with fellow students and faculty members from your university to visit your American/German group members! You will experience intercultural exchange on-site and explore New York City and the great city of Cologne!

Save one of the 40 spots & join our TAVEC Week 2023!



Virtual Project Week:

October 11, 2023         Kick-Off

October 18-23, 2023   Project Week

October 30, 2023          Virtual Student Conference

Travel Dates for Conference Winners:

Adelphi University in Cologne:                        March 18-22, 2024

Hochschule Fresenius in New York:               April 29 – May 3, 2024

Application Deadline: September 29, 2023

Announcement of TAVEC Week Participants: Week of October 2, 2023



Fill in the online application form here and send a short application video to project.tavec@gmail.com

Submission of the video is also possible via Google Drive, WeTransfer etc. Please send the links to project.tavec@gmail.com

Application video:

  • Duration: Max. 2 minutes
  • File format: MP4
  • Answer the following questions on your motivation to apply:
    • Who are you?
    • What makes you the perfect student ambassador? How can you contribute to the project idea?
    • Why do you want to participate in the TAVEC Week? What are your expectations?
    • Why should you receive a travel stipend? How would it enrich you?
  • Creativity is welcome!

TAVEC Week and Conference Agenda

All times shown are US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/ Central European Time (CET). Times are subject to change at short notice.

1-2:30pm (NY) / 7-8:30pm (CGN):

  • Introduction of TAVEC Team
  • Agenda of TAVEC Week
  • Announcement of Student Groups
  • Get to know your Team
  • Introduction to Miro Board
  • Introduction of the TAVEC Week Project Task
  • Q&A / Group Discussion

9am-12pm (NY) / 3-6pm (CGN):

  • Welcome
  • Agenda of the Week
  • Keynote: Introduction to DHL
  • Group Work – Research
  • Social Activity: Quiz

9am-12pm (NY) / 3-6pm (CGN):

  • Agenda of the Day
  • Keynote: Employee Well-being & Retention (TBC)
  • Group Work
  • Social Activity: Game

9am-12pm (NY) / 3-6pm (CGN):

  • Agenda of the Day
  • Workshop: Mastering Presentations as Virtual Teams (Matthias Nelke – Hochschule Fresenius)
  • Group Work

9am-12pm (NY) / 3-6pm (CGN):

  • Q&A
  • Group Work
  • Social Activity: Quiz

9am-1pm (NY) / 2-6pm (CGN):

  • Trans-Atlantic Student Conference (TASC): Student groups present their final results in front of an external panel of judges of business experts from Germany and the US.

Selection Committee / Panel of Judges

Lara Oebel

HR Manager Projects & Implementation, DHL Supply Chain, Bonn/Germany

Dr. med. Patricia John

Occupational Health Physician & Board Certified Urologist, Deutsche Post & DHL, Germany

Katrin Otto

Head of Talent Acquisition, DHL Supply Chain, Bonn/Germany

Updated overview of selection committee and more judges coming soon.

Organizing Committee

Lena Mewes Hochschule Fresenius

TAVEC Project Coordination

Carolina Bensch Hochschule Fresenius

TAVEC Project Coordination

Noreen Gillin Adelphi University

TAVEC Project Administration

Prof. Rakesh Gupta Adelphi University

Associate Professor

Raghida Abdallah Yassine, Ph.D. Adelphi University

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pamela Buckle, Ph.D. Adelphi University

Professor, Faculty Director

Charles Richard Baker, Ph.D. Adelphi University

Professor of Accounting

Prof. Dr. Barbara Lier Hochschule Fresenius

Associate Dean International Affairs, Head of International Business School (Cologne), Program Director

Amit Ray, M.Eng. Hochschule Fresenius

Program Director, Intercultural Academic Development

Spread the Word!

The TAVEC project is also present on many social media channels and we invite you to join our trans-atlantic exchange and discover more about the project and the people involved. We have prepared a quick overview with some additional information for our participants and audience.

Lena MewesTAVEC Week 2023