For this year’s first get-together in Zurich, we picked a new location. Zurich is picturesque and its old town leads right back down memory lane of merchand’s trade with tiny stores and handmade goods. However, there are also newer parts where gentrification meets a steady Swiss taste for design and trends. When I sent out the save-the-date to meet in Loft Five in Europaallee, several alumni replied immediately appreciating the nice location. Well, I certainly hope the timely show up and happy gathering of 15 alumni wasn’t only due to the restaurant’s inviting menu, but also to the meetings reputation for good and fun conversations.
By now, we’ve build a nice little FS Züri community that’s always welcoming to new members and makes the evening worthwhile for old and new members. Besides the former diploma or Bachelor and Master Degrees, we also had some alumni and friends that did the Financial Planner or Financial Consultant. Our social spirit does not only transgress programmes, but also nationalities. I’ve often heard stories about Germans having a tough time integrating with the Zurich population, which supposedly likes to keep friendships among its own. From the FS alumni experience, I can’t share these impressions. We’ve had several Swiss, joining our FS Züri group, curious enough to mingle happily with the neighboring country’s crowd. So, many of our topics did touch upon the city’s developments and idiosyncrasies, but also on the various studies and memories of known professors and staff, on different career paths and opportunities as well on sports, kids, investments and, of course, FS news, most notably the new campus.
If you want to join one of our upcoming FS Züri events, please make sure to update your contact details in the Alumni Directory or get in touch with me. Looking forward to see you in Zurich!