Welcome to WU: 5 tips for a smooth start at WU Vienna

You’re new in Vienna and ready to start your Bachelor’s program in Business and Economics at WU Vienna? If that’s the case, then you probably have a lot of questions! Read these tips – brought to you by the BBE team!

Tip 1: Stay connected and check your e-mails regularly

WU staff and faculty will mainly contact you by e-mail. Therefore, we strongly recommend to check your e-mails regularly. After completion of the admission process, you will receive your own WU e-mail address and e-mails from WU staff and faculty will only be sent to this address. Information about WU accounts and e-mail can be found here.

Tip 2: Read the BBE Welcome Guide carefully

Have you already read the BBE Welcome Guide which you received in August? The BBE Welcome Guide is full of important information about the BBE program, a smooth start at WU and in Vienna. You will get an overview on how the first semester is structured and which dates and deadlines you will have to keep in mind. Moreover, it introduces you to WU’s online tools and services. We advise you to go through all the links included in the guide and check out WU’s various online tools prior to the start of the semester.

BBE course registration periods are different from the other bachelors’ programs at WU. Registration for the introductory courses will be from September 24 to September 30, 2018. Which is rather short, so do not miss it!

Tip 3: Attend the BBE Welcome Days

Before the start of the courses in the first week of October, we would like to welcome you at the BBE Welcome Days (September 26 – September 28, 2018). During these days you will get to know WU, your fellow students, and our faculty. Besides presentations and workshops, you will be assigned to teams and go on a scavenger hunt through the beautiful city of Vienna. The winning team will be awarded. We are looking forward to getting to know you at the end of September!

Tip 4: University is different than school

Be aware that as a student you have more freedom and flexibility, but you also have to show more initiative and commitment to be successful. Discipline and self-organization skills are very important. We will do our best to provide any support you may need during your time at WU. Do not hesitate to ask questions no matter if it is one of your professors or any other WU staff member.

Tip 5: Study together with your fellow students and have fun

Studying is important and you will have to study and work a lot throughout the next three years. To make it an unforgettable time and fun, meet your friends, organize your time well, and study together. Form learning groups and study together with your fellow students. Exchanging ideas and discussing cases supports you in your learning. WU offers many self-study and group work areas. Rooms can be booked via the online service Rooms.

Good luck with your studies – if you have more questions, just let us know – or contact the Study Service Center! If you’re interested in our Bachelor’s program and would like to get to know more – here’s an article on the BBE program in a nutshell!

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