The second edition of the Global Alumni Week was truly a CEMSational success overseeing 53+ events globally thanks to your support and active involvement!

Global Alumni Week 2017 (#GAW2017) Webinar

  • Global Webinar featuring Alumni of 2016

    The week was kicked off by a Global Webinar where the winners of Alumni of the Year 2016, Senior Leader Karin Jestin (HEC/ Bocconi) and Young Leader Joeri van der Geelen (RSM/ NHH), shared their experience and discussed the following subject: “How can business leaders commit to helping society improve?”
    Karin mentioned her vision about everyone’s 88,000 hours, the “working time we have at our disposal to make a difference in the world”. For her, we have only that much time in our career and we “need to decide what we will do of each of these hours and why.” Karin explained by her personal example in changing career from a McKinsey consultant to philanthropist.
    Both speakers agreed on the importance of finding a career that resonates with one’s values and true desires: “Find your passion that doesn’t feel like work”, said Joeri, “once you find that passion, share it with your friends and colleagues so that they can help you along the way”.

Global Alumni Week Local Events from USYD: Life After CEMS Alumni Talk

  • Alumni Talk- life after CEMS

    The University of Sydney threw a very successful Alumni Talk, based on the model of TED Talks, about life after CEMS. They invited six Alumni from different backgrounds, media, consulting, entrepreneurship, and asked them to share their experience with 60 CEMS students presented that night. It was a great opportunity for students to broaden their perspectives of career possibilities after graduating from CEMS while networking with their cohorts and local alumni.

    Global Alumni Week Local Events from RSM: Panel Discussion with Alumni on Startups

    • Start-up panel discussion

      RSM organized a start-up panel discussion where six entrepreneurs discussed on the following topic “Why you shouldn’t waste your 20’s in a corporate or consulting career”. “The talents of today should not be tricked by selling diapers and shampoos”, one of them said during the panel. While a lot of CEMS are attracted by corporates and consulting, they showed them that start-ups are also an option to considerate, because even if the risks are important, the rewards are on the same scale.

      Global Alumni Week 2017 (#GAW2017) 53+ local events!

      AALTO: Helsinki  
      23rd March 18:30 – 2:00

      Sitsi Party 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      CBS: Copenhagen 
      23rd-March 19:00 to 21:00 

      Alumni Drinks 

      CBS: Copenhagen 
      25th March 11:00 – 14:00

      Alumni Brunch 

      CORVINUS: Budapest 

      20th March 18:45-22:00

      Rotation Dinner 

      FGV: São Paulo

      23rd of March 18:30

      Alumni Cocktail 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      GSOM: Saint-Petersburg

      21st of March 18:00

      Seminar: Internship Abroad

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      HEC: Paris

      22nd March 20:00-23:00

      CEMS Global Alumni Week Apéro 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      HEC: Paris

      26th March 13:45-16:30

      CEMS Global Alumni Week Treasure Hunt in Paris 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      HEC: Paris

      26th March 18:30 PM – 20:30

      CEMS Global Alumni Week Jazz Concert 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      HKUST: Hong Kong 

      21st March 19:00-22:00

      Meet Banking &Insurance CEMS Alumni 

      HKUST: Hong Kong 

      22nd March 19:00-22:00

      Meet Consulting CEMS Alumni 

      HKUST: Hong Kong 

      25th March 10:00-12:00

      Eat Brunch with CEMS Alumni 

      IIMC: Mumbai

      25th March 20:00-23:00

      Mumbai Chapter 

      IIMC: Delhi

      28th March 20:00-23:00

      Delhi Chapter 

      IVEY: Toronto

      31st of March 19:00-22:00

      Alumni Mixer in Toronto 

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      IVEY:London, Ontario

      20th March 16:30-18:00

      CEMSies in Business 

      IVEY:London, Ontario

      22nd March

      CEMS goes to Ricks  

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      KOC: Istanbul

      25th March 11:00-

      Social Night Out CEMS Students and Alumni  

      LSM: Louvain-la-Neuve

      16th March 19:00-22:00

      Annual Meet & Greet (networking event) 

      LSM: Louvain-la-Neuve

      20th March 18:30-21:00

      Workshop: Women@work: what are the rules of the game?  

      NUS: Singapore

      20th March 17:00-19:00

      Global Webinar Broadcast  

      NUS: Singapore

      21st March 17:00-21:00

      Skill Seminar: Industry 4.0  

      NUS: Singapore

      25th March 11:00-

      Coffee Art Get Together 

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      NHH: Bergen

      20th March 10:00-12:00

      Webinar – Kick of Global Alumni Week   

      NHH: Bergen

      29th March 17:00-20:00

      Meet & Greet: World Café with Alumni    

      NOVA: Lisbon

      30th March 20:00

      Rotation Dinner 

      RSM: Rotterdam

      20th March 19:00-21:00

      CEMS Alumni Entrepreneurs 

      RSM: Amsterdam

      24th March from 20:00

      Alumni Drinks in Amsterdam 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      SSE: Stockholm

      20th March 20:00-

      American Night: Talk and/or Panel Discussion + Mingle 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      LSE: London

      18th March 13.00-

      CEMS Alumni & Student Lunch at Farmstand 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      USYD:Sydney

      20th March 19:00 – 21:30

      Global Alumni Week Kick-off: Webinar Night 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      USYD:Sydney

      22nd March 18:00 – 20:00

      Alumni Talk – Life After CEMS 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      USYD:Sydney

      22nd March 20:30 – 23:00

      Charity Movie Night 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      USYD:Sydney

      25th March 11:30-

      Secret Brunch 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      TSEM: Beijing

      TBA

      X-lab Visit (X-lab is a incubator supported by Tsinghua University)

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      TSEM: Beijing

      TBA

      Career Experience Share

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      UCD: Dublin

      26th March

      Paintball with Alumni

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      UCD: Dublin

      30th March

      Rotation Dinner

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      UAI: Santiago

      22nd March 18:30-

      Post-CEMS experience, what to expect? 

      UAI: Santiago

      22nd March 18:30-

      Coffee Networking 

      UB: Milan

      23rd March 19.30-

      Which job is right for me? Alumni Panel discussion 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      UoC: Düsseldorf

      20th March 19.00-

      CEMS goes Bowling! 

      UoC: Cologne

      21st March 19:00 – 21:00

      Guided tour of Cologne’s particle accelarator 

      UoC: Cologne

      24th March 19.00-

      Guest lecture & whiskey tasting powered by zeb 

      VSE: Prague

      21st March 17:00 – 20:00

      CEMS Volleyball Tournament with Alumni 

      VSE: Prague

      23rd March 20:00-

      CEMS Alumni Drink 

      VSE: Prague

      24th March 18:00 – 21:00

      CEMS Panel Discussion and Networking 

      HSG: St. Gallen

      22nd March 19.00-22.00

      CEMS Career Panel Night @HSG 

      SGH: Warsaw

      TBA

      Panel Discussion (Career Opportunities)

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      WU: Vienna

      24th March 9:00-18:00

      Skill Seminar with E.ON Inhouse Consulting held by CEMS Alumna 

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      WU: Vienna

      23rd March 18:30

      Rotation Dinner

      Contact CEMS Club for more info!

      NB*: You need to be a group member of the CEMS Alumni Local Committee (LC) groups on Facebook to register for the events.

      CEMS Global Alumni Week 2017 (#GAW2017)

      #GAW2016 saw 22 events organised across 19 countries involving CEMS Alumni, Students, Academic Members, Corporate and Social Partners in Webinars, Workshops, Skill Seminars, Panel Discussions, Networking Cocktails…and more! 

      The aim is to make #GAW2017 even more engaging than last years’ edition. We can do this together!

      The Global Alumni Week (GAW) is a globally organized week of activities involving all CEMS stakeholders, CEMS Alumni, Students, Academic Members, Corporate and Social Partners, with a special focus on engaging alumni with the CEMS community.

      • Main Objectives

        1. Strengthen the interaction between CEMS stakeholders, specifically its students and alumni;

        2. Encourage professional networking and events to be organised in CEMS context;

        3. Enhance CEMS alumni engagement with the CEMS community;

        4. Raise awareness for the CEMS Alumni Association, CEMS Student Board and Clubs and

        activities and opportunities for student-alumni engagement across the year.

      • Testimonials from GAW 2016!

        “This event organised by our External Relations Team was one of the best opportunities of this semester to expand my business network and get some valuable insights from today’s most desirable employers!”

        “I really thought there was just a couple of us here in Sydney – but it turns out there’s quit a lot of awesome people.”

        “Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Dinner organised by the CEMS Club Vienna with around 60 participants, there of 30 alumni. Huge success, thanks for the organisation! Re-connect alumni and students.”

        “GAW was a good idea, it was very helpful to meet Alumni and to strengthen relationship with ex CEMSies. It gave students and Alumni the chance to meet and share some good time talking about different topics, among which career choices and entrepreneurship.

      • 1st Event GAW2017:

        Global Webinar on Monday 20 March, 10am CET

        The Global Webinar is led by the CEMS Alumni Association and CEMS Student Board, featuring the winners of the CEMS Alumni of the Year 2016 and will be globally broadcasted to the CEMS world. CEMS alumni, students, and friends can access the webinar from laptop, smartphone, and tablet easily, anywhere. Suggested to local CEMS Clubs is to organize a get-together in the university and attend the webinar and participate in the Q&A session together. Dial-in details will be shared with you shortly on the Facebook page and CEMSalumni.org website!

        CEMS Alumni of the Year 2016

        Senior Leader – Karin Jestin (1993, HEC/ Bocconi) 

        Karin is a high-impact philanthropy and corporate social responsibility professional. She started her career at McKinsey & Company. Afterwards she chose to dedicate her skills to the social sector working, amongst others, for the International Red Cross, and more recently at Lombard Odier, where she developed their philanthropy. In 2015 the company was awarded by the Financial Times the “Best Private Bank for Philanthropy Services” Award. She since set up her own firm, PHI – Philanthropic & Humanitarian Initiatives, advising private funders in their giving . She is also a Member of the Board at SwissFoundations.

        Young Leader- Joeri Van Geelen (2011, RSM/ NHH)

        Joeri currently works in the Far East of the Russian Federation on the Sakhalin-2 project; one of the most complicated energy / engineering projects in the world, as Category Manager and Team Lead. Previously Joeri worked at Shell, Siemens Wind Power and Statoil. While at Shell, Joeri was awarded #1 Best Young Professional (below 34 years of age) for his forward vision on sustainable and renewable energy solutions within the Oil, Gas industry.

      • Recommended format of events and best practices

        WORKSHOPS/ SEMINARS

        Workshops/ seminars organized in small teams on topics of current business relevance. Aim: to involve alumni as speakers, mediators to share professional experience and lead the workshops/ seminars with active and in-depth interaction with the students.

        – Suggested topics: Digitalization, Big Data, Corporate Culture

        – Required resources: voluntary speakers from alumni, schools, Corporate & Social Partners, spacious rooms for sessions.

        – Estimated time: 1-3 hours in the evenings during weekdays or during the day in the weekend, optionally followed by a brunch, lunch, apero, dinner or networking session

        [Best Practices]

        1. Skill Seminar workshop “Digitalization mega trends” organized by Alumni Local Committee and CEMS Club Istanbul, supported by CEMS Corporate Partner Vodafone & KOC University

        2.“Efective Leadership” and “Neuroscience in Leadership” workshops initated by WU and CEMS Alumni Local Committee Austria, led by a global executive coach and organizational development consultant

        PANEL DISCUSSION

        Invite alumni or representatives from Corporate & Social Partners as guest speakers to lead discussions in a topic of common interest of CEMS alumni and students. The discussion is led by a student, professors or alumni and followed by an open Q&A session.

        – Suggested topics: Global Talent Hiring, Career Abroad, Disruptive Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, Thought Leadership, Work Life Balance, …etc.

        – Required resources: Voluntary speakers, rooms, mediator

        – Estimated time: 1 hour, late afternoon/evening, optionally followed by a networking session

        – Example: WU’s Panel Discussion on the topic: “How to successfully motivate people and hold them accountable – from a manager’s perspective”, followed by a cocktail dinner after the panel discussion.

        SOCIAL EVENTS

        Social events in various forms according to local cultures and the availability and preference of alumni and students. This is not only a great opportunity to catch-up with old friends, but also to meet and mingle with new CEMSies. It is a week full of inspiration and fun!

        – Examples:

        1. Networking cocktails/ dinner after professional events

        2. Alumni-Student Picnic/Brunch/Apero

        3. Alumni & Student Running Dinner

        4. Alumni class reunions involving the current CEMS students

        5. Wine Tasting

        6. Museum, Galeriy Visit, Hiking, Hanami, Escape Rooms, etc.

      Global Alumni Week on Social Media: hashtags

      #GAW2017 #CEMS_Alliance #CEMS_Alumni

      Follow us on Social Media to get the latest update of the Global Alumni Week events, dates, and discussion!

      Local Contacts:

      CEMS Clubs (Students):

      http://www.cems.org/about/contacts/cems-club

      CEMS Alumni Association Local Committees:

      http://www.cemsalumni.org/community/alumni-local-committees

      CEMS Academic Member Contact Details:

      http://www.cems.org/academic-members/our-members/list/