27 April in Olten: Build your network, build their future

It’s back.  An evening of catching up with former classmates, networking with other alumni, and having a pop at winning exclusive time with an interesting “boss” who will  inspire, advise or coach you. And if you don’t win – well, there’s a chance to get to know them during speed-networking or networking bingo.  Yah.

We have 15 amazing high-flyers offering unique opportunities (see auction catalogue).  And remember- this is for charity.  This time we’re paying forward by sponsoring alumnus John Uwaeke’s Catalyst4Change which aims to empower children in rural Nigeria by providing laptops and IT training.  Have a look at the video and you’ll see the need for this.

Sign up using the contact form below or go to our Facebook page and sign up for the event there.

Big for a Boss: 7pm – 10.30 pm, Thursday 27 April, Atrium B, Campus OVR in Olten (bar opens from 6.30 pm)

 

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CV Check 2017 – more than booked out

On 23 February 2017 alumni experts checked the CVs, application dossiers and social media profiles of over 35 students from BSc IM, MSc IM and MSc BIS (sorry we couldn’t fit everyone in – we’ll aim to make it bigger next year). So many interesting CV’s and questions – hope we helped you towards your goals! Thanks to all the volunteers!

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CV Check for students by alumni

On 23 February, IM Alumni from different business fields again offer their impartial and free of charge support to students.

On 23 February, IM Alumni from different business fields again offer their impartial  (and free of charge)  support to students.

IM Alumni who now work in HR, in Social media or other business areas again support BSc and MSc students with aspects of their job applications.  On 23 February around 10 experts are available to impartially check CVs or application letters, to answer questions about interviews  or to help with the optimisation of profiles on LinkedIn or other social media platforms.

Each consultation (30 minutes) is free of charge. Those interested can register here:   https://goo.gl/djNMdA.  

(We only have 40 places so first come, first serve. Sorry. You receive your allocated time slot by 17 February.)

CV Check Event: 1730 – 2000, 23 February in the mensa at OVR, Campus Olten

 

 

 

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Preparatory Seminars: Alumni invited to Joint Friday

Participants in the Preparatory Seminar 2007

Participants in the Preparatory Seminar 2007

You’ll remember the Preparatory  Seminars: well, meanwhile this has grown to include a Joint Friday to which alumni of any of the 4 projects are invited.  On 17 February, you are welcome to join for the morning (address and panel talk by respected politicians and economists on aspects of Globalisation), the afternoon (Career Fair) or the apero. Or even all of these.  To register, please go to https://goo.gl/s5SYkz. More information can be found on any of the project websites or Facebook pages (individual Preparatory Seminar contents will be up next week): http://focusindia.ch, http://www.exploreasean.ch, http://insightchina.ch and http://connectus.ch

 

Programme Joint Friday Preparatory Seminars

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Merry Xmas…. and save the date

Wishing you bright starry bright winter nights. Photo: Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Wishing you  a wondrous Christmas with bright starry winter nights and an awesome 2017. After you’ve toasted the new year in, block the date for the next IM Alumni events in your agenda:

23 February 2017:  CV Check (for students and alumni wishing to polish their application dossiers)

27 April 2017: Bid for a Boss.  (It’s back – the event for networking, inspiration and bidding for valuable time with impressive bosses )

Keep your eyes peeled for more details in the new year.

(Photo: Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh)

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Alumna’s Ugandan school keeps expanding – The Sextant

In 2012 the IM Alumni raised CHF 2000 for alumna Regina Nasseremba's school in Uganda. Prof Dr Rolf Meyer who significantly helped his former student paid a first visit.

In 2012 the IM Alumni raised CHF 2000 for alumna Regina Nasseremba’s school in Uganda. Prof Dr Rolf Meyer who significantly helped his former student paid a first visit and was honoured by pupils at various events- here a science competition.

Alumna Regina Nasseremba’s secondary school in Uganda is set to expand with a Vocational Centre.   Prof Dr Rolf Meyer (who helped Regina launch the project) visited the school for which the IM Alumni also raised CHF 2000 in 2012 – read about this and other news in the latest Sextant

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Hail the new IM Graduates and Prize Winners

Prizewinners 2016 on the move. Manuel Frei and Lawrence Morillo (far right) were voted the most community spirited classmates by their peers and awarded the IM Alumni Graduation Prize yesterday. Another IM graduate, Selina Widmer (far left) took the prize for the highest overall grade in Communication subjects.

Prizewinners 2016 on the move. Manuel Frei and Lawrence Morillo (far right) were voted the most community spirited classmates by their peers and awarded the IM Alumni Graduation Prize yesterday. Another IM graduate, Selina Widmer (far left) took the prize for the highest overall grade in Communication subjects.

A new batch of  49 IM graduates received their diplomas today.  And our IM Alumni Graduation Prize was also awarded – for the first time there was a tie.  Manuel Frei was praised especially for independently organising a brilliant study trip to Poland for his fellow students.  And Lawrence Morillo for his constant support of his classmates with organising study groups and study materials for classmates and helping the exchange students.

The IM Alumni Graduation Prize is awarded each year to whoever the graduating classmates think has contributed most to the IM community.  Indicative of the fundamental spirit of IM, there were a dozen nominations: Also nominated this year were: Valentina Heiz, Dominic Lohberger, Mitja Messerli, Nicolas Perrin, Yves Sutter, Joel Vogt, Rigzin-Chodon Dotschung, Tanja Nann and Selina Widmer. (A large number of students voted for Haris Besic even though he was not on the nominations list because he decided to extend his studies so he was saluted to general applause yesterday.) The prize money (CHF 400) is raised at IM Alumni events and was handed over yesterday by the president of the IM Alumni Association, Esin Cengiz.

Our congratulations to all the new graduates.  We hope to see you soon.

p.s. As soon as the professional photos are out, we’ll post them here.

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Who’ll get the Graduation Prize 2016?

field-of-sunflowers-wallpaperIM students in their final year nominated and voted for whichever classmate they thought deserves the IM Alumni Graduation Prize 2016.  The prize is for contributions and support of the IM community.  As always, there were numerous nominations as IM students tend to be very socially-minded…..we’ll be there at the Graduation Ceremony on 30 September and post results and photos here….

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