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)



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)


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


Job Application Event

job application eventCurrent students in one of the “international” programmes are invited to  a Job Application Event on 21 May where several alumni now working in HR and several professors can check your application dossier, your LinkedIn profile or answer questions about job interviews and (job, Master’s) application processes.  The consultations, with a time slot of about 20 minutes per focus area, are free of charge.

When and where? The event will take place on Thursday, 21 May from 1730 to 1930 in the mensa at OVR.

Registration Please register by 10am on 15 May by using this form where you can state which service(s) you’d like to profit from and your optimal time slots.  You will receive your allocated time-slots by 19 May.




A Day in the Life of Mathias Binswanger

Prof Dr Mathias Binswanger is on the bakc page of the latest Sextant

Prof Dr Mathias Binswanger is on the back page of the latest Sextant

The latest edition of The Sextant includes A Day in the Life of Mathias Binswanger – so this allows you to get updated on what your former professor is doing.    There’s also news about what the ESN (former Tutoring Team) are doing and an interview with some students now in the newly-launched BSc in Business Information Technology- taught entirely in English (following in IM’s footsteps).


You can download The Sextant here  and it’s also the place with other news from the School of Business.


Mission Accomplished: 36 new graduates

graduation 201436 new graduates, and therefore new alumni, were celebrated at the Graduation Ceremony in Olten on Friday 3 October.

The IM Alumni Graduation Prize was also announced:  Chantal Bucher was voted the person who contributed most to the class communities over the past three years.  Her fellow students commended her for her indefatigable friendship, support and help – constantly promoting the community spirit.

The CHF 400 cash prize,  sponsored by IM Alumni fundraising, was announced at the ceremony by IM Alumni board president Esin Cengiz.  Unfortunately, Chantal was not able to be present at the Graduation Ceremony – she will receive her prize separately.

Of the three other Graduation Prizes awarded for academic achievement, two went to IM graduates.  Stephanie Pauli won the CHF 500 EAO prize for best overall grade (5.5 overall grade average and 5.9 for her thesis) and Samy Shalaby received the CHF 100 Buchhandlung Schreiber prize for best overall grade in Communication (average 5.6).

Congratulations to all the new graduates – we hope you stay in touch.



New Alumni “won” First Generation Alumnus/Boss

Vinzent Batt is an IM alumnus of the first generation and someone who’s always stayed in touch with the programme (and especially the student seminars) and was brave enough this year to stand for auction as a boss. Asja Hot (currently in the MSc IM) and Kim Hunziker (about to graduate from BSc IM) shared Vinzenz’s interest and passion for NGO activities and projects and “won” him for half a day at May’s Auction. Vinzent is Vice-Director at Sandon – a company which manages and supports organisations and associations. Smiles all around – thanks for keeping us posted."Boss" Vinzenz Batt during the encounter  with  Asja Hot (middle ) and Kim Hunziker

“Boss” Vinzenz Batt during the encounter with Asja Hot (middle ) and Kim Hunziker