The Alumni Office is here to provide you with a range of services, most designed to help you maximise the value of your degree throughout your professional life. These include a programme of events both in the UK and overseas, a biannual magazine, Aluminate and a speaker series on the latest CPD thinking.
Key amongst these services is facilitating networking opportunities which can accelerate your career, as MBA alumnus, Magda Rosinska discovered.
Using the Alumni Network, a case-study
Magda Rosinska (MBA 2008)
Magda used the Alumni Office and alumni network to help her start a new life overseas.
One year and one job after graduating from the Business School, my partner and I decided to up sticks and move country again, but this time we made the decision to relocate (from Scotland to Amsterdam) before I had secured a job.
So while managing a full-time job and spending my evenings job-hunting was quite some task, the freedom of moving regardless of whether a job was waiting for me was terrific. Having written my dissertation on biofuels, I focused on green jobs and researched the renewable energy markets for months. But when it came to figuring out the nitty gritty of the Dutch playground, what better place to start than the MBA alumni network? I contacted several alumni via the Alumni Office and the response from colleagues in the Netherlands was very cheering, and so was the wealth of contacts via LinkedIn. In the end, on the day of the move (1 February 2010), I had two prospective interviews lined up in the Netherlands and was able to touch base with my alumni colleagues shortly after arrival. So now, while I’m riding my bike, devouring pancakes and twisting my tongue around the famously difficult Dutch language, the eager support of alumni continues to bring answers to my many questions.