Meet the Graduates of 2022
Please take a moment to meet a few of the CEMS Graduates of 2022. After a long road of hard work, dedication and motivation, we are pleased to celebrate our graduates' achievements. The CEMS Community is excited to see how they will continue to grow and what new paths and possibilities lie ahead for them in the near future. The success of our CEMSies keeps CEMS bright and inspiring today and every day.
Home school: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)
CEMS gives you the chance to study in the world’s leading business schools and to access a network of amazing schools, corporate partners, organizations and, most important of all, people. I am a strong believer that you are an average of the people that surround you and CEMS brings together great talents from different cultures and backgrounds, which gives you a new understanding of the world and helps level you up to your higher potential.
Paloma Andrighetti Braun
Home school: Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (TSEM)
When I decided to join Tsinghua University, the undisputed top school in China, I planned to explore my CEMS exchange study in a different country to develop international perspectives. Despite the severe situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring semester of 2020/2021, Cornell Johnson College organized excellent online courses, such as the CEMS Business Project: Natural Resources and Economic Development, Valuation of Capital Investment. All of the teachers and CEMSies that I met at Cornell were open- minded, supportive and full of energy, which made for a lovely and outstanding CEMS community. I am looking forward to applying the international management knowledge that I learned at CEMS to my strategic consulting work in the future.
Ka Fong Cheng
Home school: The American University in Cairo School of Business (AUC)
AUC was my alma mater where I received a double bachelors in International Business and Economics. It gave me the opportunity to explore several avenues till I found my passion. It gave me the practical experience I needed to venture into the work environment as well as the social freedom to work with different people. It created an environment that enabled me to make connections everywhere I went. It gave me the opportunity to join CEMS and attend a semester at The Rotterdam School of Management and build relationships with people that have impacted my life in more ways than one. My experience with CEMS has been nothing less than life changing. The course I attended enabled me to harness all the information I had during my bachelors and add on to it. I took every experience CEMS had to offer and utilized it and it has changed the way I view business and management. I am proud to be a part of this prestigious program.
Home school: Prague University of Economics and Business (VSE)
My CEMS journey has had a distinct combination of a top-notch academic experience and a strong community filled with a vibrant student life. I am thankful for having experienced so many diverse topics, cultures, opinions, and backgrounds, from the narrow streets of Prague’s old town to the twinkling lights of the Eiffel tower at night. And above all, I am forever grateful for how many unique, bold, daring and talented CEMSies I have met along the way. There is almost no corner in the world where I would not have an acquaintance from the CEMS family and nearly no challenge I would not dare to take on.
Home school: Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Even before deciding on a university, I knew that the CEMS MIM program was my path. A traditional master's degree wouldn't provide me with the tools needed to pursue an international career. By joining CEMS, I had the chance to become part of an amazing world-spanning network; meet brilliant students from a variety of backgrounds, gain invaluable mentoring from inspiring alumni, and learn from numerous real-life learning experiences with industry leaders from all around the world. All of this opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me to launch a global career.
Maximiliano Karl Ortega
Home school: University of Cologne (UoC)
When I chose CEMS, I mainly looked at its rankings and partner universities. In hindsight, however, these factors were only a small fraction of why I enjoyed CEMS so much. Instead, it's the community and the incredible work of the CEMS Clubs and the Student Board that truly make the program a one-of-a-kind experience for me. This level of interaction between students, regular events and ties to corporate partners is more than I could ever have imagined. It helped me expand my horizon, grow as a person and ultimately find my dream job. If I had to choose again, I would pick CEMS any time!
Home school: Ivey Business School (Ivey)
CEMS provided me with opportunities that were previously unimaginable. I worked alongside individuals from various cultural backgrounds through the CEMS Student Board and CEMS internship, lived and studied in two different continents, and learned about relevant business cases through both a professional and academic lens. I gained even more from my fellow classmates, who were all genuinely curious, admirably ambitious, and interested in global implications above all else. The CEMS program positively impacted my career trajectory and allowed me to grow both personally and professionally.
Home school: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)
Diverse, highly international, and very much in touch with current trends in business & society. That is how I would describe the CEMS programme. The best-of-the-best universities and professors, highly relevant topics and discussions and academic programmes tailored to preparing the business leaders of the future. But by saying that, you miss out on the most important part of CEMS: the students, the alumni, the network - the CEMSies. No matter where you go, no matter which country you visit or high-profile company you work for: you will most likely find a CEMSie there - and you will immediately feel connected to them. They are the most wonderful, intelligent, empathetic and fun people you will ever meet - no exceptions. I am proud to call myself one, to have walked among them, to have engaged and worked with them. They - and the CEMS programme in general - have shaped me into who I am today and I will be forever grateful for that.