Alumni Interviews

CEMS is much more than an academic programme. When you join CEMS, you become part of a community of academic institutions, corporate visionaries, NGOs, and business leaders who seek to raise our collective global consciousness and create greater value for all through a meaningful collaboration. No other member of CEMS showcases the results of these efforts more than CEMS alumni. There’s huge power in being part of a global network and we are proud to share with you our shining stars.

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"Follow your curiosity, passion and quest for meaning"

Erna Kindli

Class of 2011, Corvinus University of Budapest
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Erna Kindli , CEO at Bátor Tábor Foundation
"Don’t worry to be a contrarian, just follow your instinct."

Humans of CEMS: Patrick Sobocki

Class of 2002, Stockholm School of Economics
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Patrik Sobocki
"Be the owner of your life."

Humans of CEMS: Jana Reuther

Class of 2016, The University of Sydney Business School
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Jana Reuther
"If you have an idea, I recommend starting early. Take advantage of the fact that you are surrounded by smart people, interesting teachers. You can use the knowledge you learn from class to put it in your business."

Luna Aslan

Class of 2018, Louvain School of Management
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CEMS Alumni Luna Aslan, Co-founder of Noosa
" If you do something that no one else is doing, this really makes you stand out and might open doors that you would not have access to on a more traditional path"

Angela Honegger

Class of 2017, University of St.Gallen
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CEMS Alumni, Angela Honegger
"I do not know how to measure how much CEMS has contributed to my career, but I can attest that CEMS has, without a doubt, molded my personal and professional life. It has given me a world-class and inter-disciplinary relevant education with plenty of opportunities to not just travel but also live abroad, work experience with exciting companies and products and most importantly, compatible and like-minded friends for life."

Akanksha Batura Pai

Class of 2014, National University of Singapore
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Akanksha Batura Pai
Most importantly, don't be afraid of creating your own path. Before last year, I never had a job that had an application process. The “once-in-a-lifetime” jobs likely will be created specifically for you – ask for them. If you have a passion that is out of the traditional path, follow it, do the unobvious! Change the world!

Marta Milkowska

Class of 2011, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
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Marta Milkowska
Graduation is a milestone, but there are still many more to come on your way to becoming the leader you aspire to be.

Alexandra Ghilardi

Class of 2011, University of St.Gallen
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Alexandra Gilardi
The Student Board was formed and developed by those with a true entrepreneurial spirit and this spirit has continued for many years as well as creating a very special bond between those who have been a part of it. I'm still in contact with most of them. We came together to implement change in a positive way to revolutionise CEMS. It was a lot of fun and in the end, we changed a lot. We are very proud of what we achieved and it is wonderful to see how far the Student Board has come since those early days.

Georg Woschnagg

Class of 2001, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
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Georg Woschnagg
CEMS has been the most impactful moment of growth in my life. The program has shaped my way of thinking. As you get the opportunity to work with people who are different, you gain a new perspective.

Matteo Grosso

Class of 2018, Nova School of Business and Economics
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Matteo Grosso