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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Working with individuals from every single school, from multiple different nationalities, speaking many different languages, that taught me so much about collaboration across different cultures and so for me that's been one of the biggest learnings. I think the important skills that CEMS teaches are much more about interpersonal skills than necessarily about the curriculum and the business projects.

Thomas Rüdiger Smith

Class of 2010, Copenhagen Business School
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Thomas Rüdiger Smith
The CEMS experience broadened my horizons. Collaborating, socializing and debating with fellow students from different backgrounds, changed my way of thinking

Yingqi Liang

Class of 2018, Keio University
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"The CEMS MIM program provided a foundational catalyst on my journey in using technology to build bridges across companies, cultures and continents. The experiences that I gathered working with students from across the world, were the best preparation for a global role at a multinational company like Google. Whether it was a product rollout in the US, Germany or Singapore, the foundation of building on cultural diversity with respect and empathy instilled by CEMS gave a keen ability to connect with our stakeholders and customers across the globe."

Julia Eschelbeck

Class of 2017, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
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The network I developed during my CEMS education helps me constantly. Be it for fundraising, recruiting, business opportunities or knowledge exchange.

Alexander Lundberg

Class of 2015, The University of Sydney Business School
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Alexander Lundberg
"I was part of one of the first cohorts of CEMS. It was the “young” version of the current program, with fewer member schools, but still with the same DNA: leading edge, international, multicultural, close to the corporate world. I’m very proud to see how the program has evolved today."

Barbara Cominelli

Class of 1994, Bocconi University
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Barbara Cominelli
"CEMS gave me additional time to develop my business concept carefully. The proximity to universities and the ongoing transfer of knowledge have been immensely important in order to have various facets of the company examined by experts."

Humans of CEMS: Henry Hooper

Class of 2021, ESADE
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"The most valuable thing about CEMS is without a doubt the friendships I made in my time studying."

Nina Mohanty

Class of 2017, The London School of Economics and Political Science
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Nina Mohanty
"CEMS provides excellent opportunities to interact with different people from different cultures. I believe it has shaped our agility and flexibility to fit into various working cultures and prepared us more than adequately to be global citizens."

Humans of CEMS: Yufan Wu

Class of 2021, The University of Sydney Business School
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“It’s like a calling card I think. When you meet someone or you know that someone has been through CEMS, it’s an immediate affirmation – a testimony to their qualities, their values and their curiosity. You know that you will have something in common, something shared, and common ground.”

Damien Vernet

Class of 1993, HEC Paris
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Damien Vernet
"The strategic management skills and international mindset I gained through CEMS definitely helped in keeping the overview of Epiclay’s overall strategic direction, as well as in understanding and leading a highly international team."

Humans of CEMS: Christoph Hornik

Class of 2021, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
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