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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Always keep an eye on the ultimate goal of being in charge of your professional destiny. Whether you choose to build a foundation first or jump straight into entrepreneurship, or something completely different, the key is to think ahead about where you see yourself in a few years from now and figure out how to best get there.

Florian Smeritschnig

Class of 2014, HKUST Business School
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 Florian Smeritschnig
Explore your passion, be open to anything

Emily Carlson

Class of 2018, The London School of Economics and Political Science
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Emily Carlson
Stay curious and be a life-long learner.

Karine Chihimi

Class of 2018, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo - FGV
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 Karine Chihimi
“In today's business world, innovation isn't just a buzzword; it's the lifeblood of success.”

Victor Mortreu

Class of 2019, Louvain School of Management
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Victor Mortreu
"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."

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