12 Feb 2018

CEMS Alumni Association Membership: We need your support

Dear CEMS Friends,

Happy New Year 2018! As a new year starts, we are excited to share with you a preview of what you can look forward in the upcoming months.

Yet before we go to the programme itself, we want to ask you for your help.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed the CEMS Alumni activities held in 2017.
To keep and evolve our events further, we want to make sure that we have a sustainable model from a content as well as a financial perspective.

You might know that our CEMS Alumni activities are financed from your membership in the CEMS Alumni Association (CAA). Therefore we would like to kindly ask you to join or renew your membership in the CAA. 



How does it work?
  • Once you join the global CAA, the CAA membership fee is redistributed to a respective local committee (in this case LC Czech Republic).
  • The received funding is used for arranging our events (i.e. renting space, getting presents for the speakers, arranging refreshment etc.).
How can you join the CAA?
  • You can choose either a yearly subscription for 5 EUR per month (60 EUR per year) or a lifelong membership for 600 EUR.
  • When choosing the membership, please select LC Czech Republic.
  • Your membership fee is valid for one calendar year (January till December).
  • Based on number of active CAA members in a respective LC, we receive the funding as well as the right to vote on a global level (e.g. setting the future direction of the global CAA, approving global budget etc.)
Join CEMS Alumni Association
    What do you get for 5 EUR per month?
    • Free and priority access to CEMS Talks.
    • VIP services during CEMS Alumni events (i.e. welcome drink, best seat etc.).
    • Discounts for local and global CEMS events.
    • A copy of CEMS Magazine delivered to your door.
    • Unlimited career and network resources globally.
    Why should you join CAA?
    • Help evolving the CEMS Alumni Community on a global level.
    • Support the activities of the LC in the Czech Republic.
    Is there a way how you can support us directly?
    • Yes, you can donate any amount you wish on our Czech bank account:      IBAN: CZ16 2010 0000 0029 0011 9575, SWIFT: FIOBCZPP
    • UPDATE: Czech banking details 2900119575/ 2010
    Interested in learning more? Check our Facebook: CEMS Alumni Czech Republic or contact us directly at cemsalumni@seznam.cz.

    PavlínaKashiaVojtaHonza and Darya: Yes, we have a new Board member :-)
    Your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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    11 Feb 2018

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    9 Feb 2018

    CEMS Talk: Managing In Multinationals 1st March 7pm

    Dear CEMSies,

    Book your calendar for Thursday 1st March for the first CEMS Talk in 2018 - this time dedicated to the topic Managing in Multinationals - i.e. how to manage a longterm career in an international corporation - what it takes and what it brings.

    You can look forward to three excellent speakers:

    There is a limited capacity for this Talk - secure your seat via registering at: LINK

    The Talk will take place in the Reuters office at Vaclavske namesti.

    Programme:
    • 6:30pm Doors open
    • 7pm: CEMS Talk starts
    • 8:30pm: Dinner and drinks in a nearby restaurant

    Look forward to seeing you!
    Your CEMS Alumni Board Team



    21 Jan 2018

    Plan of events for January - September 2018

    Dear alumni
    we are happy to share with you a new plan of our activities.

    1. CEMS Alumni Welcome Drink, 25 January
    2. CEMS Talk: Managing in Multinationals, 22 February
    3. CEMS Alumni Sauna, February
    4. CEMS Breakfast (organized by CEMS Club), 9 or 16 March
    5. CEMS Family event, March
    6. CEMS Talk: Modern managerial syndroms, 22 March
    7. Global Alumni Week, 16-20 April
    8. CEMS Day at VSE / CEMS Talk, 19 April
    9. CEMS Talk: Learning in the fluid times, 19 April
    10. CEMS Talk: Czech Republic – competitive or not?, 10 May
    11. CEMS Soiree, 7 June
    There is some planning still in progress therefore note that you will always find the most recent updates at our Plan of events site.

    We are looking forward to meeting you at the events! No matter whether you are a fresh alumnus or alumna or a "senior executive" :-).

    Vojtěch
    on behalf of your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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    CEMS Alumni Welcome Drink 25th January 2018

    Dear CEMS Alumni,

    We warmly invite you for the first CEMS Alumni event in 2018: CEMS Alumni Welcome Drink. During this event, we will be welcoming fresh CEMS graduates, i.e. new memebrs of the CEMS Alumni Community in the Czech Republic.

    Come, meet other Alumni and learn about the exciting events that are coming in 2018: CEMS Anniversary year (30 years of CEMS & 20 years of CEMS at VSE).

    Join our kick-off event to learn more about 2018 CEMS Alumni activities:
    >> Thu 25th January at 7:30pm: CEMS Alumni Welcome Drink
          Welcoming new graduates in the Alumni Community

    Location: Mono Fono, Jungmannova 15, Prague 1
    Registration: Google Form
    Details: Facebook
      Sign up for CEMS Alumni Welcome Drink
        Support CEMS Alumni Activities in the Czech Republic:
        >> Join or Renew Your CEMS Alumni Association Membership

        You might know that our CEMS Alumni activities are financed from Your membership fee in the CEMS Alumni Association (CAA). To be able to keep up and further enhance the quality of CEMS Alumni events, we need Your help. 

        How can you help? Join the CEMS Alumni Association:
        • You can choose either a yearly subscription for 5 EUR per month (60 EUR per year) or a lifelong membership for 600 EUR.
        • When choosing the membership, please select LC Czech Republic.
        • Your membership fee is valid for one calendar year (January till December).
        Why should you become member of the CEMS Alumni Association?
        • Support CEMS Alumni activities in the Czech Republic.
        • Help evolving the CEMS Alumni Community on a global level.
        What do you get for 5 EUR per month?
        • Free and priority access to CEMS Talks.
        • VIP services during CEMS Alumni events (i.e. welcome drink, best seat etc.).
        • Discounts for local and global CEMS events.
        • A copy of CEMS Magazine delivered to your door.
        • Unlimited career and network resources globally.
        Join CEMS Alumni Association
        Interested in more? Visit our Facebook page: #CEMS Alumni Czech Republic

        PavlínaKashiaVojtaHonza and Darya
        Your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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        27 Dec 2017

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

        Dear CEMSies,
        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 :-)

        Hope you will enjoy this short video update.

        Have a great time with your loved ones!
        Your CEMS Alumni Board Team: Pavlína, Kasia, Vojtěch, Honza
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        Wishes from the CEMS VŠE team

        It is our pleasure to share with you Christmas and New Year wishes from the VSE CEMS team who is not only taking care of the whole CEMS program but also intensively cooperating with the CEMS Alumni Board.

        CEMS Office Prague would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Year 2018 to all students, alumni, academics and corporate partners.

        Vojtěch
        on behalf of your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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        14 Dec 2017

        CEMS Alumni Association Prague - new board elected

        Dear alumni
        45 of us send our votes which is probably the highest number of election participants for years if not ever. Thank you all!

        The results are as follows


        What is even more interesting is the number of generations (or graduation years) which took part in the elections. I really like it's diversity which is important for the overall success of our activities.

        Number of  election participants per graduation year

        On behalf of the board I would like to thank you all for your votes! We really appreciate your support and we are looking forward to meeting you at one of our planned events (or even better - at all of them).

        We will get in touch with you soon to inform us about our plans for 2018.


        Vojtěch
        on behalf of your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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        10 Dec 2017

        CEMS Talk on the topic Digital First: Business and Philanthropy in the Digital era

        Digital career as the main topic, three amazing speakers, no slides, informal atmosphere, a beautiful venue, engaged audience: great CEMS Talk with vivid discussions.


        Our November CEMS Talk took place in a co-working centre Opero, a perfect location for the topic Digital First. A key question of the evening was rather simple: What is career in a digital environment like? 

        This CEMS Talk offered not only a unique chance to uncover a bit of the magic behind companies such as Google, Uber or Airbnb but also brought a real variety of choices and approaches how one can direct his / her career in a digital environment. 


        What are the key take aways from this CEMS Talk?

        • Use digital tools to get rid of repetitive tasks and focus instead on project bringing innovation and people development. 
        • Be bold, trust in what you do and and use the opportunities arising around.
        • Build your own network and use it - incl. the 2nd connections (i.e. friends of friends).
        • Don't give up and follow what you believe it even when obstacles show up. 
        • When going for a new job, choose a company culture fitting your personality. 
        • Do not evil in anything you do. 
        • Choose a career fitting your lifestyle and life values.
        • Find something you want to fight for. And do it.


        Who were our three speakers?


        Vaclav Graf: Turning from GO to become a shared economy expert

        Trips Marketing Manager Central & Eastern Europe at Airbnb

        Vaclav's career is the most colourful mix one can imagine. After submitting a thesis about selling visas on eBay, he got offered a job in a governmental office in the Czech Republic. Soon after that, he joined OECD. When working on a project solving a housing situation in New York, he got fasinated by the concept of shared economy and looked for opportunities in this area. Later he became a key expert on the shared economy in the Czech Republic - bringing both Uber and Airbnb to the region of central and eastern Europe. 

        His main advice for others: Use social media to your favour. Get in touch with those your are interested in. 

        Petr Smid: Inspiring CEMS & Google Enthusiast

        Head of Consumer Marketing, Central & Eastern Europe at Google

        To describe Petr, I would say a great wave of inspiring energy. Petr is well known for his passion for both CEMS and Google and his desire to help others to succeed. After finishing his studies, he became a consultant at McKinsey. Just before the financial crisis came, he joined the MBA programme at INSEAD. Almost two years after finishing his MBA studies, he joined Google and until today is a greatly passionate Googler. During the Talk he mentioned three reasons he likes about the Google company culture, i.e. appraising performance, driving informality and creating positive impact. This year, Petr has been nominated for the CEMS Alumni of the year as the first Czech candidate in the category of senior leaders. 

        His main advice for others: Choose a company culture fitting your personality.

        Michal Zwinger: Socially conscious digital entrepreneur

        Managing Director at Levebee.com (Vcelka.cz)

        Yet studying CEMS and starting his career at Henkel, Michal is everything but a typical CEMS Alumnus. His desire to help others to live a happier life brought him soon from the corporate into the entrepreneurial world. Starting with the opportunity that seemed as the easiest back then - a tool helping people to read more efficiently, he created his first business. The company took off very well. Though the shining results were hitted by an unexpected law suit that his company eventually won. Yet it slowed down the company development considerably. The new restart came with a project vcelka.cz, an app helping kids and people with dislexia to learn to read. Michal mentioned a great thought: Find something you want to fight for and simply do it. 

        His main advice for others: Be open, opportunities will show up. Do what you believe in.


        We thank to our exceptional speakers for their time and effort as well as to all attendees for joining this great evening.
        We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our next events.
        Pavlina
        on behalf of your CEMS Alumni Board Team
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        CEMS Talk concept:

        • Every CEMS Talk is dedicated to a unique topic related to life and career in today’s world. 
        • Speakers are chosen based on their level of experience and relevancy for a chosen area. 
        • The audience is built from CEMS students and alumni, both Czech and international. 
        • The main purpose of CEMS Talk is to share real, authentic and honest stories and thereby inspire members of the CEMS Community in their future life and business choices