Alumni are invaluable advocates and ambassadors for the School. If you would be willing to speak to candidates in your area, host regional events or share programme advice and experience, please contact the Alumni Relations Team.
There are a number of other ways you can help as an alumni ambassador, use the expanding titles below to find out more:
As an ambassador, you provide the one-on-one interaction and encouragement that can make the difference between a student in your region choosing Cambridge over another top school.
Providing your perspective and personal experience of the Cambridge MBA is the most important part of the role and helps to ensure that we can continue to grow the highly talented MBA network in your region. If you would like to host a small event, we would love to hear from you.
International Business is one of the core courses on the EMBA programme. The International Business Study Trip (IBST), lasts for a week and all lectures for the course are delivered during this time. Students vote for the location from a selection offered by the programme. Previous student trips have visited Argentina, Brazil and China. There are opportunities for alumni to get involved with either assisting in planning events or speaking as part of the itinerary.
A unique feature of the Cambridge Executive MBA is the Friday dinners where participants hear from key business leaders. Leadership in Action speakers focus on the challenges, triumphs and lessons of running organisations of all shapes and sizes, whereas Practitioner Insight speakers share their experience of specific areas of business, such as marketing or finance – again covering both the highs and lows of their work. If you have a senior colleague or contact you would like to recommend as a potential speaker and you would be willing to provide an introduction, please contact Karen Smith, External Relations Manager.
Personal recommendations for admission of professional colleagues and friends are very important to us. CJBS alumni, students and associates play an integral part in the School’s efforts to find talented individuals for its graduate degree programmes.
This includes participation in filming, providing testimonials and being interviewed for features on our website. It is also important to keep us updated on any stories that might be interesting for a prospective candidate audience, especially where there is a focus on how the programme has been of great benefit to you.
There are over 30 Alumni Groups worldwide, which organise events throughout the year for alumni and key business contacts in the local area to connect and engage with one another.
If you would like to set up your own Group please contact the Alumni Relations Team.
The Alumni Council supports the Alumni Relations team in managing the alumni network by ensuring that all services, resources and benefits meet the needs of the membership. The Council comprises alumni from the international community and across a range of the School’s programmes.. The Nominations Committee meets in November so if you are interested in becoming a Member please contact the Alumni Relations Team.
There are a number of networking events for the current classes, which are organised throughout the year. This gives you the opportunity to share your experience with new students and advise them how to get the most out of the programme and their time at Cambridge. To find out more information or to express your interest in attending networking events, please contact the Alumni Relations team.
The MPhil in Management Mentoring Scheme (M3S) is a formal programme where mentors are carefully matched with mentees. Your role as a mentor is to assist your mentee(s) during their MPhil in Management year, and provide them with advice for the start of their professional careers. . You may also be asked to reflect on your own experiences. Your friendly feedback and guidance will be both important and influential, so please keep this in mind as you help direct them along their personal career paths. There are also a number of informal mentoring opportunities with other programmes.
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please get in touch with our Alumni Relations Team.