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As a CEMS student, you benefit not only from an excellent education but also from a strong alumni network. You can participate in excellently organised alumni activities and play an active role in facilitating and strengthening cooperation among the network’s members.

PIM & CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne

The  PIM&CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne e.V. is an independent association of students and graduates (alumni) of the international study programmes at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne.

The PIM&CEMS Club has made it its mission to create a network between its members and to maintain that network through various activities. We also seek to help incoming students integrate in Cologne through extensive support.

With over 1,500 members, the PIM&CEMS Club is one of the largest international networks of its kind in Germany. The PIM&CEMS Club aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Support intercultural understanding between students and alumni of diverse nationalities
  • Develop and maintain an international network of students and alumni
  • Support contact and knowledge exchange between students and alumni
  • Facilitate advanced education and training for members in cooperation with our official sponsors and other corporate partners

For more information please take a look at the website of the PIM&CEMS Club.

CEMS Alumni Association

The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) is a crucial pillar of the CEMS Community and has grown to be a network of close to 9,000 members, a number that is growing at an accelerated rate as more and more students graduate from one of the world's top Master's in Management programmes.

Founded in 1993, the CEMS Alumni Association (or 'CAA') is a strong social network but also an increasingly valuable professional platform. It enables CEMS graduates to continue to enjoy the international and multicultural experience that they will have experienced as CEMS students. It also organises various professional events, in the form of panel discussions, workshops, conferences and seminars, for sharing ideas and knowledge. Membership of the CAA and attendance of alumni-run events enable CEMS alumni to broaden their professional knowledge but also their professional network. Since its creation, the CAA has pursued three main goals:

  • Creating and maintaining friendly, lasting contacts among CEMS alumni
  • Providing a professional network and opportunities for its members
  • Promoting the CEMS MIM and the CEMS experience generally

Organised on a multi-country basis, the CAA is led by the CAA Board and is present in each country through Local Committees driven by active CEMS alumni. For more information, please take a look at the website of the CEMS Alumni Association.

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