12 alumni came back to Exeter to give advice to student society members at their annual dinner.

Alumni give a tonne of their time to the Business School

We are delighted to report that for the first time ever, in the last academic year Exeter alumni gave over 1,000 hours in volunteering time to support the Business School and its students. 

On top of that, this time was made up of a wider variety of activities than ever, both in the UK and abroad. In Exeter, graduates returned to campus to give guest lectures, conduct mock interviews and take part in student society events. For example, 12 alumni from different sectors attended our Business and Finance Society’s annual dinner, with each hosting a table full of students who are aiming for a future career in their area.

Our volunteers also flew the flag for Exeter abroad, with alumni ambassadors speaking to Exeter applicants at Offer Holder Visit Days, and others hosting events in their countries for fellow alumni.

Some activities were carried out remotely too; for instance many alumni allowed students to complete research projects at their company, whilst others completed ‘profiles’ from the comfort of their own home, detailing their career history to date and then featuring on our website to inspire the next generation of graduates.

Whether you were a new supporter or a longstanding one, we would like to say a big thank you to you all. As Exeter alumni, you are our best ambassadors and our proven track record. The continued advice, access and support that you give to us is invaluable, and the Business School is very grateful for the time and energy you dedicate to Exeter.

Date: 3 November 2016

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