MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems alumnus from CBS Christian Refshauge has contributed with an almost monumental student and alumni engagement throughout the past four years. From 1 May he takes partial leave from his job to follow his engagement in the Student & Innovation House at CBS all the way through – and he is not the only alum who has devoted himself to ensure the success of the project.
Student & Innovation House at CBS is without comparison the largest, most ambitious project a group of CBS students have ever ventured into. Since the closed down police station came up for sale in January 2013, the organisers have brought home DKK 52.5 million from external funds, and will be selecting their turnkey contractor this coming autumn.
When passion is your driving force, you can take things far. Claus Meyer loves what he does. As a student, he was diligent but made sure that there was time for other interests – like badminton at a competitive level and starting his first company. This was at CBS, to which he has stayed connected ever since.
When CBS turns 100 years old here in 2017, around 85,000 alumni will be able to boast one or more degrees from the business school – and CBS takes pride in them, too. 14 alumni from the 10 decades since CBS’ founding have been portrayed in the new book ‘CBS through 100 years,’ which has been written to mark the centenary. The portraits can be read at CBS’ centennial website.
Serial entrepreneur. Social entrepreneur. Passionate gastronome spanning from canteen operator over TV chef to being one of the architects behind the New Nordic Kitchen. Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. Adjunct professor at CBS. Claus Meyer, cand.merc.int. (SPRØK) from 1991, was the obvious choice for Distinguished Alum in CBS’ 100th anniversary year.
Networking is key. That is the message from Louise Seest who is to expand on CBS’ existing ties to the business community and build new bridges. In her point of view, CBS’ alumni are the business community, meaning that CBS Alumni is an integral part of CBS Business – and she is a bit jealous of you.
Top talents with CBS degrees, Christian Stadil’s advice for investors and entrepreneurs, and what it takes to become part of the power elite. These are among the most popular stories from CBS Alumni in 2016. Read or re-read the stories here.
Friends are everything when you study at CBS. That is what comes to mind when Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg looks back on her time as a PhD student. A time that meant both passing through “the valley of despair” and many hours of the night in front of her desk.
For several years CBS Executive has offered the management programme Leading Women, which equips women to follow their career ambitions. But why is this programme needed, what do the participants gain from it, and can women train themselves for top jobs in this way? We posed these questions to programme director, Louise Rygaard Jonas.