It was actually a coincidence that Nels Mortensen began studying at CBS. But with a certain amount of stubbornness and a structured approach, he managed to complete his programme and after graduation quickly secured a job in a job market that was otherwise under pressure.
Stories have great power in organisations. Not only the stories you tell your colleagues, but also the ones companies tell through presentations, speeches and quarterly reports. Two CBS researchers talk about their work prior to an event organised by the Department of International Business Communication and CBS Alumni. The event takes place on 2 March 2016.
When Jakob Haldor Topsøe began studying at CBS, he did not expect a deep involvement in the company founded by his grandfather. But now he is chairman of the board in Haldor Topsøe's holding company. A student position ended up being crucial to his studies and future career.
Looking for something to read during your holiday? CBS Alumni asked three professors to recommend books in their field to the alumni. We received three very different replies, which may help you put together a wish list or provide inspiration for what to read during the holidays.
No one knows CBS better than its alumni. This is why CBS needs them to help develop its programmes and to create closer ties to the business community. President of CBS Per Holten-Andersen envisions a future where alumni study throughout their careers and have easy access to knowledge from CBS.
Book suggestions for the summer holiday, data on alumni and chair of the board Ole Andersen’s response to “In your own words” are just three of the most popular stories in 2015 from CBS Alumni Update for you to read or reread here.
Although his professional life has already held many defining moments, Poul Skovgaard sometimes misses having the time for immersion that his studies at CBS offered. However, he has never let completely go of CBS. In addition to having regular contact – and annual get-togethers – with his former classmates, Poul Skovgaard also acts as an external examiner.
Over the last two years CBS has focused on developing massive open online courses, or MOOCs, which has recently led to CBS winning a competition to offer a number of courses on Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC site. The people behind CBS’ courses are convinced that MOOCs are particularly relevant for alumni.
Alumna Charlotte Wittenkamp believes strongly in networks. Active on Copenhagen Business School Alumni’s LinkedIn group, she takes part in numerous networks and otherwise helps others to ward off culture shock, something she experienced in 1998 when she suddenly accompanied her husband to California, where she still lives today.