Alumni Engage

Connect, Engage & Get Involved in a Growing Network of UCT GSB Alumni

A world of opportunity awaits you as a UCT GSB Alumni. We have created a platform designed for current and past students to engage in the alumni network and leverage the multitude of tools and resources available to propel their knowledge and careers forward with the help of the UCT GSB Alumni programme

Take part in Alumni Engage and benefit from the many resources at hand, such as:

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Upcoming Alumni Events

 

BOOK LAUNCH: Sounding the Depths of Leadership - Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran

 26 May 2022
 17:30 (GMT+2)

This book launch event explores the ways in which organisations world-over appear to be lacking leadership that can get stakeholders to commit to their most ambitious and noble purpose. This sets the scene for a discussion between Dr Reuel Khoza and Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran on the aims of the forthcoming book, Sounding the Depths of Leadership, that provides a practical process to embark on the journey to foster an original relationship with leadership, in the ongoing present. To arrive at a point of self-prescribing Ubuntu to oneself as Dr Khoza identified as needed for ethical leadership.

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Student and Alumni Talk with Tariq Sheikh

 31 May 2022
 15:00 (GMT+2)

Tariq Sheikh founded Postpay, a leading Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) provider in the Middle East, in 2019. Postpay has been paving the way for financial freedom, enabling users to instantly purchase products in three installments with absolutely no interest or fees. Join us virtually on Tuesday 31st May at 3pm (SAST) as Tariq delivers a talk about the financial services disrupter that is Postpay, and the role that the MBA holds in moulding it.

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Student and Alumni Talk with Qasim Abrahams

 02 June 2022
 15:00 (GMT+2)

Qasim Abrahams, Regional Managing Director for Ecolab for the sub-Saharan Market, is passionate about transformational leadership, and believes this to be an integral part of creating the much needed paradigm shift from operating business "as usual" to innovative and sustainable business practices. He returns to his Alma Mater to deliver an interactive talk labelled "It takes Intentionality to Achieve Success & Create a Life You Love" at 3pm on Thursday 2nd June.

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ALUMNI CHAPTERS

Take Part in Official UCT GSB Alumni Events Around The World

UCT GSB Alumni Chapters  play a critical role in building and fostering ongoing relationships with alumni in different regions. Chapters coordinate and provide opportunities for alumni to connect, network and contribute to UCT GSB fundraising initiatives. Learn more about how to get involved and join or start a chapter in your city 

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STUDENT SOCIETIES & CLUBS

Student societies are a great opportunity to extend your networks and business skills. They are open to all UCT GSB students and alumni

The Africa Business Club seeks to bring together UCT GSB students, alumni and organisations from around the world who share an interest in Africa.

Established in 2012, the Management Consulting Club assists MBA students in pursuing a career in management consulting. The aim of the club is to give you exposure to and understanding of what management consulting is, introduce you to companies that are recruiting in this space, and prepare you adequately for case interviews. 

 Each year, the Consulting Club organises the Business Tomorrow Conference that seeks to gauge the relative risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets. Each year students put the question to industry and thought leaders to spark debate and ignite positive action.

The UCT GSB Entrepreneurship Club provides support, encouragement and guidance to all students and alumni interested in the field of entrepreneurship and those who intend to own, or currently own, businesses.

Formed in 1999, the Women in Business Society is a student initiative at the UCT GSB. This forum is a network which seeks to encourage and support the active participation of women in the business sector. The Women in Business Society hosts an annual Women in Business Conference with the objective of raising funds for future female GSB students.

Formed in 2019, the Get on Board Club aims to allow students to begin the journey to equip themselves with the requisite skills for directorship.

First Thursdays Clubs

A Global Network for UCT GSB Alumni

First Thursday Clubs is a global initiative for UCT GSB Alumni to connect with the alumni network in various locations and cities around the world. Events are set up by alumni and take place on the first Thursday of every month. Learn more about setting or joining a First Thursday Club in your city 

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ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND

The UCT GSB’s annual alumni reunion weekend is traditionally held within the fourth quarter of the year and offers alumni the chance to connect with old friends, build trusted partnerships and expand their networks. The reunion also awards an opportunity for interdisciplinary knowledge sharing through its robust discussions and lectures facilitated by industry leaders and pioneers.

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