Networking is one of the most crucial aspects of modern life, particularly in the business sector, and it is critical at all phases of a businessman’s career. On the basis of this thought and the goal of maintaining strong ties between academic units, a few international IBMBA and GHRM MBA students were invited to the E-DA Royal Hotel by outstanding EMBA alumni who are now working as directors, managers and even owners of their own businesses in Taiwan and overseas. Through the event, the students got the opportunity to interact with the alumni, and receive invaluable life and career advice.
On Sunday, February 13th, the meeting was held at Kaohsiung’s E-DA Royal Hotel. The event began at 11.30 a.m. with speeches by selected graduates and was followed by a formal lunch during which alumni approached all tables, including those of the IBMBA and GHRM MBA students, and proposed a toast to a prosperous new tiger year, as well as best wishes for their future professional and personal lives. Such personal encounters are by far the most popular strategy, as they instill a sense of comfort and assurance in participants, which was really appreciated by everybody. At the event’s conclusion, each participant was blessed with a box of wax apples and a red envelope.
Aside from an invitation to the event for lunch and also the shuttle bus service, the generous EMBA alumni also provided a ticket to E-DA Theme Park as a special gift to each international IBMBA and GHRM MBA student. The participants were able to enjoy a quality time with each other at the theme park before the start of the new semester. Kylie Nguyen, IBMBA 1st Year student, commented,
“It was a very nice time to sit and talk with your friends and other alumni. I was very impressed by the successful, humble and thoughtful alumni from EMBA and it was my honor to have the chance to speak with them. The food was very delicious and the atmosphere was so nice with music and laughter. I do wish that in the future, our class of 2023 could do such a reunion even though we are from all over the world. Once again, I am so grateful for the SA and the college to give me this chance. I hope that in the future, I could have the opportunity to go to such event” – Kylie Nguyen, IBMBA 1st Year student
The event provided an opportunity for students from GHRM MBA and IBMBA to connect with EMBA alumni and receive excellent information that will undoubtedly aid them in their future careers. Alumni networking is critical because it enables students to network with professionals at all levels, obtain career assistance, and build their professional confidence. Finally, the reunion was especially joyful for international students who were unable to spend the holidays with their family.
GHRM MBA and IBMBA is grateful to EMBA alumni for hosting such an event, not forgetting about NSYSU international program students, for the food and the gifts. We hope that such events will be organized in the near future as well.