It is with great pleasure to introduce Gábor Marton, the lately elected Local Committee of the CEMS Alumni Association. A role with great challenges and responsibilities. What can be foreseen for our precious Alumni this year? Together with Gábor we strive to facilitate a fruitful community with benefits for both parties: students and alumni via valuable events each semester.
What encouraged you to take on this role?
CEMS gave me a lot of opportunities in terms of development, knowledge, experiences, fun, network, just to mention some of the great aspects why is good to take part in CEMS program. The main reasons for taking this role is to give something back to the CEMS community and support the new CEMS generation via further enhancing the cooperation between students and alumni.
Last time we met was during the CEMS Volunteer Day. You are a regular participant of the seasonal CEMS events. What kept you engaged after graduation?
I enjoy these events where students and alumni can come together, since they are great opportunities to meet old friends and also new people with similar mindsets. These organized events have great value: it can be charity, knowledge sharing or meeting students and alumni members.
What do you see as some of the challenges and opportunities you will encounter as a LC?
There are many opportunities in the cooperation between alumni network and students, as examples we can mention the community programmes (like CEMS Mixer) and SAMP. The main challenges are: firstly to activate the CEMS alumni to take part in more programs and events secondly to develop cooperation between students and alumni. I hope that the cooperation between alumni and the students will get stronger and stronger, furthermore that the alumni will be more and more active in the community.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us as an incoming President?
I would like to share one of my favourite quote from Henry Ford, which is related to the cooperation: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”