středa 18. ledna 2017

Sign up for the 2017 CEMS Mentoring Programme

Dear CEMS Alumni
we would like to invite you to join 2017 CEMS Mentoring Programme. This is an initiative that was running successfully in past and we would like to continue with this tradition.
Do you want to share you passion as well as your experience? Do you want to support the new generation of CEMSies through career or life mentoring? Join the 2017 CEMS Mentoring Programme
No previous experience in mentoring is needed. What is important is your willingness to share part of your time and your experience with others. No matter whether you run your own business or work in an international or local company, whether you do business or work for NGOs.Everyone has something valuable to share. 
Do you want to take part in the CEMS Mentoring Programme?
  • Sign up via this FORM
  • Book the evening on 23rd February 2017 between 6:30 and 9pm for the joined kick-off event (at VSE, Prague 3) 
  • be comfortable with spending one hour of your time every two weeks on meetings with your mentee (meetings can be face to face or skype) between March and June 2017.
How is the CEMS Mentoring Programme organized?
After the kick-off event on 23rd February, we will finalize the matching between mentors and mentees. You will get contact details on your mentee, so you can agree on the first mentoring meeting. The frequency, location and time of your meet-ups depends only on the agreement between you and your mentee. After two months, we will call for a Catch-up meeting to share what is working as well as ideas for improvement. At the end of the 2017 spring semester, we will make the final evaluation. The mentoring programme may end for you at the end of the spring semester or you may agree with the mentee on it further continuation. 
Any questions?
Feel free to contact the CEMS Alumni Prague Team at
Still not sure? Check out this video
Pavlina, Vojta and Honza
Your CEMS Alumni Board Team

neděle 15. ledna 2017

CEMS Alumni event on the topic Family and Career (bring your kids along :))

Dear CEMSies,

we would like to invite you for a networking as well as a family event on Saturday 28th January at 10am in Café Koala. During this event, we will talk about combining family and career, sharing our experience, while kids have space to explore the kids' center in Café Koala.To secure enough space for us, please register at:

A short summary:
Topic: Family and Career
Where: Café Koala, Dolnomecholupska 209/17, Praha 10 Hostivar
When Saturday 28th January between 10am and 1pm
Registration at:

We are looking forward to meeting you!
CEMS Alumni Board

neděle 11. prosince 2016

CEMS Alumni Association Prague - Election of new Board

Dear CEMS Alumni,

we are pleased to announce that we got candidates for the CEMS Alumni Board in the Czech Republic. In order to appoint the team into the role officially, we are calling for the CEMS Alumni Elections.

It is very simple, just send an email to, where you express that you vote for the full board. Add your full name as well as your email address. We need at least 10 voting members in order to fulfill all official steps. You can vote from today, 10th December till Friday, 16th December 2016.

Candidates for the CEMS Alumni Board Team are:

  • Pavlina Simurdova for the president role (Pavlina's profila at LinkedIN)
  • Vojtech Oplestil for the vice-president role (LinkedIN)
  • Jan Horacek as a treasurer (LinkedIN)


The new CEMS Alumni board team is primarily focused on preparing events that will bring additional value for both CEMS Alumni and CEMS Students as well as on preparing social gatherings, family and sport events.

Due to the change in the Czech legislation, the Alumni team has prepared updated version of the statutes of the CEMS Alumni Association Czech Republic z.s.. For those interested, you can contact Pavlina.

Thank you for your cooperation.

úterý 29. listopadu 2016


It is our pleasure to invite you to CEMS Red Carpet Gala sponsored by P&G. Join us and meet fellow alumni, current CEMS students and corporate partners.

The newest information will be shared on Facebook event.

TOPIC: Red Carpet
DRESS CODE: Creative Black Tie
LOCATION: Erbia Congress Centrum, CITY TOWER, 27th floor, Hvězdova 1716/2b, Prague 4
NOTE: You can bring one or more guests

490CZK per person (includes a welcome drink + catering) until December 11.
690CZK per person at the door
// Account number: 43-6190780227, bank code: 0100, please add note: "first and last name of all attendants you are paying for" (these names will appear on the guest list)
// DDL for bank transfers is Sunday December 11th
// Please send us prinscreen of the payment to once you pay, so we can order enough food on time.

pátek 4. listopadu 2016

CEMS Alumni Drink (organised by alumni)

Dear alumni
I would like to invite you to a CEMS Alumni Drink organized by alumni. And what is more it will take place in a restaurant run by one of us - Jan Horacek. I am looking forward to meeting you there!

pondělí 13. dubna 2015

CSR initiative supported by CEMS corporate partner Reuters: "Šance pro děti"

Dear CEMS Alumni and members of CEMS Alumni Association Prague,

CEMS corporate partner Reuters - the renowned global news agency - together with several partner companies, organize in the Czech Republic for the 7th consecutive year its award-winning charitable project Šance pro děti“ for children in need.

About 105 carefully selected images taken recently by Reuters photographers and collaborators are made available from 13thApril to 24th April 2015 in an online auction to be held at

Successful bidders will receive their large format photos professionally printed and framed in high-quality aluminum frames.
This year, the public interested in supporting the project without actively engaging in the online auction, will have the possibility to contribute through DMS.
All collected proceeds will go to support orphanages, infant and child centers who take care of pre-school children. In addition, the proceeds will also go to one institution that helps families who took children from orphanages for foster, adoptive or host care.
It is important to note that all donated funds go without any intermediary from the donor directly to the accounts of the children's organizations. These institutions decide on how to use the proceeds most effectively – mainly to finance services and activities for children. The budgets received from the state cover only their regular operations  and are not enough to cover any special needs that children may have. For example: rehabilitation, animal assisted therapy, hippotherapy, therapeutic programs, purchase of medical equipment or equipment for physically or otherwise disabled children... etc.
Come and join us at and pick a picture that will make you proud!

neděle 29. března 2015

CEMS Alumni Association Prague- Election of new Board members - Applications time

Dear CEMS Alumni,
With the start of the spring 2015, the CEMS Alumni Association Prague (CAAP) is calling for new candidates for its Board who would take over from current board members and continue running CAAP during the next term (1 or 2 years). We are looking for alumni who have the willingness and little bit of time to develop activities of the Prague CEMS Alumni community and are ready to come up with new insights and ideas, cooperate with other alumni organizations across the globe and with the CEMS team at our home university – VŠE.
Requirements: Candidates must be CEMS graduated alumni and be ready to become official CAA members. Ideally they should work in Prague during their term. Note: Business travel is no problem.
Call for candidates: You may express your interest in running for a particular position or just contact us with your general interest by the 12 of AprilPlease address your emails to We will then constitute the list of candidates per position and distribute it to all alumni on the 12th of April.
President – responsible as the main representative of CAAP, concrete workload depends on an agreement with other members. The president is one of the statutory representatives of the legal entity CEMS Alumni Association Prague. The president has access to CAAP bank account.
Treasurer – responsible for consolidating financials of CAAP. The treasurer is also named as one of the statutory representatives of the legal entity CEMS Alumni Association Prague. The treasurer has access to CAAP bank account.
Vice-president – shares responsibilities with the CAAP president, VP can take care of one of the main areas of CAAP (e.g. international collaboration, academic collaboration, organization of alumni events, cooperation with CEMS students).
Board members – can be any number of volunteers who would like to help organize events for alumni in Prague in the next term from time to time (event types can be various ranging from social through sports to educative events).
Note: If you want to have a better idea of what activities CAAP ran in the past, please visit or check the CZ CEMS Facebook group:
Election: The complete list of candidates will be sent via email on the 12th of April and you will be asked to send your vote till the 26th of April to an email address of one of our current Board members.
Results + term start: Results will be announced as soon as all votes are counted and the new team can then take over from the old team during May 2015.
We are looking forward to welcoming you "on board". Please do not be afraid to represent the alumni community in Prague. We know everyone’s time is scarce, but you will be for sure rewarded with great feeling from organization of CEMS Alumni events and the time you have to put into this does not have to be any intense workload. For alumni working in corporate partner companies, running CAAP can be seen as great opportunity for career growth.
Best regards
Olga Cíglerová
Vice president, CAA Prague 2012-2015
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sobota 30. srpna 2014

REQUEST TO CEMS ALUMNI: Would you like to share your experience with students and prepare a lecture for one of offered VSE courses?

Dear alumni,

For me being an alumnus and working on behalf of the whole CEMS community means focusing on three areas: alumni (professional and other events), students and the university.

This time I would like to focus on the third one. Mr. Ladislav Tyll, MBA, Ph.D., a new CEMS academic director at VSE, would like to continue cooperation with VSE and alumni and continue inviting alumni into CEMS VSE courses, which was also held in the past few years. It would be another great opportunity how alumni could support CEMS at their university. There are two options in the field of lecturing:

• Lecturing at some of the basic courses at the Faculty of Business Administration for bachelor degree students in order to attract more of them to apply for CEMS (subjects like Management, Business economics, Marketing, Consumer behaviour, Personnel Management or Logistics). These subjects are taught in Czech language and on rather basic level with large audience.

 Lecturing at some of the CEMS courses (subjects like International Strategy, Corporate Finance, Global Management Practice Course, International Marketing, Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, Accounting Information for Financial Management or Intermediate Microeconomics). 
These subjects are taught in English language and focused already on some rather specific, more advanced topics with the smaller audience of max. 50 students.

Would you be interested to share your experience with students? For you, that would mean not only preparing 45-90 minutes lecture based on discussion with the tutor, but also an opportunity to promote shortly your company, present yourself and enjoy presenting to CEMS students or to an audience of up to 300 fresh minds. It does not mean only some time spent on preparation and presentation, but also development of your skills and promotion of your company. Finally, it may be an attractive record in your CV.

If you are interested please, explore this file with the list of subjects including syllabus of each subject. For your better idea, I let the list of alumni lectures with their topics in the Winter Term 2012/2013 in the file. 

In case of interest please, fill in the table and send it back to me and a copy to Šárka Otčenášková (CEMS Communication Manager at VSE; Please, send your e-mail by September 15, 2014 as the Winter Term starts on September 22, 2014.

I will be really glad to hearing from you - and helping the university together. Thank you for your time.

On behalf of Šarka Otčenášková, this post was created by CEMS Alumni Association Prague.

sobota 25. ledna 2014

Some News for Start of 2014

Dear CEMS Alumni in Prague and Czech Republic,

Firstly we would like to wish all of you fantastic 2014. As we think about more events for 2014, we would like to bring two different kinds of news to your attention.

1. CEMS Alumni from Prague and surroundings are interested to meet families of other Alumni and so there is a voting event open to choose a date for a Children Friendly Gathering of CEMS Alumni in near future (follow up on last years successful brunch where some alumni brought their partners and babies and it was great fun.) Please vote here: The organizers are Vojtěch Opleštil and Jana Maršálková.

2. In Czech only: Byla vypsána pozice Koordinátora/ky CEMS programu na VŠE, Praha. Pokud vás daná nabídka zaujme nebo byste někoho v průběhu února rádi doporučili, můžete si stáhnou popis pracovních povinností a požadavky na danou pozici zde:

Sincerely, your CEMS Alumni Association Prague team

úterý 29. října 2013

Ohlas na self-coaching seminář

V tomto příšpěvku bychom rádi nasdíleli zpětnou vazbu na nedávno proběhlý self-coaching seminář

Shrnutí zde.

A pár fotek ...