Get Involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved with Birmingham Business School Alumni.

Career Profiles

Our current and prospective students are inspired by the success of our alumni. Take a few minutes to share your experiences and how you have shaped your career post graduation, or read profiles of your fellow alumni.

Alumni Ambassadors

Choosing Birmingham is a daunting decision for overseas students studying away from home for the first time.  Our International Collaboration Map features Alumni Ambassadors who can offer advice, support and information about what it was like to live and study in Birmingham to prospective students.  The time commitment is minimal, and you will be fully supported in the role by the Alumni Office.

Contact bbsalumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk to register your interest.

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"It is always rewarding to share with others such a wonderful experience. As alumni ambassador from your region you can always get a special connection with prospect students because of the same culture, language and expectations you share with them."

Catalina Lince
(MBA International Business, 2011)

Guest Lecturers

Help students frame their theoretical knowledge with practical advice.  Birmingham Business School regularly hosts alumni speaking in a range of areas like leadership, branding, ethics and corporate responsibility. Our Distinguished Leaders Series is an example of this.

If you would like to give our students the benefit of your experience, contact bbsalumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk

matthew-key

I hope students gain some practical experience from my guest lectures. To learn the theory is fantastic, but I want to give an insight into how I run my business and the sort of decisions I need to make."

Matthew Key, CEO of Telefonica Digital
(BSocSc Economics, 1984)

Supporting our new and prospective students

Our prospective students love to quiz our alumni, finding out about their career paths, experiences at university (both academic and social!) and tips for making the best of their time at Birmingham. Input from alumni is invaluable during:

  • Applicant visit days (where prospective students visit Birmingham)
  • Careers Fairs
  • Induction week

Contact bbsalumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk to register your interest.

grace-surman

When I was a researching Universities I wish there had been someone who’d been there, done that and got the t-shirt available to talk to and seek advice from. Since I had such a fantastic time at Birmingham, I feel it’s my duty to help fill that role for current students!"

Grace Surman
(BSc Business Management with Communications, 2008)

Mentoring

Pass on your expertise to our current students through our alumni mentoring programmes. Alumni can help students shape their future career paths by sharing their knowledge and skills and helping them develop business relationships and networks.

Mentoring can be undertaken on a formal or informal basis. Contact bbsalumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk to find out more about the time commitments involved and how you can take part.

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In the current economic climate, it’s important to focus on how studies translate to careers. I helped my mentee frame his skills and experience in a way that would be useful for employers, and shared my knowledge and experience."

M. Ilyas Malek,Economic Adviser, UK Department for International Development
(BSc Mathematical Economics, 2004; MSc Public Economic Management, 2005)

Offer projects and placements

Offering internships, projects or consultancy opportunities are great ways to get market research or business strategy intelligence into your business or fill a gap in your staffing.  Our students can bring expertise, enthusiasm and new perspectives to your organisation, while benefiting from your experience and guidance.

Contact bbsalumni@contacts.bham.ac.uk to find out more.

My internship with Sony was a fantastic experience which gave me an insight into my dream industry and helped with my dissertation."

Ashleigh Lloyd
(BSc Accounting and Finance student)

sarah-fahy

The internship was an overwhelming success and Ashleigh was a credit to Birmingham. As a result, we are planning to continue the programme."

Sarah Fahy, Vice President, Global Tax Office Europe, Sony
(BCom Industrial Economics and Business Studies, 1986)

Giving

Circles of Influence, the University's innovative fundraising campaign is entering its next phase. With your support we can reach our ambitious new combined target for phase two of the campaign, £160 million, and change lives at Birmingham and across the world.

Find out more about Circles of Influence.