As Alumni of BEST, we retired from being active in BEST. We usually started to work in companies, work on our PhD or create our own companies. But often enough, there is something missing: the BEST spirit. Do you want to meet other Alumni to have fun, grow your knowledge and exchange professionally? Then BEST Alumni Network (BAN) is the place for you.
From the first thoughts of creating a European Alumni network back in 2002, we came down to having regular Alumni Meetings and events like the Alumni Business Camp. As we organised more events, and the network grew and more ideas came into being, it was finally time to evolve our network even more. BEST Alumni Network was the next natural step, following the success of AlumniNET and its Alumni Coordinators.
We had great times in our LBG, on the Courses we attended, and on the international events. Now it's time to get the Alumni together to support each other and do even more useful stuff.
Our Mission is to promote and facilitate networking and collaboration among the Alumni of BEST.
In order to do this, we follow several aims:
To support and strengthen the network of Alumni of BEST,
To strengthen the social ties among Alumni of BEST,
To promote business and career opportunities for Alumni of BEST,
To foster professional and personal development of Alumni of BEST, and
To offer constructive support to BEST and to reciprocally exchange best practices.
Through that, we also aim to become a strong partner of BEST, in order to support active members of BEST as well as guide them their way into the exciting world of Alumni.
Do you want to be part of this journey? Then...
Alumnus of LBG Prague
My life mission is to connect things that belong together. In my professional career I've always wanted to connect the world of IT with business (see the next paragraph). My passion is to do it where it's not so obvious. I call such things "distant complements."
In a decade, BAN will have major impact on the quality of live in Europe through promotion of inclusion, equal opportunities and diversity in work-place and empowering engineers to build sustainable future.
Alumna of LBG Budapest
My main goals in BAN are to continue supporting the registration of new members, and look for ways to make it even smoother, and evaluate our current tech stack and identify improvement opportunities, in order to continue engaging our members in new meaningful ways.
Alumna of LBG Athens
In my true core as a scientist, I enjoy exploring new paths and gaining new perspectives.
As an engineer, I enjoy creating structure through processes and platforms that engage and support teamwork. As a person, I enjoy supporting and motivating people to achieve their goals and fulfil all expectations.
As a board member of BAN I hope to cultivate my skills in making BAN bigger, stronger and impactful.
Alumnus of LBG Turin
I'm a positive thinking and self-development focused person, with a strong sense of duty and very motivated to improve the world :)
I've been active in different organisations, and covering different roles, including the one of President. I started from BEST of course, where I've been secretary of my LBG.
My vision and my dream for BAN is to have a reliable, central point of reference where to connect, interact and innovate with many amazing people.
Alumna of LBG ENSAM
Passionate and people-oriented, I’m a self-employed trainer in soft skills and people development. I like building innovative projects that bring value to people.
I was an active member of BEST between 2008-2012 and President of my LBG, and I live in Paris.
I see BAN as a great place to network, meet inspiring people, and share ideas that have a positive impact on our lives.
Jeffrey Van Beers
Alumnus of LBG Eindhoven
Now that the foundation of the organization is done, it is time to build upon it! I'm happy to take a leading role in that, as the treasurer. I've had some experience with treasuring before in my BEST group in 2005-06.
As a boardie, I see it as my role to take the lead in developing initiatives. I have many ideas of where we should develop our organization.
Alumnus of LBG Grenoble
Many years ago, I moved from Brazil to study in Europe. BEST was my gateway to Europe then.
Now I want to continue having fun, learning and making new friends with our great alumni community.
Alumna of LBG Paris Ecole Centrale
I have been automating the management of new members in BAN. Now the most tedious part of handling applications is done by our “membershipbot”!
Alumnus of LBG Liège
Currently following a masters in data science, I'm supporting BAN with the automation of membership processes.
Alumna of LBG Milan
I managed webinars and the mentorship pilot, posted on socials, reviewed the monthly newsletter, and supporting other bits and pieces to improve the community engagement.