Barcelona GSE Alumni community
The Barcelona GSE Alumni community includes 2,394 Master’s program graduates.
Master’s alumni are currently working and continuing education in 102 countries worldwide.
Cities with the largest Barcelona GSE Alumni communities
57 events in 22 cities
Events were organized in the following cities where Barcelona GSE Alumni are living:
10 alumni chapters led by 20 alumni ambassadors
Chapters were introduced this year to facilitate the organization of alumni activities in cities around the world. Each chapter has one or more ambassadors who act as liaisons between the chapter and the Barcelona GSE.
13 events connecting students with alumni in Barcelona
New events such as Stand Up Paddle and the pre-graduation concert by the BGSE Band, joined annual favorites like the calçotada, UniRun, an indoor football tournament, and ski trip in Andorra. Students who traveled with Career Services to Frankfurt also got to participate in a meet-up with local alumni
4 events connecting Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors with Alumni Chapters
We encourage Affiliated Professors who travel for conferences or other activities to meet with local Barcelona GSE Alumni. This year, four such events took place in Bogota, Lima, and New York.
Alumni & Friends Merit Award scholarship initiative
The objective of this new scholarship fundraising initiative is to increase retention of top candidates admitted to the Master’s programs. A unique aspect of the Merit Award is that donors to the scholarship fund will have the option to participate in the recipient selection process. As such, it will allow Barcelona GSE Alumni and other members of the community to play a role in shaping the next cohort of Master’s students.
Online platform use increases
52% of the entire Barcelona GSE Alumni community has activated their account on the platform, with all class years and programs represented.
Student and alumni writers find their “Voice”
This community-driven blogging initiative, now in its seventh year, provides a space where students and alumni can share their thoughts on economic topics or current events, and their latest projects, cases, or research.
In 2018-19, 37 posts were published by student and alumni writers. The blog receives over 15,000 visits each year from more than 150 different countries.