For 50 years, alumni have been the School of Management's biggest advocates, engaging with us, and each other, in ever increasing ways. During our 50th year, we are showcasing the different ways that our alumni can – and do – support the School and extend this invitation to you to explore ways you may wish to help.

Spotlight On…sharing your ‘Cranfield experience’ with others: Supporting Student Recruitment

Meet with prospective students at an MBA Preview Day

As you know, in making the decision about where to study, there are a number of factors which influence your final decision.  While promotional material is readily accessible, there is no substitute for hearing first-hand from someone who has experienced the programme themselves. It’s a great way for our prospective students to get a real feel for our MBA. 

As an MBA Preview Day volunteer, you can provide that realistic take on the programme and life at Cranfield by sharing what led you to your decision to study with Cranfield, what you got out of the programme, and where your MBA has taken you since.

MBA Preview Days are held on Saturdays throughout the year at Cranfield and run from 0930 to 1600. We ask our alumni volunteers to attend the Q&A session from 1500, which gives participants an insight into studying on our MBA and includes a lecture and case study.

During 2017, they take place on the following dates:

Saturday 4 March
Saturday 20 May
Saturday 22 July
Saturday 9 September
Saturday 14 October
Saturday 11 November
Saturday 2 December

We are keen to have at least one alumnus/a from both the full-time and part-time programmes. With three or four alumni attending per session, prospective students have a richer experience. 

Meet with prospective students at an international recruitment fair

If you’re based outside of the UK, you may also like to consider supporting our MBA recruitment fairs, where we meet prospective students around the world. We are always keen for our alumni to join us at our stand and share their insights with future students. If you would enjoy telling your story face-to-face with prospective students, then consider volunteering for this role.

This is just one of the 50 ways you can support your School internationally so if you would like learn more about the other 49 ways then keep reading your newsletters, and keep an eye on the news pages of the alumni portal over the coming month. Information about the 50 ways is also on our special 50th anniversary website.

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