The College of Europe is committed to maintaining and developing relations with its alumni. To this end, various measures have been taken to maintain an active community in which all members are able to voice their interests.
It is possible to contact the Careers and Alumni Office by email by writing to xavier [dot] esteve [at] coleurope [dot] eu and delphine [dot] de_guchteneere [at] coleurope [dot] eu, whether in the framework of the activities presented below or more generally to inform the College of events concerning alumni or their initiatives.
Access to Intranet/email address of the College
Any alumnus who wishes to connect to the College Intranet can do so by entering the password he or she previously used as a student. Similarly, it is still possible for an alumnus to keep using the email address which was granted to him or her for life from the 1997-1998 promotion onwards. For earlier promotions, an address can be created at the person's request.
To do this, or in the case of a forgotten password, the alumnus should contact the IT department of the College which will set up or restore Intranet access and/or the use of his/her email address.
Lastly, the College is hoping to organise an annual evening for all its alumni.
The compilation of statistics on the career paths of its graduates is becoming increasingly important for the College. Besides the need to support its communication efforts, the College is required to provide such figures with increasing frequency. These may be necessary in order to inform applicants to the College, or students during the academic year, and also to answer journalists or questions stemming from the authorities funding scholarships. It should be noted that in the latter case, there is much more at stake than a merely informative purpose, since this could impact funding for a whole year of study for one or more students.
The College therefore invites alumni to fill in information about their professional activities. The statistics are compiled in accordance with the strictest anonymity.
Information relating to employment
The College supports its students in the preparation of their career plan, in particular by providing them with job offers, lists of job-related websites, and so forth. This information remains accessible to alumni. It can be viewed on the careers pages of the College Intranet, just like any other data posted there.
Support to College Students
By taking part in the activities organised within the College, alumni have the opportunity to share their knowledge with students who are always keen to learn more. This participation can take many forms including, among others:
- Providing the Careers and Alumni Office with information about the latest trends in a professional sector, employment or internship opportunities in their organisation;
- Specific interventions during which alumni are invited to provide advice and information on careers as experts in a particular field, or representatives of a company or institution;
- Participation in the “Networking” evenings held each year (in February), which provide students with an opportunity to talk to alumni in an informal setting while allowing the latter to share their experiences with them, and give them advice;
- Attending Career Days (in March - April), during which the alumnus is able to proceed, on behalf of his or her company, to the selection, on the Bruges campus, of a student with the prospect of a job or an internship.
The Careers and Alumni Office would like to thank all the alumni who are giving their support to students in one form or another.
The Alumni Association
Many of the above-mentioned activities are carried out in co-operation with the Alumni Association of the College of Europe. It offers specific services available to alumni once they become members.