Created in 1949 for the Institute’s very first graduates, the “Former Students’ Association” was later renamed the “National Association of Graduates of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies”. Changing with the times and adapting to suit its members, it became “Sciences Po Strasbourg Alumni” in 2015.
With more than 10,000 graduates working in a wide range of sectors all over the world (with strong representation in Alsace, Paris and Brussels) Sciences Po Strasbourg Alumni is a rich, broad network.
In recent years, the Association has been committed to restructuring its activities and refocusing on its mission. At the same time, the current team intends to make Sciences Po Strasbourg Alumni's activities more relevant to current affairs and to the work of Sciences Po Strasbourg (management and students).
As the Association continuously evolves, Sciences Po Strasbourg Alumni is consistently focused on ensuring future graduates are ever better equipped to enter the workplace. To this end, it has been working in partnership with Science Po Strasbourg’s leadership team to define its fundamental purpose based on the following three themes:
- An alumni association that creates and develops a convivial spirit among its members;
- An alumni association committed to the professional development of future and recent graduates;
- An alumni association that contributes to the reputation of Sciences Po Strasbourg.
An alumni association that creates and develops a convivial spirit among its members
The first objective of the Association is to create and develop a convivial spirit among its members. For various reasons - shared memories, an interest in finding old classmates, or the desire meet alumni with different profiles - Association members look to the Association for connections and opportunities to meet up and have a conversation with other alumni.
This convivial spirit is present in the activities instigated by the Association, as well as those organised directly by alumni and communicated via the Association, and through direct contacts facilitated, in particular, through the Association's directory.
An alumni association committed to the professional development of future and recent graduates
With more than 10,000 graduates, the Alumni Sciences Po Strasbourg is a wide and varied professional network, both geographically and in terms of positions held.
The objective of the Association is to provide support to future and recent graduates by helping them in their search for work placements, contacts or job interviews, and in their choices and career plans, etc. In addition to the activities and initiatives led by the Sciences Po Strasbourg leadership team, the Association has the capacity to mobilise alumni by professional profiles or careers, for 1:1 conversations or themed events.
The Association also wishes support older graduates in terms of professional development or career transition, offering them contacts and connections through the Association's directory.
An alumni association that contributes to the reputation of Sciences Po Strasbourg
Sciences Po Strasbourg equips students with knowledge and skills and helps them to develop the know-how and interpersonal skills that are appreciated by recruiters in both public and private sectors This educational excellence, combined with the quality of the selection of students, means that graduates experience a rich and interesting professional career.
The Alumni community is justifiably proud of several of its graduates’ career paths and the examples they set. These graduates are also a source of inspiration for high school pupils, students in higher education and recent graduates. They are also testimony to and an illustration of an open, multi-disciplinary education that allows everyone to achieve.
The Association intends to better promote the variety and richness of Sciences Po Strasbourg's talents and share more widely with students, alumni and the general public.
The Association's (online) directory and the development of a regular presence on social media, combined with existing actions (Sciences Po Strasbourg Trophy, newsletter, etc.) will contribute to achieving the objective of enhancing the reputation of Sciences Po Strasbourg.
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