We are happy to inform you that we have launched a new website for the alumni association. Please take the opportunity to visit http://www.simalumni.ch where you can find the latest news on events and activities, more information about the association, relevant contact details and links to the SIM community through LinkedIn, XING and Facebook. Many thanks to our VP of IT, Simon Schmincke, for realizing this project.
Did you know that?
… The SIM program has been awarded first place worldwide in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking in 2011!
… In 2011, the SIM/MIM Alumni Association was delighted to welcome to its community 30 new alumni, who successfully graduated from the SIM Program in the Spring and Fall semesters.
… Currently we are proud to have nearly 300 members, ranging from the early days of the MIM program to the most recent generations from SIM 6 and 7.
… Marcel Thom and Marcus Kuhn were elected to the Association’s Board during last year’s Community Event. They succeeded Jan-Henrik Sieg and Moritz Hofmeister, both of who in turn took up their new positions as Auditors of the Association, replacing Luzia Staehli and Daniel Laeubli.
We need you!
In recent years, the alumni base has grown significantly, not just in size but also in geographic presence. In trying to keep up with this international expansion we would like to increase our association’s presence beyond Zurich and Switzerland. But for this we need you! As a first step, we are looking for alumni based in Geneva, Basel, Munich and London. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look further into possibilities for organizing events in your cities.
In the spotlight: SIM Entrepreneurs
Each newsletter we present a SIMpreneur to the community.
This edition features Philipp Maier, SIM 5 and co-founder of Fine Cotton Company (www.finecotton.ch and www.finecotton.de):
“With Fine Cotton Company we have established a premium brand for tailor-made shirts. On our website customers can design and personalize their shirt which we deliver tailored to individual body measures. We focus on high product quality, manufacturing skills and the needs of a demanding target group: managers, bankers and consultants. We only use fabrics from reputable producers and manufacture in the EU. Our service offering includes on-site measuring days including style advice for companies and institutions. For 2012 we plan to expand advisory services also to the website and expand our product portfolio into blouses.
Currently, we are offering 11% of our company for sale. Private investors can bid on shares, starting at ~1,000€. I would like to welcome you to take a look at our investment profile on http://www.innovestment.de/fine-cotton-company-gmbh
But: Be quick! – Shares in the amount of 65 T€ have already been sold. The auction is closing on 5 February 2012.
I am happy to be in touch with many of the SIM community in Zurich and always welcome feedback, ideas and support. Get in touch with me on +41 79 2685 985 or via email@example.com
P.S. We are part of the HSG Alumni member benefits: With the code “HSGAlumni2012” you receive a 15% discount on our whole product portfolio.”
Thank you very much for your willingness to commit 50 CHF / year to the SIM/MIM alumni association by becoming a member.
With your contribution you help us improve the experience for the current SIM students as well as organizing a couple of events for alumni. None of this would be possible without the support of our members and we warmly welcome you to this circle and thank you for your support.
The annual fee of CHF 50,- is valid throughout 2012 and should be paid to the bank account below at your earliest convenience:
SIM/MIM Alumni Association
MIGROS Bank St.Gallen
IBAN: CH87 0840 1016 2142 0000 9
Alternatively, you may pay via Paypal, using this link: www.paypal.com and directing your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org while choosing “Service” as reference.
Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you at one of our future events for which we will keep you up to date!