Alumni Weekend is an online event which took place on April 11 & 12 with an aim of reuniting and bringing together the oikos Alumni Community through exchange, learning and a bit of fun along the way.
The first of its kind online, Alumni Weekend was warmly welcomed by the 30 alumni joining in from around the globe over the course of a weekend who took this amazing opportunity to reconnect with old friends while also meeting new people.
The flexibility of the event allowed us to quickly introduce what was new in oikos and present different opportunities for Alumni. If you were not able to attend that session, you can find the presentation here.
At the Alumni Debate on the topic of Entrepreneurship – answer for today’s challenges, Francesca Stocco and Yoon-Joo, representing two generations of oikos Lille Alumni, gave different perspectives on the topic, based on their experience.
You can find more information about Francesca’s ethical fashion business here. And if you want to learn more about social business solutions to spread, read more about the Snowball effect, Yoon-Joo’s organization.
The final conclusion was that oikos shapes entrepreneurs and changemakers, with further discussion on why and how this is happening.
One of the main takeaways was also the need for a Fashion Thematic Squad with some of the Alumni taking part expressing interest in working together with oikos members to kick-start it.
Enough open space between the sessions was left to connect, have a coffee and lunch together which enabled everyone to get to know each other and connect on a more personal level. During this space, we got significant feedback on the current Alumni network as well as great ideas how to improve communication. We will do our best in implementing them.
If you have any ideas how to improve this kind of events or any requests/ideas from your side about the alumni network, feel free to write any time to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure that you and everyone you know from the Alumni Community join the Facebook group and LinkedIn group for all the latest oikos updates & network opportunities.