A truly global gathering of Kent Business School (KBS) alumni came together virtually to share perspectives, experiences and learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hosted over two events, graduates connected across continents from Hong Kong and Australia to Angola and the United States.
As well as coming together from around the world, alumni connected across the decade, with one KBS graduate from 40 years before sharing the platform with those who graduated in 2019.
Sheyi Lisk-Carew, director at Oclas Group, said: “In these COVID times, it can be tricky holding online meetings; however, KBS did an excellent job bringing us all together. To have a range of participants from different parts of the world, graduates from 1981 right through to 2019 says a lot about the schools’ passion for their alumni.
“It was indeed a very informative session and was good to see professionals share their views across sectors on the impact of COVID in their businesses. This was an excellent online session and I am glad I made the call.”
James Lagdon, freelance content writer and data analyst, said: “Lovely to hear such diverse perspectives, particular from different countries! Glad to have joined.”
Khawar Naveed Bhatti, MBA alumnus and founder of GenSpec, said: “In these times, it is more important than ever to learn from others to get different perspectives on the same issues. The alumni events are a great way (even if virtual) to connect with people with a wealth of experience.”
Public Affairs and Marketing Manager at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Rainnie Ip, said: “I feel great to re-connect with the KBS family and learn of other graduates’ career development. The exchange gives participants more ideas on how to adapt to the new normal. Thanks for organising and I look forward to e-meeting with more alumni in the near future!”