Engaging with INSEAD
Associate Dean of Advancement
“The school is incredibly grateful for our great partnership with our community of 3,000+ volunteers. This begins with the volunteers who dedicate their time to the INSEAD Alumni Association and INSEAD Alumni Fund, and includes all our volunteers from our National Alumni Associations and Global Clubs, our Reunion Volunteers, Young Alumni Ambassadors, Fundraising Volunteers, Alumni Interviewers and Marketing Ambassadors. Each of these individuals are vital to our success, and in turn to the success of our alumni. Staying connected to the school by becoming a volunteer is a great way of extending your time at INSEAD and to grow your global network!”
Volunteering for a National Alumni Association, National Alumni Club or Global Club
More than 60 National Alumni Associations (NAAs), National Alumni Clubs, and Global Clubs around the world (including one near you!) are engaging, networking with and serving their communities. Volunteers such as association/club presidents, committee members and others organize events, drive association membership, support alumni in their careers and strengthen overall local alumni engagement efforts.
I volunteer for INSEAD to give back to a community from which I have derived strength and conviction of belief that collectively we can make this world a better place.
Serving as President of the National Alumni Association of The Netherlands has allowed me to connect with a wide range of like-minded people from INSEAD’s global network of volunteers, and to give back to a school who’s mission I strongly believe in. Volunteering is a great way of extending one’s time at INSEAD and of making lifelong friends.”
Alumni Volunteers who lead these organisations
Raising Funds for INSEAD
Alumni fundraising volunteers advance INSEAD’s vision and ensure the school’s continued excellence by encouraging alumni giving and thanking them for their gifts, with help from Advancement staff.
Raised in gifts and pledges
Donors contributed to this achievement
Volunteers who raise funds for INSEAD
Ways to Volunteer
INSEAD Giving Day
Champion giving among your community for this dynamic annual global campaign
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF)
Encourage other alumni to invest in the future of the school through annual leadership giving and organising donor appreciation events
Participate in your Reunion Gift Committee, or facilitate class giving between reunion years
INSEAD has come of age at a critical moment for the world. Supporting scholarship and academic excellence through giving to INSEAD is my way of investing in the future. Interacting with alumni across the globe, I am constantly reminded of how remarkable INSEADers are. It is always personally rewarding to work with this amazing group of volunteers.
In my role as an IAF volunteer, I am lucky enough to interact and organise events with fellow alumni, while helping out the school that has brought me so much… not only during my MBA, but also as an INSEAD alumnus.
Serving the Young Alumni Community
Young Alumni Initiative (YAI) Ambassadors (first 5 years after graduation) around the world are using their skills as connectors to build engagement among their classmates. From driving attendance at the one-year reunion, to encouraging participation-level giving to fostering a lifelong bond with INSEAD, the YAI Ambassadors play a crucial role in the development of INSEAD.
Become a YAI Ambassador
Help INSEAD stay connected with your promotion by encouraging engagement and communicating the importance of giving back
Supporting young alumni engagement is as rewarding as it is essential. Interacting with a brilliant crowd, full of energy, stimulating them to give back the day they leave school with the goal to enable others to graduate with the same level of joy and endless ambition.
Get Involved in your Class Reunion
Each year, more than 2,000 alumni and guests return to one of the INSEAD campuses to reconnect with friends and celebrate the community. Working together with staff, volunteers make these reunions memorable and inspiring!
2020 Alumni Reunion Figures
Alumni who attended reunions
Alumni who volunteer for their reunion each year
Raised in class gifts
Some alumni show their support for INSEAD by volunteering for their reunion. In addition to delivering memorable events, reunion volunteers also lead the class gift campaigns, securing support for INSEAD in honor of these milestone anniversaries.
Become a member of your class’s Reunion Committee:
Work hand-in-hand with the INSEAD reunion team to develop communications, plan programmes, reach out to classmates, encourage class giving, share news on social media and build excitement for events and class gifts.
For more details on how you can help make your reunion a success, click here.
“The immense amusement around Reunions hides their true purpose: cementing class values and camaraderie. What fun organising this subterfuge!”
Participation rate matters. A lot. It is the act of giving, not the amount, that shows gratitude to INSEAD and solidifies bonds amongst alumni. I am beyond proud to “walk the talk” along with my MBA’10J classmates, demonstrating our collective exceptionalism by rallying to set a record 70% participation rate for a 10th reunion.
Help INSEAD Find the Best and Brightest Students and Participants
Across programmes, alumni are essential to growing the INSEAD community and ensuring continued success, by helping INSEAD recruit the best and brightest.
INSEAD was a transformative experience for me and interviewing candidates to attend INSEAD has been an exciting and rewarding way to give back. I know how important this process is for the school, and the pool of extremely diverse and high calibre applicants makes the interviews dynamic and engaging. It has definitely been a rewarding way to invest in INSEAD’s future.
Ways to Volunteer
Conduct admissions interviews in your country of residence, evaluate candidates’ potential and promote INSEAD
Meet prospective students and share your INSEAD journey via informal coffee chats, ‘meet & greet’ information sessions, panels and MBA fairs
Candidate Mentoring & Assessment (GEMBA)
Mentor candidates with a similar profile, or evaluate candidates on campus, alongside fellow alumni and faculty
Refer excellent candidates to INSEAD for immediate follow-up
More Ways to Volunteer
Alumni share their extraordinary experience, sector expertise, insights and connections by speaking at events, recruiting student and alumni talent and providing value to the INSEAD community.
As a company, we are constantly on the lookout for top talent, so we can continue to lead and innovate. With their international backgrounds, diverse experience, and skills honed during their Insead programmes, INSEAD students and alumni are a rich resource. It’s my pleasure to work closely with Insead in terms of recruitment partnerships.
Careers Alumni Ambassadors
Partner with the Career Development Centre and gain insider access to top INSEAD student and alumni talent to help fuel your organization’s growth and commitment to excellence. Attract future leaders, promote job opportunities, host students at your office or share leadership advice to help develop INSEAD talent, via virtual or on-campus events
Help students leverage the INSEAD alumni network
MBA Classes and Student Club Activities
Present your industry-specific knowledge at annual events, including:
- INSEAD Private Equity Conference
- Entrepreneurship Week
- Social Impact Week
Centres of Excellence
Engage with students and alumni via INSEAD’s academic Centres of Excellence
Speak alongside other experts at an Alumni Forum or serve on an Alumni Forum Organising Committee