Alumni from across India came together for an evening of nostalgia, networking and career tips at the first ever Middlesex University reunion in the country last month.
Hosted at the Oberoi Hotel in the country's capital, New Delhi, the event attracted dozens of alumni from a range of professional backgrounds, with many bringing along friends and family for the occasion. Joining them were representatives from Middlesex's Indian office, Middlesex University London and the British Council.
Renowned career expert and co-founder of Careers Smart Sushma Singh also joined the celebrations to give our Indian alumni tips and advice on increasing their employability prospects and maintaining a good work-life balance.
As an expert in her field, Sushma was able to provide alumni with a unique insight into current job trends in India and advice on how to handle situations they might expect to encounter in the workplace.
Director of Marketing at Middlesex University London, Lucy Everest, also gave alumni an update about some of the latest developments at the London campus, and talked about some of the life-long benefits they can expect from being a member of the Alumni Association.
The evening offered the perfect opportunity for Indian alumni to reconnect with former classmates and to reminisce about their time at Middlesex.
One of those in attendance was Business School alumnus Rajat Sharma, who described Middlesex as "a home away from home" for Indian students thanks to the multi-cultural feel of the University. "Overall the University is […] a fabulous place to learn, live and develop yourself as a better individual," he said.
His thoughts were echoed by BA Business & Marketing alumnus Sumit Batra, who said: "If someone is looking for exposure, expertise and to learn from people's experience, then nothing can be better than studying at Middlesex […] A degree from Middlesex makes you stand out in interviews."
It is hoped that the event will become the first of many in the future, with preliminary plans already in place for another reunion to be held in India in September this year to coincide with the departure of the next cohort of students heading to Middlesex.
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