Alumni: Welcome to the Gateway at Sheffield University Management School.

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Welcome back

A warm welcome back to alumni of Sheffield University Management School (SUMS)!

All of our former students, whether you graduated 30 years ago or last year, become SUMS alumni for life. You would certainly be mistaken for thinking that once you have graduated you have left the School - not true. In fact, you are now instantly a part of our alumni community that exceeds 12,000 members - and counting! You are forever part of the School's history, and your identity is intertwined with ours. This means that you share a special connection with a rich and diverse population; in your daily activity, at work or play, you remain a key part of our global reputation.

Alumni can help one another in a number of ways. This includes:

1. Sharing Business and networking contacts.
2. Making introductions into new industries.
3. Pitching and supporting Business and entrepreneurial ventures, concept to delivery.
4. Providing a current student with an internship, short-term placement or company project.
5. Friendship networks; especially if working outside the UK can be of great support.
6. Mentor a new graduate embarking on their career journey.

We hope you will find the Management Gateway site as a useful reference point for understanding how you can remain part of SUMS ongoing student-led, business or alumni activities. Alumni activities includes sending-in your personal stories and career journeys, attending a Networking event, supporting our students career ambitions through employability initiatives.

Find out more about the wider alumni services

Benefits and services

Keep in touch

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to stay in touch with us, and each other, once you have completed your studies at the Management School. Find out more about how you can stay in touch.

Catalyst magazine

Catalyst is the Magazine for Sheffield University Management School alumni. We hope you enjoy reading it! We are always happy to hear your stories to feature in future editions, so please get in touch.

Alumni reunions and networks

Our global network of alumni has more than 12,000 members across over 100 countries. Find out more about alumni events around the world.

Careers and business support

As a graduate you have access to careers support from the School and University for three years after graduation. There is also on-going support for your business and start-up needs.

Professional development

At the Management School, we know how important it is to stay ahead of your game. The extra benefits you receive as a Management School alumnus are therefore designed to enhance your professional and personal development.

Further support

As well as the benefits and support available to you from the Management School, you also have access to the wider services available to you as an alumnus of the University of Sheffield.

Supporting our students

Host a Masters student project

As an alumnus, this a chance for you to provide students with the opportunity to build upon their CV and gain experience of working on real business issues, helping them prepare for work in the graduate market.

Provide a student placement

A placement is when a student takes employment in a job role (usually paid) during their study time at Sheffield. There are different types of placement opportunities to suit your business need.

Engage on campus

Students can learn a lot from engaging with alumni on campus. Campus activity such as careers events and guest talks provides students with the chance to ask questions and to find out more about the career paths that Management alumni take.


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