Giving you not just a degree, but also a lifelong social and professional community

Anglo-American University has fostered hundreds of graduates from all corners of the globe. When you graduate, you leave with a degree, but also importantly, you leave with a social and professional community not hindered by borders and empowered by our diversity.  

Whether you’re seeking support from the university or wanting to give back to the community, the information below can help us connect, because, we think the AAU Alumni Community still has a lot to offer each other.

“Our alumni are our legacy” – Petr Jan Pajas, AAU President

Mentorship Hub

Some lessons cannot be taught in a classroom but only through professional and real world experiences. The Mentorship Hub bridges that gap by connecting students and young graduates with experienced alumni and members of the AAU community who can share the challenges, successes and cross roads they faced on their career paths, and offer their advice in this ever diversifying career world.

Who can participate?

Mentees…

Any AAU student or graduate who is seeking advice or insight in a particular professional field or about their career path is welcomed to register to be a mentee.

Mentors...

Any AAU alumni or community member may be a mentor with over two years professional experience (or by special invitation) who wants to give back to the AAU community. There is no fixed commitment, and AAU will oversee and assist relations between mentors and mentees as requested.

Mentees and mentors do not have to be in Prague to participate.

How can you start?

Mentees…

Contact alumni@aauni.edu to further discuss the opportunity or sign up directly here. We will then review our list of mentors and discuss with you who would be the best suited mentor(s) for your needs and put you in contact with them.

Mentors...

Contact alumni@aauni.edu to further discuss the opportunity or sign up directly here. We will then put you in contact with an AAU mentee once we find a suited one for you.

What can you talk about? Here are just a few ideas...

• What particular industries are really like from the inside and if you are really interested in the reality of the day to day work

• What other similar industries there may be around it

• How to optimize your CV

• How to plan your last semester(s) at AAU from thesis topics to course selections

• Where and how to find the best internship or entry position opportunities

• How to connect your existing experiences and skills into a strategy to achieve your long term goals

• What the special tips and tricks to the industry are

• If your degree, skills, and goals are right for the industry

Alumni Ambassadors

Part of what makes AAU unique is the international community that comes through it. Through fostering contact points or virtual embassies led by an Alumni Ambassador with the guidance and support of the Advancement Office, the AAU community can thrive globally through engaging and supporting all stages of our students’ experiences at AAU, from prospective students, to students, and to alumni.

Key goals

• AAU community promotion and engagement across borders

• Better market knowledge and access to better enable recruitment and partnerships

• Promote AAU’s global diversity to synergise our university as a social, professional and academic hub

Want to get involved?

Help spread this AAU mission across the map and boost your professional experiences by emailing alumni@aauni.edu or see the digital brochure here.

Meet your Alumni Ambassadors

Banu Bissen

Banu Bissen
Alumna of the John H. Carey II School of Law, UK Ambassador

I graduated in 2015 from the John H. Carey II School of Law where I acquired a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Business Law. I enjoy reading books that help me develop spiritual consciousness and look at the world around me from Read more... a different perspective. I practice hot yoga on a regular basis with the belief that a sound mind lives in a healthy body. The world for me is like an arena which I ambitiously observe and explore. I am passionate, curious and a loyal friend. If I hadn't chosen to pursue a legal career I would have become a scientist. Being part of this exciting project is an amazing opportunity for me to create an AAU community in London as well as to develop leadership skills which will definitely be useful for my career in law. Contact email: uk.ambassador@aauni.edu Read less...

Oeschger

Roman Oeschger
Alumni of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Switzerland Ambassador

I was born in Basel/ Switzerland. After going through the whole school process, I finally finished my High School Diploma in Bern/ Switzerland. Then, I decided to go Read more... to the beautiful city of Prague studying at Anglo American University because I was very convinced about the whole structure of that university. Since I love politics I have chosen to study in that field of study. In Spring 2010 I finally graduated in the B.A. program “Politics & Society.” In Spring 2014 I also finished my M.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy at Anglo American University. After going back to Switzerland I invested my time and passion to found a NGO which focuses on promoting the opinion-forming about East-Central and Southeast Europe. Beside leading this NGO I am now also a political candidate for the parliament elections in the canton of Solothurn/ Switzerland. Thus, I am very much into politics and I am extremely interested in that topic. Consequently, all my political activities would have not been possible without the excellent learning development I went through during my time at Anglo American University. I am very thankful for that life experience. Therefore, it is a great honour for me to represent that university in Switzerland as an Alumni Ambassador. Contact email: switzerland.ambassador@aauni.edu Read less...

Vozár

Juraj Vozár
Alumni of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Slovakia Ambassador

I am a 2015 AAU graduate of the School of International Relations & Diplomacy. During my studies and after, I have always been rather keen student of society, with Read more...focus on minorities, youth and volunteering. Anglo American University, where I have studied and worked provided me with crucial instruments for my future. Beside useful knowledge and ability to sharpen my thinking, I have had a chance to develop a strong network of friends and professionals. Opportunity to learn from the great minds, our professors and students present, has been an experience of great value, helping me to steer my future professional journey. Currently working for an education institute and being in the Board of Directors of international volunteering network, the importance of education keeps reappearing in my life. This reoccurring realization led me to become the AAU Ambassador to Slovakia, as I believe that AAU community is growing stronger, with the increasing quality of education and maintaining the interpersonal connections. “It is all about the people after all.” Contact email: slovakia.ambassador@aauni.edu Read less...

Garcia

Rodrigo Miranda García
Alumni of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, France Ambassador

I was born in Mexico City but I moved to Prague after I finished an exchange program in that captivating city and I graduated in 2009 at the AAU as a Bachelor in International Read more...Relations. I have always been passionate about social and personal development and for these reasons I co-founded two NGO's related to those topics, the latest called Sum Mundus. In both organizations I was in charge of the Marketing and Communication strategies and on developing and running their projects. In January 2016 I moved to Paris with Elise, my wife, and I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree on Marketing and Communication with the intention of acquiring the tools needed to put Marketing to the service of the common good. I practice Yoga, Krav Maga and I love sports and arts in general. I am a spiritual person and I believe the reason we're all here is to make the world a better place. Representing the AAU as Alumni Ambassador to France is an honor and an opportunity to build a solid community of Alumni in this beautiful country because we are most definitely stronger when we are united. Contact email: france.ambassador@aauni.edu Read less...

Suchomel

Kamila Q. Suchomel
Alumni of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Canada East Ambassador

In addition to receiving my MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from AAU in 2017, I also spent a couple of years working for the university as an administrator before relocating to Montreal. Born in the Read more... United States to Czech parents. I've always gravitated towards an international environment and I can, without a doubt, say that AAU was an excellent choice in terms of quality of instruction, diversity of the community, and excellence of location. An aspiring humanitarian communication consultant and researcher, I'm interested in sustainable international development which engages communities, media and communications, photography, and visual politics and the role of aesthetics in international relations. Whether you're looking to find out more about AAU, are curious about benefits and opportunities for alumni abroad, or have an alumni community-related idea that you would like help realizing, I can help! Contact email: canadaeast.ambassador@aauni.edu Read less...

Alumni Edge Card

In addition to the events and university services the AAU Alumni Community are welcomed to engage in, the Alumni Edge Card gives our alumni an extra edge of benefits. The card costs 200 CZK, or 100 CZK for 2017 grads.

Why get it?

Card holders get access to the AAU library and discounts with the following companies:

Hertz (car rental): Special deal on weekend rentals for up to three days use: Skoda fabia: 650czk, Skoda Octavia: 850czk
ELAI (workshops): 20%
London Institute (language courses): 10%
Costa Coffee: 10% (plus another 10% if you get their loyalty card)
Procrasination.com (online education): 40%
The Candy Store: 10%
Nike Na Prikope location: 20%

Want it?

• Register here
Pay online (click other payment, in description write Alumni Edge Card with your year of graduation), then forward your payment receipt and an ID photo to alumni@aauni.edu
• The Alumni Specialist will inform you within three months when your card is ready for pick up, and in the meantime, you can start using the library

Alumni Council

AAU’s Alumni Council serves as a an autonomous representative body for the Alumni Community to guide and further promote lifelong, symbiotic relationships between the university and our alumni. Alumni Council is elected in by the Alumni Community for a two year term in which they work with AAU staff, faculty, leadership bodies, students and alumni to initiate and ignite communication and support among among our community, and to help AAU strategize its fundraising, recruitment, and partnership missions.

See the bylaws here.

Interested in being part of AAU’s next Alumni Council?

Election procedures for the 2018-2019 term will commence this December. If you’re interested in running, email alumni@aauni.edu or reach out to the current Alumni Council.

Meet your 2016-2017 Alumni Council:

Soňa Krausová

Soňa Krausová
Alumna of the School of Business Administration, Chairwoman of the AAU Alumni Council

I have graduated in 2002 from the School of Business Administration. The skill set acquired at AAU - the business acumen, the ability to articulate ideas and think laterally - gave me the best head start needed Read more... for a successful international career. Professionally, I have spent most of my career at DuPont, holding various leadership roles in Finance and Corporate Governance for the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and DuPont's European headquarters in Switzerland. Most recently, I am based in Prague where I have a combined position of Country Leader for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and a regional role for Information Management Compliance where I focus on Data Privacy. In my role at the Alumni Council, my personal goal is to help make the AAU alumni experience valuable and meaningful to all graduates. Your opinions count: connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or please reach out directly to sona.krausova@aauni.edu to make your voice be heard! Read less...

Josef Müller

Josef Müller
Alumnus of the John H. Carey II School of Law, Councillor and member of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees

My journey at AAU started in 2004 after graduating from The English College in Prague. I was looking for a first class university education in English and in Prague. Read more... Therefore AAU was my first natural choice. I joined the School of Business Administration, as I was already an active businessman in the automotive field during my studies at high school. I enjoyed my business studies very much, but my Intro to Law lecturer inspired me so much, that I decided to change my major and join what is nowadays called the John H. Carey II School of Law. During my studies of law I left the automotive field and became the Executive Director of Junior Achievement Czech Republic, an international educational non-profit organization. I was also an active member of the AAU Student Council and represented AAU at the Student Chamber of the Council of Higher Educational Institutions. After graduating from AAU with a B.A. degree in Comparative Law, I decided to pursue an International Business Master's degree program at the University of Economics in Prague. I finished my master's studies in 2013. I am now studying a French MBA program at Université de Lyon. I work for JA Czech as its Executive Director and until 2015 I was also the Chairman of the Board of Executives and Member of the Board of Directors of JA Europe. My studies at AAU enriched both my professional and personal life. I learned a lot about the things I was applying in every day work life and I also got to know many different fields of law. I remember enjoying the area of Competition Law the most. I really appreciated the direct interaction between students and lecturers and the positive and friendly, yet very professional, atmosphere at AAU. I had a chance to meet a lot of new and interesting friends from different schools of AAU and I keep in touch with many of them even now. I am very much honored to be able to represent the alumni on the AAU Alumni Council. I am a proud graduate of Anglo-American University in Prague. Read less...

Ophelia Uzunovska

Ophelia Uzunovska
Alumna of the John H. Carey II School of Law, Councillor and member of the University Governance Committee

I graduated from Anglo-American University in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Comparative Law. Originating from Macedonia, I've spent most of my life abroad, living in Read more...Canada, Switzerland and currently the Czech Republic. I came to Prague to finish my Bachelor's degree and chose Anglo-American University based on their law program which I found to be very well catered for someone, such as myself, looking to receive a comparative overview and vast knowledge of both the continental and common law legal systems. My education at AAU provided me with the valued skill of Comparative Legal Analysis which in turn aided me in being successful in my current career. After the completion of my degree, I began working in the Regulatory Affairs department of a Pharmaceutical Consultancy. Subsequently, I have now been living in Prague for over 5 years and currently work on global marketing authorization applications for innovative drugs for one of the top 15 Pharma companies and manage a team of 15 people. A key requirement in my current role is the ability to work between multiple regions and understand regulatory requirements for various countries and health agencies, something that comes naturally thanks to my Comparative Law degree. My education has played an invaluable part in the success of my career and I am proud to be an AAU Alumna. Read less...

Ondřej Pekáček

Ondřej Pekáček
Alumnus of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Councillor and member of AAU's Academic Council

My name is Andy and I am a graduate of the IRD Master's program, currently preparing for my doctoral studies while also conducting research on the Czechoslovak foreign Read more... relations in the context of the Cold War. Additionally, I work as a research assistant to Dr. Rakove from Stanford University and as a teaching assistant to Dr. Klvana from New York University and I am honored to represent the interests of the alumni community in the AAU Alumni Council and Academic Council. AAU gave me great memories, friendships and skills, together with remarkable opportunities. Except my studies, I was helping AAU's administration to successfully renew accreditation for its programs and I want to continue giving back to it further. I believe that our council, closely monitoring the feedback from the alumni community, will be able to put a system in place that would enable all past, present and future students to have the incentive to return to their Alma mater in any moment of their lives. As a result, AAU would become, by implementing a series of concrete and gradual measures, a reliable home base for all alumni by forging a mutually beneficial relationship lasting a lifetime. Read less...

Juraj Vozár

Juraj Vozár
Alumnus of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Councillor and member of AAU's Academic Council

I am a graduate of the School of International Relations. During my studies and after, I have always been a rather keen student of society, with a focus on minorities Read more..., youth and volunteering. Anglo American University, where I have studied and worked, provided me with crucial instruments for my future. Beside useful knowledge and the ability to sharpen my thinking, I have had a chance to develop a strong network of friends and professionals. The opportunity to learn from great minds, our professors and students present, has been an experience of great value, helping me to steer my future professional journey. Currently working for an education institute and being in the Board of Directors of an international volunteering network, the importance of education keeps reappearing in my life. This reoccurring realisation led me to become an AAU Alumni Council member, as I believe that the AAU community is growing stronger, with the increasing quality of education and interpersonal connections. “It is all about the people after all.” Read less...

Minutes of Alumni Council’s meetings:

Minutes of the September 12th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the July 19th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the June 8th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the May 10th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the April 10th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the January 18th, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the May 11th, 2016 Meeting

Minutes of the April 7th, 2016 Meeting

Minutes of the February 18th, 2016 Meeting

Previous Alumni Councils

2014-2015: Aleksandar Isirov, Ing. Josef Müller, Zdena L. Novotná, Ph.D., Dr. Kristina Soukupová

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