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Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Business e-Connections.

This month we feature interviews with UCD Quinn School Alumna of the Year; Claire Gilmartin, BComm International '97, CEO at Trainline and William Keeling, BComm '87 & DPA '88, Managing Director at Foodcentral. We also include a roundup of our future events and news from your Alumni Network and the School.
Best wishes, 
Tara Collins
Director of Alumni Relations
Featured Alumni From Our Global Community
Claire Gilmartin - BComm International '97
CEO at Trainline
William Keeling - BComm '87 & DPA '88
Managing Director at Foodcentral
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Upcoming Alumni Events
2019 Business Alumni Awards Dinner - 5th April
We are pleased to announce that this year’s UCD Quinn School ‘Student of the Year’ Award winner is Anna Carthy, BComm ’18 and the UCD Smurfit School ‘Student of the Year’ Award winner is Karl McEntegart, MBA ’18. To read more click here.
BComm Milestone Reunions 2019
A number of BComm reunions for milestone years will take place throughout 2019 from May onward for the following classes: 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2018. Email reminders will be sent in the coming months and we hope to see you there!
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UCD New York Alumni: 2-1-4-3 - Plan Your Explosive Business Growth
Join us at the Harvard Club, New York for a morning of learning, discussion & networking on Thursday February 14th 2019, where Aidan J. Connolly will showcase his new book '2-1-4-3- Plan Your Explosive Business Growth!' Register here.
UCD Montreal Chapter - St Patrick's Day Annual Luncheon
Join the UCD table on Friday March 15th from 12:00 noon for our annual St Patrick's Day Luncheon. The guest speaker on the day will be Brian Mulroney, Former Prime Minister of Canada. For tickets please contact Paul Loftus ( / (514) 282-9111. Read more.
Upcoming Events
Alumni News & Past Events
Thinking about an MBA? UCD Smurfit Graduates on What You Need to Know.
 A Smurfit MBA offers a leadership development programme that focuses on building the necessary skills to communicate effectively, understand yourself better and lead diverse teams and organisations anywhere in the world. A UCD Smurfit MBA has the power to fast-track careers. It will also expand a candidate’s horizons thanks to a dedicated careers service and an active, engaged network of 3,800 alumni worldwide. Find out more.
Culturemee Job Alert - Growth Hacking Lead Internship
CultureMee is a multi-award winning content platform co founded by UCD alumnus John Lee. Its mission is to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. CultureMee has been downloaded by people from over 140 different countries and was awarded the “Best Travel Technology Product” in the world at the global youth travel awards. To find out more about this opportunity, click here. 

Irish Alumni Groups in USA & Canada - Bridging Countries, Industries, and Generations
''People from the island of Ireland have a well-known history of leaving their home country, but that's good news for anyone wanting to make connections with Alumni from Ireland – they can be found all over the world. Alumni groups are a very important means of connecting with the diaspora, which includes Irish-born, those of Irish heritage, and also those with an affinity to Ireland." Read more.

Quinn School of Business Mentoring Initiative - January 21st 2019
Quinn School of Business in conjunction with UCD Business Alumni recently launched the Alumni Mentoring Programme 2019. 28 Stage 2 BComm students were each matched with an experienced business school alumni mentor. The aim of the programme is to provide students with an opportunity to gain insights into the business and personal skills required to succeed in today’s competitive economy.
Latest Research

Loyal After the End: Understanding Organizational Identification in the Wake of Failure
Prestige has traditionally been viewed as a primary explanation for individuals’ identification with organizations. Yet there are clues in the literature that some individuals identify with organizations that have lost their prestige owing to failure.

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School News and Events
UCD Smurfit School Masters Open Evening
Join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 6th February to find out more about our wide range of specialist Business Masters courses. Attendees are in with a chance of winning a full scholarship for one of the full-time Taught Masters MSc Programmes. To find out more click here.
Sunday Business Post MBA Scholarship
UCD Smurfit School is delighted to partner with the Sunday Business Post in offering an MBA scholarship for the full-time or Executive part-time MBA. Applications close on February 15th. To find out more about this great opportunity click here.
Bord Bia Scholarship Programmes: 70 International Scholarship Opportunities
Love Business? Want to work abroad? Check out the 70 full scholarships now on offer across four programmes at UCD Smurfit School. All programmes have a duration of 18 months and commence in June 2019. Applications close 4th March 2019. Read more.
Smurfit School Full Time MBA Climbs Five Places in FT Global MBA Ranking
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time MBA programme has been ranked 89th in the world and 25th in Europe, according to the 2019 Financial Times Full-Time Global MBA Rankings. UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish business school to be consistently featured in this prestigious ranking for almost two consecutive decades. Read more.
UCD Moore Centre For Business Will Transform the Future of Business Learning
Advancing the vision of the UCD College of Business which is to continuously redefine how business leaders are developed, the revolutionary project is focused on student success and preparing to work in a rapidly changing, global landscape. The new building will open in September 2019. Read more.
Part-time Masters Open Evening - March 2019
Join us at our Part-time Masters Open Evening on Wednesday, 27th of March from 5.30pm, where we will be showcasing our Part-time Masters Courses.  Gain a real insight into studying part-time at UCD Smurfit School by meeting with academic and programme staff and our admissions team. Read more.
Shape Your Career - Find A Mentor
Is your career progressing accordingly to your plan? Do you know what steps to take in order to achieve your goals? Do you feel like you need guidance and support? If this sounds familiar this programme is for you. Whether you are a current student or an alumni of UCD, over 950 experienced mentors are available to offer their guidance.
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Executive Development Upcoming Courses
Short Courses
Winning Negotiation Strategies - 2nd - 4th April 2019

Part-time Diplomas
UCD Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma Industry) - 7th March 2019
UCD Advanced Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching - 11th April 2019

Senior Leadership Programme
Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme
- 13th May 2019
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