Cems Welcome Event powered by Unibail-Rodamco

The first corporate event of the semester is already in the past. Unibail-Rodamco together with our Cems Club organised a wonderful Thursday evening to welcome the start of the spring semester.

The event was held at the “Forbidden spot” in Letna, a venue out of the ordinary indeed. Colourful rooms, abstract paintings, water-beds and even a skate ramp were paired with interesting art workshops to make an unforgettable evening for all the attendees. The workshops ranged from fashion design and sewing, to food decoration, Lego constructions and jewellery crafting. Students, alumni and representatives of corporate partners, mingled in groups, had the chance to network while taking part in the exciting activities and enjoying the delightful catering.

Special thanks to Unibail-Rodamco for organizing the wonderful event!

McKinsey & Company: Escape TeamRoom

Hard to get in. Harder to get out.

Experience how does it feel to be a consultant. McKinsey & Company prepared a special event for Czech and Slovak CEMS students – escape room simulating real McKinsey project:

  • afternoon full of assignments, improvisation and teamwork
  • evening discussion with McKinsey consultants accompanied with delicious food and drinks
  • limited number of places, selection based on CV

You can apply until March 21st 2016 on mckinsey.cz/recruiting-eventsii

The selected students will be informed by March 25th 2016.

Event will take place March 31st 2016 from 5pm at the McKinsey & Company office – Na Rybníčku 5, Praha 2

Questions? stepanka_dostalova@mckinsey.com


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McKinsey & Company Interview Skills Workshop

Dear students,

McKinsey & Company would like to invite you for an Interview Skills Workshop in Prague office on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 1:00 pm till evening.

What is the Interview Skills Workshop?

The workshop has been designed to give ample opportunity to practice interviewing and problem-solving skills in simulated interviews with our consultants in a risk-free environment.

During the workshop you will:

  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • Practice solving business cases
  • Experience McKinsey’s approach to problem solving
  • Learn about management consulting
  • Meet McKinsey consultants

How to apply?

Please fill in the online application by March 28, 2016 at http://www.mckinsey.cz/recruiting-eventsii

Because we are able to accommodate only certain number of participants, we would like to ask you to attach your structured resume and cover letter in English explaining your career aspirations and what you are doing to achieve them.

Selection process

We will read carefully your application and focus on the following areas in your resume:

  • Personal achievements (e.g., leadership skills, creativity, independent thinking)
  • Academic achievements
  • Professional experience
  • Extracurricular activities and achievements
  • Future plans and aspiration

With any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: barbora_honcu@mckinsey.com

McKinsey & Company: Next Generation Women Leaders

McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, internally and with our clients. Now we’d like to invite you to take the next step of your leadership journey with us.

McKinsey & Company invites talented women across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa to apply for an exclusive three-day workshop in Paris from May 12-14, 2016. 

During this workshop you will

  • Explore the importance of women in leadership and their impact on the economy
  • Shape your own leadership style by playing  to your strengths
  • Meet our consultants and other inspiring women like yourself during group sessions, workshops, and discussions

For more information and to apply, visit us at www.next-generation-women.mckinsey.com

New Student Board Representative elected!

Dear fellow CEMSies,

We are pleased to announce that the new Student Board Representative for Prague has been elected. We would like to thank all applicants for their efforts and motivation, as well as to you, the voters, for such a high involvement.

Congratulations to Malgorzata Izabela Jablonska! On behalf of the CEMS Club Prague, we wish Malgo the best of luck!

Student Board Representative Elections!

Dear fellow CEMSies,

 After an exciting year full of unforgettable projects and overall experience, the time has come to elect a new motivated individual who would take over the role of Student Board Representative. Therefore, I am calling for elections of a new CEMS Global SBR for the upcoming year.

There is a number of reasons why to apply for this position – the major opportunities involve:

  • Work in international setting – you are constantly in touch with some 20+ nationalities from all over the world.
  • Representation of the students’ voice and an opportunity to shape the CEMS by projects on global level with local impact – the past year has been full of ideas which were finally translated into practice – to name a few, you can have a look at the New Generation Consulting, the Asia-Pacific Forum, the CEMS Forest or the newly launched cooperation with an NGO Building Tomorrow. More details to be found on our CEMS SB Facebook profile
  • Participation on conferences with other SBRs and stakeholders of the CEMS community – apart from hundreds of emails and hours of skype calls, you get the opportunity to attend Student Board Meetings which take place 3 times a year at one of the member universities to tackle the most burning issues, to launch new projects and to move the ongoing ones forward in a face-to-face work setting.

If interested, please submit your application consisting of CV and Motivational Letter (no longer than 1 A4) to jakub.mazal@cemsmail.org by next Sunday, January 10th, 23:59 CET. The candidates will then be announced together with their applications via email, Facebook and our website. 

You can find more information on the dedicated page!

In case there are still questions or concerns that have not been addressed above, please do not hesitate to write me an email or message me on Facebook. 

Best regards,


CEMS Club Awards

It is now time to elect your CEMS Club of the Term 1 2015/16!

Take a stand and tell us how CEMS Club Prague performed.

From the rookie weekend to the CEMS Christmas Party, we have been thrilled to welcome you and help you bond with your fellow CEMSies and engage with our corporate partners!

Votes start on December 26th 10:00 and en on January 16th 23:59 CET.

For a CEMS Club to be eligible for the awards, at least 50 % of the students in CEMS year at the school must have voted by January 16th, so your vote counts! The club counts on you to win the following awards:

  1. 1st place – 750 EUR
  2. 2nd place – 500 EUR
  3. 3rd place – 250 EUR

Vote on your student zone!

Cheers and merry christmas!

May 2016 be a year full of joy, success and happiness!!

Welcome the New CEMS Club President!

Dear CEMSies,

Join us in welcoming the new CEMS Club President Natalie Badie! Natalie and her team are ready to put their experience to use to bring CEMS Club to further prosperity!

With a strong will to build on the sense of community, the new CEMS Club will strive to involve as many students as possible by bringing the best from Clubs worldwide, detailed information on coming events and online payments!

Take a look at the full programme in attachment!

Once again, welcome the new CEMS Club board!

Natalie Badie – President
Kateřina Hlaváčková – Treasurer
Kamil Prouza – Socializing Head
Daniela Dírerová – Corporate Relation Head
Jana Sklenářová – Marketing & CSR Head
Zuzana Sleziaková – Alumni Relations Head

Further position will be open later on, stay in touch!!



CEMS Club President Elections

Dear CEMSies,

After great year of leading CEMS Club Prague, the time has approached for a new motivated individual to take over the reins. Therefore, I am calling for elections of a new CEMS Club president for the Spring semester of 2016.

There is number of reasons why to apply for this position – the major opportunities involve:

  • Managing team of over 10 people.
  • Communication with all CEMS stakeholders (corporate partners, Prague’s CEMS office, Student Board and CEMS Headquarter representatives).
  • Opportunity to work on projects that you dream of.
  • Ability to shape the CEMS community and enrich the student life.
  • Participation on conferences with other Heads of CEMS Club and much more!

If interested, please submit your application, including CV and Motivation Letter to jan.volny.jr@gmail.com by December 13th, 2015. The candidates will then be announced together with their applications via email, Facebook and our websites (cems.cz). All CEMS students with VSE as a home university will have opportunity to vote for their future CEMS Club president.

Your time to shine has come!

With kind regards,

Any questions ? Please take a look at the below additional information:

Who is eligible to run for the CEMS Club President?
In the first round, everyone who will be in Prague for the summer semester 2015/2016 – that is home students (both first and second year present in Prague from February 2016), as well as incoming exchange students. In case there are no candidates in the first round, the CEMS Club Prague might extend the election towards those students going abroad for the exchange semester. However, remote leadership of the Club creates more hurdles than benefits and would not be preferred.

Who is eligible to vote for the CEMS Club President?
Every student with Prague as a home university (both first and second year students), as well as incoming exchange students. Also, the candidate himself/herself is eligible to vote.

What is the voting process?
The candidates will be revealed on Facebook and their applications will be sent via email. Students will then vote by sending an email to info@cems.cz with the name of the candidate. If there would be only one candidate, he/she becomes president instantly.

Do I have to commit for one year (i.e. two semesters) or one semester only?
The whole handover process, as well as building the team, knowledge and experience takes time. Therefore, we prefer to see certain fluency and would be happy to see candidates willing to lead the CC Prague for two semesters. However, there is no rule prohibiting you from running for the President if you can perform the role for only one semester.

Do I have to run with a whole team of CEMSies for each and every position in the Club?
Obviously, it might be a benefit to show that you already have a team of motivated students willing to contribute to the Club under your command. However, this is not a requirement and from past experience, the club’s head will not have troubles to find motivated students willing to join the club after elections.

Is there election of all the roles? Who is actually elected and who is appointed?
Only the CEMS Club President gets elected and it is his/her responsibility to build up the team taking care of the various roles within the Club (for further details, please see the current team structure). I am holding the elections now to allow sufficient time to build up the team and get everyone on board before the next semester starts.
The only member of club besides president that has to go through the election process is the Student Board Representative and is elected independently on the current team for period of 1 year.

Meet the Consulting with CEMS

The CEMS Programme cordially invites all VŠE students to the evening session MEET THE CONSULTING WITH CEMS, which will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 19:45 in RB 212.

If you are interested in consulting, come and meet consultants Štěpán Švarc and Martin Hudoš from Deloitte and Jan Hadrava from PwC. Each company has prepared a 45-minute presentation on the topics: “Am I consultant?” and “How It Works in Consulting”, which will be followed by Q&A.

The evening will end up with a networking cocktail. Small refreshment will be offered then. If you are interested, please register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1svU0Lr60S3plSut5S6sCL0…/viewform…. The lecture will be held in English.