RMIT Alumni Reunion held in Hanoi

RMIT Alumni Reunion held in Hanoi

Past graduates from the RMIT Hanoi campus reunited to connect with peers and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the RMIT alumni community in Vietnam.

The year 2023 will mark the 20th anniversary since RMIT welcomed the first batch of graduates in Vietnam (2003-2023). In these two decades, the RMIT Vietnam alumni community has grown to almost 17,000 members who have continuously contributed to society in their own ways.

To celebrate this journey, a series of events under the theme ‘Sustainability and Inclusion’ kicked off in May 2022 and will last until mid-2023.

Group photos of guests and organisers The RMIT Alumni Reunion in Hanoi took place on 24 September 2022.

The Alumni Reunion in Hanoi welcomed over 300 alumni from cohorts 2004 to 2021, who joined current RMIT staff and students to reconnect, network, and celebrate.

In her opening remarks at the event, RMIT Career Consulting and Development Manager Julie Doherty said: “It’s important to us that your journey with RMIT doesn’t finish when you graduate. Rather, our desire is to build life-long relationships with our alumni, to foster greater connections with each other, industry and our communities.”

“Your networks and connections will help you stay ahead and feel supported in a changing world – and that is what today’s event is all about,” she said.

RMIT alumni and lecturers from the Tourism and Hospitality Management program at the event. RMIT alumni and lecturers from the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program at the event.

RMIT University commenced its first classes in Hanoi at the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound in Ba Dinh District back in 2004. The Hanoi City campus moved to its current location at No. 521 Kim Ma Street in 2010, and the student body has grown steadily since then.

Over 3,100 alumni have graduated from the Hanoi City campus, accounting for nearly one sixth of the RMIT Vietnam alumni community.

Together, RMIT Hanoi alumni represent around 1,200 organisations across 18 industries, and circa 14% hold a managerial position in their organisation.

Several of them took part in a special exhibition at the Alumni Reunion, showcasing the businesses that they own, founded or lead, and connecting with fellow RMIT alumni entrepreneurs.

An exhibitor speaking with a guest at the One Mount booth. The Alumni Reunion exhibition featured ten companies: One Mount, Llumar, VAN HOA, Gameloft, Boydens Engineering, MAJ Vietnam, Cong Bang Corporation, Savvycom, Solar Electric Vietnam (SEV), and SmartOSC.

Alumni also joined as mentors in the Express Mentoring sessions, where they were matched with prospective mentees who are current students or junior professionals, providing advice in career development and pursuit of personal endeavours.

A highlight in the reunion event was the talk “Reinvent your career for success”, featuring three former and current RMIT Master of Business Administration (MBA) students.

The speakers, who hold managerial positions across a range of industries, shared their journeys of reinventing themselves through further education.

Panellists at the talk “Reinvent your career for success”. Panellists at the talk “Reinvent your career for success”.

For Mr Vu Tat Thinh - Managing Director at LLumar Vietnam, who was holding a bachelor’s degree from RMIT when he enrolled in the Executive MBA program at RMIT, it was a determined decision to choose RMIT for postgraduate education after having accumulated several years of professional experience.

His point of view was that returning to study at RMIT was like a “come back home” experience, and that the knowledge he gained was crucial for a company leader role.

He also shared with fellow alumni: “I think it’s vital to keep a life-long learning mindset, as success can only come from unremitting self-improvement. So, let learning be a companion in each stage of your development journey, whether you are a junior staff member, a middle manager or a business head.”

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Story: Ngoc Hoang

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