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Regulations of IBS Alumni Club

Article 1

Management Board accepted Regulations of IBS Alumni Club on 7/6/2014.

Article 2

Alumni Club was established to maintain contacts among graduates of IBS, increase possibilities of employment, contribute to the career development of graduates, develop continuous learning, and socially useful work.

Article 3

Membership in IBS Alumni Club offers the following opportunities:

-         Maintaining contacts with ex colleagues and enable new contacts among graduates

-         Acquainting graduates with different possibilities of employment

-         Promotion of professional achievements of graduates

-         Participation in different forms of continuous learning

-         Development of new programs and activities of IBS

Article 4

Finances for Alumni Club are provided within the yearly financial plan of IBS.

Article 5

Each graduate and/or other person can become a member of IBS Alumni Club. Membership is free of charge.

Article 6

IBS Alumni Club functions as informal association. Administrative work is performed by the Secretary of IBS.

Article 7

The IBS Career Centre works within the Alumni Club and performs the following tasks:

-         Offers advice on job seeking

-         Helps to decide for further studies

-         Offers advice on career development

-         Offers insight into the career development of graduates.

Article 8

These regulations, their changes and additions were accepted by the Management Board of IBS. The regulations enter in force on the day after they are accepted.

President of the Management Board of IBS

Dr. Irena Marinko

Perspectives for employment

International business area is getting more and more open and faces liaisons among companies in different countries. This means also more employment opportunities for professionals who develop their business skills, knowledge of foreign languages, sustainable development and public administration. Slovenia is involved in international business and business graduates are sought in import and export companies, international corporations that have their branches in Slovenia, in local and public government and other organizations of social infrastructure (libraries, museums, associations, volunteering etc.).

Our graduates can find jobs in all business areas like organization of international events, finances, marketing, foreign market research, own small business, international advertising, human resources management, work abroad, international voluntary work etc.

Helping you to find a job

People seek jobs in different ways. Among the most known are applications to companies that publish advertisements in newspapers and circular letters. It is possible to find a job also by asking about vacant posts as many people as possible and let them know that we are interested in employment. There are also many different institutions that help to find a job, among them especially The Employment Service of Slovenia and organizations that search personnel for different employers.

People seeking jobs must check newspapers that publish advertisements every day. In Slovenia there are advertisements especially in the newspaper Delo. One can send application if he/she roughly corresponds to the requirements of the advertisement. Employers usually ask for some work experience. If we have them, we must describe them as clearly as possible. If we do not have much work experience we describe just the tasks that we have performed. One can describe work experience in some other area and show the employer that he/she can quickly learn something new. It is also possible that the employer will like our personal characterstics presented in the application.

Very frequent and successful is job search by circular letters. This method is successful especially for those who are unemployed or seek the first employment, and for those who wish to change employment. People who want to get employment by circulars must write about 300 job offers to find a job.

If we seek employment by circular letters we have no competition. If a company needs somebody with education and work experience that we have it is very likely that we will be invited to a job interview and start working for the firm. It is not relevant that the majority of the organizations to whom a job seeker will write a circular do not need an employee, refuse the letter or do not answer at all. One should expect this as something usual and not complain or become pessimistic about it. It is enough that we are invited to just one job interview.

Why plan career development?

Young people plan their career development to make a good decision about study or work which they want to perform in the future. Those who are already employed plan career because they do not like their job, because they cannot be promoted, because they feel they would like to make a change in their life, because they are afraid of losing their job, because they graduated from some another area or wish to find a job which will enable them to do something also for their family or children.

If we want to make a good career decision we must take into account the labour market as well as our wishes and skills. When evaluating the job market we must know which posts have perspective, examine those that we do not know, and evaluate our possibilities for a career. When thinking about our wishes and skills we should find out what we actually want to do, which job we would like to perform and for which job we have proper education. This is the basis for further actions, which include education and job seeking.

Popular guest lecturers


Dr. Stanko Blatnik, Ipak Inštitut Velenje, Slovenia
Dr. Saša Drezgić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Dr. Jürgen Gedinat, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Dr. Lawrence Hewick, Hewick Research Inc., Canada
Dr. Manca Košir, UL FDV Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stanislava Krapež, MA Applied Linguistics, Sara d.o.o. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Ursula Liebhart, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Dr. Gernot Mödritscher, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Dr. Alfred Posch, University of Graz, Dean for studies at the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences, Austria
Dr. Jennifer Radbourne, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Donata Vianelli, Universita degli studi di Trieste, Italy
Mag. Vesna Vodopivec, NLB Ljubljana, Slovenia

Research reports
Perspectives for employment

IBS Newsletter, letnik 4, št. 1
Opinions of employers on Effects of Education