Gathering of Alumni in Turiba University Excites (8)
Joy of meeting again, memories about time of studies spent together, life stories told by lecturers and welcoming attitude of the staff – these words were the mostly mentioned about the years spent in the University lectures, expressed in the last weekend – on 9 August in Turiba University gathering of Alumni, in which graduates gathered to meet course mates and friends, which were not seen long time ago, and to spend unforgettable celebration of meeting again.
A joy of Turiba University graduates was supplemented by speeches of Turiba management, photographing and karaoke. During the event there was a spot where guests of the event participated in the quick date of business contacts. Everyone could leave a note and photo in the Graduates’ Book of Photos and Memories and share memories about studies in the lounge spot arranged in the territory of University garden. Participants of the gathering of Alumni, which took part in the lottery of business cards, won different prizes from supporters.
The band Čč was responsible for musical atmosphere. All night long the guests were entertained and involved in various attractions by the master of ceremonies, actor of Daile Theatre Lauris Dzelzītis. The thematic line of the event was devoted to water atmosphere, which appeared in the visual design of rooms and performance of Nils Īle and his group, as well as in the culmination of the show, where performances of gymnasts of SET Parkour group and bicycle extremists Greentrials were accompanied by soap bubble salute created by graduates.
In the dance hall participants of the gathering were entertained by the band Rock ‘n’ Berries, the performance of which could be heard in the background of graduates’ talks in auditoriums, because live broadcasts from the hall were available here. The Twitter Wall was designed in the dance hall, where various posts and photos devoted to the gathering of Alumni were published.
The photo maker in the event earned cheering and high rating. It enabled to take part in mini photo sessions on the spot and to get the analogue printed photo. Also highly appreciated were University tours during which former students went through University corridors and experienced many pleasant surprises and innovations in the study process.
The following graduates having succeeded in various fields visited the gathering of Alumni, for example: the famous driver and project manager of sports complex „333” Nellija Šlēgelmilha, manager of internal communications in „Latvijas Dzelzceļš” Toms Kalnītis, marketing and public relations manager of SIA „AERODIUM” Līga Gablika, manager of bakery SIA „Bēnes PB” Žanna Veršakova, lawyer Ieva Brante, actor of Daile Theatre and head of printings Elīna Grāva and other graduates of the University.
During 20 years more than 12,000 students graduated Turiba University. According to the survey carried out in Turiba, 83% of graduates graduated University in employee’s status. Majority of them, 67% of former students build their career in the field related to the studies – business, tourism and hospitality, law and communications. The proof of Turiba graduates’ competitiveness in the labour market is the average net salary, which exceeds 850 euro in month; it is significantly above the average monthly net salary in Latvia.