Alumni Reunion 2016
It was in June 2015 that the University held its first Graduation Ceremony and on October 29, 2016, the 1st Alumni Reunion took place in the new University building in Astana. More than 300 alumni and guests from different cities of Kazakhstan and abroad attended the Reunion. Alumni got an opportunity to meet their classmates and the Faculty in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The aim of the Reunion was to unite the two cohorts of graduates from Class 2015 and 2016, to develop and strengthen professional networks between NU graduates and to create a new tradition at the University.
Alumni Reunion started with a warm welcome from University leadership; our alumni and guests learned more about NU Alumni Association and listened to the performances of NU Orchestra and alumni. The second part of the Reunion was called LEADERS talks, where some of our alumni and special guests shared their success stories and experience. A number of alumni work and study abroad, so they could not participate at the Reunion, but they sent videos with their wishes and congratulations, which were shown at the Reunion. There was also live streaming available on Periscope.
Right after the Reunion, there was an evaluation survey, where alumni could leave their comments and suggestions. 85% of the respondents highly evaluated the Reunion with scores from 3 to 5 out of 5 according to the scale. Moreover, the event inspired 85% of graduates to take part in future events. And it is worth pointing out that 70% of respondents expressed willingness to help plan future NU Alumni events.