AIM Alumni Relations Office
The NAIMAS executive committee interviewed Mr. Bernardino J. Jiao, MBM ‘89; Executive Managing Director of the Alumni Relations Office.
The interview discussed the alumni focused activities conducted by AIM and the envisioned relationship between NAIMAS and AIM.
The highlights from the interview are below:
Q. What is the role of AIMs alumni office ? Who are the key contacts for the Alumni ?
A. At the AIM Alumni Relations office, we are a small team that acts as a bridge between the alumni and the Institute. We regularly communicate with the alumni community via 3 main touchpoints:
- AIM Leader (https://aimleader.aim.edu) – The AIM Alumni Relations office maintains an online magazine that provides visibility for all the activities and goings-on at the Institute. These include AIM and alumni news and events, faculty research and publications, multi-media platforms and a peek into today’s student life.
- MyAIMConnect- MyAIMConnect is a social media platform and mobile app exclusively for the alumni. This platform acts as a powerful tool for the alumni to network amongst each other and is integrated with Facebook and LinkedIn. https://myaimconnect.com/
- AIM Connect e-newsletter- A fortnightly newsletter that provides visibility to the new developments at AIM and amongst the Alumni community.
Apart from these, the Alumni Relations Office also provides services such as:
- Connection to other Alumni members and AIM professors
- Placement support
- Alumni Card issuance and replacement
- Transcript Request
- Alumni verification and certification
- Alumni events
Alums can reach us at:
ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE
Mr. Bernie Jiao, MBM’89
Executive Managing Director
Alumni Relations Office
Asian Institute of Management
123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Tel. + 632 8924011 ext. 1870
Q. Please tell us more about MyAIMConnect ?
A. MyAIMConnect is a special platform for all AIM alumni to connect and re-establish ties with fellow alumni and the Institute. It has all the social functionalities of Facebook and the professional networking benefits of LinkedIn. In fact, you can sign in using your Facebook or LinkedIn accounts. Thru MyAIMConnect, you can:
- Access the alumni directory
- Search for new jobs or careers
- Find mentors from among our 44,000 plus alumni from all over the world to propel your career to greater heights
- Build a network for career advancement or business opportunities
- Learn about new courses being offered.
- Create your exclusive batch page
- Regularly receive an e-newsletter to know what’s going on in AIM and the alumni community
- Share adventures, stories, jokes or funny anecdotes about yourself or your batch mates
- Upload pictures and videos
- Post job openings for your company
- Read and view the latest news about AIM events from Twitter, Facebook and, YouTube
- Know about alumni-related events and conveniently register your attendance
- Post your events and invite fellow alumni
- Greet and chat up former professors
- Read The AIM Leader
Q. Does AIM have a placement program for its graduates, how is it run ?
A. AIM’s placement program is managed by the Career Services Office (CSO). The CSO is responsible for:
- Acting as a bridge to connect students and corporates to internships and Action Consulting projects.
- Training the current cohort of students on skills such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, etc.
- Engaging with prospective recruiters to organize campus visits and company orientations
- Organizing job fairs
- Publishing and circulating a resume book of all degree program graduates
The career services offices can be contacted at:
Lucille Jade L. Galvan , Career Services Diretor
E: LGalvan@aim.edu T: +63 2 8892-4011 Ext. 2813
Q. Please explain the governance structure of AIM.
A. AIM Governors shall be AIM’s highest advisory body and performs the following functions:
1. It will provide direction and guidance on the following:
- the needs of Asia related to leadership, management and entrepreneurship, and how the Institute, through its policies, programs and research, can best help meet these needs;
- the role of management in Asia and how the Institute may best promote the concept of management as a profession and contribute to the formation of professional managers who would be not only be technically proficient but also socially responsible; and
- the goals of management in Asia so that the Institute may constantly be in tune with the growing aspiration of Asian nations and may help through the training it offers to fulfill such aspirations.
2. It will recommend the future course of the Institute through the Board of Trustees on the following academic matters:
- the program mix of the Institute;
- the research and extension of the programs of the Institute; and
- the Institute’s academic standards for all degree programs.
AIM Board Trustees shall be the ultimate governing authority and policy making body of the Institute the ultimate perform the following functions:
- Appointing or electing all officers of the Institute such as the President, the Dean, and other senior officers of the Institute, employees, and administrative officials as may be designated, except junior officers, and minor employees; to determine the compensation of the President and to fix salaries, wages and other conditions of employment of its employees; define their duties, adopt and implement a professional development program for its employees and succession planning for its senior management , and to discipline and remove them; but every executive officer of the Institute and such other officers as the Board may authorize shall have the power to suspend any subordinate officer or employee under his suspension, to continue until the Board shall have acted upon the case.
- The responsibility for the acquisition, conservation, management of the funds and properties of the Institute, in accordance with the existing policies and criteria implemented for the management of the Institute’s financial assets;
- Review and approve the business plan and annual budget of the Institute and review the performance of the Institute with respect to said business plan and annual budget and approve the Institute’s annual audited financial statements, change in business objectives and character, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, capital raising, acquisition of debts, encumbrance of assets, major joint ventures, and to approve and/or confirm such other financing transactions not in the ordinary course of the business or such other actions which, under existing and applicable laws require the Board’s approval.
- Determine policies of investment as well as policies for the development of the Board, and such other policies towards ensuring the long-term viability and strength of the Institute and its orderly governance; policies concerning the academic matters of the Institute; policies on organizational matters, physical structure of the Institute and long- term development programs; and such other policies to carry out the objectives of the Institute;
- Incur indebtedness;
- Approve policies governing the conditions attached to gifts, bequests and devises, or to trusts or memorials, and to authorize and establish memorials for benefactors of the Institute;
- Determine and oversee the overall educational and academic policies of the Institute;
- Review and approve major organizational changes, long-term development programs, and other major changes in the physical plant and facilities of the Institute;
- Prepare and amend, as required, in consultation with the Institute’s stakeholders, governance agreements which will establish the operational policies and procedures of the Institute, provided they shall not be inconsistent with other Philippine Laws or by these By-Laws.
- Promote understanding between the institute and the community; and
- Approve the awarding of honorary degrees and designated honors bestowed by the Institute.