With Audencia Alumni, graduates choose their level of involvement
Martin Manecy (MOS 06) had been working in London for nearly 4 years when he decided to reconnect with Audencia’s alumni community. “I saw an afterwork reunion in London on the school’s alumni platform and decided to go along. It was really interesting – about 15 alumni and some staff from Audencia were there and I caught up on news from Nantes”, he says.
Following the afterwork in London, Martin connected with Anna Gerke, head of the MS MOS, sport management programme. Their subsequent discussions resulted in Martin returning to Audencia in September for a networking session with current MS MOS students. “I’m a senior Event Manager for Formula-E Operations, an FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series” he says. “Coming to share my experience and present my company was very enjoyable” says Martin. “Formula-E has evolved from being a start-up to an international automobile championship and a competitor of Formula 1 racing. My professional path has shown me that you can follow your instincts and stick with what you believe will work for you”.
The warm welcome from Anna and the MS MOS students convinced Martin to do more within the network. He has since become class ambassador for the 2006 MS MOS cohort and joined in the celebrations for the 25-year anniversary of the programme at the end of November 2017. “The network is what you make of it” says Martin, “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it”.