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Alumni Groups

Jesus College has a number of groups, run by and for alumni of the College.

Our existing groups hold regular events, send out their own communications, and come together to become supporters of the College. We encourage you to get in touch with them directly if you would like to know more. A list of current groups, and details of how to join them, are below.

If you are thinking of starting a new group, please contact the Development Office.

About JEN

The Jesus Entrepreneur Network (JEN) is a fast-growing professional network committed to sharing expertise, advice, and skills with Jesus students, fellow alumni, and friends of the College. Founded in 2015, JEN began with its flagship student mentoring scheme for the annual All-Innovate competition in partnership with the Oxford Foundry. Members of the network coached the 2019 All-Innovate competition winners, beating 21 other Oxford colleges in the process. In the summer of 2020, JEN members shared advice on interviewing, CV preparation, and mentoring over three online courses for current Jesus students and young alumni.

The network has since grown to include Jesus associate alumni from Saïd Business School and we are delighted to expand our reach to include a more diverse and global alumni community. The Jesus Entrepreneur Network welcomes anyone who has an interest in entrepreneurship and student mentoring to consider joining this valuable group.

Membership encourages:

Knowledge Exchange

Provide consulting, scale-up support, and exchange industry advice with other alumni entrepreneurs. Offer mentoring and shadowing opportunities or offering paid internships for Jesus students and young alumni.

Building Connections

Recruit young talent or senior team members. Seek advice or opportunities for raising finance or investment.

Networking Events

Offer to participate in talks, workshops, or discussions for Jesus students and alumni. Facilitate JEN gatherings by lending a venue or conference space for an event.

 

Testimonials


“Working with fellow Jesus entrepreneurs has been a most stimulating experience, but most rewarding has been the interactions with our current students who have a vision, ideas, and drive and it is a joy to see many of them achieve early success.”

Brad Wilson (1967, BA Geography)
Chairman, Founder, and Investor at EnViva Care Ltd
JEN Ambassador and Founding Member

 

“It has been genuinely rewarding to connect with people at the early stages of their careers through the JEN network.  The people I have met have been determined, thoughtful and dynamic and it’s been a pleasure discussing how they can build upon their ideas and ambition, and doing my small part to help where I can. ”

Emma Huepfl (1989, BA English)
Managing Director of CBRE GI Credit Strategies
JEN Ambassador and Founding Member

 

“Thank you for putting on this series of talks, and in particular the zoom interview session! Taking forward notes I made during the session to interview I was able to secure a Training Contract at Linklaters last week. It was really useful to read through some of the key talking points to guide my preparation ad settle nerves before the interview itself!”

Hector Thornton-Swan (2018, BA Jurisprudence)

 

“…The workshop was great and was super informative!!!! Thank you so much for organising this!”

Mingfang (Lucy) Zhang (2018, BA Experimental Psychology),
former Jesus JCR President 2020

 

Join JEN

If you are interested to join this network please fill the form linked below. We will be in touch with more details soon!

JEN joining form

 

Members’ Brochure

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This brochure contains an overview of the JEN and introductions to our Ambassadors, Founding Members, and new Members indicating members’ interests or support in the following areas:

  • Mentoring, Consulting, Networking.
  • Business Development, Investment, Raising Funds.
  • Board Development, Board Positions.
  • Recruitment, Career Development.

To further strengthen networking opportunities we are utilising LinkedIn – the most popular social media network for professionals, and encourage members to connect with each other by following links included in the brochure. The brochure is available to all members. To request a digital copy please email eve.bodniece@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

JEN for Students – Careers and networking support

The Development Office can assist current students with introductions to Jesus alumni in industries of interest. You can start the process by submitting this form. Occasionally, JEN members are able to offer shadowing days, paid internships, or other career development opportunities to our students. For more information please get in touch with eve.bodniece@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

 

The Jesus Old Members’ Group (XL Network) is the alumni group for Old Members of Jesus College who matriculated forty or more years ago. More information on the expanded group and its programme of social events can be found on their website www.jomg.org. The XL network produces a regular newsletter and you can find the most recent publication on our E-newsletter page.

The Cadwallader Club was revitalised in 1974 with the aim of providing a forum in the form of an annual dinner for old J.C.B.C. members to keep in touch and, at the same time, The Cadwallader Trust was set up to receive contributions from Old Members to help support the current J.C.B.C. in view of the high cost of the equipment etc needed for a successful Boat Club.

In both aims they have been very successful with the dinner now regularly attended by over 70 Old Members and the Trust has contributed to the cost most recently of new boats and blades for the women’s and men’s 1st VIII’s.

It has been a pleasure to welcome non-rowing Old Members who have supported the Boat Club to the dinner as well as ex J.C.B.C. oarsmen.

A secondary function of the club is a social one! The main event has been the annual dinner in Oxford, which attracts about seventy former and current Jesus rowers of all generations. All Old Members keen to support college rowing are warmly invited to attend.

If you would like more information on the Cadwallader Club or its annual Dinner, please contact us.

Jesus College has a small, but active, group of Old Members currently residing in Hong Kong. This network organises a few events through the year for the group, which consists of Jesus alumni of all ages. This network has its very own ‘Hong Kong Alumni Database’, created and maintained by the Development Office.

If you live in Hong Kong, or will be moving there shortly and would like to get together with other Jesus College alumni, please contact us.