Unrestricted funding for strategic initiatives
During the last year, many alumni and friends contributed funds ranging from 50 kronor to 1 million kronor to the SSE Annual Fund. This fund serves as a critical yearly resource, providing unrestricted support for students, teaching, research, and overarching strategic initiatives. This kind of flexible funding enables us to address the school's most pressing issues whenever and wherever they arise.
The Annual Fund contributions supported a variety of initiatives, including Career Management Support. Thanks to the Annual Fund, we have been able to support more students with both professional and personal development. We have been able to expand the offer of both digital on-demand tools and individual coaching sessions. The coaching sessions allow students to consider different career paths and learn about stress management. They also receive feedback on their application materials and practice making the case for how well they fit with potential positions.
Knowledge, research, innovation and connection are more important than ever today. It is essential that we help our students and faculty develop fully in these areas during their time at SSE. If we are to position ourselves as a competitive world-class business school, then we must remain adaptable and agile in our ability to meet these needs and provide a lasting community to which alumni can always rely on.
"Studying at SSE was an invaluable part of growing up for me. The exceptional teaching we take for granted. The exchange semesters and the summer jobs too. In my case, they led me to London where I am still living and working. Most importantly, the groups of friends I met at SSE are still a constant in my life - the smartest, most caring, fun and inspirational people I know. So, when I considered supporting SSE, it was an easy decision for me to make."
Master of Science in Economics and Business, Specialization in Accounting and Finance, 1989-1993 Chief Platform Officer, Accel, London