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Help Us, Help You!

AISB student, through my 18 years of working here in various positions
Catalina Gardescu, Manager of Admissions & External Relations
Catalina Gardescu, Manager of Admissions & External Relations

Thank you! 

There is one very successful way I market the school and that is through stories. Prospective parents coming into my office want to hear about you. Yes, about you, our alumni, our children. They want to hear about your success stories – whatever success means for each one of you – imagining their sons and daughters in your shoes, in a few years’ time. This is how, World Magazine, is among the very few publications we still hand people leaving our admissions office. 

It is important for you all to realize that the print edition of this magazine goes far and wide, across countries and continents, in the hands of the people who are considering the IB and the AISB as potential education for their children.

So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. For taking the time to answer the questions prompted by our Alumni Association executives, for checking into the alumni network, for being part of the Alumni Business Community, for sending us your accomplishments, for taking time to meet and reminisce. I hope that in the near and far future the AISB Alumni Group and Association become the powerful forces they have the potential to be. 

Help us, help you! 

Over 10 years ago when we first started talking about an AISB Alumni Association our immediate goals were small and our long-term vision was great. We were striving to bring together AISB graduates in order to start a community that was going to represent another pillar of AISB education and culture.

I am happy to see how beautifully these efforts have evolved, with the investment of time, money and ideas from people like Lynn Wells, Maria Tudor, Salwa Patricia Khalil, Alex Cristescu, George Mucibabici, Dorothea Achim and so many others who took from their time to engage with alumni groups all over the world and bring them closer to the school once more.

We have since expanded our vision of what an alumni is, from a graduating student, to a former teacher, parent, or youngster who was part of our community, and strive to celebrate and support all of our diverse members of alumni around the world. 

However, our feedback is that recent graduates are often looking for continuing education, support and resources to launch their careers and initiatives and we are formalizing the way we offer that help. Read on for a few ways in which we can support you on your journey, and contact us with other ideas about how we can be of help to you!

Polish your professional profile! 

AISB Students in grade 11 have gone through 4 sessions of resume and letter of intent writing, within sessions entitled “Guide on the Side”. Please contact us for some extra tips and support from this useful material. 

In addition, we will support you in other ways to improve your resume and professional profile, just contact our alumni liaison at to learn more!

Gain work experience!

AISB is working with various companies such as Dentestet, Additiva, Raiffeisen Bank, Le Manoir and others and have established several opportunities for students and former students to work as interns. Are you interested? Contact our alumni liaison at

Advertise for your business and skills within the AISB community! 

We would be honoured to include an advertorial in our monthly newsletter as we prepare to launch a regular Alumni Business Community feature. This newsletter is sent to the parents of the 1030 AISB students via email, posted on the school website and sent through social media. Are you interested? Contact our alumni liaison at


If you’d like to initiate an alumni networking event in your area, we have small grants available to help launch the gathering. 

Write to and tell us: 

  • where you are 
  • what type of event you are looking to create 
  • the budget you are investing and 
  • what support you need 

These are just a few of the ways in which you can continue your involvement as well as benefit from your connection to the AISB community. We remain open to your ideas. 

I hope this message reaches as many of you as possible and that good ideas and engagement start flowing. 

Last but not least, don’t be strangers. If you are in Bucharest at any time in your lives, come by the school. Call or email to make sure someone is waiting for you and come in for a coffee or lunch, on us, tell us what you have been through and see how the school has changed. Our doors and hearts are always open!

With gratitude,

Catalina Gradescu





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