We’ll be sharing our journey of the Full MBA Program at Vlerick Business School throughout this year, and the various experiences we go through as we tackle classes, networking events, and pursue career opportunities ahead. We hope you follow along in our journey this year and join us in celebrating the big and small accomplishments to come ahead; and also inspire you to consider Vlerick for your MBA!
Our class this year proves to be one of the most diverse thus far – an equal ratio of men & women, and 22 different countries represented from 5 continents. It’s been an incredible experience already meeting and getting to know each other, when we are all so varied in our backgrounds and experiences. Our experiences range from Artificial Intelligence to Digital Marketing to Nuclear Energy Engineering; we’ve studied at universities all over the world – from Taiwan to Egypt to Russia and Peru; we have 3 Ph D’s (Chemistry, Live Sciences and Biomedical Sciences). Our group members have founded businesses in Latin America and we have future entrepreneurs hoping to establish businesses in Africa.
The first two months of the program have already flown by and we’ve been captivated in all the courses and numerous group assignments and business cases. We’ve practiced cultural awareness in International Business, learned all the intricacies of financial statements in Accounting and Corporate Finance, tried our hand at assessing competitive advantage in Business Strategy and evaluated Brexit and its effects in our Economics course.
The Career Services Team at Vlerick has done a great job organizing numerous career events: from meeting several top companies here in Belgium (GSK, Bain, AbInbev, AGEAS, Big 4 Firms), to executives from Coca Cola and Phillips joining us on campus and sharing their knowledge, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with the broader Vlerick community.
On-Site Visit to GSK, we toured the campus of a pharmaceutical company, complete with chocolate at the end!
Along the way, we’ve also had the chance to have some fun outside of school – get-togethers hosted by classmates, countless beers (we are in Belgium after all) and even salsa dancing, complete with lessons from our Latin America classmates!
We have much to share ahead, and this is only the beginning. Hope you all stay along for the ride … the sky is the limit for us this year – and we are shooting for the stars!