Jessica Laan

Jessica Laan

Study | Year of graduation: BScBA/MScBA, 2006

Employment: Sony Corporate Headquarter

Job title: Global Area Strategist, Online

What are the most valuable skills that you took from your education at RSM?
"My key take away from RSM is to question given information and to challenge the status quo. To never take anything ‘as is’, and rather continuously seek for new opportunities, improvements and finding strategic competitive advantages, that will make your business stand out from the rest."

What was the most memorable moment at RSM?
"My most memorable moment(s) at Erasmus must have been the guest lectures by some of the captains of industry from the Rotterdam region. As a student I found these classes very inspiring, as they gave a hint of what we might be able to achieve in the future ourselves. Also, the speakers gave a good and realistic insight of the actual implementation of the learned theory in practice."

How would your former classmates describe you?
"I assume my former classmates, who I worked with closely, would describe me as an enthusiastic and driven student, busy with work and always in for any sociable activities."

Name three things that make you smile each day
"Everyday cheerfulness I find in the little things; like starting the day with a good cup of cappuccino, having a good laugh with my colleagues at work and learning from our consumers how they experience our products."

What is your greatest passion in life?
"Travelling, as it allows me to combine all the other things I love to do such as meeting interesting people, photography, food, scuba diving and spending time with my loved ones."

What is your ‘I WILL’?
"I WILL explore"