Rianne van Nieuwland

Rianne van Nieuwland

Study | Year of graduation: MScBA 2012

Employment: Royal Boskalis Westminster

Job title: Proposal Engineer

What are the most valuable skills you took from your education at RSM?
"In my opinion, my education at RSM provided a solid base to master skills such as analysing large quantities of data, managing time, thinking outside of the box and working in diverse teams. The most valuable skill to me was critical thinking and questioning given information."

What was the most memorable moment at RSM?
"The moment when I received the Rotterdam Thesis Award from the City of Rotterdam and the Erasmus University was definitely the most memorable. It was a great honour and made me feel incredibly proud. For my master thesis I analysed four case studies in Rotterdam Harbour. It was a challenging process to get to the right people and the relevant data but, as with most things, ‘no pain no gain’!"

How would your former classmates describe you?
"When I asked around I received the following: ‘A natural born leader’; and ‘at times she could be very critical to help sharpen thoughts but she was also a great motivator when we needed to keep going’."

Name three things that make you smile each day!
"Being surrounded by positive people; a good meal, and peace of mind at the end of the day."

What is your greatest passion in life?
"To keep on growing and developing. Travelling is a big part of that as it allows me to experience different cultures and perspectives on life. I enjoy it a lot; you never know where you end up, how it will be or who you will meet. It keeps me open-minded and stimulates me to try new things."

What is your 'I WILL'?
"I will strive to be an inspiration to others by letting others inspire me."