Mentor our students
Your alumni community is here to help. Make a positive change with support from people who’ve been there.
We want to connect current students and RSM alumni through mentoring because it helps current students and recent graduates to prepare for their future. If you are an RSM graduate and you volunteer to become a mentor, it can also help you to become a better manager, or improve the way you deal with teams and colleagues.
RSM MentorMe connects current students and RSM alumni through mentoring. Why you should join?
- Give the next generation the advice you wish you’d had
- Strengthen your interpersonal relationship and coaching skills
- Gain access to fresh ideas, fresh thinking and a fresh pool of potential future internship and job applicants
Seasoned alumni who have a fascinating track record within their field, can add a lot of value to the academic programmes. Very regularly, our alumni return to campus to conduct a guest lectures about their area of expertise. This practitioner's point of view, complemented by the existing academic content of the lectures, gives students fresh and real-life insights into specific industries and business experiences. Some examples of recent guest lectures include alumni who have spoken on the following topics: 'managing cross cultural differences' , 'how to put the notion of a valuable brand into practice' and 'connecting people, connecting health'.
Next to applying your professional expertise to our academic programmes, we are also always looking for alumni who can share their 'life stories' with our students. During graduation ceremonies, for example, or at the conclusion of the MBA programmes, we like to invite alumni to share their personal perspectives, insights and lessons learned since graduating from RSM.
If you have a significant track record within your field of expertise and you feel like sharing your experiences and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the form by clicking on the blue button on the right side of the page. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alumni are invited back to campus to share their post-RSM experience with current students. The information exchange is very effective for current students as they have the opportunity to ask experienced alumni practical questions related to their careers.
Career panels for specific industries and/or functional areas are being organised by the Career Development Team throughout the year. During these evenings, panels consisting of 4-6 alumni, meet with current students to share insights into their industries or functional areas and how their personal career paths have developed after studying at RSM. The sessions are typically moderated by a member of the Student Association and end with an informal reception.
To get a better understanding of what a career panel entails, please read our news item on a panel that we organised for those wanting to pursue a career in sustainability. Students had the chance to gain tips and strategies in their career search from five RSM alumni who are now successful professionals in the field.
Other topics of career panels include, marketing, finance, IT, supply chain & operations, and strategy & consulting.
If you are interested in talking to our students about your professional development since graduating from RSM, please complete the form by clicking on the blue button on the right side of the page. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Meet our future students
As an alumnus, you are uniquely well-positioned to help us build our brand amongst future students and to attract the brightest and smartest minds into our programmes.
Support at educational fairs
At educational fairs around the world, we enjoy meeting up with alumni who can assist us in talking to prospective students. By sharing your experience of 'the RSM journey' at these events, answering questions and promoting the unique aspects of our School, you help attract the highest level of international participants - and you remain engaged with RSM in a very enjoyable and significant way.
Conduct MBA admissions interviews
Because our MBA applicants span so many countries we rely on local alumni to interview and report upon potential candidates who wish to study at RSM.
Assist at RSM Open Days
Throughout the year RSM organises a number of Open Days on campus. During these events, we try to give prospective students a taste of what it is like to study at RSM. They can attend a masterclass, ask questions to our Admissions staff and they often have the opportunity to meet with and ask questions to alumni. Please let us know if you would like to attend an Open Day and share your personal experiences with prospective candidates.
If you are interested in recruiting prospective students, please complete the form by clicking on the blue button on the right side of the page. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Participating in the MBA open day feels like contributing something significant to others by supporting them to make funded choices. The OneMBA was a great rollercoaster experience that added a lot of value to my leadership skills, my personal life and my career. It also gave me a network of strong career-oriented people, which had always lacked in my life. By sharing the OneMBA experience I enable others to consider if it could do the same for them.
Carla Blekkink, OneMBA 2015
Recruit our graduates
There are many ways to engage with our students and alumni community in finding the best new talents for your organisation. We are always open to having a personal conversation with you or your colleagues to explore in which ways RSM can best serve your recruitment needs. These are some examples of how we work closely together with multinationals, non-profit organisations and/or start-ups.
RSM Career Portal
RSM's own Career Portal allows you to easily recruit RSM's students by sharing your opportunities with students of our pre-experienced programmes (Bachelor and Master) who use the platform to search for vacancies.
If you are looking to hire experienced alumni you can post your job directly on our RSM MSc & BSc alumni jobs group or MBA alumni job group.
On-campus career fairs, company presentations, in-house days or workshops
We welcome companies to present themselves to our students on campus. Depending on the level of the vacancies you can choose to present your company to our MSc students or our MBA students. We can also work together with you in organising in-house days or workshops on a specific topic if you wish to go more in-depth into getting to know our students. Of course, we can set-up (speed)interviews as well.
Companies can also host (groups of) students at their premises. Even if your company is based internationally RSM students can visit you. During international study tours, for example, our students travel all over the world to attend lectures and visit companies. In recent years students have travelled to Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Cape Town, Chengdu, Beijing, Hamburg, London, Lisbon, Sao Paulo and many other places, where they have met with local alumni and/or visited their companies.
If you are interested in talking to us about how you can recruit our students, please complete the form by clicking on the blue button on the right side of the page. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Living Management Project
Every year, RSM partners with a variety of organisations in providing our full time MBA students with a real life consulting assignment, the Living Management Consultancy Project. In teams of five to seven, the students are presented with the challenge, a selection of key resources, and a very tight deadline. For four full weeks, these teams immerse themselves completely in the assignment, applying everything they have learned in their course work and doing additional research on the side. Upon conclusion of the project, they report their findings and recommendations both in writing and in a live presentation to the company. Companies that we have partnered with in the past include IBM, FrieslandCampina, Philips, Google, Cornelder and Eurail.
RSM’s MBA students are widely known to be intelligent, competitive, eager, and diverse. Every year, they deliver high quality work on these consulting projects. In part this is because the project is graded as it is part of the required curriculum. However, our students report that the main reason they invest so much energy is that this project is the first occasion they have to apply all their resources to a real-life, multidisciplinary challenge. This is where they get to show what they are capable of.
If you are interested in MBA students tackling current business challenges at your organisation, please get in touch, you may contact Hakan Abali, Corporate Development Manager at RSM.
Feature in RSM publications
We love to showcase the personal and professional achievements of our alumni through a wide array of publications. This can range from short quotes and/or testimonials of our alumni about the programme that they studied to feature interviews for publications like the Financial Times.
Our alumni are our best programme ambassadors and that is why we feature many alumni profiles in, for instance our programme brochures and on our programme landing pages. We are often looking for quotes and testimonials in relation to your experience of the programme that you studied at RSM.
In our quarterly newsletter RSM Update, we feature two alumni through a spotlight interview. These short interviews tell the story of these alumni, what they have done since graduation and how they are still contributing to the RSM community.
Think.Do. is our corporate magazine – published twice a year online and in print – giving you access to business-critical research and insights wherever you are in the world, and whatever your career stage.
Alongside cutting-edge thinking and ideas, the magazine (previously known as RSM Outlook) delivers real-time perspectives on the issues and opportunities faced by the global RSM community – and chances to learn from the experiences of our community’s inspirational senior leaders.
So inspired by the spirit of Rotterdam itself, we invite you to Think – and then Do.
Quite often we are asked to submit alumni profiles to feature in mainstream news channels such as Financial Times or Business Week, or for degree specific media outlets such as TopMBA.
If you are interested in appearing in RSM's publications, please complete the form by clicking on the blue button on the right side of the page. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.