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Name : Carol Huang
Current job title : Business intelligence analyst at Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
Year of graduation : 2013
Nationality : Dutch
Why did you choose this MSc?
“I chose the MSc in Supply Chain Management because I love production industries. From fast-moving consumer goods, to pharmaceuticals, to apparel; I have an interest for them all. With my first master in financial accounting, I felt that a master in SCM was more practical and a great addition for a career in business. Also, the programme was very interactive, focusing on real-life business cases with a strong international focus.”
How would you describe the programme and RSM?
“It’s very challenging and rewarding. Many courses deal with real-life business situations, and you will also have opportunities to learn to work with state-of-the-art optimisation programmes and the most advanced models in research. Also, the programme focuses on multicultural interaction with a high level of teamwork which prepares you for a great career in international organisations.”
What was the biggest challenge in this master?
“The most challenging part was the thesis in combination with a company-based project. The latter allows you to apply results in academic research to practical business issues, and will challenge you to find innovative solutions which may add value to both areas. The content as well as structure of the programme is a good preparation for this. In addition, you will have support from leading academics to help you make this challenge a success.”
What made the greatest impression?
“You get a lot of exposure a supply chain management student. The programme is very close to business, so you will be able to visit many facilities of large organisations and be exposed to real-life challenges that multinational companies face. Also, the skills I acquired as an SCM student, such as working in international teams as well as solving complexed business cases, left a lasting impression on me of which I still benefit from in my daily job.”
How did your studies at RSM shape your career?
“My studies at RSM made a huge contribution to my future career. Given the soft skills acquired through extensive working with international teams as well as hard skills related to working with large amounts of data and solving complexed business cases, I believe that I benefited a lot from the things learnt in my career so far. Also, through exposure and contact with many different companies, RSM provided me a lot of room to explore my interests.”
What are your future plans?
“I'm working as a business intelligence analyst in the shipping industry, but as I love the production industry as well as research and science, I plan to move to a biotechnology industry as an senior associate in the near future.”