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Alumni from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) returned to the classroom – online and on campus – to take their careers to the next level. More than 200 alumni and students joined one or more sessions of the Alumni Career Days 2024 to receive career advice, and to boost their knowledge and skills for professional and personal development.

Participants tuned into the online sessions from 28 May to 18 June, which touched upon topics including creating a better work-life balance, using authenticity to succeed, creating impact through your career, and exploring the differences between corporate and non-corporate environments.

The career days’ highlight was the on-campus day in late June. The programme catered to around 70 recent graduates and more established alumni as sessions covered topics to elevate careers and becoming more effective leaders. In a plenary session, alumni explored the art of networking with Dr Julija Mell, associate professor of organisational behaviour at RSM.

Alumni also had the opportunity to book a one-on-one career consultation with the RSM Career Centre.

“It was great to see how alumni reconnect with us for lifelong learning opportunities. They can develop themselves throughout their career, as our career advice services stay accessible to them,” says Meta Haag-Mikec, associate director of Corporate and Alumni Relations at RSM.

Alumni also used this opportunity to network with people they hadn’t met yet, talked about their business, and discovered executive education programmes that match their roles or aspirations. “We’re excited to see lots of alumni return to RSM for mentoring, guest lectures, events and corporate programmes,” Haag-Mikec added.

Alumni relations manager Bruno Hasa agrees: “We aim to offer structured career support to our alumni beyond graduation. Our alumni career events, mentoring programme, and the networking opportunities they create are part of that, and we are happy to see the impact they are having.”

RSM alumni network

With a growing network of around 50,000 alumni worldwide, RSM’s alumni network brings opportunities for lifelong learning and professional developmenteventslocal chapters and engagement such as mentoring and business projects throughout alumni’s careers. In addition, Think.Do. magazine – available online and in print – delivers real-time perspectives and research findings on issues and opportunities faced by the RSM community around the world – and chances to learn from the experiences of our community’s inspirational senior leaders and academics.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.


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