Meet and Greet in Brussels and Paris!
Going abroad to recruit international students who signed up for RSM 1-2-1, Connect 1-2-1 or the QS MBA event, which I did for Brussels and Paris last week, it is a great pleasure and privilege to get in contact with potential candidates and to bring RSM to their attention and inform them about the Post graduate MBA/MFM programmes that RSM offers. The personal touch is so important here!
In Brussels I sat on an admissions panel with three other business schools from different Global regions. It is great opportunity to introduce the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University to the audience. It was moderated by the tour organisation QS and during the Q&A you invite the visitors to your stand for further discussion.
At the same time having alumni at your stand at the fairs is very helpful. They take the time after work or on their free weekends to come to the event to share their experiences they gained during the time they did their MBA at RSM. Candidates you meet at your table are interested to speak to the alumni directly. Their assistance in sharing their personal experiences is very much appreciated. I therefore like to thank the four alumni who helped in Brussels: Jorge Hoffmann- EMBA10, Erwin Houbrechts- EMBA03, Gregory Saive- MBA12 and Giedre Valentaite MBA07 and David Garnier, MBA 11 who joint at the Paris fair.
It is the intention to set up a Benelux alumni chapter, which is a great initiative to bring all the alumni living in this area together once in a while.
After the MBA fair there is always the opportunity during a closing drink to meet and greet representatives of other business schools. Some I had not seen for a while so it is very nice to catch up again with them while others are new and therefore it was the right time to introduce myself and socialize a little.
Is it tiring? Definitely not, my personal experience is that I get a lot of energy out of these travels!
I hope to meet you soon somewhere around the world!
Anke van der Cammen
Marketing & Admission Manager
International Full time MBA