Become a mentor

Filip Van Himbeeck, MBAL 1993

Name

I find the exchange with young people always useful and refreshing. It is also a nice opportunity for my wife and kids to meet people from other cultures. Sometimes I use the opportunity to talk about issues that I have at my work.

 

Concept Mentor

In order to inspire full-time MBA students, Vlerick alumni volunteer to share their Vlerick experience as well as their business expertise across a wide range of business disciplines, sectors, functions and countries. What’s in it for you as a Mentor?

If you join this programme you have the opportunity to:

  • Enlarge and internationalize your personal network
  • Share your ideas and experiences with the mentees and other Vlerick alumni who act as mentors
  • Be the first to find potentially new international and talented collaborators
  • Learn about the latest management concepts and models that are being taught at Vlerick through interaction with the students
  • Express your engagement to the School and its alumni association
Objectives for the students

The Mentorship Programme has been designed to create an environment in which MBA students can:

  • Enlarge their personal network
  • Meet with a variety of alumni, practice their networking skills
  • Gain greater understanding of living abroad and doing business in Europe
  • Get personal guidance about their career expectations, through exposure to a wide range of business disciplines, sectors and functions
What is expected of a Mentor?

When you join the programme you are expected to:

  • Be present at the events
  • Actively participate in the networking activities designed to facilitate interaction between mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be briefed either beforehand or at the formal events about the evening activity.
  • Have a LinkedIn profile. Mentors will be invited to join the Vlerick Alumni Vlerick Alumni LinkedIn group and Mentorship Programme discussion group by e-mail
  • Provide mentees with advice/feedback
  • Respond to student requests via e-mail in a timely fashion (we recommend within one week time)
  • Be open to the diversity of many different cultures

Join this programme

To make this a worthwhile experience for the MBA and Master students we are recruiting a minimum of 100 mentors, who are living in or around Belgium and can be physically present at the three above mentioned formal events. Additionally we are calling out to the international alumni community and looking to recruit a minimum of 15 virtual mentors.

Some mentors testify:

Bénédicte Lobelle, SLM 1989

Benedicte Lobelle

It was time for me to do something in return ... I met very interesting young and eager people. … And so I decided to invest in one of the assignment projects with two of them whom I met during these events.

Filip Van Himbeeck, MBAL 1993

Filip Van Himbeeck

I find the exchange with young people always useful and refreshing. It is also a nice opportunity for my wife and kids to meet people from other cultures. Sometimes I use the opportunity to talk about issues that I have at my work.

Guy Rigouts, MBAL 1990

Guy Rigouts

Some experiences are no longer relevant, other experiences are timeless … we have something to offer. And as someone once said: the secret of living is giving.

Accreditations
& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times Economist Intelligence Unit