How do you turn a passion for art into a career?

From her experience, Sarah Vanwelden would say: Add Vlerick knowledge to your skillset. As Sarah’s childhood passion for art evolved into a fascination with the excitement of selling art at auction, she dreamed of being involved in the mystery and glamour that surround the big international auction houses. But when she finished her Art History degree, she felt that something was still missing: “The business of art is a field in itself,” she says, “and I felt I needed an extra skill set to enter the world I had in mind. So I decided to do the Masters in General Management at Vlerick.”

Today, Sarah works at Christie’s auction house in London − using data analysis, customer profiling and negotiation skills (“skills I wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for Vlerick”) every day in her dream job.

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