Find out how our Master 1 students experienced their first months within the CEMS community. For our second edition, we’re glad to have Laurent sharing his story with us.
When did you take the decision to apply for the CEMS program?
I discovered the CEMS during my second year of bachelor. I went to a presentation about all the different master’s that Belgium could offer. I’ve directly been attracted by this unique program that differentiates itself from all the other master’s! I applied during my third year of bachelor when the application opened.
Why for CEMS in particular?
I applied for the CEMS for several reasons: First, the program is ranked among the best masters in management in the world.
Then, for this unique combination between the academic system and the partners (Corporate and Social) which help us to make a bridge between both worlds. The master offers a lot of practical experiences such as the 3-month internship abroad, skills seminars, meeting events…
Finally, a very important reason for me was the international exposure. Be in contact with international students on a daily basis, do an internship abroad but also the great opportunity to spend one or two semesters abroad in one or two excellent universities such as LSE and ESADE.
Did you join the CEMS Club? If yes, why?
Yes, I am a member of the Corporate team. In short, we are responsible for handling relationships with CEMS corporate partners and we organize corporate events for students. I joined the CEMS club because I wanted to fully enjoy my CEMSie experience, learn, develop my professional skills, feel useful, and contribute to the success of our program.
Are you happy with your choice so far?
I don’t regret at all my choice! The semester started only 3 months ago, and I won’t lie, it was pretty hard, but I already learned so much! And it is not all about courses, I learned so much through group works, skills seminars, company meetings… The CEMS don’t only develop our hard skill, it really prepares us to the business world with all the soft skills needed. Plus, I feel part of an amazing community.
Would you advise Bachelor students to apply for the CEMS program?
Definitely, what are you waiting for? If you are interested in an international carrier, it is definitively the best! If you believe a master shouldn’t only be focusing on theory, you won’t be disappointed here. If you want to become a future leader, you are at the right place. International experience, professional network, community, the CEMS program is way more than just a Master. Come, join us, challenge and develop yourself and enjoy the “work hard, play hard” spirit.
- On 18 November 2018
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