By: Together Abroad 29-09-2014
Could you tell us about the Partnership with Nyenrode and Together Abroad to offer top talents in The Netherlands a 50% revolving scholarship for the full-time international MBA program with additional three months of intense career training?
The most interesting elements about this full-time international MBA and this scholarship opportunity are that candidates can learn a lot about global business, personal development and career progression while they make solid steps towards the Dutch labour market. There is also an additional three months internship at Nyenrode where our team offers intensive career support for your career progression via personal coaching, workshops, training. Also candidates are at liberty to leverage on the extensive network that we have within the Dutch and international business communities.
We have an extensive network within HR and recruiting departments of companies here at Nyenrode and we expose our candidates to these prospects and opportunities. The three months internship program gives our candidates the opportunity to get first-hand work experience at Nyenrode, as they get ready to find the best position within the Dutch labor market.
Does the three months internship with Nyenrode involve placing the candidates in job?
The three months internship at Nyenrode is an opportunity to exercise the knowledge and skills acquired during the MBA program while the participant prepares to enrol in his/her next career step.
Our Career and Personal Development department actively seeks out and approaches potential employers. So we identify and share opportunities that increase our candidates’ chances of securing suitable roles and placements. Our proactive approach has been successful in ensuring that students get better access to suitable jobs. We also offer tools and support to our students by helping them work on their CVs, personal branding and other job search services.
Who would you describe as a “Top Talent” or an ideal candidate eligible for the Full-time International MBA scholarship scheme?
We look at the holistic package and the potential team dynamics to in order to make a decision.
Academic excellence, relevant work experience and a great personality are good qualities to have but we also consider other factors related to the dynamics of the team. We ensure that each member of our MBA program brings valuable input to the table and that everyone can learn from each other. We advise interested professionals to apply to the full-time International MBA program and we will review their applications on a case by case basis and make a decision.
Do your MBA courses support the needs of candidates with may not want to work in the corporate environment but would rather start a business or an entrepreneurial endeavour?
Our three core values are – Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship, so suffice it to say that entrepreneurship is in our DNA. Our courses and modules also cater to the needs of the entrepreneurial spirited. We have had students who have graduated and left corporate jobs to start successful business and consultancies. As part of our program offerings, we have a business accelerator in the premises that is specifically created to support small businesses. 60 Acres, our Business Accelerator, offer tools, resources and support to help our students and alumni set up and maintain successful and sustainable businesses.
One of the interesting elements about our MBA programs is that quite a number of our candidates choose the entrepreneurial path and, at Nyenrode, we have a close-knit community of business leaders so there is always the opportunity to meet likeminded people to get support for projects and business opportunities.
At Nyenrode, business is not a skill or a career – it is a way of living. Whether your ambition is to boost your career at a big corporate, make an impact on a small/mid-size company or to start your entrepreneurial venture; a Nyenrode MBA will provide you with the opportunity to comprehend, live, lead and love business.
Willem Van Donge heads the Career and Personal Development department at Nyenrode. He has over ten years’ worth of experience in the recruitment sector and prior to that he worked as a management consultant for ABN Amro. He has lived and worked as an expatriate in Singapore and in France and knows first-hand the challenges of an expatriate life. Javier is from Costa Rica. He is an alumnus of Nyenrode Business Unversiteit—he graduated in 2011 from the Full-time International MBA program and currently works as a community marketer at the university.
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