The MC group has good relationships with alumni. Many of them start working at prestigious Dutch or international consultancies. Some of them publish with us based on their master thesis while others publish in professional journals. Alumni also stay connected to us as a mentor for our current students in the MSc program Management Consulting.
||My name is Rose Atkinson, Junior Consultant at Kirkman Company. My focus area is customer experience and for one of my assignments I have been working on the customer experience strategy of the largest pension fund of the Netherlands. During my studies I gained work experience at several organizations and interviewed top tier management and strategy consultants. I look forward to sharing these insights and in my role as mentor I hope to help you find the career path best suited for you.
||Hi everyone! I am Joanna Burzec, management consultant working at Accenture, specialized in change management & sustainability. I work on projects at CN- Capability Network- worldwide in the Resources field (energy sector, utilities, chemicals & natural resources). I also have a broad academic background, loving putting theory into practice & practice into theory! I loved the projects we did at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with multiple stakeholders, which helped me to succeed in my consulting career. I would be willing to help you as a mentor to choose your professional path! Talk to you soon!, Joanna
||My name is Vanessa Girnth and I am a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. My specialization is called Talent and Organisation, which means that I am focusing on employee experience and HR improvement but also on talent development and coaching. Currently, I am working on the implementation of an SAP HR system at a large international consumer goods company. This means that I am travelling on a regularly basis to the different company locations. I am looking forward to sharing my experience as a Consultant and hope to be able to help you with useful insights.
||Hi all, my name is Mark Helder and I am a consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners. We are an international strategy consultancy firm, working on what we call ‘the sunny side of consulting’. This means that we focus only on projects that are aimed to increase revenues. We are regarded world leader on the topic of pricing and work with C-level executives and senior management of large organizations. If you are interested in working in strategy consulting I am happy to share my experiences and help you with any questions you may have!
||Hi Guys, my name is Rosa Huiskamp and I am currently a Consultant at IG&H. With 130 consultants, IG&H focuses exclusively on projects in three different sectors: financial services, retail and health care. Within these sector we provide our clients with strategic advice as well as implementation. The sector I work in is financial services. I am having a great time at IG&H and would like to help you find a consultancy that suits you.
||Hi all! I'm Thomas Jones, an SAP consultant at Magnus Blue. After graduating in 2012 with a pretty strong focus on 'soft' consultancy areas like corporate culture, I rolled more or less by accident into IT consultancy and have never looked back. The border between IT and business is a rewarding place to be with a mix of excellent opportunities to develop concrete skills and a surprisingly strong need for business sense and analytical skills. I've experienced small, medium and large companies from the inside and found my place in consultancy, so I think I'm well-positioned to help you explore your options for after graduation :)
||Hi, I’m Michal, originally from Prague and now living in Amsterdam. I work at KPMG’s in-house strategy practice, the Global Strategy Group. My main focus has so far been on operating strategy (helping companies organize themselves in a way that allows them to achieve their goals most efficiently) but I have also enjoyed projects around commercial strategy (deciding which markets to play in, what products and services to offer etc.) and customer experience (mapping customer journeys and optimizing key touchpoints to delight customers). I’m always keen to have an interesting chat about consulting and the options it offers, as well as about how one can grow both professionally and personally.
||Hi everybody! My name is Tessa Kok, People & Organisation trainee at PwC. During my traineeship, I get to rotate between different HR-related teams and learn a lot about the consulting industry. Before that, I worked as an HR consultant at ManpowerGroup. With my master thesis, I focused on work-life balance in the consulting industry: a theme that appears to be quite relevant in practice as well!
As a mentor, I would like to give you an insight in the corporate world and help you with your ambitions as well. See you soon!
||Hi students! I'm Steintje Snuverink. I graduated in the summer of 2018 and started working at PwC right away after doing my work experience internship there. For my master thesis I focused on automation and in what way that influences project management and communication within projects. Currently, I work at the Project- and Programme Management department for the Financial Services industry. This means that I help clients in the design and execution of their projects. I'm looking forward to help you in discovering what you want to do after your masters by giving some insight in the consulting job.
Alumni publishing in academic journals based on their master thesis:
||O. Bouwmeester and T. E. Kok. (2018) Moral or Dirty Leadership: A Qualitative Study on How Juniors Are Managed in Dutch Consultancies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(11), 2506; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112506|
||J. Mühlhaus, J. and Bouwmeester, O. (2016) The paradoxical effect of self-categorization on work stress in a high-status occupation: Insights from management consulting. Human Relations 69(9) pp. 1823–1852|
|Jelmer Stiekema||Bouwmeester, O. and Stiekema, J. (2015) The paradoxical image of consultant expertise: a rhetorical deconstruction. Management Decision 53(10) pp. 2433 – 2456|
|Ruben van Werven||Bouwmeester, O. and Van Werven, R. (2011) Consultants as legitimizers: exploring their rhetoric. Journal of Organizational Change Management 24(4) pp. 427-441|
Alumni publishing in professional media based on their master thesis
||De Man A.P. en D. Seipl. (2016) The three emerging business models in consulting. Sioo White Paper, Utrecht|
|Chantal Elsina Kiers||Kiers, C. E. en Tack, P. (2016) Een vereniging is een complex bedrijf: Het populaire Business Model Canvas is heel goed bruikbaar voor een vereniging. Zet het op als een drieluik. VM 2016 (September) pp. 14-17|
|Reda Mizab||Mizab, R. enTack, P. (2014) Leiderschapsstijlen in het V&D team: Handvatten voor een evaluatie van de samenwerking in het duo voorzitter en directeur. VM 2014(December) pp. 18-23|
|Valentin Bejan||Bejan, V., en de Man, A.P. (2011), De achterhaalde adviseur, Management & Consulting 2011(5) pp. 15-17|
|Oscar Haffmans||Bouwmeester O. en Haffmans O. (2011) Lachen om adviseurs: Grappen over ethiek helpen bij zelfreflectie. Management & Consulting 2011(4) pp. 41-43|