Alumni Management Consulting

Alumni relations
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.

Alumni mentors

Rose Atkinson
Atkinson, Rose
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.
Email: r.atkinson@kirkmanconpany.com
Vanessa Girnth
Girnth, Vanessa
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.
Email: vanessa.girnth@accenture.com
Senna Heuer
Heuer, Senna
Hi guys! My name is Senna Heuer, and I am currently working for PostNL as an IT Implementation Consultant. I am helping Adidas to make sure you can choose for evening delivery when ordering something at their webshop. I also help Zalando to improve their IT connection with PostNL. During the MC master I already knew I wanted to learn more about IT consulting, that is why I wrote my thesis about IT implementations and the contribution of consultants. My research helped me to be more prepared for the work I am doing right now. I look forward to sharing my experiences and I am more than happy to help you in deciding what career suits you best.
Email: senna.heuer@postnl.nl
Rosa Huiskamp
Huiskamp, Rosa
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.
Email: r.huiskamp@igh.nl

Thomas Jones
Jones, Thomas
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 :)
Email: t.jones@magnus.nl
Michael Klofac
Klofac, Michael
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.
Email: Klofac.Michal@kpmg.nl

Tessa Kok
Kok, Tessa
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!
Email: tessa.kok@pwc.com

Alumni publishing in academic journals based on their master thesis:  
   
Julia Muhlhaus 
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 StiekemaBouwmeester, O. and Stiekema, J. (2015) The paradoxical image of consultant expertise: a rhetorical deconstruction. Management Decision 53(10) pp. 2433 – 2456
Ruben van WervenBouwmeester, 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

David Seipl
De Man A.P. en D. Seipl. (2016) The three emerging business models in consulting. Sioo White Paper, Utrecht
Chantal Elsina KiersKiers, 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 MizabMizab, 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 BejanBejan, V., en de Man, A.P. (2011), De achterhaalde adviseur, Management & Consulting 2011(5) pp. 15-17
Oscar HaffmansBouwmeester O. en Haffmans O. (2011) Lachen om adviseurs: Grappen over ethiek helpen bij zelfreflectie. Management & Consulting 2011(4) pp. 41-43