The students

Adrian Frausto Segovia (Masters in Financial Management – Brussels campus)

Hi! My name is Adrian and I’m currently enrolled in the Masters in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School in Brussels.

I am an Economist from Mexico and before Vlerick I was working at a construction company that specializes in work inside industry plans, I have studied in different parts of the world like Russia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the United States of America. I love to work with people from different backgrounds and to challenge myself, which is why I decided to attend Vlerick.

These first months have been a great experience; Meeting new people, experiencing a new culture, and taking every opportunity I can get inside and outside of Vlerick to not only learn but also enjoy the city of Brussels.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or by Linkedin!


Fried’l Wevers (Masters in Innovation and Entrepeneurship – Leuven Campus)

Hello there!

My name is Fried’l and I am currently enrolled in the Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Leuven campus.

Before starting at Vlerick, I obtained a Master in Commercial Engineering with a major in Technology and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Finance. After studying at KU Leuven, I wanted to discover more of the entrepreneurship field. I chose Vlerick because of their hands-on approach.

Vlerick already offered me an amazing network, different projects, challenging cases and the opportunity to work on my own start-up idea. The first two months in Vlerick were filled with hard working but also with lots of fun.

If you have any questions about the Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship or about the Vlerick life, you can always add me on LinkedIn or send a message via friedl.wevers@edu.vlerick.com.

I am happy to help you!


Mohit Damani (Masters in Marketing and Digital Transformation).

I am Mohit Damani, Brand ambassador of the Marketing and Digital Transformation Programme at  Vlerick Business School.

I am a Creative, business minded, passionate and goal-oriented professional, with a passion in photography and content creation, with a vision to create an impact on the world of marketing.

Apart for this I am a certified Scuba diver and somebody  who loves adventure and travelling and intend to be certified in sky diving soon.


Aleksandra Frydrych (Masters in Marketing and Digital Transformation)

Hi! I am Aleksandra Frydrych currently doing my Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation in Ghent.

I come from Poland where I obtained my Bachelor in Management at the Warsaw University of Technology. During that degree I discovered that Marketing is what I want to focus my future education and my career on. That’s where Vlerick comes into my journey.

It’s been only a couple of months since the beginning of this chapter but I can already tell you what Vlerick is: hands-on learning, real-life cases, amazing people, broadening your network and of course a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

Personally, I’m a creative soul with loads of ideas and hobbies like scrapbooking, amateur photography and YouTube. So if you want to know more about me as a person and see Vlerick student life, follow me on my social media (IG: @call_me_a_dreamer_alex).

If you have any questions about the MDT programme or in general about Vlerick, you can contact me on LinkedIn or send me an email.


Caroline Fyder (Master in Marketing and Digital Transformation – Ghent campus)

Hi, nice to see your interest in our master programmes! My name is Caroline and I am currently following the Master in Marketing and Digital Transformation at the Ghent campus. 

I am from Belgium and before my journey at Vlerick, I graduated from a Master in Management at the Louvain School of Management. I joined Vlerick because I wanted to get deeper and hands-on knowledge in the Marketing and Digital fields.

In my free time, I love baking, meeting with friends and also spending a lot of time on social networks.

But you’re probably not there to know more about my hobbies but more to know “what is Vlerick all about?”. Let me try to answer that question with some keywords: international atmosphere – diversity and inclusion at the core – amazing networking opportunities – hands on programmes – soft and hard skills development – coaching to become the best version of yourself – challenging cases – etc.

If you want to learn more about that list or if you have any other question related to the MDT programme, the live at Vlerick or even in Ghent in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! You can either do it by LinkedIn or by mail. Happy to help you to find the best choice for your future !


Camille Verstraeten (Masters in General Management – Ghent campus)

Hi there! I am Camille and I am currently enrolled in the Masters in General Management at the Vlerick campus in Ghent.

5 years into law school, I was longing for a broader and more hands-on education. Keen to develop the so-called T-profile and cooperate across disciplines instead of specializing in 1 specific field, I applied to Vlerick Business School.

So far, it has been an absolute blast! Getting the opportunity to meet and team up with people from various backgrounds but with matching enthusiasm, has been real fun. Due to the new courses, challenging group works, presentations and all the other opportunities, I have never spend as much time out of my comfort zone as during the past 2 months. And it feels amazing!

If you have any questions (related to the courses, activities, overall experience… anything, really), do not hesitate to reach out! I’m looking forward to hearing from you via mail or on LinkedIn.

Cheers!


Hestia Cuppens (Masters in Financial Management)

Hello there, my name is Hestia. I’m currently studying a master’s in Financial Management.

Prior to starting my master’s program at Vlerick, I graduated from the University of Maastricht with a bachelor’s degree in International Business. Following completion of my bachelor’s degree, I pursued three internships, one at a Fintech startup and the other two at banks, all of which confirmed my intention to pursue a finance degree. My studies at Vlerick have so far piqued my attention, however I am aware that applying to Vlerick is a time-consuming process. As a result, if you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will be pleased to answer any inquiries you may have via Linkedin or email!


Habi Sow (Masters in General Management – Leuven campus)

Hi there! I’m Habi Sow and I am currently enrolled in the Master in General Management program at the cosy Leuven Campus.

After graduating from a master in applied economics, I worked as a project manager for 1 year. Having the strong desire to bring my career to a next level and develop a deeper understanding of the different domains of business economics, I decided to take the leap and apply for Vlerick.

Great teachers, amazing open-minded classmates, challenging cases, a lot of networking opportunities, fun activities after school… My first months at Vlerick have already been truly amazing! Vlerick reaches you all the tools to gain the real-world skills needed to grow as a business professional.

A fun fact about me is that I already graduated two times for the same music studies and am now on my way graduating a third time, which shows how big my passion is for playing flute.

I’m happy to help you out with all your questions regarding the program, studying after some work experience, the campus or any other question. You can reach out to me via Linkedin or e-mail.


Kiana Marshall (Masters in International Management and Strategy – Brussels campus)

Hi! I’m Kiana Marshall and I’m enrolled in the MIMS Program (International Management and Strategy) in Brussels 😊

I’m originally from Barbados but my mother’s side of the family is Belgian and I studied in the US prior to Vlerick. After working for a year, it was important for me to achieve my Master’s degree in Europe and I couldn’t be happier with the challenge that comes with Vlerick. The practical learning and various case studies are extremely valuable, and the experience really does prepare you for the real world! Vlerick pushes you out of your comfort zone in the most rewarding way and you meet amazing people from all over the world.

I’m one of the brand ambassadors for our program this year so please don’t ever hesitate to reach out!

Send me an email, add me on LinkedIn or even Instagram, whichever you prefer!

Wish you all the best and I look forward to helping you in any way possible 😊


Kevin Tsao (Masters  in International Management and Strategy – Brussels campus)

Hello hello! I’m Kevin Tsao and I’m currently following the Masters in International Management and Strategy in the heart of Belgium (the best campus in my opinion).

Before starting my Vlerick journey, I studied Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven. It was during my thesis that I realized working in the lab just wasn’t something I wanted to pursue. Having only the technical background wasn’t enough for me and that’s why I chose Vlerick to continue to grow and learn more about the world of business. So if you would describe me in one sentence then it would be: “Bio-engineer by nature, manager at heart!”

My other passions would be playing the piano 🎹 “classically trained but always up for some pop ballads”, photography 📷 “check out my Instagram”, plants 🌱 “I worked as a florist making bouquets”, traveling “I did one exchange in Prague and one in Kyoto”, and baking 🍰 “macarons are my fave to bake”.

If you have any questions, whether it’s about the MIMS program, student life in Brussels/Leuven or anything else, I’d be happy to answer them via email, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

Catch you later!


Olympia Van Parys ( Master in General Management – Ghent campus)

Hi! I’m Olympia Van Parys and I’m currently enrolled in the master in General Management at the Ghent campus.

Before Vlerick, I studied Business Engineering at KU Leuven with a specialisation in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Although I had learned a lot, I felt that I missed the more practical side during my studies and that I wanted to improve my soft skills. I have been at Vlerick for only two months but my expectations are really met in terms of hard as well as soft skills. The Vlerick experience includes working hard but also offers many fun activities and events in order to broaden your network!

If you have any questions concerning the MGM program or the life at Vlerick in general, don’t hesitate to connect with me on  LinkedIn or to send my an email.


Marina Voroshilova (Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

Hi, hope you’re doing well! I’m Marina and I’m currently attending the Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MIE) in Leuven, the European Capital of Innovation.

After finishing my Master in Business Economics at the KU Leuven, I wanted to take on another challenge. Vlerick has proven to be the right place to discover and let me taste of what being an entrepreneur really is. Additionally, Vlerick has offered networking possibilities that stretch beyond the horizon.

Next to my passion for entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability has been a hot topic that really interests me. I am convinced that in every single industry, we dan do things better. Here at Vlerick, we have gotten the space to work on our own passions but also to discover new ones and therefore change the world in our own way.

Now, I can go on and on about how great my learning experience at Vlerick has been up to now. However if you are interested or have any questions regarding the application process, the Vlerick experience in general or the MIE program, I invite you to send a message via marina.voroshilova@edu.vlerick.com or add me on LinkedIn.


Eline Van Gysel (Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leuven Campus)

Hi! I’m Eline, 23 years old and I’m currently doing my Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Leuven.

Before my Vlerick journey started, I studied marketing and did my master in Organization and Management (both in Antwerp). I always kept my studies very broad because I didn’t know my interests yet. For a few years now, I sell our own beer called Semini’s Aksiedent (go check it out: www.seminisaksiedent.com), so my interest in businesses and management grew fast. I checked out the MIE program at Vlerick during my master year and was convinced that I wanted to study one more year to deepen my knowledge about being an entrepreneur. Since the start of Vlerick, I have already met amazing and enthusiastic people in the class but also inspiring entrepreneurs and guest speakers! I’m very curious about what the rest of the year will bring to us and which start-ups will be created. You can check our Vlerick experience on the Vlerick socials or on this blog. But if you have questions about the MIE program, Vlerick in general or Leuven, feel free to send me a message by e-mail or add me on LinkedIn.


Bart Lauwers (Masters in General Management – Ghent campus)

Bart LauwersGreetings! I am Bart Lauwers, currently pursuing the Master in General Management in the beautiful city of Ghent.

Before Vlerick, I obtained a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. When I graduated at Ghent University last year, I felt that I had learned enough technical skills and I wanted to discover a new world, the world of business! So far, it has been an amazing experience, the first month has flown by! We already had a lot of courses, group works and presentations. Besides that, we had lots of drinks and really fun activities. 🙂

About me: I am 23, born and raised near Antwerp and I collect records. From time to time, I deejay with them as well.

If you have any questions or just want to connect, feel free to add me on LinkedIn or contact me via: bart.lauwers@edu.vlerick.com 

Cheers!



Maxime van den Besselaar (Masters in General Management – Leuven campus)

Maxime Van den Besselaar -Hi! I’m Maxime van den Besselaar and I am enrolled in the Masters in General Management program (Leuven) at Vlerick.

While wrapping up my Masters degree in chemistry, I realised I wanted to explore the business side of the industry rather than doing research in a lab. Vlerick was thus the perfect choice for me: learning all the necessary hard and soft skills in a hands-on approach type of way. Aside of my interest in business, I love everything science related (from astronomy to research of new pharmaceuticals), and I enjoy painting and ceramics.

As a brand ambassador, I am dying to answer your burning questions. Feel free to contact me via email (maxime.vandenbesselaar@edu.vlerick.com) or LinkedIn, and I hope to hear from you soon!



Hanne Timmermans (Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation – Ghent Campus) 

hanne timmermansHi there! I’m Hanne and I’m currently enrolled in the master Marketing & Digital Transformation at the Ghent campus.

I am born in the USA (Boston) but raised in Belgium. Before starting at Vlerick, I studied Business Economics with a master in Marketing at KU Leuven. After my studies, I did not feel ready to start working and thus decided to take the leap (#livelearnleap 😉) and apply at Vlerick.

This has already been an incredible experience so far, mostly due to the amazing MDT group! I’m not going to lie, it has been very challenging due to COVID-19 but I’m sure that we will make the best of it.

If you have any questions about the MDT programme, the campus or anything else Vlerick-related, don’t hesitate to contact me: hanne.timmermans@edu.vlerick.com. Looking forward to meeting you!



Bart van der Looij (Masters in International Management and Strategy – Brussels campus)

bart van der looijHi! I am Bart van der Looij and I am currently enrolled in the Masters in International Management and Strategy at Vlerick Business School!

I was born in Derby, in the United Kingdom but I have a Dutch background and nationality. During my life I have been living in several countries across Europe. Since I love challenges and exposure to international environments, I chose to pursue this programme at Vlerick! Before Vlerick, I studied Automotive Business Management at IVA Driebergen Business School in The Netherlands.

Only two months in this programme and I can say that Vlerick has been one of my best choices already! Even with COVID-19 regulations, the classes and learning journey are of unprecedented value to me.

Outside of studying I love travelling and have an interest in all things automotive. Any questions about me or about the MIMS programme? Do not hesitate to connect with me on LinkedIn or to contact me: bart.vanderlooij@edu.vlerick.com



Kaat Van Cleemput (Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation – Ghent Campus)

Kaat Van CleemputHi! My name is Kaat and I’m currently doing my Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation at the Ghent Campus.

Before attending Vlerick, I studied Business Administration at the University of Ghent. I decided to join Vlerick because I wanted to deepen my knowledge about marketing and also because I wasn’t ready to give up on the student life just yet.😉
These first months have already been such an amazing experience, with some very challenging moments where you get pushed out of your comfort zone. I’ve already learned a lot and met some amazing people!

A bit more about me : in my free time I play basketball and serve people the best ribs in the world (no not at Amadeus 😉 ).
If you have some questions about the MDT program or Vlerick in general, feel free to send me a message by e-mail (kaat.vancleemput@edu.vlerick.com) or add me on LinkedIn.



Yasmine Vega Corrales (Masters in Financial Management – Brussels campus) 

yasmine vega corralesHello there, Yasmine Vega Corrales is the name. The Vlerick masters programme I am following is the one in Financial Management, located in Brussels.

My passion has always been reading. I have a particular preference for modern Japanese literature. Throughout my university years, I studied Business Economics, where my passion for finance began to grow. Now I can proudly say I have 2 great passions. I chose Vlerick to deepen this finance passion and expand my knowledge on the topic. Another great trope of Vlerick is the practical approach, one I prefer. I also love being surrounded by like minded people.

I am thriving in my education, but I want to offer you that same experience. As such, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me: yasmine.vegacorrales@edu.vlerick.com or my LinkedIn I would be happy to help you in any way.



Alexander Verbiest (Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

Alexander Verbiest

Hello there! I am Alexander and I’m currently attending the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Leuven.

As a graduating Business Engineer with a major in Technology and Entrepreneurship, I felt that there was still so much to uncover in this fascinating field, but I desired a more hands-on approach, which Vlerick has offered me.

At the start of the academic year, I felt directly at home. Great teachers, great subjects, great challenges, it all comes together. True, COVID makes everything a little bit harder, but where’s the fun if there is no challenge? I have been amazed by the effort that has been put into creating the best learning experience.

If you have any questions regarding the MIE program or about the Vlerick life, add me on LinkedIn or send a message via alexander.verbiest@edu.vlerick.com.



Delphine Lucq (Masters in General Management – Ghent campus)

Hi there! Nice to meet you, Delphine. I am a Masters student in General Management at the Ghent Campus and together with Bart; we’re the Vlerick MGMG Brand Ambassadors.

My background has its roots in engineering, and I was a PhD student for 1 year afterwards. Having the drive and the ambition to become an all-round professional, the Vlerick experience has always had a great appeal to me. Vlerick encourages to leave the comfort zone to discover new and triggering horizons every single day, it grows people into confident all-round professionals and above all it unites a hyper diverse group of people into one family.

If you have any questions related to studying after working, the Master in General Management or any other Vlerick related topic, just reach out… I’ll be happy to welcome you for a chat (delphine.lucq@edu.vlerick.com)

See you soon, Delphine.



Daria Yuklyaeva (Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation – Ghent Campus)

Hi! My name is Daria, and I’m currently enrolled in the Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation programme at the Ghent Campus.

I am from Moscow, Russia! 😊 Before attending Vlerick, I graduated from the double-degree program of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the University of London. My background is in Economics, specializing in Banking & Finance. I decided to join Vlerick because I wanted to obtain real hands-on experience in the digital marketing sphere. After searching and analyzing different international Master programs, I concluded that Vlerick is the best option.

Personally, I am a fan of yoga! I love doing yoga on my own, with a company, and 1 month during the lockdown I have even been a yoga coach 😊 Also, I like Korean culture and k-pop movement and could discuss it for hours.

The first 2 months in Vlerick were full of different projects, challenges, I really liked it! Very looking forward to exploring the digital marketing sphere further.

If you have any questions, feel free to write me an email at daria.yuklyaeva@edu.vlerick.com or connect via LinkedIn.



Thijs Devos (Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

Thijs Devos

Hello there! My name is Thijs Devos and I am currently part of the Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Leuven campus.

Before my Vlerick adventure, I studied Physical Education and Movement Sciences with a major in Sports Management and Sports Policy at KU Leuven. In order to be better prepared for Vlerick, I studied an extra Master in Management at the KU Leuven.

Okay, what is Vlerick all about? The following quick summary can shape your thoughts: a great community feeling, amazing network opportunities, tools, advice to skyrocket your career or own start-up, challenging group works, diversity in cultures & educational backgrounds and last but not least: tons of ambition!

Feel free to add me on LinkedIn, and do not hesitate to contact me (thijs.devos@edu.vlerick.com) in case you have questions or you want to know more about our journey at this entrepreneurial place 🙂

See you soon!


 

Lara Barrezeele (Masters in General Management – Leuven campus)

Lara Barrezeele

Hi, nice to see that you are looking into the Vlerick programs! My name is Lara and I am currently following the Master in General Management at the Leuven campus.

I made this decision especially to improve my people and business skills. I obtained my Bachelor in Sport Science and my Master in Business Economics. In my free time I like to meet up with friends, play volleyball and challenge myself.

If you have any questions about what the Vlerick life is all about, need any tips or trick when applying or if you have any other question: simply reach out via LinkedIn or e-mail (lara.barrezeele@edu.vlerick.com), I am happy to help you out!


 

Jean Van Marcke (Masters in International Management & Strategy – Brussels campus)

jean van marcke de lummen

Hi there! I’m Jean Van Marcke and I’m currently enrolled at Vlerick Business School pursuing the Masters programme in International Management and Strategy.

I was born and raised in Belgium but since the end of high school I have mainly lived abroad in the United Kingdom, Nicaragua, Colombia and The Netherlands where I studied International Business at the University of Maastricht. No surprise, I later applied for the MIMS programme…

What an experience these first two months have already been, even in times of COVID! I can confidently say that Vlerick always strive for its principles: Live, Learn, Leap.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me would you have any questions related to the MIMS program, Vlerick in general or just want to talk about hockey, football or ski. You can always contact me on LinkedIn or via mail (jean.vanmarckedelummen@edu.vlerick.com).

Talk to you soon!