The students

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: 


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 ( 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: 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:

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 ( 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: 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

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 (

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 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 ( 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 (, 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 (

Talk to you soon!