The students


Florence Delcoigne (Masters in Marketing Management – Ghent Campus)

Florence DelcoigneHi there! I am Florence Delcoigne from the Masters in Marketing Management programme, also known as the “M3 programme”.

Before starting at Vlerick, I studied Business Administration (Finance and Risk Management) at Ghent University. I decided to join Vlerick Business School because I would like to broaden my horizons and further develop my management skills by putting theory into practice. In addition, being part of this wide network is of immeasurable value that will last a lifetime.

If there’s anything you would like to know about Vlerick or the M3 programme in particular, please don’t hesitate to contact me: florence.delcoigne@edu.vlerick.com. I’m looking forward to meeting you!



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lorian Deschacht (Masters in General Management – Ghent campus)

Florian DeschachtHi! I am Florian Deschacht from Masters in General Management Ghent, also known as MGM Ghent.

More than five years ago, I started my student life with a Bachelor in Electromechanics at University College Ghent. Three years later I continued my journey at Ghent University with a Master in Electromechanical Engineering. This year, I enrolled in the MGM program to broaden my perspective and train my soft skills (presenting, networking, …).

During the weekends I travel to my hometown De Haan, which is located at the beautiful Belgian coast. Even after all those years of practice, you can still hear my West-Flemish accent. I am a big football fan and I have a passion for music and technology.

In any case, should you have any questions related to the programme, the campus or anything else regarding Vlerick Business School, do not hesitate to contact me: Florian.Deschacht@edu.vlerick.com.

 



Louis D’hondt (Masters in General Management – Ghent campus)

Louis D'hondtHello, I am Louis D’hondt. Currently, I am following the Master in General Management programme at Vlerick in Ghent.

I was born in Roeselare, in the far West of Flanders, but moved to Ghent ten years ago. My migration took place because I started studying medicine. After seven years I graduated and started working as a doctor, first in Luxemburg and then in Roeselare. After this experience, I decided to broaden my horizon and start my Vlerick journey.

If you have any questions about Vlerick, don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail: louis.dhondt@edu.vlerick.com. Looking forward to meet you!

 



Renée Godyn (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

Renee GodynHeya! My name is Renée Godyn and I am currently enrolled in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Masters programme (MIE).

My background is in Sustainable Development and I am greatly dedicated to arts and sports. As you can see, zero business/economics background, which made me a little nervous before starting, however, I soon realised that with the right dedication and mindset this is no issue at all. I am now midway my first semester at Vlerick and find myself amazed by the diversity of the course, the hands-on approach and the overall teaching!

If you have any questions at all about the programme/student life here at Vlerick, please don’t hesitate to contact me: renee.godyn2@edu.vlerick.com. Hope to meet you soon!

 



Valérie Jageneau  (Masters in International Management and Strategy – Brussels campus)

Valérie JageneauHi there! I am Valérie and I am currently enrolled in the Masters in International Management & Strategy (MIMS) on our Brussels campus.

Before starting at Vlerick, I studied Commercial Sciences with a major in Finance at KU Leuven and I went on an international exchange to Madrid. I am born and raised in Belgium, but throughout my studies I became passionate about the international business world and that is why I applied for this unique program. The quality of Vlerick and the experience of the professors give us the opportunity to develop our strategy & management skills and to get to know ourselves by constantly challenging us.

Choosing Vlerick has been one of the best decisions in my life! The Vlerick experience has been amazing so far (and I’m sure the same counts for the rest of the year) and I am delighted to have become part of this network.

Excited? Interested? Indecisive? Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, I cannot wait to answer your questions and help you make a final decision or with the application procedure. You can contact me on social media or via e-mail: valerie.jageneau@edu.vlerick.com

 



Benjamin Lebrun (Masters in General Management – Leuven Campus)

Benjamin LebrunHello, I’m Benjamin Lebrun and I’m currently following the Masters in General Management Programme at Vlerick Business School in Leuven.

I graduated one year ago as an Electromechanical Engineer at KU Leuven but during those studies I soon realized that I wanted more business knowledge so the choice for Vlerick was obvious!

Want to know more about Vlerick or want to know if Vlerick is the right choice for you? Don’t hesitate to contact me via benjamin.lebrun@edu.vlerick.com.

 

 



Elisabeth Leysen  (Masters in Financial Management – Brussels campus)

Elisabeth Leysen Hey everyone! I am Elisabeth Leysen and this year I am following a Masters in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School.

I chose to follow an extra Master programme as I felt that my university studies ‘Applied Economic Sciences’ at the KU Leuven did not provide me with the necessary practical learning experience. During my two first months studying at Vlerick, I’ve already participated in different M&A cases in class and as well as outside of class, organized by Morgan Stanley and Lazard.

Next to my studies I am a very outgoing person who enjoys the company of her friends and family. I played piano for about 8 years and this year together with some classmates, we plan to take a Basic Fit subscription in order to keep fit during our Vlerick year.

Don’t hesitate to contact me: elisabeth.leysen@edu.vlerick.com

 



Jamie Nicholson (Masters in International Management & Strategy – Brussels Campus)

Jamie Nicholson Hi! I’m Jamie and I am currently apart of the International Management and Strategy Masters program here at Vlerick.

I’m an American far away from her home state of Maryland excited to be a part of what Vlerick has to offer. I have loved my time in Belgium so far and all the adventures that have come along with it. My background is mostly in Brand Management and Business Development, specifically on an International level. I also worked a year at a Global Supply Chain and Logistics company before coming to study at Vlerick. This experience really increased my motivation to move abroad and continue my education. In my spare time I also really enjoy playing Lacrosse, and am apart of a team here in Brussels.

This next year I will be trying to make the most out of any opportunities Brussels and Vlerick throws at me. I hope you can follow along on this journey with me and my blog updates.

Looking forward to all the adventures ahead! Questions? Contact me: jamie.nicholson2@edu.vlerick.com

 



Elodie Vanden Avenne (Masters in Financial Management – Brussels campus)

Elodie Vanden AvenneHello there! My name is Elodie Vanden Avenne and I’m currently enrolled in the Masters in Financial Management programme, also called “MFM” at the Brussels Campus.

Before that, I studied Business Engineering at KULeuven. I joined Vlerick Business School to get some hands-on experience and to be exposed to the professional world as much as possible, while still being a student 😉.

If you have any questions about the MFM program or anything else, do not hesitate to contact me: elodie.vandenavenne@edu.vlerick.com.

 



Mario Vanderlinden (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

Mario VanderlindenHey! I’m Mario Vanderlinden, a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship student at Vlerick.

I graduated as a Business Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven and started my journey at Vlerick to learn more about innovation and to develop my entrepreneurial mindset. Besides all of that, I am very passionate about travelling, sports and the newest technologies.

Feel free to contact me in case you have any questions, then we can meet up and get a coffee (or a beer) together: mario.vanderlinden@edu.vlerick.com

 



Iuliia Zhuk (Masters in Marketing Management – Ghent Campus)

Iuliia ZhukI am Iuliia Zhuk, and am currently following a Masters in Marketing at Vlerick Business School.

I grew up in the heart of Siberia, between the deepest lake on the Earth and the fairy taiga. Although I am an economist by training, I am an artist at heart. I have a passion for art, painting, playing the guitar and performing. But I also love to work with talented and positive people; that’s why I`m at Vlerick.

In case you have any questions, you can always contact me: iuliia.zhuk@edu.vlerick.com