Beyond IHS: Career Day 2019
Just before the big day of graduation, the soon-to-be alumni students got back to classrooms 1&2 to learn more about what comes after leaving IHS behind.
On Wednesday, the morning session started with a workshop held by Mansi Jasuja, the President of IHS Alumni International. She emphasized how important networking is in professional life and encouraged the participants to be visible and build long term relationships that don’t stop at changing business cards. With the help of Viviana Cordero, an IHS alumna from Ecuador she showed students how to upgrade their CVs.
After the lunch break, the day continued with the presentation of Charmae Nercua, the Alumni Relations Officer who started her session with an energizer exercise for the upcoming discussion on life after IHS. For those who were considering staying the Netherlands, the PhD programme was introduced by Mario Villalba (current PhD candidate) and they were also encouraged to join the Buddy programme that helps the next generation of UMD students to adjust to the Dutch work and lifestyle.
This fruitful day ended with an informal discussion panel between IHS alumni and students, where a variety of topics came up, among which: dealing with cultural differences and learning Dutch for future careers.