The Professional Development Courses & Seminars are offered in partnership with external organizations and take the form of intensive seminars.
To mix active and busy professionals with MEL students has proven a worthwhile endeavor, highly evaluated by both groups, as well as giving students a chance to broaden their network.
Below you can find some of the guests that have visited MEL to take part in the Professional Development Courses & Seminars.
Expectations of the course:
In this seminar, you will learn about networking, and the way you can use it to find work in the Netherlands. The lecturer uses a lot of practical examples and adds a portion of humor to help you enlarge your network. Also, he educate you on all the processes involved in how networking ‘works’ in the Netherlands. All students can ask their questions during the seminar, it is a very interactive session and it even includes a genuine networking exercise. Be prepared for an inspirational session!
Mr. Richard Engelfriet
On October 8th, the Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) and YoungShip Rottedam (YSR) signed a sponsor contract at the campus of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Part of the contract is the enrolment of all MEL students to the Rotterdam branch of the international network community for young professionals and students. This provides the students with the opportunity to meet people who are working in the maritime industry in and around Rotterdam.
The two organisations will work closely together on organising seminars and networking events aimed at developing the next generation of maritime professionals. The majority of the MEL MSc programme participants are international students, for example the current class has 35 students with 17 different nationalities. The membership base of YSR is also very international with members from all over the world. “Therefore it was obvious that we should combine forces, and not only provide social activities, but also work on knowledge sharing and enhancement.” as YSR board member Frederic Løvenskiold explains.
From the early establishment in Bergen, YoungShip has experienced a booming growth. Today, YoungShip provides access to 2.500 young members in 16 central maritime clusters spread all over the globe. The Rotterdam branch was established in November 2014 and has proofed to be a suitable platform for meeting equal minded maritime professionals and students. A broad mix of international attendees usually find their way to the monthly gatherings.
Mr. Bert Kruk, Port Consultant of the World Bank