What is CEMS Club Belgium?
CEMS Club Belgium is the Louvain School of Management student club of CEMS. Throughout the year, we organize a variety of activities to enhance the CEMS experience for students, corporate partners, alumni, and staff. Seminars and workshops are one type of event, but there are also more casual, fun-filled events like cottage weekends, sports activities, humanitarian projects, and travels both at home and abroad. It is a super enriching experience to be part of the CEMS Club Belgium as it gives you responsibilities while also giving you the opportunity to connect even more to other CEMSies involved within the association.
Being a CEMSie brings me so much from a professional and human perspective. The interactions with the corporate partners has enabled me to better understand who I was and what I liked and disliked in the professional world. The interactions and friendships made with other CEMSies, each with their own story and background, are a gift for life. CEMS and more particularly my role as CCB president have pushed me out of my comfort zone and encourage me, in front of each new challenge and opportunity, to ask myself the question: and why not me? Why shouldn’t I grasp this opportunity?
Being a CCB member, means having the opportunity of working side by side with the best talents in the world. People are proactive and determined: an opportunity you can’t miss if you want to be a leader of tomorrow!
Leaving Barcelona and my family and friends 1000km behind was equally challenging and exciting. As a member of the CCB I’ve come across extraordinary people who have become my new belgian -and partially italian- family. We’ve shared unforgettable memories, a bottle of fine wine and, obviously, memes. Daring to take a step forward and applying as Social Team Leader is a decision that I will never regret.
What a pleasure and joy to live the CEMS experience at LSM! What could be better than sharing and meeting other students who are as passionate as you are during the course days and ending with a good beer at Ginette’s? Being part of the CEMS Club Belgium is a real bonus for my social and professional life and I am so happy to share such great projects with such cool students.
As an international regular student, coming to Belgium from Italy was a significant change and personal challenge for me. I would have never been able to adapt and get comfortable in this new environment so quickly if it was not for the CCB. It gave me the possiblity to connect with Belgians and international students straightaway, get to know the Belgian culture and feel integrated in a global community. I see the CCB as my family here in Belgium and having someone you can always go to and trust is key when living abroad. An experience I truly recommend to everyone! p.s. A lot of fun is guaranteed.
How does the organization work?
Every semester a new board is elected by the previous board and starts a new wave of recruitment. Thanks to interviews with the HR manager and the president, we evaluate the motivation of the student and their future involvement within the team. Once the semester team is set up, it’s time to work ! The different departments work on several and various projects in order to enhance the CEMS experience for all the students. We organize events, conferences, parties, goodies, networking meetings, weekends and communicate all their projects to the LSM CEMS students. Our association is a real added value to give students a great experience during 2 years and to create a real community and friendship that will last once they are alumni. Moreover, we also try to help student networking with the corporate & social partners.
CEMS was built on the vision of creating a bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Since its creation in 1988, CEMS member schools have worked alongside industry and more recently NGO’s in providing expertise, insight and vision for all aspects of programme development, implementation and support.
Today, over 69 world-renowned companies operating in a variety of sectors and 8 non-profit organisations work together with students, alumni and faculty as a part of this global business network.
CEMS Corporate & Social Partners are active contributors to the CEMS network, interested in the development of international management education and recruitment. With the support of Corporate and Social Partners, CEMS is developing business leaders with professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society and the environment.