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Alumni Newsletter
Economics and Management
25 september 2014
Dear alumni,

This summer we welcomed almost 800 graduates into our alumni community, growing and strengthening our alumni network. Especially with the changing labor market, the network of more than 25,000 alumni at companies large and small all over the world is of great value. We hope you too keep your information up to date and stay connected to the alumni network. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus or meeting you elsewhere.

Kind regards,
Lex Meijdam, Dean Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Back to Campus: Corporate Social Responsibility
On Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 4 PM professors Jeroen Derwall, Johan Graafland and Philip Joos and alumni Tal Ullmann, Associate Director at Sustainalytics and Tom Francken, CEO at Desso as well as Luc Lenaerts, Senior Director Sustainability at Philips Healthcare will give lectures on different aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility. Does CSR really make a difference? Does the market value CSR? What are the opportunities and pitfalls? Read more, see who’s coming and register

Tilburg University is committed to a sustainable society and also encourages researchers, teachers, support staff, students, and stakeholders to actively contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Read more
Alumnus in the spotlight
Bachelorvoorlichtingsdagen Joost Smits studied Econometrics and Operations Research and graduated in 1994. Since 2013, he has been Director Marketing & Sales at SPG Prints, a worldwide leading company in textile- and graphic printing. Read more

Alumni Association VAET welcomes graduates in econometrics and operational research and organizes its annual alumni day October 3Read more

Expand your knowledge

On October 1 Tilburg Night University takes place. You can attend lectures and cultural events, taste exotic food and support Professors for Development, this year’s charity. Read more

Not for you, but for your kids Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology organize the ‘Kinderuniversiteit’. The next lecture will take place November 12. Read more (in Dutch)

New Research

Feeling powerful increases saving, even if there is only a small increase in the sense of power shows research by Assistant Professor Anne Klesse and her co-authors at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read more

Professor Luc Renneboog discovered that the language spoken in a company influences the strategic choices the company makes. Read more (in Dutch)

Assistant Professors Stephan Hollander and Kelvin Law learned that communication between managers and the investment community regarding annual or quarterly earnings numbers via conference calls can have an unintended price tag. Read more

Social Innovation is the topic of the latest issue of Tilburg Research, the university’s special interest magazine on research and its impact. Read the magazine

More information on research and media appearances by our faculty members can be found on the website www.econtrack.nl (in Dutch)
Expand your Network

Alumni News

Recent graduate in accounting Rosanne Engel has received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship (Ivy Circle Award) to follow a Master’s program in Public Health at Yale University. A tremendous achievement that we are very proud of. Read more

Several graduates in our bachelor programs were awarded the Excellence Scholarship to continue their Master’s program. Amongst them are Lukas Beise, Sam de Haas, Lenka Habětínová, Ruben van den Hengel, Shangen Li, Arthur van der Linden, Philip Pilgerstorfer, Ernst Roos, Ruben Sertons, Hongfei Sun, Oliver Wichert, Tim Wolter and Molin Ye. We are proud to welcome these excellent graduates into our alumni community.

Tilburg University graduate Eveline Huisman was awarded the Best Thesis Award at the marketing department for her master thesis and graduates Jon van Rooijen and Koen Gerrits have, respectively, won the Fujifilm and Menlo Best Thesis Awards 2014. Read more

School News

In the field of Economics/Business, Tilburg University has climbed from 47th to 45th position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (known as the ARWU or the Shanghai Ranking). Each year, the Ranking lists the top 100 research universities in the world. Read more

Assistant Professor Sebastian Ebert receives a Veni-award granted by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his research on individuals’ investment, saving and trading behavior. Read more

NWO has also awarded four PhD research proposals of Tilburg University with a Research talent funding. Read more
Past Events

Back to Campus: Personal Branding

On 20 May 2014 Tilburg School of Economics and Management organized a workshop to help alumni determine and communicate their personal brand. Almost 70 alumni from different graduations years and study programs and working in large international organizations, SME’s or as independent consultants attended the event. They learned about personal branding, shared their experiences and strengthened their connection to each other and to the university.

In June a small group of alumni returned to the Faculty Club on campus to meet the School’s management team. Vice Dean for Research Arjen van Witteloostuijn also shared insights from his research on competition and collaboration during this event.  
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Alumni Magazine Until
October 1
Night University
October 3
VAET Alumni Event
November 4
Back to Campus: Corporate Social Responsibility
November 8
FEST Alumni Event
February 23 – March 21
Phone campaign to alumni
Pam Dupont – Alumni Officer, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg University - Warandelaan 2 - 5037 AB Tilburg - T 013 466 3603
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