After having finished my third Assignment, I landed in the ORMIT VIP. As a lot of ORMIT’ers on project or candidate new employees ask ‘What is going on when you’re in the VIP’, I’m going to dedicate my testimonial to this specific topic.Continue reading
What causes the yearly increase of the percentage of burnouts? How come so many people see working as an accepted way of suffering? On the other hand, how come ORMIT’ers can guarantee energetic leadership in the 21st century? Over more than 12 years I’ve been a fan of ORMIT, an extraordinary club that makes the ‘average’ academics more effective, more self-aware and above all socially more powerful.
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- The 2 biggest mysteries of ORMIT: Outdoor Event & Remco - 12 September 2012
Ever since I started the professional adventure that ORMIT’s traineeship is called, I’ve heard nothing but mysterious sounds about 2 unique experiences you will have as ORMIT’er… the Outdoor Event & the Remco Training!
After one and a half year of business analysing and diverse projects at the Logistics department of DuPont EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), I’d like to take you on a swift ride throughout the supply chain “jungle”. Pardon my roughness; any resemblance to existing persons is purely coincidental.Continue reading
At the end of June 1999, the teacher of the 6th grade in a local elementary school near Temse spoke to his students: “Today is your last day of elementary school, during the past 6 years me and my colleagues did our best to give you a certain baggage. From next year on you will be heading towards the airport and choose certain directions to get there. By the end of high school you will arrive at the airport and have to choose your destination. Some of you will start flying directly to their first job, others will first take a shuttle to another terminal before they take off. I wish you all the best!”Continue reading
Five years ago, I graduated as a commercial engineer. Having a relatively large number of options, I decided to look for a traineeship in which I could try out different disciplines. Once I found out about the multicompany program of ORMIT, I was sold, because it would allow me to enhance my resume with several assignments within different multinationals. ORMIT honoured that promise, and during my three year stay at the company I gained experience in projects at Dupont de Nemours, ArcelorMittal and GSK.
After a challenging time at the VIP, I had the opportunity to start my next assignment at the STIB-MIVB. Coincidentally all my assignments take place in organizations that are in some sort of crisis. The first 6 months of my ORMIT track I spent as a Pricing Analyst at bpost, a company accused and punished of misuse of its monopolistic position. As all operations of the Pricing department had to be halted until further notice, this verdict had a considerable impact on my day to day job. Next I gathered experience at BNP Paribas Fortis, which as a bank evidently was confronted with the global financial crisis but also with a domestic problem. More specifically, as Belgium’s largest retail bank, BNPPF shows the lowest customer satisfaction figures compared to its domestic competitor’s. As a result, most of the banks internal initiatives aimed directly or indirectly at the improvement of this competitive situation.Continue reading
When I graduated in September 2010, I decided to take some time off. In August I had the chance to sign my ORMIT contract so until January it would be a unique time in my life without any responsibilities or obligations towards anyone. I enjoyed my temporary liberty for a while by re-contacting lots of friends, graduating from my CEMS degree, travelling to South India and undergoing a teeth operation.Continue reading