Since 2015, the Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB) and Delaware Consulting have actively been collaborating to build bridges between the professional and educational world.
We firmly believe in the educational quality provided by the EhB. Did you know that EhB actually included some in-depth SAP training in the curriculum? That’s quite unique in the Belgian educational system.
We asked a number of questions to Steve Weemaels, lecturer, and one of our points of contact at the EhB.
“Our Applied Computer Science program is a very practical and skills-based degree program. Our students literally work for and with the IT sector throughout the 3 years. We give our students a comprehensive training aiming at delivering all-round young IT professionals to the labor market after graduation. Although we emphasize the importance of interdisciplinarity within the IT field, we do focus on 3 specialization modules as well: Networks & Security, Business-IT (SAP) and Software Engineering.
Also soft skills have an important place in the curriculum. For example, ‘thinking with the customer’, managing software and integration projects, and communicating with technical people as with people from the business as well.”
“10 years ago, students expected to ‘know everything’ when they graduated. Nowadays, they seem to realize that lifelong learning is an important competence. Life is different now. They see new technologies coming towards them at an incredible speed and manage somehow to use what they need and proceed to the next technology. Also, a healthy work-life balance seems to be much more important now than it used to be.”
Involving technology partners like Delaware Consulting in the curriculum is a win-win situation for the student, the company and the university college. Students get in touch with the private sector, which is the number 1 place where most will start their career. And for companies like Delaware it’s an opportunity to get in dialogue with the talent of tomorrow.
This year Delaware Consulting plans on hiring +50 junior functional and technical consultants and opens around 15 internships. Do you want to know more? Come and talk to us at the Career Launch on 14/03 in the Ehb campus Nijverheidskaai or at one of our future on-campus guest lectures.
Steve Weemaels, Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Lecturer
Steven Coemans, Delaware Consulting, Corporate Talent Acquisition. You can connect with Steven on LinkedIn.