Sprinting towards a successful career in consultancy

Erasmus Charity Run Participants
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Kateřina Krouská had two reasons for signing up for the Erasmus Charity Run 2024. She wanted to give something back, and that is why she is raising money for future scholarship students. She also has an affinity for running, back home in Czech Republic she was an enthusiastic runner. Up to now, she has notched up successes at national level at 400m and 800m. This will be the first time she’s seriously run 10km, but she vows to do her best on the day.

Unlocking Futures

Kateřina has herself received a Erasmus Trustfonds scholarship. “It would have been very challenging for me and my family to raise the funds for my MSc in Finance and Investments, so this financial support was very welcome,” she says. “During the application process, I felt Rotterdam School of Management valued me and wanted to invest in my future, so I decided I had to take part in the run and raise money to enable future students who want to study at EUR but do not have the financial means to do so.”

Kateřina is enjoying the Masters, especially as it has a practical focus on finance and the stock market: “I was good at Maths at school and was looking for a way to use the subject in my career. My undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance at Charles University in Prague dived deep into quant economics, but I also wanted to gain a better understanding on the business-side and the practicalities of the industry.” She has a particular interest in cryptocurrency, especially blockchain, and will be writing her thesis on the new exchange-traded crypto funds that can be bought on stock exchanges.

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Unveiling Opportunities

Kateřina is already preparing for her career in finance. Before arriving at Rotterdam, she completed an internship in audit, then another with a consultancy working on projects involving private equity funds. After that placement, the consultancy offered her a full-time position and she will be joining them after graduation, as she first wanted to complete her education at RSM.

“Before coming to the Netherlands, I spent the winter in Spain, studying in sunny Barcelona under the Erasmus scheme so the Dutch weather came as a bit of shock but I’m learning a lot at RSM, thanks to my scholarship, and know it will help me in my career,” she adds.

Meanwhile, Kateřina is looking forward to the Erasmus Charity Run and has even persuaded her boyfriend, flatmates, and classmates to join her to give more young people the opportunity to study at one of Europe’s leading business schools.

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