Praise youth and it will prosper!
There’s an old Irish proverb that says “Praise youth and it will prosper”.
University professor Dr Mario Vanhouke cannot agree more.
In his most recent paper, published this month in the Journal of Modern Project Management, he explains two ways in which young Masters’ students can get involved in the professional PM world.
The collaboration between the Belgian Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI Belgium) and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEB) from Ghent University in Belgium has resulted in two initiatives to recognize outstanding written work for students following the Project Management course module :
- The Master’s Thesis Award : a yearly award for the best thesis in Project Management
- The University Contest Award : for the best group assignment of master’s students
This collaboration is highly appreciated by both professionals and students, and increases the awareness of the importance of the Project Management discipline for their future career.
Read the full paper here : Praise Youth and it will Prosper
The Author, Prof. Dr. Mario Vanhoucke is Full Professor of Business Management and Operations Research at Ghent University (Belgium), Vlerick Business School (Belgium, Russia, China) and University College London (UK). He has a Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and is the author of three project management books published by Springer (see www.or-as.be/bookstore ).
Mario Vanhoucke is also a founding member and director of the EVM Europe Association (www.evm-europe.eu). He is also a partner in the company OR-AS (www.or-as.be) which released a third version of its project management software tool ProTrack 3.0 (www.protrack.be).