The Van Deventer Maas Stichting (VDMS) established in 2009 an Alumni Association (AA) for graduates who attended a university or professional education institute with a scholarship of the VDMS. Registration is open for all former VDMS students.
Profitable networksThe purpose of an Alumni Association is amongst others to facilitate the building of networks through which the members can keep in touch and support each other, to stay in contact with the educational institutions and also to follow their progress for e.g. potential future employment or referral. It is also in a way, a platform for continued learning and special courses. It will organize part of the financial support for such courses and it will encourage alumni to act as trainers and coaches for students in their own field if expertise.
The reason why the Van Deventer-Maas Stichting launched an Alumni Association for graduates was the desire to extend the bond the alumni have formed with VDMS and vice versa.
Also an alumnus can in this way benefit from supporting their Alma Mater and at the same time support current students. Moreover, it is considered honourable to function in the Association, because the alumnus gives something back to the Indonesian society as a whole and to the university community in particular.
Thus, this special group can be active in passing on a creative spirit, with a sense of social responsibility and with an urge to pass on their skills and knowledge to their fellow alumni and to the VDMS students, as a tutor (for these students).
The activities that we foresee for the Alumni are amongst others: regional Alumni meetings, workshops to enhance knowledge and skills, such as 'How to Start a Business' and 'Train the Trainers', E-learning activities, English courses and Leadership Courses.
Become a member of the Alumni Association. How?
Are you a former VDMS scholarship student then join the Alumni Association.
Apply for a membership by clicking here and follow the easy application procedure.