Griet Blieck has over 17 years of higher education experience in different roles. She is currently the Head of Corporate Relations Unit at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the KU Leuven, Belgium. Her main areas of expertise are university-business cooperation, career & employability services, experiential learning inside and outside the curriculum, student-entrepreneurship and alumni relations.
FEB’s Corporate Relations Office acts as the single point of contact and central hub, managing long term and mutually beneficial collaborative programmes, which result in diverse business solutions. In close cooperation with FEB’s student associations and the corporate world, the Centre offers a broad portfolio of job market preparation initiatives. In addition, the Centre organizes or facilitates intra and extra-curricular initiatives to develop management and employability skills in line with student’s own aspirations & ambitions of their future career. The Centre’s approach is in line with the faculty’s vision to prepare students for successful entrepreneurial endeavours and careers in the corporate world, in policy-making or research both on the national and the international level.
Formerly Griet was a Project Manager and Head of the Project Office where she co-ordinated many national and European funded projects in the field of professional skills development within Higher Education and the labour market and entrepreneurship education. She also coached other staff members in grant writing.