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My board year as External Affairs Officer

My board year as External Affairs Officer

Hi there, As most of you know will probably know by now, my name is Tom Greenhead and I have been part of the board of Asset | International Business & Management as External Affairs Officer since January. In this article, I would like to […]

My year as Vice-Chairman at Asset | IB&M

My year as Vice-Chairman at Asset | IB&M

It is November, which means that for the past 9 months already I have had the amazing opportunity to be the vice-chairman of Asset | International Business & Management. In this blogpost, I am very happy to tell you more about what has made this […]

Business attire, a thing of the past?

Business attire, a thing of the past?

Business attires are more and more a thing of the past. Only in banking businesses and sales/marketing departments of businesses you will see plenty of suits. But why do younger employees prefer to wear casual clothing? And what does the customer think about it?

The change from going to work in a business attire to going to work in casual clothing is primarily caused by the millennials, which form about 60% of today’s workforce. Most millennials prefer wearing casual clothing because it is more comfortable to them and makes them feel less stressed. But what do customers think of buying, for example, a car from someone who is not in a suit? Most people would probably think that a salesman belongs in a suit. But during the past years, more and more customers would actually prefer to buy from someone in casual clothing over someone in a suit, because it makes the experience feel less formal and more personal.

Even though casual clothing might actually be preferred by some customers, not every employer is happy with it. The problem is, that because of the current economic growth, there are plenty of job positions available, so theRead more »

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Because of the broad focus of the Business Administration studies, it may remain unclear till the very end what kind of profession you will end up starting at after you have finished your Masters. To help clear this up we have created a list of […]

A Cashless Society

A Cashless Society

In Sweden, about 80 percent of the transactions are made with credit cards, mobile phones or internet banking. One of the causes for this high percentage is the app Swish. This is a mobile app, developed by Swedish and Danish banks, which promotes a cashless […]

The rise of Schiphol Airport

The rise of Schiphol Airport

With over 60 million passengers a year, Schiphol airport is one of Europe’s leading airports. Only Heathrow Airport in London and Charles de Gaulle in Paris transported more passengers in 2016. However, there seems to be some problems surrounding Schiphol’s policy. Last April there was a huge chaos, partly due to the start of the May holidays. Dozens of people missed their flights and there were long queues everywhere. There is a big social debate whether Schiphol can expand or not. First look at the video about the growth of Schiphol airport in the last 100 years.

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As seen above, Schiphol has grown into a huge airport in the past 100 years. However, it does not seem to be enough for the demand at all. Every year, more and more visitors are coming to Schiphol, and the number of flights that depart and arrive annually rises even harder. Schiphol itself had expected that they would not reach 500,000 annual flights by 2020, but the truth isRead more »


My Diary

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Hi there,

As most of you know will probably know by now, my name is Tom Greenhead and I have been part of the board of Asset | International Business & Management as External Affairs Officer since January. In this article, I would like to tell you what I do on a day-to-day basis, my ups and downs throughout the year, but mainly what I have learned over the last year. However, let me start by letting you know how I ended up in the board of our department.

During the second semester of my first year at university (2014-2015), I decided to become an active member at Asset | International Business & Management where I joined the European Travel Committee, which gave me my first experience calling companies as I was in charge of arranging several company and university visits. In my second year, I became the chairman of the Yearbook Committee, which was great fun and taught me to lead meetings. While I was on exchange in Montreal during the first semester of academic year 2015-2016, I decided I wanted to do something to boost my CV, and thus I decided to apply for a board year at our beautifulRead more »