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External Affairs Officer: My Experiences

External Affairs Officer: My Experiences

Over the past 10 months, I have been the external affairs officer of the board at Asset | International Business & Management. In this article, you can read about my experiences over the past months and get more insight into what my function entails.  Let…

Vice-Chairman of the Board: My Experiences

Vice-Chairman of the Board: My Experiences

For the past ten months I have been the Vice-Chairman of Asset | IB&M. Originally from Bergen op Zoom, my name is Bram Teunissen, and I started my studies in Tilburg in 2018. When I started at IB&M, I joined the promotion committee as chairman,…

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

Curious about how I experienced my board year? In this article, I will tell you a bit more about being the External Affairs Officer of Asset | International Business & Management.

First thing first, let me introduce myself; My name is Laura van Wesel, I am 20 years old, and for the last 6 months I am the External Affairs Officer of Asset | IB&M. I was born in Zegge, and lived there my whole life before moving to Tilburg. I still have to finish my third year of the BSc International Business Administration, with hopefully an exchange to Barcelona. Initially, I would go to Lima, Peru on exchange last year. But, like many other exchanges, this was canceled because of COVID-19. 

Speaking of COVID-19, it has changed a board year a lot in comparison to other years, but I can assure you, it didn’t make it less fun! 

Why did I choose to do a board year?

As I already mentioned, I first planned to go on exchange to Lima, Peru. When I heard that this was canceled, I started thinking about my other options. At first, I was thinking about doing an internship since I already figured out that online lectures wouldRead more »

TREASURER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

TREASURER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

Hello there, My name is Anton van Werkum and for the past 9 months I have been the Treasurer of Asset | IB&M. In 2017 I moved to Tilburg to study International Business Administration, where I joined IB&M as a member of the First Year…

Interview with Dr. Amir-Ahmadi

Interview with Dr. Amir-Ahmadi

Job Interview, Nightmare or Skill Interviewing within the modern business setting invariably takes place in an environment full of urgency. The time allotted to the interview is essentially limited. Consequently, a non-directive approach finds very little application; it’s necessary to use the guided an in…

First year student guide: Tilburg University

First year student guide: Tilburg University

Being a first year student at a university is an exciting experience, but also a completely new experience. Therefore, I (an experienced first year student) would like to share some tips with you. These tips definitely helped me during my first year as an IBA student. They vary from public transport to study associations, so be prepared to take notes!

#1 TOP week
TOP stands for Tilburg Orientation Program. TOP week is an introduction week for first year students, where you can meet other students and explore the city of Tilburg. There are also lots of activities where you can explore the sport and study associations. You can have drinks, play games, but you also get information about your study. Therefore, I would advise you to participate in the TOP week. It is the perfect kick-off for your first year!

#2 Study and student associations
Study and student associations are the perfect place to meet with students, also from other years, and to improve some of your skills. These associations organize lots of informal activities (pub quizzes, parties, bowling, etc.) where you can get to know other students. There is Asset | Tilburg, Olof, I*ESN, and many more. You canRead more »

Interview Organizational Behavior teacher: dr. Sue Park

Interview Organizational Behavior teacher: dr. Sue Park

Dr. Sue Park teaches Organizational Behavior (OB) to first-year IBA students. She lived and worked in multiple countries and has a lot of experience with different (organizational) behaviours in different cultures. In this interview you will get to know more about her very international career. …

Interview drs. Dirk Leysen

Interview drs. Dirk Leysen

IBA students know him from his phrase: “profit is an opinion, cash is reality”. He has been a teacher at Tilburg University for more than 20 years and is still teaching. Of course I am talking about drs. Dirk Leysen. Dirk grew up in Dessel,…

IBA Alumni Interview #3

IBA Alumni Interview #3

Can you give us a short introduction about yourself?

I’m Timo, 24 years old, and I studied IBA at Tilburg University from 2013 to 2016. Originally, I am from the Netherlands, but I currently live in Geneva, Switzerland, where I work for Procter & Gamble. You might not know the name, but you probably know some of our brands, like Gilette, Pantene, and Dreft.

What was one of the highlights during your time as an IBA student?

Without a doubt, my exchange to Hong Kong. I would encourage everyone to go on an exchange, where-ever it may be. It sounds super cliché but you really do learn to be independent, make friends for life, and likely have an amazing time.

What was the most instructive during your time as an IBA student

The fact that IBA is so broad was what brought me most for the job which I am doing now. Unless you really specialize (e.g. accountancy, finance, supply chain management), I think many jobs involve ‘general management’ which requires knowing something about everything. Even though I work in brand management, I still have to make analyses, understand the supply chain, and the legal world, the finances, etc.

What master study did you choose?

I didRead more »