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…
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 »
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. …
An Interview with Dr. Jean Louis Steevensz, chair of the research group “Business Innovation” at Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Today, besides being a lecturer, Jean Louis Steevensz is chairman of the research group “Business Innovation” at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Venlo. Jean Louis has a PhD in Marketing and shares a lot of his professional insights, experiences, and accomplishments in this interview.
There are many takeaways, and not only for business students!
Did you intend to become a researcher from day one?
No actually not, I first studied electrical engineering and then started my career in the design environment. After a couple years as a product designer, I started to work at Phillips in medical systems. My main task was to install MRI-Scanners in hospitals all around the world. Here I really learned how to represent Phillips and my passion for marketing slowly emerged. Shortly after, I decided to start a master program in marketing and supply chain management. I was fascinated by the width of marketing and what it encompassed. I was very dedicated towards my studies and worked ambitiouslyRead more »
“Dream big and follow the dream, do it now, not tomorrow” Amin Amani is a design engineer at ASML. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) in 2016. Amin is a passionate, motivated, and hardworking man…
You started looking for an internship during this pandemic. That can be quite a challenge. How did you find your internship company? What was your biggest struggle? It was a huge struggle for me. I had to look for an internship quite unexpectedly and therefore…
Laurens van Hest on his exchange to Turku, Finland 2020 Fall semester.
“What, you actually are on exchange?”
This question has been asked to me so many times the last few weeks that I have lost count at this point, however, it did make me realize just how special it is that I am having a wonderful time abroad. After having a quick chat with some university staff it became clear that only 3 out of all the 3rd year IBA students are on exchange, one of which is me, spending 5 months here in Turku, Finland.
“only 3 out of all the 3rd year IBA students are on exchange”
To be honest, it is really quite something strange being here, especially since there is hardly any impact of the Covid-crisis visible in daily life. Apart from following online classes with only a few assignments on campus, life just feels normal without any worries here.
Living in a house with 30 others that have the same urge to have the best time of their lives really makes the experience something special, afterRead more »