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Vice-Chairman of the board: My experiences

Vice-Chairman of the board: My experiences

Hi There, My name is Ron Lether and for the past 10 months, I have been the Vice-Chairman of Asset | IB&M. I started studying IBA in 2016 and also started doing committee work at the beginning of that year. In my first year, I…

Exchange experience Finland during COVID-19

Exchange experience Finland during COVID-19

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…

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE BOARD: MY EXPERIENCES

This year has been an amazing rollercoaster. Where do I start?

My name is Gijs Korthout and I am 20 years old. Currently, I am an External Affairs Officer of study association Asset | International Business & Management. Asset | IB&M is the study association for students studying the BSc International Business Administration and the MSc International Management. We serve over 1200 students. In this blog I will tell more about my year as an External Affairs Officer at Asset | IB&M and why I decided to do this.

Background

Before I joined the Board of Asset | IB&M, I have had some years to get to know IB&M already. During my first year, I joined the IBA Committee, of which I was a treasurer. We were responsible for the guidelines, organizing the IBA trip to Frankfurt, the IBA cantus, and the IBA party. After that, I was an External of the Intercontinental Travel Committee. We successfully organized a 16-day trip to Miami and Mexico-City. During the first semester of my third year, I went on exchange to Lima, Peru. The whole application process took place, while I was on exchange. Five day after returning from exchange, I was already meeting up withRead more »

International experience interview

International experience interview

Who are you, where are you from and what is your educational background before coming to the Netherlands?  My name is Taha Tajerian and I come from Iran. Before I came to the Netherlands, I got my bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. I did work…

Internship interview: Stan Verdurmen

Internship interview: Stan Verdurmen

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…

Must to Do: Business Documentaries to Watch

Must to Do: Business Documentaries to Watch

While having free time we tend to focus on our hobbies and spend our time watching unmeaningful movies and series that barely contribute something to our academic or career development. However, lucky for us, recently a lot of film production companies have created various documentaries that are business-related which not only deal with business topics but also tell a story…making them extremely interesting and enjoyable to watch.

Apart from our all-time favorite econ and business documentaries such as E-dream, Startup.com, and Freakeconomics; here are some business-related documentaries to watch while having free time: American Factory, Decoding Bill Gates, Saving Capitalism.

  • American Factory plot goes around Fuyao, a glass Chinese company owned by businessman Junming Wang, that was reestablished in an abandoned General Motors factory, and its journey of overcoming bankruptcy. American Factory shows all the business and personal conflicts of the employees as well as the cultural problems while reforming the company’s business model with the help of the dreams and hope of the employees for better life quality.
  • Inside Bill Gates’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates shows the human side of the genius and creator behind Microsoft. The documentary shares Mr. Gate’s most relevant personal anecdotes and memories as well as the developmentRead more »
EXCHANGE INTERVIEW: MALAYSIA

EXCHANGE INTERVIEW: MALAYSIA

Hi, I’m Ruben and I’m 20 years old. For my exchange semester, I went to Monash University in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. An experience to always remember. What reasons did you have to choose the country/city you went on exchange? It is the 16th of July…

Master Student Interview: Marketing Analytics

Master Student Interview: Marketing Analytics

Hello! My name is Sophie van Esch, I am 23 years old, and I am currently finishing the Master Marketing Analytics at Tilburg University. Prior, I studied the Bachelor Business Economics at Tilburg University after which I had really no idea what Master I should…

Master Student Interview: Information Management

Master Student Interview: Information Management

Hello! My name is Pieter Cox. I am a 22 year old Master Student at Tilburg University. This is my fourth year of studying on our beautiful campus. After my bachelor IBA I decided to start the master Information Management. I started this master in January of 2020 and have had half a year of courses now. As you may know, the second half of this semester has been given online. All classes were either given through conferences or a special other way.

Before I even started my bachelor study International Business Administration, I knew I wanted to do this master. When orienting for a bachelor study, I also looked at the possible master studies given at that same university. Information Management immediately caught my attention. The reason why I chose this master is because I feel like there is a lot of potential in data and IT when combined with business. The study is well ranked and it perfectly fits my interests. Furthermore, my father’s company is also data/information management based and I have always been very interested in what he was doing.

Master Student Interview: Finance

Master Student Interview: Finance

My name is Lisa Cornelissen, I am 22 years old, and currently I am finishing the Master Finance at Tilburg University. Prior to this Master I did the Bachelor International Business Administration, also at Tilburg University.  A year ago, I had to make the decision…

Master Student Interview: Marketing Management

Master Student Interview: Marketing Management

My name is Max and I am currently following the Marketing Management Master, which I started last September. Besides my study, I work as an online marketeer at a marketing agency specialized in creating Google Ads campaigns and website design for SMEs. When I started…

Master Student Interview: Supply Chain Management

Master Student Interview: Supply Chain Management

My name is Michel, currently a Supply Chain Management (SCM) master student at Tilburg University. I started my master in September 2019, and plan on graduating in December after I have written my thesis combined with a fulltime internship at Royal Philips. Prior to Supply Chain Management, I did the bachelor study International Business Administration. Aside from studying, I have been active at T.S.R. Vidar and Asset | International Business & Management. In the academic year of 2018-2019, I had the opportunity to do a board year at Asset | IB&M in the role of External Affairs Officer.

Making a decision on which master to follow was not an easy one for me, as initially many different subjects within my bachelor interested me. What helped in making this decision, was to get an impression via career events to see whether the business environment of major companies in that industry would suit me. In the end, the decision was between Strategic Management (Consultancy Track) and SCM, as through career events I experienced that I enjoy both consultancy as well as SCM-related cases. The largest discrepancy between both studies is the focus: Strategic Management is quite general, whereas SCM focuses mainly on theRead more »

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.…

Master student interview: Accountancy

Master student interview: Accountancy

Hey all! I am Koen Salet, currently 22 years old and following the master’s in Accountancy. If you are a member of Asset | IB&M, you might know me from the committees I participated in during the last couple of years. I started in 2016…

Master student interview: International Management

Master student interview: International Management

What it is like to be an International Management Masters Student… 

My name is Charlie Mhaitang. I am 24 years old. Born in Thailand, raised in the Netherlands. I am a master’s student studying “International Management” at Tilburg University. 

In my professional career, I want to help firms expand their businesses to foreign countries. So, I chose this master for that purpose. Furthermore, I also like the fact that the coursework offers a variety of subjects from different fields such as finance and marketing. It is important for a manager to be able to think strategically on all divisions of a company.

“I like the fact that the coursework offers a variety of subjects from different fields such as finance and marketing”

The class size of the program is small, consisting of about 60 students. Which I find very pleasant as I can interact with my classmates and lecturers more easily. What had also led me to choose this program was that both the master and university are highly ranked in prominent ranking lists such as Times Higher Education and the Financial Times.

The program offers courses that teach the “why, how, and where” firms internationalize, along with other important management subjects such asRead more »