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Wittenborg Now Member of New Business Graduates Association (BGA)
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 25 March 2019, 2:09 PM
 
Wittenborg Now Member of New Business Graduates Association (BGA)

BGA to Focus on Responsible Management, Positive Impact and Lifelong Learning


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has become a member of the newly launched Business Graduates Association (BGA), an accreditation organisation that will expect its members to prove their commitments to social responsibility, diversity, equality and lifelong learning.

BGA is a sister brand of the British accreditation giant AMBA (the Association of MBAs), of which Wittenborg became a member last year and is on track to gain accreditation for its MBA programmes.

Unlike AMBA though, BGA will credit business schools as a whole and not only MBA programmes. Thus, membership is open to schools offering business programmes from undergraduate courses upwards whether ...

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Student Column: What to Do in Apeldoorn
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 24 March 2019, 2:09 PM
 
Student Column: What to Do in Apeldoorn

"Let's Update Each Other about Activities in and around Apeldoorn"


"I don't know what to do or where to go in Apeldoorn."
This is one of the complaints that I’ve heard from my friends.  We just don’t know what to do in Apeldoorn, when we have some spare time or when we are bored and need to do something to perk us up.  

Travelling to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, or Germany is sometimes out of the question as it takes too much time, effort and money.  Most shops and entertainment centres here are closed by 8 or 9 pm.  There seems to be nothing much to do in Apeldoorn - or so we thought.

For international students who speak little or no Dutch, it can be difficult to find information about the activities that are happening in and around the town.  Though the I AM EXPAT website is really useful and full of information in English, when you want to...

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Wittenborg Student Recalls Horror of Utrecht Shooting
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 22 March 2019, 1:05 PM
 

Wittenborg Student Recalls Horror of Utrecht Shooting

"In These Situations We Must Put Nationality and Religion Aside and Humanity First"


Wittenborg student student Varsha Punj was close by when a gunman opened fire on a tram in Utrecht on Monday which killed three people and injured five.  The final-phase hospitality student lives about 500m from where the incident took place in the Kanalieland neighbourhood and was at a close-by supermarket when the shooting started. "We were kept inside for an hour and a half and the air was filled with helicopters and the sound of sirens. I was not afraid, but it was terrible to see."

However, instead of being paralyzed by the incident, Varsha, joined a team of 11 people who are paying tribute to people who lost their live and offering reassurance to those affected by the tragedy. "I felt I had to do something - even if it is as ...

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Travel Card for International Students on the Horizon
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 21 March 2019, 1:55 PM
 

Travel Card for International Students on the Horizon

About 3,000 OV-Chipcards Issued in Trial with International Students


The Dutch are considering a travel card for international students to give them a discount on public transport after a successful trial in 2018 involving five universities and four universities of applied sciences. About 3,000 of these special OV-chipcards were issued. Another test run across the country will be done next year, a report from Nuffic states.

It is believed the card might help to alleviate the acute shortage of accommodation in student cities, giving them the option of living outside these cities and commuting to classes at a discounted fare. "It will also be handy for students doing internships who have to travel to their place of employment," according to Floor van Donselaar from Nuffic. In addition, the organisation believes it will help ...

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Student Column: In Praise of Patience
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:59 AM
 
Student Column: In Praise of Patience

“Are you patient or impulsive? Is there a litmus test?”

Patience  can be defined as the ability to endure pain or suffering when faced with affliction or provocation.  It basically means remaining calm and steadfast without resorting to impulsive reaction or action.  A patient person is as tenacious as steel or tar, which means tough and not easily affected by an external force.  Patience does not just mean the ability to restrain yourself from fighting or hitting another person, or going berserk and breaking things.  It goes beyond that.  Many people would claim that they are patient and humble. But are they?

So how do you know if you have patience? What is the litmus test?

Imagine this.  Your boss comes to you and starts shouting at you for a job badly done.  Do you shout back at him, defending yourself, or do you wait until he’s finished and then tell him, "let’s discuss the matter" when he...

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Trip to Münster Gives MSc Students Insight into Managing a Sport Club
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 17 March 2019, 6:57 PM
 

Trip to Münster Gives MSc Students Insight into Managing a Sport Club

Collaboration Between Sport Professionals Impress Students


Ten master's students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently visited German city Münster where they got to watch a professional volleyball match between USC Münster and Nawaro Straubing, as well as gaining valuable insight into the management of a sport club and the organisation of an event of that magnitude.

The group consisted of nine MSc students and one MBA student. They were accompanied by Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng.

USC Münster’s coach is Lisa Tomsen, a current Wittenborg student from Germany doing an MSc in Sport Business Management. Tomsen also gave a talk entitled “Life of a Professional Athlete”.

Trip to Münster Gives MSc Students Insight into Managing a Sport Club

How did students experience the trip?

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Career Counsellor Sanne de Jong brings in Paul Ginsberg of Cloud Integrate to talk about Salesforce and Trailhead
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:21 PM
 

Career Counsellor Sanne de Jong brings in Paul Ginsberg of Cloud Integrate to talk about Salesforce and Trailhead

"Wittenborg aims to help students pinpoint their career paths"


It can be quite difficult to determine what career path is best for students and graduates who are currently or soon to be looking for employment or internships. Fortunately, a seminar last week hosted by Cloud Integrate's Paul Ginsberg (partners with Salesforce) presented a free platform to help Wittenborg students and graduates gain experience about Salesforce. This can then enhance employability later on.

In short, Trailhead is a learning platform that aims to assist people in identifying their career paths within Salesforce. As said by Paul during the seminar, many of these types of platforms come with a price, however, Trailhead is completely free to use. "This is a chance to shout out about it, and allow ...

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D66's Michiel Scheffer Guest Speaker at Wittenborg Seminar on Brexit
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 3:58 PM
 

D66's Michiel Scheffer Guest Speaker at Wittenborg Seminar on Brexit

"Gelderland Province could Suffer a €25m Deficit if Britain Leaves the EU"

Brexit - a Messy Divorce  

With the UK’s messy divorce from the EU reaching boiling point this week, an executive member of Gelderland province, Michiel Scheffer, led a seminar talk at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Tuesday evening to shed light on the implications of Brexit for Gelderland province and Europe as a whole. 

The seminar - which happened only hours before parliament rejected British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time - was attended by Wittenborg staff and students, including Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, who was born in the UK, and Irish lecturer Daniel O’Connell.

The EU asserted in March 2017 that if no agreement is reached between the UK and the EU before the exit date of 29 March, the UK will have to ...

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Female Entrepreneurs at Wittenborg
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 11 March 2019, 3:57 PM
 
Bertha Carolina Tanaem

Wittenborg University proud to see its female students progress as entrepreneurs.

Bertha Carolina Tanaem

Bertha Carolina Tanaem is a senior majoring in International Trade Logistics. Inspired by her father’s entrepreneurial spirit, Bertha followed her dream of starting her own business while being a student at Wittenborg, and followed in her father’s footsteps. Passionate about design and fashion, Bertha saw an opportunity to promote local Indonesian fabrics through creating a handbag collection.

Bertha says, “Many people know about Indonesian batik but not many realise that Indonesia has a vast amount of cultures and fabrics. The idea was always there but I didn’t know how I wanted it to be done. After testing the creation process of one bag, I gained more knowledge about business processes and took it as an opportunity to start brainstorming for a business plan.” Bertha saw potential in her ...

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Wittenborg Promotes StudyinHolland at Ukraine's Largest Study Abroad Fair
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 9 March 2019, 4:14 PM
 

Wittenborg Promotes StudyinHolland at Ukraine's Largest Study Abroad Fair

Wittenborg Makes a Positive Impact at Ukraine's Largest Study Abroad Fair


The largest education abroad fair of Ukraine ‘Study Abroad’ held last week at Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine. Thousands of prospective Ukrainian students attended this fair which was organised by one of Wittenborg's official representatives in Ukraine, 'Study.ua'.  

There were present over 60 international universities, including Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Wittenborg was represented by Iryna Bernatska, Support Officer & Communication Coordinator at Wittenborg Amsterdam. Iryna, herself a 'Study in Holland' graduate was assisted by one of the Study.ua representatives, Alexander.

Wittenborg Promotes StudyinHolland at Ukraine's Largest Study Abroad Fair

Iryna received positive comments from the ...

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