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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

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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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Integrating Habits of Mind in College
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 7 March 2019, 5:42 PM
 

Integrating Habits of Mind in College

Do you have the appropriate habits to succeed in college, career and personal life?


Since Dr. Arthur L. Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick came up with the 16 Habits of Mind framework in 2009, school administrators all over the world have tried to implement them in their schools.  Teachers are encouraged to redesign and restructure their curricula and lesson plans to include these habits of mind together with a plethora of other initiatives, such as thinking skills, 21st century skills and the like. Implementation has been successful in some schools but waned off in others.  Colleges, universities and other higher-education institutes try to follow suit but at a lower scale.  So how far has it been successful?

College students nowadays might have been exposed to these 16 habits of mind in one way or another - through their elementary, middle ...

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CEO Maggie Feng represents Wittenborg during International Women’s Week in Amsterdam.
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 8:07 PM
 

CEO Maggie Feng represents Wittenborg during International Women’s Week in Amsterdam.

International Women’s Week in Amsterdam


Wittenborg's very own CEO, Maggie Feng, was invited by WomenInTech to the “Sounding of the Gong” ceremony of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange held at Euronext in Amsterdam, in company with many other successful women in celebration of the International Women’s Week.

The gong used to be sounded every week day at 09:00 A.M. to signify the start of trading. Then, on March 4th the ‘Sounding of the Gong’ was brought back to life by the hostess of the gong ceremony and leader of WomenInTech who goes by the name of Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers along with all the invitees, including Maggie.  

Snezana said: “We want to mark the start of the International Women’s Week 2019 by taking a moment to reflect on the progress women have made in achieving equal human ...

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Home of Ajax Football Provides Lesson in Smart Cities
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 3 March 2019, 2:14 PM
 

Home of Ajax Football Provides Lesson in Smart Cities

Visit to Johan Cruijff Arena Gives Wittenborg a Taste of its Glory


The Netherlands is one of the most distinctive football nations in the world and recently students from Wittenborg Amsterdam got a taste of that glory when they visited the Johan Cruijff Arena, home of Dutch football club AFC Ajax.  

The double-degree students got a tour of the stadium, walked the tunnel to the beat of the Ajax march, and even visited the club's changing room and the sky boxes. They were led by Wittenborg's Head of the School of Education, Bert Meeuwsen, and Clare Millington from the University of Brighton's Business School. Students doing the IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business in Amsterdam can also follow the BSc double-degree pathway in Business & Management, which is offered jointly by Wittenborg and the University of Brighton.

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Student Column: What does Punctuality Mean to You?
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:15 PM
 

Student Column: What does Punctuality Mean to You?

What does punctuality mean in different societies?  How pertinent is it in our daily lives?  What effect/s does it have in our interactions with other people?  Is it part of our ethics?

These are some questions that popped up in my mind when my International Management professor talked about the meaning of punctuality in different cultures.   

Punctuality means being on time for appointments or meetings or the completion of a required task.  The opposite characteristic trait is tardiness.  Different cultures view punctuality differently.  What is an acceptable degree of punctuality in one culture may be viewed repulsively in another culture.  So, what does it really entail?

To me, punctuality denotes respect, and tardiness is a sign of lack of concern and disrespectfulness.  To be punctual means to honour the contract which is mutually agreed by two or more parties to the agreement.  If ...

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Brazilian Graduate Lands Job at Top Agricultural Company
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 4:20 PM
 

Brazilian Graduate Lands Job at Top Agricultural Company

"Wittenborg Taught me What True Cultural Diversity Means" - MSc Graduate


There was a touching moment at this year’s Winter Graduation Ceremony when MSc graduate, Renan Roma, described how studying at Wittenborg gave him a new appreciation for what cultural diversity really means. 

Exactly a month before graduating with a Master of Science degree in International Event Management Renan, who is from Brazil, found a job with one of the world’s leading crop protection companies, ADAMA Nederland, as a digital marketing assistant. Before that, he worked for about 7 months as a trainee at the company.

“For me, the Netherlands is a country which is very open to international people. The proof is in the number of English-taught programmes available here for both bachelor's and master's degree students. During my studies I learned to...

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