I have always travelled a lot with my family. I like meeting different people from different cultures so much that I decided that I not only wanted to study abroad but also wanted to study an international subject. I made the right choice coming to HZ. It has a very international approach to its courses. If I had done IBMS in Spain, it would have been much more about that country itself, but HZ teaches me to look beyond borders with cases from other countries.
A Study Coach to Fall Back On
HZ is a small university. To me that is definitely a plus. I feel I am in a better learning environment. It is never crowded and it is more personal - my friends who study in Spain tell me about classes with 70 to 100 people. Here, everybody knows you by name and if you have problems, there is always someone there to help you. Living on my own for the first time, time management was a challenge for me. We have study coaches and mine helped me with that. It is great to know that I have someone to fall back on here at HZ.
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IBMS offers a comprehensive programme. It touches on every part of the business world, from economics to Excel, finance, and business law. You graduate knowing a little bit of everything. A perfect basis for your working life, since you don’t know yet where you will end up working and which skills you will need.
One of my big accomplishments here is that I learned to work in groups. It can be a challenge. Not everyone agrees on everything and I can be quite bossy. But you have to learn to reach your goal together. It is something that I will have to do in my working-life as well and I have already picked up the skills here.
Organising an Event
Right now, we have to organise a real-life event together. We learned all the theory in the first semester and now, in the second, we have to do the actual work. These kinds of practical projects as well as the student companies we have to set up in the second year are quite unique. I know of no other university where you can do so many things in practice. In fact, it is one of the main reasons I chose HZ. It felt like the kind of education that would help me find a job fast.
Experience a Totally Different Culture
I came here because I like to travel and discover new cultures. That drive hasn’t changed. If anything, it has grown, because HZ offers so many opportunities. We can do one minor and two internships abroad. I think I will go to Asia, because I would like to experience yet another totally different culture.
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