Faces of FEB | Archive
The Faculty of Economics and Business is a faculty with great diversity of people. But who are these people? Within ‘Faces of FEB’ we talk to different students, alumni, researchers and staff of the faculty and give a little peek into the world of these people. On this page you will find an overview of all people that have been interviewed for Faces of FEB.
Click on the names below and get to know our students, researchers, staff and alumni!
Faces of FEB | Students
"I’ll keep working hard to be at the big senior tournaments such as the World Championships and of course hopefully the Olympic Games in the future."
"Being on a board helped me acquire a lot of skills which I can confidently take with me to the workforce!"
"I have never had any experience with writing a book, but the one we created, I think I will cherish for the rest of my life."
"I believe that internships are the most important way of discovering yourself and your dream career. Internships offer you the opportunity to discover your path and learn more about the field that you are interested in as well as many other things."
"The GSA is a place where you can find community, and talk about shared experiences with fellow students from the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we want to make our faculty a more inclusive space."
"One year ago, I was oblivious to the existence of this function, but when I spoke with my predecessor last year around this time, she told me with much enthusiasm about the role and what it entails."
"We cannot stop climate change, but everyone can contribute a little to help to reach the 1.5°C goal and to live his or her life in a sustainable manner. Take the bike instead of the car whenever possible, eat responsible, keep flights to a minimum, buy clothes second hand."
"Due to sports I developed skills and competences like discipline, motivation and planning that could also be useful when working for or running a business."
"There are many fun and exciting activities coming up at FEB, so now that the Netherlands is opening up again, do go to the university, meet new people and connect again!"
"What I have enjoyed the most so far were the experiences I made working together with other ambitious students and teachers who were truly invested in teaching us."
"As a member of the student team of the FEB Career Services, I can work and develop myself to become better at what I am doing and at the same time work on my passion to help and inspire others."
"We need to stand together and uplift those that don’t have a strong voice yet, to make every single student feel comfortable and safe on campus and everywhere else."
"I read the description of the prize and recognized myself in it, so I decided to try and go for it, which turned out to be a good choice."
"Having just quit my job, it was an exciting prospect for me to build a business together."
"In certain topics the faculty council has the right to agree or disagree with the faculty policy. That is why the faculty council is so important!"
"The term first-generation academics has made me understand the different roles that family, social and economic background can play in one’s education, income, and occupation."
"I really enjoy the freedom I have as an assessor. You have some fixed things you need to do, but if you have a good idea or goal you can work on that as well."
“I thought to myself: I am just going to try it, maybe it will work!”
"I like to give them a little bit of wisdom and support them in their journey.“
“Especially now, because not everyone is used to teaching and studying online, it is so important to give your opinion on this.”
"Finding study mates to study with, at a safe distance of course, really helps. This way you can motivate each other to keep busy."
“I am very happy that I was still able to finish my bachelor this way.”
"I even managed to arrange an internship during these times!"
"You can always call the Student Support Desk. We are here to always provide guidance and support your learning experience."
"Those who are joining are, in my opinion, the ones who have an extra willingness to learn."
“Ironically, part of the new strategic plan wants to aim for digitization in education. Corona has sped up that process a little quicker than we had anticipated.”
“I noticed that within this period many creative ideas are brought up to make things possible.”
"The longer I am away from home, the less I miss it."
“In high school I had a friend that was really interested in philosophy and told me a lot about it. I think my interest in philosophy may have started there!”
“The fun thing about the board of Risk is that the board members are very close to other members of the association. This makes the atmosphere within Risk informal and fun.”
“Quest links students and directors so they can meet and discuss ways to improve the different programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business.”
“Actually this sounds a bit cheesy, but it gives me a great feeling when I can help the students.”
“It is so nice! Normally I stick with my Dutch friends, but now I am in such a different environment and get so many insights into other cultures.”
“When I nearly finished the programme I knew I wanted to continue studying.”
“The year before I started my bachelor’s degree I also went abroad, so I knew studying abroad would be a lot of fun.”
"I really loved hearing all the stories and learning about the faculty and all the opportunities available for students."
"I thought it would be a nice fit if I already have the knowledge and experience and can combine that with getting in contact with other students and helping them."
"My goal was to move outside my bubble and explore the world."
"I work so closely in a team with seven other people, so that made me reflect more on my own behavior as I kind of get a mirror in front of me."
"Representing the student in such a direct way during a decision making process and having the freedom to implement your own ideas, were the things that enthused me the most!"
"The main task of the council is to advise and consult the Faculty Board on affairs influencing the students and employees here at the FEB."
"With my company, I want to step it up a little to do more things I honestly like to film, like festivals, instead of taking every job I can like in the beginning."
Faces of FEB | Staff & Researchers
"It is interesting to see students exploring problems, and making choices of methods, and possible solutions, becoming increasingly confident along the way that they can break into the perceived magic of AI to conceive, design, implement, and eventually manage solutions involving AI: not just talk about AI but do it".
"I always felt that we could do more on making students aware of the skills they already have and helping them to further develop their skills".
"I am a big fan of podcasts and listen to several of them very regularly, for example when driving to the University. So, I thought why not explore this for teaching".
"Spring over hvor gærdet er lavest is a sentence I always like to refer to. It translates to “Jump over where the fence is lowest”. I see it as instead of putting in an unnecessary amount of effort/work to reach a certain goal, be efficient with the things you do".
"I am on a mission to bring more focus on personal development and mental health in higher education. My goal is to help the students gain the skills, which will help them to be successful and thrive academically and in their personal and professional life".
"Openness, curiosity, and a critical reflection of the own behavior as well as updating of the own knowledge are individual characteristics that are important factors in developing intercultural competence".
"Talk about the difference that difference makes, never stop at just pointing out diversity".
"Respect and equal opportunity are the most important things in a diverse environment. It’s encouraging to see our effort and progress on diversity and inclusiveness at FEB".
"To prosper as a staff member or student, it is not just your own skills and motivation that matter, always be aware that the context or environment in which you have to work or study matters a great deal as well."
"Online education has a completely different dynamic, and a lot of professors are now noticing that."
"When you discover that page, you will hardly ever have a question again!"
"I discuss about how being different from your colleages affects your decision making quality, creativity and overall performance."
"Who will be the winners and losers of Trump's trade war?"
"In our research, we explore the relationship between pay and collaborative behvior."
Faces of FEB | Alumni
"For me, the most important skill is to be able to talk to people and discover their real needs and requirements."
"My job really contributes to society."
"In my job it is really important to know the balance between socialising and steering for results"
“Before joining Deloitte, I had a vision about the big four consultancy firms of being very strict, very formal and very high power distance.”
"Homo universalis Leonardo da Vinci is actually the marketeer of the future."
"What I really like about Capgemini is that we believe IT is people business. You cannot just focus on technology alone."
"I realized innovation has become really important for a company to grow"
"Since much of my work is on the international sphere, you have to acquaint yourself with different cultures to be effective on the international scene."
"In my job I coordinate large complex change projects."
"My master taught me how to deal with current issues like frauds and non-compliance issues, for example into cribery and corruption."
"So in these days of fake news and fake information, I think the university really has to show what are the scientific results, what is the proof."
"For me, the most important skill is to be able to analyse figures."
"We sell them a solution that helps them make their job better or smarter."
"The best part of my job is the freedom."
"I think communication is a very important skill to have when you work in the audit"
"It is a good balance between a businesslike approach and also really cnotributing to a social environmental world."
"I feel that I am working on the topics, on the issues, that are important for our future."
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