This academic year I'm combining the MSc in Change Management
with an administrative internship at UniPartners Groningen, an
organisation affiliated to the University that tries to bridge the
gap between higher education and industry by involving students in
consultancy projects in companies.
Combining studies and administration means I have to work
particularly hard, especially since the studies are very demanding.
A lot is expected of you, and the lecturers are critical of
everything. After my BSc in International Business & Management
I decided not to take the beaten track. I wanted to investigate
another subject area and opted for Change Management. The backbone
of the MSc programme for me is the Field Course, which deals with
developments in Change Management, the things that influence it,
and project management. Your level of thinking goes up by leaps and
bounds because you have to take a critical approach to the subject
I hope to graduate in six months' time. I'm not sure what I
shall do then. I want to have a good think about it in the summer:
whether to continue my studies somewhere else or to start working.
There's a good chance I shall go into consultancy, where I'd like
to do something with people, as they often play an important role
in organisational change.