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 matter.
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.