Female Confidence Often in Short Supply, Says Wittenborg CEO

Female Confidence Often in Short Supply, Says Wittenborg CEO

Wittenborg Seeks to Boost Women in Tech with MBA Fee Reduction

https://www.wittenborg.eu/female-confidence-often-short-supply-says-wittenborg-ceo.htm

Women who underestimate their achievements and often score themselves lower than what they actually deserve was one of the topics raised by Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng in a recent interview with Dutch regional newspaper De Stentor. The article was part of a series of how Dutch companies are faring in terms of female representivity at the top in light of a quota for women considered by the Dutch government.  

"This was my Lifeline to Family and Friends as an International Student in the Netherlands"

How a Little Green Book Helped Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng when She First Arrived in the Netherlands

How a Little Green Book Helped Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng when She First Arrived in the Netherlands

https://www.wittenborg.eu/was-my-lifeline-family-and-friends-international-student-netherlands.htm

What is your most prized possession? For Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng, it is a small, green address book that is already more than 30 years old,  given to her as a child in Beijing. She explained the value of the book in a recent column published in the corporate relations magazine of Achmea, the largest insurance company in the Netherlands with an annual turnover of €23 billion.

Master's Students Learn about Options in doing Sustainable Business

Master's Students Learn about Options in doing Sustainable Business

Visit to Fair Trade Centre an "Eye-Opener" for International Business Students

https://www.wittenborg.eu/masters-students-learn-about-options-doing-sustainable-business.htm

Master's students of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently got more acquainted with the concept of fair trade - which has been around since the 1950s - during a visit to the Fair Plaza in Culemborg, near Utrecht. The visit was part of a Project Week assignment which focused on sustainability. Using fair trade enterprises as a case study, the group explored the challenges and opportunities for more sustainable business and trading models.

Research on Supplemental Education Programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost

Research on Supplemental Education Programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost

Research on Supplemental Education Programmes

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been commissioned by the city of Amsterdam's Department of Youth and Welfare to conduct research and write a report on the effectiveness of supplemental education programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The report will focus on one organisation in particular, Buurt Talent Ontwikkeling (BTO - Neighborhood Talent Development) a social enterprise that offers homework support to students whose parents lack the financial resources or skills. BTO has grown from 30 students to more than 300 students in less than 10 years. They currently have more than seven locations and are considering expansion. The organisation was founded by sisters Lydia and Mierelle Seerdorf, social entrepreneurs who are familiar with the neighborhood and ready to face the challenges surrounding education in a resource poor-environment.

Taking your Dutch to the Next Level - in a Week

Taking your Dutch to the Next Level - in a Week

Wittenborg's Intensive Dutch Courses Remain Popular with International Students and Staff

Learning to speak any new language is not easy and Dutch is no exception. The good news is that you can make considerable leaps and bounds in learning if you submerge yourself totally in a language – even for a week. Which is what Peter Saes, Dutch language teacher at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, has been doing with the Dutch Intensive Courses he offers 4 times a year. Each course spans a week – from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saes joined Wittenborg 4 years ago where he teaches regular language classes to both undergraduates and master's students as required. In addition, he also teaches the Dutch Intensive Beginner and Intermediate courses, which were developed by him and focus on participants' speaking abilities. "The more you submerge yourself in a language, the easier it gets, which is why I think focusing on it for a week is so effective," Saes says.

Wittenborg Students Address 'Sustainability through Innovation of Circular Business Ideas' in Project Week

Wittenborg Students Address 'Sustainability through Innovation of Circular Business Ideas' in Project Week

A Real-Life Project

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-students-address-sustainability-through-innovation-circular-business-ideas-project-week

During the recent Project Week assignment, bachelor's students at Wittenborg were engaged in activities that require them to address the issue of 'Sustainability through Innovation of Circular Business Ideas'. The main aim of this real-life project is to encourage our students to be aware of environmental issues that are plaguing the world today.

Life after Graduation: What Happens Next?

Life after Graduation: What Happens Next?

Wittenborg Webinar Outlines Career Opportunities after Graduation to Prospective Students

https://www.wittenborg.eu/life-after-graduation-what-happens-next.htm

A post-graduation webinar hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has revealed that many prospective students are already thinking in-depth about their future careers before even starting their studies. Where do I start looking for a job? Is the labour market in the Netherlands any good? How will Wittenborg assist my job-search? These were some of the questions posed by prospective students during the webinar expertly facilitated by Yanti Setiawan, Wittenborg's Manager of Admissions & External Relations.

New Students to be given 9 weeks of additional induction support after their Introduction Week

New Students to be given 9 weeks of additional induction support after their Introduction Week

One week 'Introduction Week' extended to nine weeks

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is introducing an additional support system for new students after they have completed the introduction week at the start of their studies. For a period of up to 9 weeks after students start their studies, throughout the year, new students will have access to workshops and coaching sessions introducing them to the procedures and policies of studies at Wittenborg. The additional support to new students has been introduced as part of Wittenborg's drive to increase its support for students. The new initiative is the responsibility of the Wittenborg Students Support Team, headed by Support Office Coordinator Sophia Faraji and Front Office/Facilities Coordinator Vikram Athvale.