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Meet Juan Mendoza Rodriguez, assistant professor of the accounting department at the VU. Many of you probably know him already, he is the lecturer and tutorial teacher of Accounting for first-year students. Accounting is quite a challenging subject for most of the students and many of you are not done with it yet. This interview […]

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Swapfiets • the story behind the blue-tired bikes

If you haven’t seen them yet, you have probably been living under a stone or you just came back from vacation. The ‘Swapfiets’ is taking over our capital city since last summer and it was a gift from heaven during the introduction week as everyone could instantly have a proper bike to use. The concept […]

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Meet the Campus | Spar University Manager Marvin

You see them every day and might even have a small talk with them. They provide you with knowledge, food and your necessary caffeine. They are there for you to make your life as a student a little easier. They help you pass your exams, survive that hangover and keep you awake during the lectures. […]

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Meet the Main Partners • ING

Creating a differentiating customer experience: our starting point ING Bank is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services. We draw on our experience and expertise, our commitment to excellent service and our global scale to meet the needs of a broad customer base, comprising individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, […]

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The Man behind Accounting • Juan Mendoza Rodriguez

Meet Juan Mendoza Rodriguez, assistant professor of the accounting department at the VU. Many of you probably know him already, he is the lecturer and tutorial teacher of Accounting for first-year students. Accounting is quite a challenging subject for most of the students and many of you are not done with it yet. This interview […]

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What it’s like to do a Management Traineeship at Pon

My name is Astrid Vos and I’ve been working as a Management Trainee at Pon since 1 September 2017. The traineeship is made up of 4 assignments at various Pon businesses, whereby you are given plenty of scope to decide for yourself how to complete your assignments. I would like to take you on a […]

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Young Entrepreneurs • The BikeBoys

In September 2016, Thijs de Ligt and Rendel Hijlkema started The BikeBoys, because they recognized that it was very difficult to find a good quality second-hand bike. For exchange students, it is very convenient to have a proper bike immediately at arrival in Amsterdam, the bike capital of the world. We interviewed co-founder Thijs de […]

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Meet the City • Vintage Stores

Fast fashion is the new thing: brands react to catwalk fashion and are able to offer what is trendy quickly and for relatively low prices. However, this is not great for the environment. As a solution to this problem, we have found some great vintage stores (besides the Episode and Zipper), that offer great vintage […]

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Boosting Quality of Life by Taking a Smarter Approach to Mobility

Quality of life in big cities and busy business districts is an increasing problem in the world today. Populations are growing and more and more professionals commute by car, which in turn leads to more emissions. These are all reasons to raise people’s awareness of shared mobility. Simone van de Koppel, Hub Manager at Next […]

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Take a break in and around the VU!

It’s no surprise that everyone knows breaks (in moderation) help foster effective studying. Lucky for us here at the VU, we have lots of options in and around campus for a fun, productive break. Studies show that taking a break positive effect your attention level, something we all could use some help with when hitting […]

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