Amsterdam Research Project in action! An update from Myanmar and Indonesia

Soon the applications for the Amsterdam Research Project (ARP) will open again and a new group of students will be selected to conduct market research in a far-away emerging economy. We have already shared some experiences on what the first months of acquisition and desk-research in The Netherlands are like, but what can you expect […]

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How to focus and improve productivity?

Every student is familiar with the problem of lack of concentration and stress during the exam period. Staring at your laptop, checking your phone every second and when the stress is real, studying until the middle of the night. We have searched for some help to deal with these struggles. We had the opportunity to […]

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Speaker Series Recap: Dick Schoof

Three weeks ago, the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) visited VU Amsterdam to discuss the current threat level for terrorism in the Netherlands. After the attacks in Paris, Brussels, Berlin and London – four cities that are in many ways similar to Amsterdam – many of us wonder: ‘will Amsterdam be next?’. In […]

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Coffee & Concentrate | Our favorite study spots

Tired of studying at home or at the university? Or just looking for some nice places to study in Amsterdam? We have found you some study spots in each part of the city! We have visited all of the locations and they are all approved. The spots we have found offer wifi and a decent […]

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Graduates Development Program Update #1 : IJhallen

In the summer of 2017, 15 members of the GDP team will depart to the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. In cooperation with the All Out Africa Foundation, they will contribute to the development of local entrepreneurs by sharing their knowledge in the field of economics and business. Are you curious about their research phase? Are you […]

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How to leverage your ARP story in landing your dream job

You’ve probably heard of the struggle to get a job without having any experience. It is one of those paradoxes HR manager love to use: requiring work experience for entry-level jobs. I’ve had my fair share of job applications, which only resulted in some mild scepticism towards HR agents. Sounds familiar? Let me tell you […]

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