An Evening Filled with Music, Joy and Flavour at Wittenborg Amsterdam
Wittenborg Amsterdam business students experienced an evening filled with music, joy and flavour on Friday, 19 November. Organised by senior lecturers Amy Abdou and Dadi Chen, the Music Workshop & International Food Night brought together ten students from different countries, such as India, Iran, Indonesia, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
During the event, participants had the opportunity to perform songs in their own languages, sharing a bit of their cultures with the group. After the performances, the students enjoyed a potluck dinner with typical dishes from different countries.
According to Abdou, who besides being a lecturer is also a singer and songwriter, the purpose of the event was to help students build confidence and work on their self-expression skills. “Entrepreneurs must be open and confident when pitching an idea or doing a presentation, and music is a great tool to help them build on these skills and connect with audiences on an emotional level. This activity was modelled after the workshops I organise for businesses, based on the work of social psychologist Amy Cuddy, who developed the principles of power posing,” she said.
Soujanya Garimella, an Indian MBA student who participated in the activity, described the event as “joyful and exuberant”. “We could sing our hearts out throughout the entire event. Moreover, it was a great way of getting to know our fellow colleagues and participants. Overall, it was an impressive and fun session where we could let go of our stress and be ourselves completely. I am thankful to our lecturer Amy for making this happen,” she added.
A video of the event will be available shortly on Wittenborg’s digital channels.
by Ulisses Sawczuk