Faced with the dilemma of finding an internship in the trying times of COVID-19, Wittenborg student Busola Awosika resorted to an unusual approach to find a work placement. Instead of applying online, which is how most vacancies are filled these days, she decided to go old-school and make a cold call to the company's headquarters in Arnhem. And it worked. This week she started as a marketing intern at the European Association of Urology, which represents urology professionals from around the world.
During this unprecedented and unstable time, getting an internship is almost always a challenge, especially for international students in the Netherlands. However, for Waleed Jawaid, an MBM student specialising in Digital Marketing & Communication at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, securing that opportune work placement was a lucky break. Jawaid, who is from Pakistan, has just landed an internship with Happy Printing, an online printing platform, which is based in the Netherlands but has franchises all over the world.
After starting his MSc in Sport Business Management at Wittenborg, Costa Rican student Rodrigo Ayarza, quickly found an internship with Dutch football club NEC Nijmegen where he analyses the performance and skills of players among other things. He loves Dutch efficiency but misses Costa Rican weather, the beach, the language and the breakfast!
WITTENBORG has recently established a new collaboration with Fletcher Hotels – one of the biggest hotel chains in the Netherlands – to allow students to complete their internships at their branches.
The 5-star Hotel de Echoput in Apeldoorn has ambitions to grow internationally, and to this end has started to offer internships to international students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.
Finding a top company to intern at can be challenging and competitive! However, Wittenborg student Arya Khosravivad has challenged the competition and landed an impressive internship at Merck, a leading pharmaceutical company with one of its branches in Amsterdam.
One of Wittenborg's international students, Ngan Huynh, recently found out what it is like to work at one of the most legendary luxury hotels in the world - the Ritz-Carlton.