Do you have what it takes to be a good student? Or do you blame your teacher or the books if you don't get good grades? If your answer to the second question is "Yes", then the answer to the first question is a "No".
Cradle-to-cradle business principles is something all business students should, at the very least, be aware of and pursue where possible, MBA student Hanna Abdelwahab argues in this week's student column.
Arrogant leaders seem to be all around us - from politics to business - the idea that you are so great already, that you can't improve. Humility, on the other hand, is the embodiment of modesty, respectfulness and honour.
Data analysis, skills and knowledge is going to have a significant impact on how you use technology to conduct your business in the future. To think you can ignore the subject would be a mistake, so better buckle up, warns MBA student and writer, Hanna Abdelwahab.
To work or not to work while you study? That’s the big question most university students ask themselves. In the Netherlands, students from outside the EU/EEA are allowed to work 16 hours a week alongside their studies. Making a decision on this is quite challenging as there are many pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Wittenborg MBA student Hanna Abdelwahab made a cost-benefit analysis.
Everyone gets stressed out from time to time, but the question is, how to manage it? A study done by the Dutch Student Union revealed almost three quarters of students in the Netherlands are "emotionally exhausted", while 1 in 4 has a higher risk of burnout. MBA student Hanna Abdelwahab has some tips on identifying and managing stress.
Do you know the difference between hard and soft skills? Hard skills are job-specific skills and knowledge which is quantifiable, like web design, accounting and programming. These skills are needed by you to perform a job. For example, an architect should possess hard skills, like drawing the plan of a building, or a carpenter should posses the hard skills of woodworking or soldering. Hard skills can be gained through education, training programs, through reading and practice.
Many of us feel that learning a foreign language is not important and that it is really a waste of time. But multiple studies reveal that knowing multiple languages has cognitive, social and health benefits. The World Economic Forum states that learning another language could improve your all-round cognitive ability, hone your analytical skills and spice up your soft skills. Some studies even link multilingualism with fending off the onset of dementia.
Practising positive psychology does not mean all life's problems will disappear. It does, however, mean taking control of how you respond to those problems. MBA student Hanna Abdelwahab offers some tips on changing your perspective on the curve balls life throws at you.
With its unique rolling entry system, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences welcomes a new group of students every few weeks. So how do you overcome all the jitters of a newcomer to Wittenborg? MBA student, Hanna Albdelwahab, has some tips.