Masterclass for Graduates of Afterschool Programmes
On May 6th, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will host a masterclass for graduates of two afterschool programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost, Ala Kondre and Swazoom. The event, entitled ‘Top Ondernemers’ (Top Entrepreneurs), is designed for 16 to 24-year-old alumni who are interested in learning more about pitching, investing, and starting their own companies.
Participants will receive an introduction from three third-year Wittenborg EBA (Entrepreneurial Business Administration) students from the Amsterdam Campus. Each student will talk about their own journey to studying entrepreneurship in the Netherlands and what inspires them. Wittenborg lecturer Dr Isaac Acheampong will then give the group a presentation on start-up strategies and support for local entrepreneurs. In the afternoon, the participants will have a choice of one of three workshops: Investment and Wealth Psychology, Self-development and Pitching for Investors.
Wittenborg MBA Finance Graduate to Conduct Workshop
One of the workshops will be provided by Wittenborg alumni Oluwafisayo Olajide, a recent graduate of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Finance MBA Programme. Fisayo has more than five years of multifunctional and interprofessional experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, which makes him a wonderful candidate for training local youth.
Wittenborg is happy to provide support to regional supplemental education providers like Ala Kondre and Swazoom. Wittenborg lecturer Amy Abdou states, "Wittenborg is proud to work with local partners to broaden the scope of regional education initiatives that include themes such as entrepreneurship, open science, and technology education. We are pleased to be able to give back to the community where the Wittenborg Amsterdam campus is located and keep the practice of social entrepreneurship alive during the pandemic. It is more critical than ever that business universities become active players and innovators in the field of education."
by Amy Abdou and Hanna Abdelwahab