From Den Haag, Sardinia, Drechten and Apeldoorn
Saloni Gulati, one of our IBA students in Logistics and international trade, moved to another city, Den Haag, at the beginning of the pandemic. Den Haag is famous for its beautiful beach, royal buildings, 30 well-maintained theatres and more than 40 museums. Summer is exquisite in this city and Saloni spends her days exploring these beautiful spots whenever she needs a break from working on her thesis. At the weekends, she also does a little bit of part-time work for a change of scene. Moving to the pretty city of Den Haag was one of the best decisions she has taken this year, Saloni explained.
Allegra Zazzaro, an MCI student in Marketing & Communications, left the Netherlands for her hometown of Milan on the 16th of May. She was happy to see her family after being locked down for months in her apartment. Luckily for her, the family owns another house on the island of Sardinia - and from Milan, they temporarily moved to their second home at the beginning of July. Allegra enjoys the contrast of living both the city and the island life. She told us that she appreciates being more in contact with nature as Sardinia has a beautiful sea with crystal-clear waters. Allegra reads more during her days and enjoys walking and trekking around the island.
Kavinga Ranaweera got herself an amazing internship at Procurement Engineering of the Male Grooming Division at Philips in Leeuwarden. She moved to Leeuwarden to be closer to her workplace in the city of Drachten. Summer has been wonderful for Kavinga, she is enjoying her new city and every day of her new responsibilities. Kavinga expressed how she appreciates all the great learning experiences she receives at Philips, which include getting mentored by the experts, working in an international team that consists of highly experienced professionals and having access to a great community of Philips staff members who really makes her feel like she is part of the team. Kavinga told us that all the learning she had in class is really useful in facing this start of her professional career and its international environment is very much like that of Wittenborg’s. Kavinga is also working on her thesis on the subject area of Artificial Intelligence for her IBA degree in Trade & Logistics. We asked if she had tips for getting ahead this summer: “Don't hold yourself back, shoot for greatness,” says Kavinga.
On our main campus, Pearl N. Chuks, who studies MBA in Hospitality Management, is having a blast in Apeldoorn. Although she arrived in the most difficult period of the pandemic, she has managed to make great connections with her neighbours around Wittenborg’s campus accommodation in the past five months. This summer, Pearl and her neighbours have made several trips together to beautiful outdoor spots around Apeldoorn, such as Apenhaul, Berg en Bos and Lake Bussloo to cool off in the summer heat. On many days, they also sit together in the garden chit-chatting and teaching Pearl how to speak Dutch. “I have the most wonderful neighbours, they’ve become like family and they are very happy to finally get acquainted with Wittenborg students,” Pearl explained.
by Sylvia Effendi