How HZ brought me the competences and skill that I needed

"My journey at the Hz University of Applied Sciences started in 2014 as a first year international Business and Languages student. Soon enough I got involved in the university activities by being a member of the board of studies of my Bachelor Programme and by being part of the student ambassadors team. In my second year, besides the lectures I was following and the student company we had to manage, I took part in the best extracurricular activity I could wish for. Indeed, I was selected to be part of the Honours programme and together with a classmate, we conducted a field research project about the transition from conventional agriculture to agro ecology which took us to Costa Rica for 6 weeks.

I started my third year of my bachelor program by doing my Internship in Rotterdam at BimBimBikes, a startup company which provides an online booking platform for bikes. Then I went to study abroad in Chile for one semester.

Finally, I did my graduation internship back home in France and worked in the marketing department of the Retail company Auchan. Beside the great lecturers and activities I was getting involved with at the Hz, I had the chance to meet people from the four corners of the world, to build a network and to make lifetime friendships.

I would say that being a student at HZ has brought me the needed competences and skills to understand the business world, but it has also helped me to blossom, to be more open-minded, fearless of the unknown and to find my way and what I want to do with my life.

Indeed, I got accepted to pursue my studies at the United Nation mandated University (University for Peace) and will follow a Master program in Responsible Management and Social Economic Development. I clearly couldn't have been accepted to this University if the Hz didn't play a major role in the process of shaping the person I became."

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