Why I chose HZ

"Hi there, I am Ana, 30 years young and working as an International Account Manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) in Amsterdam. From 2006 – 2010 I studied International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) at HZ.

My reason for choosing HZ and IBMS? Well, it was quite simple. I wanted to study in an international environment, at a university with great rankings. IBMS would not only give me the international vibe and experience I was looking for but it also focuses on giving students a broad knowledge on business aspects, with the option to participate in all kinds of events to enhance personal development.

This experience got me motivated to pursue my Master’s degree and got me to where I am today; working for an international company that operates worldwide. Managing our European dealer network and travelling is just part of my job.

Still, I love to visit Vlissingen at once a month. Even though it is a small city, it has many things to offer. Biking to other cities is very common and chilling at the amazing boulevard (beach) is an example of how to enjoy your student life here. Other things you might consider doing is joining HZ Cult, like I did, which included various events including city trips, theatre, cinema and so much more. If you are more an outdoorsy type, you can participate in HZ Sport, where, for example, rowing competitions are held at least once a year. Or perhaps joining the student association is more your thing? Either way, you have plenty of things to choose from and bring you the excitement, which is much needed to survive the actual studying :)"

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