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“Follow your passion”: why it is bad advice

It is often heard these days that, when deciding on which direction you should take in terms of study and career, following your passion is the best option. According to Cal Newport, who is an assistant professor at Georgetown University, the so-called “passion hypothesis”, which says that the key to happiness is to find a job that fits your passion, is both wrong and dangerous. In his book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, he shows that there are other much more important factors that contribute to job satisfaction, and that a pre-existing passion isn’t one of them.


Insight in a week of the External Affairs Officer of Asset | Economics

Before I will give an insight in one week in the life of the External Affairs Officer of Asset | Economics, I will shortly introduce myself. My name is Ruben Tock and I am 22 years old. As a fourth year BSc Economics student it is my plan to finish my Bachelor this year. Therefore, besides my fulltime board year I will study during the weekends to pass my two remaining courses.


The exchange experience

At Tilburg University the fall semester is marked by students going abroad and spending a full semester within their degree at a university somewhere around the globe. The information for this article did not have to come from far, since within Asset|Economics there are many students coming back from exchange at the beginning of the spring semester. By now the spring semester has already started and we are looking back with Rutger Smids and Leon Bremer on their exchange experience. Both Rutger and Leon are now in their third year of their Bachelor Economics and Business Economics at Tilburg University and they are active members at Asset | Economics.

Sander Coenraad

The person behind two master degrees within 24 hours

Sander Coenraad, who has a Master degree in both Economics and Econometrics, tells us about his fruitful student life. After over 6 years of studying Sander Coenraad was able to obtain two masters within 24 hours last October. As this is a very outstanding performance I was wondering how Sander spent his 6 years at Tilburg University and how he got to obtaining two master degrees.

Cycling Dinner October 22

Cycling Dinner

On the 22nd of October, the first ACOM activity took place. The activities committee hosted its first event of the year, a cycling dinner for our active members. The theme of the night was ‘Food and Drinks around the World’.