Tyler McVicker is the founder and solo producer of the Youtube channel Valve News Network (VNN). He currently also is a fulltime college student doing his major in Journalism. I had the opportunity to sit down with him, and talk for over an hour about himself, the channel and Valve.
Ellen is an alumna of Asset | Economics. She’s been working at KPMG for almost a year now. Jerôme Crijns and Job Brouwers went to the headquarter in Amstelveen to get a grasp of the KPMG life.
Boy, please introduce yourself.
My name is Boy van der Velden and people may know me from my time as the secretary of Asset | Economics in the year of 2012-2013. Nowadays I am working at Local Express, a corporate start-up from PostNL in Amsterdam.
In my first article, I started a train of thought about working in the Netherlands as an international student. First of all, I wanted to look at all the positive aspects and advantages of doing this. After all, your attitude towards a particular matter can sometimes be a strong factor of success. This train, however, will not keep going only with good attitude. This article brings a bit more of substance and specifically, some experience to the story.
Before we start off, please introduce yourself .
Hello! My name is Sander Peels and I have been the Treasurer at Asset | Economics in the fantastic year of 2013-2014. This implied that I was making the budget, controlling our expenses and revenues and in general, safeguarding the association.
Do you feel like that the current curriculum of your Economics program is too narrowed, has more mathematics than needed, relying on odd and unrealistic assumptions and does not provide you with more insights about the world outside your classroom then you are not alone. In a manifesto signed by 100 university economics associations from 30 countries, the students criticize the current mainstream economics theories which do not represent nor is able to predict the economic reality. In the Netherlands, Rethinking Economics NL is a network which calls for pluralism in economic teaching at universities. Especially at the moment where we face big challenges that are new to us such as climate change, increasing population rate, huge migration flows and globalization, mainstream economics taught at universities is not preparing the next generation economists to solve these issues.
Niels van Iwaarden is the former External Affairs Officer of the Asset | Economics board 2013 – 2014, who is now kick-starting his career in Ireland as an Inside Territory Executive for VMware. In a fascinating interview he speaks with Off the Charts about his life as a student. And thereafter.
It has been a tough week and you have therefore decided to reward yourself with a present. You visit your favorite website and order that fresh pair of new sneakers or brand new smartphone that you have been looking at for months now. You quickly walk through the ordering process and happily click the ‘confirm’ button as the final step to complete the transaction. Within minutes later the doorbell rings, and yes indeed if you open the door the just ordered package has arrived. Sounds fairly impossible right? It is not according to the American e-commerce company Amazon, who was granted a patent on a ‘method and system for anticipatory package shipping’ in the end of 2013.