Synergy Magazine

Career Day 2019: Zwolle

May 20th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

Op dinsdag 14 mei vond de jaarlijkse Career Day weer plaats, dit jaar mocht een groep vol enthousiaste studenten naar Zwolle om daar langs te gaan bij Vitens en Unica en tussendoor ook nog te genieten van een boottochtje over de Zwolse wateren.

Batavierenrace 2019: Run Synergy, Run!

May 16th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard & Chiel Tijdink

After weeks, if not months, of ‘preparations’ and waiting, last Friday, it was finally time for one of the most famous events of the year: the Batavierenrace! The Synergy Team was more than ready to conquer the 47th edition of the famous student relay-race, which starts in Nijmegen and goes all the way to Enschede in 25 stages, 175 kilometers in total.

Atlas Trip 2019: trip of the year (Budapest)

May 13th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

For the second part of the article we will take you to the city of Budapest. It starts right where the previous article ended.

Atlas Trip 2019: trip of the year (Zagreb)

May 7th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

The Atlas Trip is a yearly business trip organised by the Atlas Committee. The trip takes one week, with this year’s location’s being Zagreb and Budapest. In this part you can read about the experiences in Zagreb, in chronological order.

The BIT-Event 2019 as participant

May 6th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

On Wednesday the 24th of April the yearly BIT-Event took place at the Elinor Ostrom Building. The BIT-Event is a collaboration between Synergy and Thalia and like every year the event was a big success!

Batavierenrace, a look into runners' preparations

April 25th, 2019  |  Bonnie Busch

Next month, on the 10th and 11th of May, the 47th edition of the Batavierenrace will take place. Just like previous years, Synergy will also participate with a team. But what is it like to participate in the Batavierenrace? And more important, how do you prepare for it? In this article 3 participants of the Synergy team will explain their motivation and what they did to prepare themselves thus far.

De Godspot: Zit Religie in het Brein?

April 16th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

Een kleine maand geleden had ik de kans om een lezing van Radboud Reflects bij te wonen betreffende een mogelijke ‘godspot’. ‘’Wat is dat dan?’’, zal je vast denken: kort gezegd was er de vraag of religie zijn basis heeft in het brein, en er dus een hersenkwab is die alle ‘religieuze zaken’ regelt. Zeer interessant dus, niet ten zeerste omdat ik zelf gelovig ben, maar ook omdat religie deze dagen steeds meer geassocieerd wordt met conflict, geweld en intolerantie.

The benefits of volunteering

April 11th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milanova

Volunteering and doing things for free to help the community are among the most rewarding things anyone can do. On the one hand, you help the community you reside in or feel you belong to, and on the other hand you learn new skills and grow your network. In addition, quite often you are able to see the result of your own work and how you make someone’s day. If you are considering on applying to the US for example, the admission offices tend to look at extracurricular activities, which include volunteering experiences. So, what do you learn through volunteering?

How it is to be the creative mind of the board

March 18th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

We are halfway the year which means that the current board is looking for a new-board. A good moment to give a small glimpse of the experiences of the current board. In this part you can read about the experiences of our Marketing Officer, Marjolein!

Guess who’s back? (Part II)

March 18th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

Every year a lot of Synergy members decide to study abroad. Some of them have returned to Nijmegen the last weeks. I was curious about their adventures and experiences, so I made an appointment to speak with some of them. In the second part of this mini-serie I spoke with Guido Schlechtriem.

An interview with our Commissioner Internal Affairs

March 15th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milenova

Jurian is the Commissioner Internal Affairs. In this article, he explains his tasks, what he has learned, and what skills you will need if you are considering to be the next Commissioner Internal Affairs.

The Synergy Conference 2019

March 11th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

On the 26th of February the yearly Synergy Conference took place. As you could have read in the last article it was a great success. In this article you can read about the experiences of companies, participants and the committee.


March 9th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milanova

Alaaf! Carnival is one of the biggest holidays in the Netherlands. However, it is rather a regional holiday within the country. Unlike King’s Day which is celebrated all over the Netherlands, Carnival is only celebrated in the provinces of Noord Brabant (North Brabant), Limburg, and to some extent in Gelderland.

Guess who’s back? (Part I)

February 27th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

Every year a lot of Synergy members decide to study abroad. Some of them have returned to Nijmegen the last weeks. I was curious about their adventures and experiences, so I made an appointment to speak with some of them. In the first part of this mini-serie I spoke with Sophie van Doorn.

The board year of Kim

February 25th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milanova

This interview is about Kim and her position as a commissioner external affairs. Her motto is not fear anything and just do it as you learn constantly from your experience.

Job Negotiation Skills

February 20th, 2019  |  Arjan Roovers

A while ago on a dark and rather cold Thursday evening it was time for a masterclass  organised  by the Formal Master Committee, a masterclass about job negotiation skills.  Of course  it can be hard to know what to expect...

Da Vinci Series

February 19th, 2019  |  Arjan Roovers

We’re travelling to the Netherlands. A small, charming country that has the highest population density in the European Union. On average a whopping 488 people live on one km2 in the Netherlands. Of those 488 people, an average of 53 are master graduates. This means that you are certainly not the only one applying for graduate level jobs. This is not meant to scare you, so stick around even if it does as it will get better.

An Interview with ITrainee

February 19th, 2019  |  Arjan Roovers

A sunny afternoon in February set the scene for a quest for a couple of quotes. Erwin Raetsen from ITrainee kindly agreed to provide me with some insights into ITrainee. Our appointment took place in picturesque Boxmeer where Erwin works at the ...

Stress Management

February 13th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milanova

Stress is defined as the “psychological, physiological, and behavioral response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health” (Palmer, 1989). Put simply, someone experiences stress when (s)he cannot meet the expectations (demands) placed on them within a specific time frame. Stress management refers to the tools and techniques that can be used to reduce stressors.

Mark’s board experience

February 12th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

Now that we’re on the brink of looking for a new full-time board it looked like a good idea to inquire about the current board members their experience. Mark, Synergy’s treasurer, is the second member with whom we had this interesting interview.

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