Synergy Magazine

Active member of the month: Sjoerd Koornstra

June 27th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

On the 3th of June the Active Member of the Month May was announced at the monthly Synergy drink. The Active Member of the Month May is Sjoerd Koornstra. Together with his dedicated committee he organized the Synergy Week: a week full of fun!

Business Administration Reflection Time (BART) 2019

June 13th, 2019  |  OLC (Education Programme Committee)

On Thursday 14 February during the break, the second edition of the Business Administration Reflection Time (BART) took place. In total 31 students and 16 staff members joined discussions about the following three themes:

Synergy-week: A week never to forget

June 4th, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

Once a year the famous Synergy Week takes place, a week in which everyone can blow off some steam with several fun activities, which all build up to the grand finale: the Synergy Gala.

Active member activity: stay active, stay sharp

May 23rd, 2019  |  Georginio Bruinhard

Last Wednesday it was time for the second Active Member Activity of the academic year. The Active Member Activity (AMA) is an event organised as a thank you to all the committee members of Synergy’s 23 committees. It always promises to be an awesome evening, this night being no different.

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.

Radboud by Night

April 18th, 2019  |  Saskia Budke

Looking for an activity coming Thursday the 18th of April? Come visit the Radboud by Night event! Radboud by Night is a yearly event organised by the University Student Council (Universitaire Studentenraad) in collaboration with student organisation and Student Life. This year’s proceeds will go to a project in Jordan ‘Jong Jordanië: voorbereid op de banen van de toekomst’. This project is also supported by the Unicef Student Team Nijmegen.

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.

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