Synergy Magazine

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.

An interview with the chairman of the Synergy Conference Committee: Hadewych van Reeuwijk

February 6th, 2019  |  Chiel Tijdink

On the 26th of February the annual Synergy Conference will take place at Fort Lent. The committee is busy with the last preparations before their big day. A good moment for an interview with the chairman: Hadewych van Reeuwijk. I spoke with Hadewych one day after the opening of the subscriptions.

(Pre)master Recruitment Dinner February

February 4th, 2019  |  Arjan Roovers

*Unfortunately, the event will only be in Dutch* The composition of the (upcoming) workforce poses a large challenge for companies and recruiters. While this puts graduates in a luxury position, the amount of information and opportunities may be ...

New Year Traditions & New Year Resolutions

January 15th, 2019  |  Tsveta Milanova

New Year Traditions As at NSM, we become more and more international, in this article, you will learn about some of the ways our classmates are celebrating the evening and day. The Spanish eat 12 grapes at midnight. The 12 grapes indicate each...

Saint Nicholas

December 6th, 2018  |  Tsveta Milanova & Georginio Bruinhard

It is time for one of the most Dutch traditions: Sinterklaas! In this article, we will leave aside the politics of Zwarte Pieten (you can check the news) and present to you the history of who Sinterklaas is, we try to explain how it originated (we are not sure how), and how the Dutchies celebrate it.

Cocktail workshop for (pre-)masters

December 3rd, 2018  |  Arjan Roovers

The quickly fading colours of fall have many of us longing the days where we are at the beachside, enjoying a cocktail with friends and bulking up on vitamin D. Of course, you could book an expensive trip to the southern hemisphere to do just that. However, the cocktail crash course at the Bascafé was a perfect opportunity to have that beachside feeling for a more friendly price.

Workshop Social Skills EY

November 16th, 2018  |  Saskia Budke

Afgelopen woensdag verwelkomden Synergy en ESV het bekende, internationale consultancy bedrijf EY in het Elinor Ostromgebouw. Ongeveer 25 enthousiaste studenten waren benieuwd naar de social skills workshop. Deze workshop was onderdeel van ‘the road to success’. Een reeks van workshops die studenten de kans biedt zich optimaal voor te bereiden op het Nijmegen Career Event. Met een broodje en een kopje thee in de hand begonnen wij aan een interactieve 45 minuten durende workshop over de cruciale eerste secondes van een (sollicitatie) gesprek. Heel handig voor nu én toekomst dus!

A message from the chairman

June 21st, 2018  |  Cindy Balvert

Dear lovely Synergy members,

It is almost the end of the academic year 2017-2018. Everyone is busy with the last things for their study, for some this is their thesis, and for others their exams. To give you all some distraction from studying or writing your thesis, and hopefully something nice to read, I would like to look back on this academic year. After all, there have been many highlights and we certainly experienced a lot together!

Bitcoin, toekomst of bubbel?

May 18th, 2018  |  Georginio Bruinhard

Met de Synergyweek die nadert, en in het bijzonder de masterclass over cryptocurrencies, leek het mij een goed idee om eens uit te zoeken wat cryptocurrencies precies inhouden. Natuurlijk heb ik verhalen gehoord over de gigantische opmars van de Bitcoin, net zoals ik de varianten op deze grootmeester al voorbij heb zien komen (DOGEcoin, Ripple, het is zo gek als je het maar wil maken). De eerste keer dat ik wat over Bitcoin gehoord heb is eind 2014, toen die nog op een dollar of 150 stond. Als ik toen wat had weten te bemachtigen… Maar goed, anders had je dit mooie stuk natuurlijk niet kunnen lezen; zoals je merkt wil ik het in het bijzonder over Bitcoin gaan hebben. Disclaimer: verwacht geen gouden trade-tip in dit artikel.

Synergy Batavierenrace: de gladiatoren van 2018

April 30th, 2018  |  Jarno van Kessel & Jurian van der Waal

Na weken voorpret, een hoop geplande trainingen en weinig werkelijke trainingsuren was het afgelopen weekend eindelijk zover: vrijdagavond klokslag half elf klonk het startschot van de 46e editie van de batavierenrace. Team Synergy was er ook dit jaar weer bij om de eer van Nijmeegse bedrijfskunde studenten hoog te houden.

A week in the life of.... Mathijs van Doorn!

February 26th, 2018  |  Mvdoorn

Hi Everyone,
In this article I will write about what the average week as a board member of Synergy looks like. Enjoy reading!

A week in the life of: Jamie Lee Visser

February 17th, 2018  |  Jamie Lee Visser

Hello everybody! It is my turn to tell you about a week in my life as a board member of Synergy.  Wednesday, January 31 st  As usual on Wednesday we started the morning with the weekly boardmeeting. With a weekly meeting we keep e...

Studeren zonder mes en vork

November 2nd, 2017  |  Jarno van Kessel

Terwijl ik dit verhaal schrijf in onze fraaie eetzaal, blaast buiten de tyfoonwind tegen de dunne muren en stroomt de theemachine als regen langs een dakgoot. Witte rijst werk ik naar binnen en omdat dit het avondeten betreft, is dat al de derde keer vandaag. Met de stokjes, waarmee ik een maand geleden nog net zoveel moeite had als met Japans, kan ik nu net zo goed overweg als mes en vork. Ook de andere vreemd ogende gerechten, die naast de rijst op tafel staan, heb ik geaccepteerd in mijn dieet. Denk hierbij aan natto, gefermenteerde sojabonen en vele groenten waarvan ik de naam niet kan hopen uit te spreken. Kroketten, de Molenstraat en bier voor €1,60 heb ik diep weggestopt in mijn geheugen. Tegelijkertijd zijn katers, tentamens en foute keuzes nog steeds heel actueel. Hoe anders is studeren in Japan nou eigenlijk echt?

Weet jij eigenlijk wel wat je bank met jouw geld doet?

October 24th, 2017  |  Jop Zegger

Weet jij eigenlijk wel wat je bank met jouw geld doet?   Banken hebben de beschikking over immense hoeveelheden geld en kunnen zelf besluiten in welke projecten ze dat investeren. Daardoor hebben ze enorm veel invloed en vaak wordt daar...

Meet our new Marketing Officer: Sabien Beerens

August 20th, 2017  |  Sabien Beerens

The candidate board introduces itself one by one: meet our new Marketing Officer today, Sabien Beerens! Hi everyone! My name is Sabien Beerens and next year I will be the Marketing Officer in the board of Synergy. The function of Mark...

YouTube’s biggest star is a fascist?!

February 22nd, 2017  |  Robin Dekker

Pewdiepie is under fire after including offensive humor in a recent video! Over the past weeks, there has been a lot of controversy around Felix Kjellberg, also known as Pewdiepie, who is considered to be one of the most successful (if not th...

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