As mentioned earlier, you determine the content of the third year of your bachelor’s programme. Some of the options include putting your knowledge into practice through an internship. Doing this can help you decide what you want to do after graduation and which master’s programme suits you best. Doing an internship may also help you to find work after graduation – students are regularly invited to stay at a company after their internship – and it will enable you to start building your business network.
Our students have done internships at Ahold (market research), L’Oréal (benchmark research), and Mitsubishi (mapping information flows). Other examples include an internship in Benin (micro-credit) and internships with various government ministries (policy research).
You can find internship vacancies on the Sefa study association website.
Studying abroad is a life-changer. You will gain first-hand experience about another country, another culture, another language, about yourself, which you would never experience otherwise. The UvA and the College of Economics and Business have agreements with more than 100 universities abroad where you can study for a period of 6 months. Do you want to spend half a year in France? Costa Rica? Australia? What are you waiting for? Pack your bags!
You can also study abroad in an earlier phase of your study. The various study associations of the College of Economics and Business annually organise study trips with a focus on research and/or visiting companies abroad. Past study trips have taken our students to New York, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, London and Madrid.
Visit our Study abroad site for more information.