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Dear entrepreneurs to be!
Many get carried away with this romanticized idea of working for yourself and having your own company. As a result, aspiring entrepreneurs often come up with a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist or is not that significant to many.
At IB, we teach you that if there is no customer, there is no company. You want to find/encounter a problem, then find a solution for yourself, test a market-product fit BEFORE scaling it. We invited Karim, a fourth-year student and a former Chair of Enactus, to share his journey of becoming a social entrepreneur. Are you up for this challenge?
Should You Opt for a Career in Finance? - Eva Valentijn
Naturally, you may not land a dream job right away as finance and accounting can be a quite competitive field to enter. But don’t feel discouraged!
Commonly, once you are in, there will be plenty of room for professional development and career progression for you to evolve and find your niche. But first, how do you get your foot in an entry-level job? And do you have what it takes to pursue a career in finance? We asked Eva Valentijn, a former IB student, who has just received a high-profile job at PwC Nederland, to answer these questions.
Career paths in Marketing & Sales
If you are considering pursuing a career in marketing or sales, you may wonder what potential roles are there for you. While looking into how both departments differ, sales and marketing teams collaborate very often, strengthening the overall results of product campaigns.
What does a career in marketing or sales entail? And how does a background in both help you improve your career prospects?
Personality traits MARKETERS need to succeed
What does a marketing job entail? Do I have what it takes to succeed as a marketer? If these are the questions running through your head, you are listening to the right episode. Working in the field of marketing has been one of the most vibrant and exciting professions there is. It combines 3 key elements: Creativity, Analytics (data), and Psychology.
Nowadays, marketing professionals are in high demand. However, there is intense competition for the best jobs. We talked with Dr. Hongli Joosten-Ma, Adrian Koh, Maria Angeles Aragon, and Daryna Olyshevets about what personality traits are needed to succeed in marketing today.
Career path in Operations & Supply Chain Management - alumni talk
What are the career opportunities in Operations & Supply Chain?
One of the reasons why the supply chain career path is so appealing to many of our graduates is due to the tremendous breadth of this profession and what it encompasses. This profession offers a broad range of activities required to deliver and realize customer value in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible.
But how do you find your place in this field and properly position yourself for entry-level opportunities? We asked our alumni – Jasmijn, Tim, and Mahrokh – what qualities and competencies help them progress and succeed in the field of Operations & Supply Chain Management today.
Personality traits needed to succeed in finance - Mark Cathersides
So you have decided that you want to build a career as a finance specialist. You have a knack for it and you haven’t skipped any finance-related classes so far. Great!
The finance and accounting field is very competitive, but don’t feel discouraged just yet. Before you begin the race, it would help to have wind behind you. We talked with Mark Cathersides – Co-owner at Roca Markets (a market maker in exchange-traded option) and asked him what personality traits are needed to succeed in finance today.
Leadership: what does it entail?
As a student at IB, you have to participate in various integrated projects and curriculum activities throughout your study. Moreover, during some of the projects, you are encouraged to take a leadership position and identify how to work with a diverse group of students to achieve a common goal.
So how do you become a good leader and what are examples of great leaders? What is personal leadership and how is it relevant to the IB students? Has the view on leadership changed since the pandemic? What are the CQ and the AQ and why are they crucial aspects of leadership?
- Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute
- The Leader with Seven Faces: Finding Your Own Ways to Practice Leadership in Today’s Organization by Leandro Herrero
- PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow Revised and Updated by Chip Conley
- The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters by Peter Block
- The Daily: 366 Days of Insight and Inspiration for Getting The Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
- McKinsey Survey: Rethink Capabilities To Emerge Stronger From COVID-19
More recommended books:
- The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner
- Fusion Leadership Unlocking The Subtle Forces That Change People and Organisations, Daft & Lengel
- Developing The Leader Within You, John C Maxwell
- The 360 degree Leader, John C Maxwell
Online Collaboration with Manuela Damant
What does collaboration look like during times of remote learning? How can we better collaborate in this new normal?
We invited Manuela Damant, one of our external experts, to discuss the topic of online collaboration, challenges we have to be prepared for, and best practices that people can adapt now to see collaboration improve in any small way going forward.
Finance & Accounting in the new curriculum part 2
What are things we should be observing and analyzing when it comes to Finance & Accounting in times of a pandemic?
On today’s episode we have a special guest – Andreea Cocis, Treasure Assistant at LG Electronics. Listen to this insightful discussion with Peter Heinen, IB Finance lecturer, and Andreea about the impact of #Covid19 on the Financial services and Banking, the future of corporate treasury, and key digital trends transforming finance and accounting. We will also touch upon how we make sure to keep updated and relevant in a specialization like Finance & Accounting and discuss what advantages there are for aspiring finance specialists taking this curriculum.
Finance & Accounting in the new curriculum
How will current and future students experience Finance & Accounting specialization in the new curriculum? In this episode together with Peter Heinen, IB FInance Lecturer, and our alumni Min Liu and Laia Neira Quintanilla we will question how robust IB curriculum is, explain how do we make sure to keep updated and relevant a specialization like Finance & Accounting ; discuss what are some of the advantages for the aspiring Finance specialists taking this curriculum, etc.
Operations & Supply Chain in the new curriculum
How will current and future students experience Operations & Supply Chain specialization in the new curriculum? In this episode together with Jonathan Barnett and Armand van Oostrom, IB Senior Lecturers, and our alumni Demi Maartense and Nicolas Verkoijen we will question how robust IB curriculum is, explain how do we go about creating and updating a specialization like Operations & Supply Chain for applied curriculum; discuss what are some of the advantages for the aspiring Supply Chain specialists taking this curriculum, etc.
Lessons from the crisis - Operations & Supply Chain
What are things we should be observing and understanding when it comes to Operations and Supply Chain in times of this crisis?
On today’s episode we have two special guests. Armand van Oostrom, IB Lecturer, Experienced C-level manager, Consultant in areas of Finance, IT, Supply Chain & Operations; and Ricardo Tulkens, Partner Industrial Manufacturing who has more than 20 years of experience in various industries like FMCG, Defense, Oil & Gas, High Technology.
Listen to this insightful discussion about the impact of #covid19 on global supply chain, changes in the buying behavior of customers, disruptive innovation and key trends transforming operations & supply chain design and performance.
People & Organization in the new curriculum
How will current and future students experience People & Organization specialization in the new curriculum? In this episode together with Sandy Garcia, IB Lecturer, and our alumni Elise Schut, Senior Consultant at Capgemini, we will question how robust IB curriculum is, explain how do we go about creating and updating a specialization like People & Organization for applied curriculum; discuss what are some of the advantages for the future HR taking this curriculum, etc.
Lessons from the crisis - People & Organization
What are things we should be observing and understanding when it comes to People and Organization in times of this crisis? In this episode together with IB Lecturer Sandy Garcia and our two final year IB students, Gergana Bogdanova and Annabelle Law, we will discuss three phases of this crisis in the workplace and the first responses among different companies in various industries. We will also try to look beyond covid-19 and answer what a “new normal” is and what HR units need to be thoughtful about nowadays.
Marketing & Sales in the new curriculum
How will current and future students experience Marketing & Sales specialization in the new curriculum? In this episode together with Hongli Joosten-Ma, IB Principal Lecturer, and our recent graduate Nbeu Tadsse, Junior Online Marketer, we will question how robust IB curriculum is, explain how do we go about creating and updating a specialization like Marketing & Sales for applied curriculum; discuss what are some of the advantages for the future marketers taking this curriculum, etc.
Lessons from the crisis - Marketing & Sales
What are things we should be observing and understanding when it comes to Marketing and Sales in times of this crisis? In this episode together with IB Lecturer Hans G. Hoekstra and our two final year IB graduates, Anastasiya Kartuzova and Andrew Overheid, we will start a discussion on innovation, new reality and new ways of doing business.
Today on Motivation Monday we complete our series on self help and well being, which we started as a response to the lockdown and in an effort to help the IB community to survive the initial months as we adjusted to working remotely. In this episode we discuss intrinsic motivation. Something we must all investigate and identify in ourselves to sustain the best practices we employ, whether during a crisis or otherwise. From next week on Tribe Talks will begin a new series on Mondays that sheds on the 4 specializations IB offers. Some very interesting content involving lecturers, students, graduates and industry to look forward to.
4P's of well-being with Corina Tabacaru
Good evening trIBe! Another good day to learn something new with Tribe Talks. Today we invited Corina Tabacaru to talk about the 4 P’s of m̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ well-being.
During the times of #remoteworking, what are the lessons we can learn from the ones who have been self-employed? Based on the research, the answer is in the 4P’s: dedicated place, intentional planning, clear purpose and people who give off more positive energy.
And we prepared a bonus strategy… which one? You will find out in today’s episode!
Adjusting your study habits during covid-19
Happy Monday trIBe! We hear you and this week we are discussing how we can adjust our study strategies during these unique times. Inspired by a recent research from the University of Michigan, we will talk about the following strategies: staying organized, avoiding multitasking, making the most of video lectures/online classes, setting a schedule, trading your strategies for new ones, working with a group or a team, staying connected to other people.
What is a bad response to loneliness? with Vassia Sarantopoulou (part 2)
In the previous episode on loneliness, we discussed in depth what loneliness is and discovered the common emotional reaction to avoid the feeling of loneliness. In this episode, together with Vassia Sarantopoulou @antiloneliness, we will discuss how you can identify your “bad” response to loneliness vs just experiencing the normal feeling of it. We will focus more on the practical techniques on how to address loneliness.⠀
“We all felt lonely in our life. This doesn’t say anything about you nor this makes you unlikable. This is just the message from your body system saying “hey, something is missing here. We need to bring it back”. That’s it. It is normal if you’re feeling like that in your life and especially during the isolation”.
You can get acquainted with Vassia, learn more about her expertise and methodology on her website: https://www.antiloneliness.com/loneliness
What is loneliness? with Vassia Sarantopoulou
Last Monday we discussed the importance of cultivation of a resilient spirit. One of the points we touched upon was finding help and support. Today we have a special guest at Tribe Talks – Vassia Sarantopoulou. She is a psychologist specialising in loneliness and relationships.
To continue the topic of resilience, together with Vassia, we will discuss what loneliness is and how we can address this loneliness.“Loneliness is not something strange or unique, it is the most normal feeling in our life. However, you have to be able to identify when it is a “healthy loneliness” and when you would need to start seeking support”.You can get acquainted with Vassia, her expertise and methodology on her website: https://www.antiloneliness.com/loneliness
Stay safe! Stay connected!
Cultivation of resilient spirit part 2 (based on the work of Brené Brown)
Hello #trIBe, the 2nd part on the cultivation of a resilient spirit is here. Last week, we discussed the first three parts of resilient spirit: hope, spirituality and avoiding numbing behavior.
This episode will provide some guidance 1) on things you can do to sustain the hope you are finding and 2) on how to cope with the challenging sides of resilience. We will talk about resourcefulness and how it can be applied during these times; the role of the support system in our life and the importance of “asking for help”.
Cultivation of resilient spirit (based on the work of Brené Brown)
In today’s episode, Nanna Freeman, Senior Lecturer Business Communication; Critical Thinking, will talk about cultivation of resilient spirit. Time calls for misappropriation of some of Brené Brown’s work.
We will address why it is important to avoid numbing behavior and have your feelings during these challenging times.
Goal setting with Corina Tabacaru
As we are all in a lockdown and finding ourselves constricted in many ways why do we talk about goal setting, why is it important to have a strategy now? Hopefully you will find the answer in this episode of Tribe Talks.