The Study Tour
Every year, master students have the opportunity to follow the master course ‘Orientation on International Careers (OIC)’. The goals of this course are to inform students about career possibilities at international companies and organizations, to learn how to think in terms like commercial aspects and marketing potential and finally to discuss and present at a company in a professional way.
Cases of different disciplines will be provided by companies and solved by an interdisciplinary team of students under supervision of a teacher. The study tour is a part of this great course and takes the students along the participating companies during a 4-6 day journey by bus. Every day the tour visits a different company where the students will present their results conducted from literature research done in Groningen. The companies will provide a lunch, a company tour (sometimes including presentations of various staff members) and networking possibilities. After the company visit, the bus takes the group to the next destination where they can enjoy a great dinner. In the evenings the students can explore the various cities the study tour takes us to. The last day of the tour will be a free day at the final destination. The study tour has already explored France, Germany, Denmark and Britain.
In summary, the study tour is a great opportunity to explore career options, international companies and foreign cities. The study tour will be educational as well as the best week of your study time!
The Study Tour Committee
The study tour committee has existed for several years and consists, over the years, of about 8 enthusiastic members. The committee organizes everything around the tour but is also involved in the organization of the course OIC itself.
We start our ‘study tour committee year’ with the search for new supervising teachers, in collaboration with the course coordinator (this year: Bauke Buwalda). We inform master students about the great opportunity to join the course and study tour, through posters and flyers. We also have to take care of our finances by searching for funds and sponsors. Furthermore we will book hostels, reserve the bus, arrange the dinners and plan the route of the tour. We take these responsibilities very seriously but also have lots of fun during our meetings and meals with each other as a committee. Together we can make the study tour a week you will never forget!
Members of the Study Tour committee:
Koops - chair woman
Isa de Boer - secretary
Maartje Schots - treasurer
Mart Bartelds - acquisition
Loes Woelders - general member
Jannet Altelaar - general member
Sara Lynn Blanken - general member
Bianca Sibering - general member