I am ABS
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I am ABS

Alicia has been a representative for Arnhem Business School at Open Days this academic year. Now it stops, which is a shame, she says.

June 7th 2017 was my last time being the student representative for HAN OPEN DAY in this academic year. I have done in total five Open Days, both in Arnhem and Nijmegen. In my opinion, these were such amazing experiences.

In order to be accepted, I had to make a 2-minute video describing myself and my motivation to join the event. I was in doubt about doing it at first, because I hate filming myself so much. But I chose to do it because I felt so lucky to be chosen. And now I had the chance to meet some very nice people at the Open Day.

My first time being student representative was quite a struggle. The only thing I don’t like about the Open Day is that all representatives have to show up at 8.45 on a Saturday. I mean, Saturday is my only day to relax from school, and I have to wake up early to do my job, which is a bit annoying, to be honest. I accidentally woke up quite late on my first day, and I was already expected to be scolded by the manager. Fortunately, I just made it on time and of course, nothing happened.

The majority of the people who come to the Open Day is Dutch; so people asked many questions in Dutch. Calmly I told them I could not speak Dutch that well, and preferred to have a conversation in English. Some automatically left, but the rest tried to speak English to me, which I appreciated a lot. Most of the time when I did this in Nijmegen, not many people came for questions about Arnhem Business School. This changed when I joined those in Arnhem. It was much busier in Arnhem: I had to keep walking and talking non-stop.

Too bad the Open Days are over for this academic year. I would have loved to be student representative next year but due to my studying abroad and internship schedules, I do not think I can join them again. Still, these have been the most unforgettable moments during my second year at Arnhem Business School.

Alicia Nguyen is a second year Communication Student at Arnhem Business School.