Name: Minh Nguyen
Study programme: Logistics Engineering
Starting month, year study programme: September, 2017
My name is Minh Nguyen and I am originally from Vietnam. I was firstly having interest in logistics as it is growing and growing in my country. As the Netherlands are very well-known for logistics, and since everything is developed to maximum efficiency here, I decided to come to the Netherlands.
Logistics is considered to be a kind of science here, where everyone embraces the spirit of “Keep moving forward!”. Everyone is always looking for improvement opportunities within their business processes on a daily basis. Therefore, I felt that the knowledge I gained from university is highly valued and respected within companies, although I am only an undergraduate student.
This even becomes more obvious at Fontys when you have to optimize a process within a production and warehouse environment and when you have to design a distribution channel within a project group. Moreover, in my personal opinion, the programme is the right match between practical experience and academic knowledge, giving me access to every domain of my interest. Furthermore, I had to do a lot of practical projects which really enhance my knowledge and skills. Especially, the chance to do an internship in production planning and a minor in data science really helped my career moving forward.
I would highly recommend the logistics programme at Fontys because if you have a spirit of pursuing knowledge, you will learn cool stuff everyday which is valuable for your work later on.