Caili Cao

Why Fontys?

The high quality Bachelor program at Fontys attracted me a lot because of the good academic atmosphere and the fact that theoretical knowledge is combined with practice. The program International Business Management and Studies focuses on economics, marketing, strategic management and related key business skills. This is a perfect match for my long term career goals which I am keen to pursue. I also found the curriculum of IBMS-program excited as it enables me to obtain the practical skills and competencies required through a number of real company group projects in each semesters.

My long term career goal is to become an expert on strategic business management. Fontys programs are suited to pursued of greater knowledge and experience in business management. IBMS program can help develop my knowledge and skills which will give me the tools to enable me to become a well trained professional with a strong academic background with enhanced skills in strategic business and industrial management.

One year study in Fontys, I decided to continue pursuing my academic goal by obtain a master degree in Supply Chain Management. And the program of Pre-master that co-partnershiped with Maschireche is perfect for me as it offer me shortcut opportunites to obtain the directly admission from one of the best university in Europe.

If you are professional-oriented students, why not Fontys?

Can you tell something about your campus / city?

Eindhoven located in the south of Netherlands, is the fifth big city in the Netherland and one of the leading technology city in Europe and Philips headquarter based on Eindhoven. Eindhoven also namely “Brainport region" in which technology is centered.

It has an airport that communicate to many countries in Europe with many cheap airlines.  PSV is the premier sporting club based in the city of Eindhoven and the professional football club playing in the Eredivisie home based in PSV stadium.

Fontys has campus located in the city of Eindhoven, within 10 minutes walking distance to the train statin and the center. The campus in Eindhoven equipped with comfortable and modernized environments for studying and offered a wide range of library resources, as well as a neuro marketing lab. 

Do you have some tips for new students?

  • Always go to lectures. Lectures are very important for you to succeed in your study and exams. Although there are always lecture materials available online, and text-book can be borrowed from Fontys library, in most cases, lectures can help to provide a valuable context to the material that might be in the textbook or on-line  and draw connections between different content.  Lecturers take a lot of time and efforts in preparing lecture, and work hard to make the lectures interesting, and engaging and guide students in a critical thinking direction.  You will soak up an amazing amount of material by just being in lectures, and paying attention.
  • If new students have difficulties and struggled with their study, always talk to students around and ask help from the fellow students, it is very useful and save a lot of timing and energy from off track of your study. Because you will get many important tips and studying approaches from those who already experience it.
  • Take advantage of each opportunity in the universities, make the good use of the time and explore your dreams while keep your mind opened. University is the best time you will have, so just enjoy these time and four years will goes by very quickly. So, the students should also learn manage the time. Find an organizing tool that works well for you and add your list of priorities to it. Also, think about when you are most alert, so that you can plan your study periods around these times. By taking the time to arrange your priorities, you can give yourself the best chance of staying on track and organized during the exam period, which in turn can help reduce stress levels, something that can be the difference between success and failure at university.
  • Taking the Erasmus/exchange opportunity, explore different culture and country by taking one semester out in another university which will bring you really good broad experience.

For excellent student who ambitious to make extra development of there capability in leadership, Entrepreneurship ,management etc. can have the chance to take part in the Honor program. You will have opportunities to work with those students who share the same ambitious, enjoy learning and pursue for self-realization. It is a great opportunities to practice business skills through real business project and build up valuable business network that good for your future career.

Caily Cao

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Caili Cao

Country: China
Study programme: IBMS