Testimonials students VU Hounours Programmes

Lu Chen, HP

Lu Chen, International Business Administration
I am from China and completed my study International Business Administration (IBA) with a Finance track and the VU Honours Pogramme. The VU Honours Pogramme provided me with the opportunity to broaden my academic horizon and interact with talented students from different faculties and different universities. The courses were of great benefit to me because they were characterized by small classes which guarantee a high degree of teacher/student interaction.

Daniel Pinchasik, Economie en Bedrijfseconomie
Because I started a bit later, finishing my first two courses next to all my other activities it kept me quite busy. But hey, it pays off! On the basis of my CV and motivation, I have been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship Programme in Minnesota, USA; only two candidates from the Netherlands have been selected as well!

Daniel Pinchasik, HP
Omid Majidpour, HPOmid Majidpour, International Business Administration
Thinking back of my time spent at the VU, my participation in the Honours Programme was definitely was one of the highlights of my curriculum. If you are up for a challenge and are looking for an edge to achieve your goals, the VU Honours Programme should be right up your alley. It definitely helped me in achieving my goals of studying abroad and working internationally. Following my participation in the Honours Programme, I moved on to Columbia University in New York City to finish my bachelor’s degree and I currently work at an investment firm in London.
Chaoran Yang, Business Administration
The Honours Programme gave me the opportunity to get the best out of myself. During the programme, I have met talented and disciplined students from my own faculty but also from other faculties and even other universities. Not only have I met new people during the interdisciplinary courses, I also got the opportunity to take part in the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School programme, which is a programme organised for Honours students. This programme was a fantastic experience and I have learned so much during that time. I also became member of Extensus, which is the study association for Honours students of all three universities in Amsterdam. This association organizes study trips, in-house days and other events only for Honours students. During my time as an active Extensus member, I went to several events organized by Extensus and the universities and I also participated in the Honours Student Council.
Chaoran Yang, HP -
Winnie van Dijk, HP -Winnie van Dijk, Econometrics
Obtained a scholarship to do her master at the London School of Economics and is now a PhD student in Economics at the University of Chicago.
Harold Houba, Honours Coordinator (honoursprogramma.feweb@vu.nl)
Every year when reading the resumes of applicants to the HP, I am amazed about the many talents and the broad interests they have and the many activities and achievements they were involved in before arriving at our university. When I was a student, honours programmes did not exist, and nowadays I realize I really missed out on such a great opportunity.
Harold Houba, HP -