Written by Dini Sabila
“A home is the place where something is discovered, founded, and developed by an individual” -www.thefreedictionary.com
Home… each individual on this planet has his/her own definition of this particular word. If someone ever asks me where my home is in a heartbeat I’ll say “Jakarta”, its where my family are and the hectic city I was born in. Enough about Jakarta though, this time I get to discover a new home.
I’ve discovered Arnhem. The place where new experiences take place, especially studying in Arnhem Business School. Honestly, I never knew I’d end up here. Some people may ask why I choose to study in Arnhem? Well I wanted to experience something different from my hometown… Jakarta is a big city, always crowded and polluted… so Arnhem is sort of a “heaven” for me. Arnhem is nice and cozy. I think it’s a great place to do my studies..a place where there aren’t too many distractions.
Arnhem Business School is great. So far I have no regrets for choosing to study here. What I love about this school is that the atmosphere in class is comfortable, you can interact with teachers and classmates during the lectures. ABS is definitely not one of those kind of universities where there is only the lecturer talking in a big auditorium and as students all we do is listen and jot down notes. That wouldn’t be too productive for me.
In the IFA year I struggled with choosing my major for my main phase. Fortunately there was this personality test which was called the HBDI test. My test turns out that I’m a double dominant for yellow and red. This means that I’m quite creative and a people person. Not really a match made in heaven with my first choice of my major: logistics. What’s suitable for logistics majors are people with green, people who are organized and like to plan things out. It is so NOT me!
Even though the result of the test is not to be taken too seriously when choosing a major, it actually made me reflect on myself, to look back at what I’m good at and what do I like to do. I like most of my marketing classes, I love presenting in front of the class and how it gives me an adrenaline rush.. so now I’m in my second year taking Communication for my major.
Somehow the IFA year I experienced in ABS has helped me find myself. I’ve studied all the broad subjects from logistics, marketing, management even accounting. This has been a journey that made me know myself better and what I want to do in the future. It would have been a shame if I had to study logistics, end up with a job related to it and not be happy about what I do through out my career.
Living in Arnhem and studying at ABS has become my “second home”. I will continue to develop myself and reach my goals on being a successful brand manager. I haven’t any doubt that ABS can help me get there.