Design can be a loaded word with many connotations. But if you think about how something works in its context, the last 5% of improvement can make all the difference in the final result.
I’m currently in Stockholm, Sweden completing my Master’s Thesis in BioScience Enterprise. As an exchange student you are immersed in a new country and learn a lot of things first hand.
Here are some things I’ve learned about Sweden during my time here so far.
If you haven’t already heard; Volkswagen are emission cheats. (Full story here)
When I heard the story my first thought was: agency problem – employees are acting in their own best interest. Why? The now ex CEO, Martin Winterkorn, says he knew nothing but I think this is unlikely.
So often, young adults like myself become fixated on achieving their ultimate life goals. So much so that a small setback can easily derail their progress and send them into a downward spiral of self-doubt.
Please Note: The views expressed are based on the author’s personal experience and thoughts. Advice should be taken with caution (or not at all) as it’s subjective to individual circumstances.
I am not a motivational speaker, a hippy or affiliated with any particular religion. I am just your average Joe student who stresses over exams, stays up late to finish assignments and worries about my vocational future. The next part may sound a bit ‘weird’ to some, but over the last few years I have begun to truly realise the marvel of life (without even taking any philosophy papers!).
Two weeks ago Chiasma hosted the much anticipated Synapse event at the University of Auckland Business School. Its hard to believe that it is over again for this year!
The ‘Overseas Experience’ (or OE) is a long-standing Kiwi tradition. Most people take it after graduating but you don’t have to wait that long to get some global perspective. You can do it while studying by going on a student exchange!