Looking back block 1 and 2

January 23rd, 2024
Dylan de Bruijn
Looking back block 1 and 2

Hey! My name is Dylan de Bruijn, 22 years old and I am from Velp (next to Arnhem). As a first-year student, I am now studying Economics and Business Economics at Radboud University in Nijmegen. After high school I had a gap year during which I worked and then tried two other studies in the following two years. Unfortunately, I didn't like either of them and I must honestly say that I found it quite exciting to register for a third study and of course meet a lot of new people who were most likely younger than me. Nevertheless, I still made the choice to do this and also participate in the Radboud introduction week.

When the introduction week started, I ended up in a super nice group with very nice moms and a dad (mentors). The spirit was there right away and I soon found out why this happened. Our mentors naturally wanted us to become members of the ESV. In the beginning I was skeptical because I could of course already have been a 4th year student and whether I still wanted to become a member of a study association. During the week we often visited the ESV's favorite pub (De Bieb!) and often met other members there, including the future board of the ESV. Ultimately, because of all the fun that the members and other group members brought me, I decided to register for the ESV.

The first weeks of the study started quite relaxed and a number of activities had already been planned by the ESV. I quite liked (and still like :)) the combination of studying and activities at the ESV. There is more than enough room to take time for yourself and study and if you want you can register without obligation for activities that are always organized in a super fun way. And if, like me, you are not a morning person, the ESV always has free coffee in the ESV room in the EOS building!

At the end of the first block I also made the choice to register for the activities committee. We do this in a group of 6 and everyone is very active. I notice that the ESV has many members who are active and also think actively, which for me is also something that makes the ESV stand out above other study associations. My other study also started at the end of the first block. This first year, I am also taking a vocational training course for audio/sound engineering, a course in which I find out how music productions achieve a final result.

I love music and hope to have created something beautiful in the field of music later. Although I have chosen to do 2 studies this first year, it is still very easy to combine with the ESV. To make it even better, as a producer/mixer/audio engineer (whatever you want to call it) I spend a lot of time indoors behind my laptop and the ESV gives me a chance to maintain social connections by also getting out of the house.

The ESV offers many great opportunities to improve your study time through many fun activities, such as the introductory weekend for first-years! And also because of the pleasant people that this association offers. There are also fun trips abroad coming up soon, which I am eagerly looking forward to!

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