”I’m interested in the bigger picture.”

The world is changing. Everything’s connected and what happens locally has a global effect. In the future, I’d like to help companies to meet opportunities and solve problems related to globalization.

Ruben Dimmendal, Netherlands

After my bachelor’s back in the Netherlands I worked for a German IT-company and found out that sales wasn’t my cup of tea. I’ve been travelling a lot and have also had the opportunity to study abroad, in South Korea. This got me interested in the bigger picture and made me aware of the cascading effects of globalization.

The programme was a perfect match and the fact that Jönköping is a partner university to my former university closed the deal. So far, Jönköping has exceeded my expectations. The programme and the environment offer the context that you require from a university with an international profile. The flavours are international with students from different continents: Asia, Europe, Oceania, North and South America; I have really extended my career network during my time here.

This autumn, I will also have the opportunity to study at one of JU’s partner universities in China. First time in China for me, though I’ve visited Hong Kong. I think the school’s academic standards are excellent. The courses in business entrepreneurship are highly advanced and have developed my interest in this area. For example, I found the course in Family Business Development inspiring and I think I gained insights that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.

After graduating I’d like to work in an international environment helping companies to grasp the potential of global business: either within an international group or as an independent consultant.

Ruben Dimmendaal
Former Student, Global Management
Jönköping International Business School

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