During his first course on the new venture project Asad Farooq was given 200 SEK to start a new business with a group of acquaintances. That was his first taste of the entrepreneurial spirit at Jönköping University.
"Jönköping University is young and vibrant, every single day it breathes in a bunch of challenges creating new opportunities for growth and success stories. This is what makes it different, you always have exciting things to do that not only advance your academic quest, but also give you a hands-on familiarity with work life."
Asad is a student on the Bachelor's Programme in International Management at Jönköping International Business School. The new venture project gave him the courage to become project leader for a student integration project and later Head of the International Committee at the student association JSA.
"My best advice to new students is to grab every opportunity you come across. If you are successful you can lead and if you fail you can guide. The university has a lot to offer; all you need to do evolve is to be involved."
His first experience with Jönköping University was through the website and he immediately knew it was where he wanted to study. He has not regretted his choice.
"Jönköping University has an international profile, entrepreneurial edge and state-of-the-art campus, which is all I need for a well-rounded university experience. Every day begins with new challenges and ends with an exhilarating experience."
Content updated 2014-12-02