Two side jobs and the nano challenge
Besides my studies I work at two side jobs. I work as a sales representative in a shop and I do administrative tasks for a company. Mainly during my work as a administrative assistant I learn a lot about business administration.
During the previous semester, I joined the nano challenge of Enschede Lab. With the nano challenge, you get to solve a societal question from the municipality of Enschede that is really taking place at the moment. During our challenge, we had to find a solution for smoking at schools. The law states that there cannot be designated areas for smoking at schools. But because of that, students often go smoking in the neighbouring areas. Many residents in the surroundings of school do not agree with this, because of the smoke and waste.
We had to think about a solution where schools, the municipality and the neighbourhood of school would not have any problems with smoking. Our solution was to create a eco-friendly smokers cabin. It is sustainable by adding solar panels and green on the roof and it will not give any issues to others.
During the nano challenge, we worked with international students from all institutions. For example, there was a Chinese student studying at AKI ArtEZ in my group, who was joining by video call, because she was in China. It was a lot of fun to collaborate with people from other countries and other studies.