SBI’ers finish their bachelor with an internship project. During this period they do an internship at a company and conduct research with a final thesis.
It’s been a while since I studied SBI, but I’m still regularly (read: on drinks and “VrijMiBo’s”) in Subliem. I am now working as an IT consultant at Atos, where I focus on the sustainability of IT. I benefit a lot from the free way of thinking that Subliem brings to the surface in its members, nothing is too crazy. The internship with which I completed SBI, I did at the SpinAwards in a young talent program for Digital Transformation. There I researched what is the X-factor of young talent that can help companies with their digital transformation. The result is that free thinking (not being stuck in the pattern of a company). The trick for us as young talent is not to let them mould you into a fit, there are plenty of that already!
During my internship at KLM Engineering & Maintenance I worked in a technical environment with people from very different backgrounds. The combination of scientific and business knowledge of SBI came in handy. Because of this broad knowledge you really are the link between engineering / science and management. My research revolved around sustainability within KLM’s ground operations. Within the curriculum of SBI there is a lot of attention for this. You will learn about sustainable energy and chemistry, but also about corporate social responsibility. This knowledge certainly came in handy during my internship at KLM.
The final course of the Bachelor Science, Business & Innovation is the bachelor thesis with an internship attached. I experienced this myself as very pleasant to be able to let go of all the study books and see the practice. Only when you’re there do you realize how much you’ve learned in the years before. It gives you an idea of what you can and want to do after your studies. I myself did my internship at a startup that was concerned with artificial intelligence and care, hard work but super instructive.