Sunday, November 17, 2013

A new stage of my life...

Hi All!

Not only am I new to University but also to blogging, since this is my first blog post ever. I am Bence Jenőfi, a 19 years old freshman at Utrecht School of Economics, studying Economics and Business Economics (how suprising :D) I am hungarian and I came here to study for 3 major reasons. I wanted to study in English, I wanted to study at a highly ranked University with a multidisciplinary approach, and last but not least I found Utrecht as a place awesome. I am living here since August and the last 3 month just made me more certain, that I did not regret my choice. The freshman week was unforgettable...(indeed I remember evrything :P )

As the weeks passed by, I got familiar with various economic concepts from different social scientist and also developed my optimizing skills in math. However, the midterm exams went reasonable well, I am still waiting for those crucial endterm results from 2 weeks ago. Cross your fingers guys...there is something at stake! Meanwhile I started my second period of studying this week with two brand new courses (Microeconomics and Financial Accounting).

One thing you should keep in mind is, that friendships come just as fast as bikes go by! (I meant here: bikes from your inventory) I also cant help but mention the two major types of Utrecht Universitiy social life: There are the ones who study hard and those who party harder!

I am really happy to mention that I am an active member of the ECU '92 study association both in the Relaxcie (party organising) and the Investment committe. There is an interesting project going on in both of them so I am not bored at all. Also, one of my great friends visited me this weekend who has never been in Utrecht before, so it was a fun time to guide her through the best places.

I dont know the policy about making advertisements :D but guys, if you want a really nice experience besides drinking only, look up De Belgie and Olvivier. These two places are unique in their own atmosphere.

And now...I have to go back to my studies. Hopefully you will hear from me again after I got my endterm results...

Monday, November 4, 2013


Do you know this accelerating feeling of just having finished an exam, you feel like the weight is taken off your shoulders, the sky seems a bit bluer and you feel like the world is your oyster?
(Please sense the overdramatic touch here).
Well then the feeling that follows should also be familiar: „Dang, this was just one out of three exams for this week and I actually have to continue studying- like right now!”
If you can connect to this situation, then you have an idea how my day was. I told you that I would report about my studying efforts for exams, but surprise! I was too busy studying instead of writing this blog. This was my first exam (International Business Ventures) of the master and it was comparable to a Bachelor exam at USE. Well we actually had only two hours time, while normally almost all exams are three hours. But the amount of content and questions was of course designed for two hours, so overall it was not a problem to finish writing within this time constraint.

Now I have to start studying for a theory exam on Wednesday of Empirical Economics and after that there is one more on Friday (The STATA (statistical computer program) exam). After I am done with the study marathon, I hope to get back to you during the weekend after I caught up on enough sleep.