On the 12th of October the LexCie organised a lunch lecture where four student talked about why they chose to go abroad during their bachelor and shared their experiences of going abroad with Erasmus. Roosmarijn talked about her time and experience in Lancaster, UK. Henri told us about his experience in Spitsbergen, Daan went to Göteborg in Sweden and shared his experiences. Lastly Joris talked about his time in California where he studied at the Davis University. Many student were enthusiastic about hearing these stories of the experiences of going abroad.
The LexCie organised a lunch lecture where Anouk Gavaert of Acacia Water presented about the company, current projects she is working on, such as the 'Spaarwater' project and also briefly about her own career, which includes studying abroad and a PhD, before she started working for Acacia Water. After her presentation there was some time left for individual questions, which can always be very helpful for some students in need of advice regarding their future study and career choices and plans.
The evening of January 23rd was in the theme of GIS for the members of Pyrus. The LexCie organised an evening with two talks on GIS. The lectures held in H41 were visited by a lot of members enjoying some drinks and two very interesting talks! The first lecture was on working with GIS. Our guest speaker Stefan Arts (an alumni from GIS) told us how he works in practice with GIS and what he does for Witteveen & Bos. The second lecture by Lammert Kooistra was on remote sensing and how to use it for a range of applications. He told us how remote sensing will be used in the future in his very enthusiastic talk. Shortly, it was a very interesting evening and we think everybody learned a lot of things about how GIS is used in research and consultancy. ?
The 6th of december, Pyrus members could focus on their future careers, by attending the Carrier Information Evening. This evening, nine speakers from various companies and career paths talked about their choices and how they got to the current point in their careers. Besides, Rik van Heumen showed us his interesting research on the statistics of Earth and Environment alumni. Besides the point that we were all happy to hear that Earth and Environment alumni generally quickly get jobs, it was good to know where most of us are likely to end up.
After three rounds of talks, distributed over 3 rooms, the commission organised a drink at the ground floor of Forum. This drink was held so that all unasked questions could be answered and the thirst for career information could be stilled.
All in all, the evening was a great success and we hope that you have learned a lot!
The Career Information Evening commission.
Op dinsdag 9 januari was het centrum van Wageningen omgetoverd in een ware gevarenzone. Om het vloeibare goud te vinden moesten de 9 zonen van Baron de Constant de Rebecque gevonden worden. Ze stonden allemaal verspreid door het centrum, beschermd door horrorachtige hunters. Elk groepje moest zo veel mogelijk zonen te pakken krijgen om zoveel mogelijk muntjes te bemachtigen. Pyrus was in grote getalen aanwezig en het winnende team bestond dan natuurlijk ook naar verwachting uit Pyrusleden. Zij gingen er uiteindelijk met The Liquid Gold vandoor. Daarna volgde nog een bruisende borrel, waarbij ook de andere groepjes mee konden genieten van het vloeibare goud. Al met al vonden wij het een zeer geslaagde avond! Bedankt voor jullie komst!