To participate in “Spotting Spring”, students can take pictures of the objects, plants and animals listed (see pictures), send them to SpottingSpring@gmail.com or upload them to the Google Drive folder, and the person collecting the most points will get a little surprise. Please also let us know if we can repost your pictures on the Shift socials, to not let your discoveries go unnoticed!
You can participate and send in pictures from May 8th to May 24th.
Zit jij in de laatste fase van je master en wil je meer weten over het adviesvak? En heb je affiniteit met infrastructuur, mobiliteit, gebiedsontwikkeling en/of duurzaamheid? Tijdens de inhouse middag van AT Osborne op donderdag 22 april krijg jij een unieke kans om op een laagdrempelige manier te oefenen met jouw kwaliteiten en je te oriënteren op je toekomstperspectief in de consultancy!
Wil jij je als ambitieuze starter binnen no-time ontwikkelen tot adviseur? Werk je graag aan complexe vraagstukken met een maatschappelijke impact, bij publieke opdrachtgevers die ertoe doen? AT Osborne zoekt voortdurend naar afstudeerders en starters die de lat hoog leggen. Al bijna decennia dragen wij met ruim 150 consultants en managers bij aan de grootste en meest vooruitstrevende klimaatadaptatie en mobiliteitsprogramma’s van ons land. Projecten waar we trots op zijn. Tijdens de inhouse middag vertellen we je hier meer over, werk je aan een casus en leer je onze collega’s kennen.
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In this cold weather, you want a meal that will keep you warm and contains enough energy to power you on your epic ice-skating trips or winter city walks! Shakshuka is a simple one pan dish which fulfills these requirements perfectly. There are a lot of different ways of making it, so don’t limit yourself to this recipe, you can add all the different veggies you like! For example zucchini, kale or carrot go very well with this dish. This version includes falafel to provide you with that extra bit of power. Although the eggs are one of the main features of any shakshuka the falafel allows for you to take them out and make it a vegan dish. It is best served with some bread, couscous, or bulgur.
Ingredients (2 people)
Cut the onion, eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes and feta into pieces. Heat a bit of olive oil in a big pan and fry the onion and bell pepper for a few minutes. Add the herbs (except for the parsley) with the eggplant and fry for a few more minutes. Then add the tomatoes, the tomato paste and maybe a cup of water. Leave this to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Use this time to fry the falafel and prepare the side dishes. Then, break two eggs over the vegetable mixture, close the lid and let them cook for 5-6 minutes. Garnish with the fresh parsley and optionally the feta cheese.
After Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Years it is now time for…. Valentine’s Day! Wait, wait, before you tell me all about how it is a commercial holiday (although I love that the chocolate is on sale the day after that) or that it is impossible to have a date during this crisis: it is also the start of a week I had no knowledge of before writing this piece, but is really important: Random Acts of Kindness Week!
While I was writing on the importance of love in all its forms: love for your partner, but also your family or the people around you, this week is all about that, and gives you a broader look on what Valentine’s day could be!
During this crisis, it’s even more important than ever, to look out for each other and help each other. And I think that’s where all these holidays are for: sometimes we are so stuck in our daily lives, that we forget the amazing things around us, and during these holidays, we can stop for a minute and appreciate what we have.
And, it’s for a good reason! Did you know that by helping others, you find happiness yourself? So, if you are a bit down due to the current situation (like most of us)… stop for a minute, and look around you. Is there someone who needs a hand?
We’re educated to think about the world around us, but sometimes we get so focused on that, that we forget to appreciate the little things around us. Therefore I would like to invite you to focus this week on different kinds of love, by doing random acts of kindness.
Some love for… the world
– Pick up some litter
– Help mapping for a good cause
– Volunteer somewhere
– Replace something in your house for a zero-waste alternative
Some love for… random people
– Everyone takes some walks nowadays to refresh their minds. So if you are a bit sad, a smile of someone can do a lot! When you go for a walk, say hi and smile!
– Start a conversation with a random person.
– Leave a book in one of the many shared book points.
– Write some happy note on the pavement with chalk, or paint a rock and hide it somewhere for a random person to be found!
Some love for… your family/friends/housemates
– Bake something nice, and hand it out to them!
– Just… listen. Ask them about their day and really listen to what they say.
– Send a text message to a person you haven’t talked to in a while
– Send a postcard to someone
– Call your grandparents
– Volunteer to do something for someone: baby sit, help studying, etc.
– Give someone a compliment
Some love for… yourself
– Stop and smell the roses: like literally: go for a walk, but enjoy the moment and look around you! Watch the sun reflecting on the water, or how birds are flying over you, and realize, spring is coming.
– Meditate: you’ve got a lot of nice apps to start with this
– Exercise: also a lot of apps, for which you will feel better even after 5 minutes.
– Just buy that nice dessert you’ve been looking at for the past 10 minutes.
– Take a spa day at home
– Make a list of all the things you want to do, when we’re allowed to do so again.
– Read a great book
– Try something you’ve always wanted to do: that fancy recipe, paint something just for fun or start balcony garden.
You can find a lot of ideas at the Random Acts of Kindness Site.
Although we learned that everything on this planet is finite, there is one exception: “happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it” (Albert Schweitzer).
Do you have more ideas or did some of them? Send your story/picture to us, and we might show it in the next newsletter!
Picture: altered from a picture of: Foto door Lisa Fotios via Pexels.
IE courses are fun, but sometimes you want to do something else. Taking part in a challenge, going to a conference or becoming a board member. We created a database for a number of annual events to inspire you. We probably missed quite a few, so that’s where you come in. If you like to add a new challenge or something else to enrich the IE community, you can!
But that’s not it! We also included a list of almost 200 companies which are IE related. So not only the big companies we all know, but especially smaller consultancy firms that might be looking for you! And if you did become an intern or employee, we want to invite you to share your experiences 😉