Let us focus upon one of the most distinctive characteristics of the programme in International Studies: the Practising International Studies course, which integrates real hands-on experience of working with business. During the 12 weeks of this case consultancy competition, 3rd-year students bring all of the knowledge and skills gained over the previous semesters to a real case presented by businesses, NGOs, consultancies and other organisations.
From its beginning in 2012, International Studies has been designed to offer something unique in humanities programmes: a connection between students and organisations, and a working familiarity with the expectations of business. And with the Practising International Studies (PRINS) consultancy project, the culminating project for 3rd year International Studies, programme participant’s studies ‘get real.’
Which student consultancy teams presented the winning pitches in the Practising International Studies (PRINS) case competition finals held on 7-8 May at Leiden University’s Den Haag locations?