donderdag 5 december 2013

5th December, Pre-presentations and Sinterklaas, Joeri Prins



5th December, Pre-presentations and Sinterklaas, Joeri Prins

It was already the 9th day of the Wetskills program, the day for the pre-presentations of each group. After a few mornings in a row of waking up at 5:30 am to go swimming on campus, this time I started at 8:00 am with breakfast.
Today we had to present a poster and a pitch (selling your product in less than 2 minutes). It was meant as a draft in order for the teams to get some feedback from the others as well as the study case clients. The main reason for this to present it to your case owners and to improve your poster. The teams received a lot of pros and cons from which they could work on.
After the presentations, some teams had time to discuss their case with their client, which also helped to improve their ideas. Now what was left, was to edit each poster and input the recommendations from everyone. Working on this took the rest of the day.
Because it is December 5th, which is in the Netherlands a typical day for celebrating Sinterklaas, we also celebrated it in Israel. First of all, everyone had to bring a present that was ultimately given to another.  The Dutch participants also brought with them some food we eat at Sinterklaas, Kruidnoten/Pepernoten. We started with the songs we usually sing in the Netherlands. After a lot of songs, we began a game so that everyone can choose and swap presents. Because of the nature of the game, the presents go mainly to the left or to the right.
After the celebration, some participants went to the campus bar, while others finished up on the poster that needed to be printed out in the morning. My group was one of them, but we treated ourselves to a trip to the top of Mt. Carmel for a view of the night skyline of Haifa.

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