Alumni Corner

‘It’s up to you': SBE graduates change the way schools talk with children about cyberbullying

‘It’s up to you': SBE graduates change the way schools talk with children about cyberbullying

Teaching children a moral code when it comes to their behaviour and treatment of others online is a challenge for teachers who don’t have experience with social media or understand young people’s usage of it, which in turn can lead to ineffective approaches to discussing the issue of cyberbullying in schools. This was the discovery of SBE graduate Joerie Nijhuis who, together with fellow SBE graduate Tom Peeters, developed the online educational programme “It’s up to you”.

The future is ‘sunglasses-bright’ for SBE alumnus Lars Pacbier and his company FB4

The future is ‘sunglasses-bright’ for SBE alumnus Lars Pacbier and his company FB4

Born and raised in Heerlen, Lars Pacbier remains proudly connected to the city he describes as “having come a long way from being one of the major crime cities in the Netherlands” to winning the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council’s Best Travel Destination in the World Award. In fact, Lars and his company FB4 have become one of the driving forces responsible for attracting international attention to Heerlen and the surrounding areas.

SBE alum Lucas de Wert finds business in music as rising DJ duo Lucas & Steve

SBE alum Lucas de Wert finds business in music as rising DJ duo Lucas & Steve

After a whirlwind, two-week tour in Asia with stops in Seoul, , Goa and Dubai, Lucas de Wert, one half of acclaimed Dutch DJ duo Lucas & Steve, could finally relax at home—for one day, at least. De Wert, the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) alum-turned-DJ, has a schedule packed with studio time and meetings for the pair’s upcoming music video featuring their newest track, “Calling on You”.