Alumnus testimonial

Sanne Kalsbeek – Technical Support Engineer, CowManager

Sanne has an interest for animals and technology. In her second job after graduating from the master's Animal Sciences she found it: Technical Support Engineer at CowManager.

I could not fully express my passion in my first job for what I love most: animals, especially in combination with technology. I decided to follow my heart and change course.

From a very young age I knew I wanted to do ‘something’ with animals. As I got older, I also gained interest in technology and software. During my time at Wageningen University I worked in a veterinary clinic. This job was the reason I started working for a veterinary software company directly after my graduation. Even though I learned a lot in the year I worked there, I could not fully express my passion for what I love most: animals, especially in combination with technology. I decided to follow my heart and change course. A friend of mine heard I was looking for a job and she introduced me to her manager. As a result, I recently started a new and very exciting job as Technical Support Engineer at CowManager. CowManager produces ear sensors and software for cows to analyse the collected data in order to give customers useful insights in the heat and health state of their cows. My tasks are very broad, but mostly focus on assisting dealers and customers when they run into problems or have questions, and translating customers wishes to the research and development team. I really like my job because I get to work with animals, technology, an amazing team of people and even a very good friend.

So, my advice to all of you would be to follow your instincts and take a risk every now and then. It does not have to be perfect from the first time. Every experience contributes to your personal and professional growth. Even though it may not feel like it sometimes, the world is at your feet!

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