After my Bachelor Biology, I followed the Master Applied Communication Science. I started working at Schuttelaar & Partners immediately after graduation
Schuttelaar & Partners is a consultancy and communication agency, that aims to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable world. At the moment, I am involved in projects related to agriculture and I advise companies and organisations about their strategies and policy. Furthermore, I am involved in stakeholder management and work on more practical communication assignments, such as the development of an Infographic, a film or the organisation of an event. I regularly spend a day visiting a project partner or a client. I deal with large, international companies, as well as with smaller businesses. This diversity is what I like about my job. Moreover, my colleagues are very inspiring and motivating: I learn a lot from them!
During my master I learned a lot about complex collaborations between various parties. This knowledge is very useful in my current job, because many clients work within a complex and dynamic field. I help them find the best strategy to prepare themselves for the future.
A tip that I have for current students is to specify what you have learned and what your added value is for an employer. Additionally, your network is very important. Make use of it!