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Alumni in the spotlight

You can read about the career paths of our alumni in the interviews below. They share career advice, tips and strategies that could be useful in the next step of your career.

Results: 1 - 10 of 10
Results: 1 - 10 of 10
  • Daniela Ospina Alonso: 'Don't be afraid to say no'

    This month’s alumnus in the spotlight is Daniela Ospina Alonso. She graduated in 2017 from the MSc Economics at the UvA, taking the specialization International Economics and Globalisation, and she now works as an Analyst at ING. Among other things, she told us about her current job, and what it was like for her as an international to start working in the Netherlands.

  • Maryama W. Marong: 'Change is constant, so dare to experiment'

    This month’s alumna in the spotlight is Maryama W. Marong. She graduated in 2015 from the MSc Business Administration, and she recently set up her own company: Bend & Stretch. We asked her about her experiences at various companies, founding her own and what that entails.

  • Jesper Hanson – 'Challenge the stereotype of the coffee-drinking bureaucrat, the public sector is a very stimulating place to work'

    This month’s alumnus is Jesper Hanson. He graduated in 2011 from the MSc in Economics and gained a PhD in Economics in 2018. He works as an advisor at the IMF in Washington DC, and we spoke to him about what he does, how he got his job, and what that job entails.

  • How our alumni deal with the corona crisis

    All of us are affected by the corona virus in different ways. We have changed our way of living, our habits, as well as our studies and our jobs. Recently, we touched base with some of the alumni from our interview series, to ask them how the virus affected their business and changed their work, and what they do to make the situation manageable.

  • Dolf Noordman – 'Don’t prepare too much for your working life, but use your time to explore and dive deep into an academic problem.'

    This month’s alumnus is Dolf Noordman. He graduated in 2012 From the MSc in Econometrics, in the specialisation Operations Research & Management, and he recently became a Machine Learning Engineer at Schuberg Philis. He describes what he does and how it’s like to start a job during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Tyrone Pater – 'It's very rare to know exactly what you want to do straight out of college, so don’t be afraid to experiment'

    This month’s alumnus is Tyrone Pater. He graduated in 2017 from the MSc Business Administration, taking the International Management track, and he works as Senior Economic Officer at the Consulate General in Chicago. We spoke with him about his work in the public sector, what makes working in the US different, and how his work has changed during the pandemic.

  • Sabyasachi Sengupta: 'Help others at work. It will make you successful and indispensable'

    This month’s alumnus is Sabyasachi Sengupta. He graduated in 2011 from the MSc in Business Economics, and he works as a Business Developer at ABN AMRO, as well as a motivational speaker and soft skill trainer for his own company, SabynSachi. He was awarded the inaugural Bounceback Award at ASE NEXT! 2020, for the way he bounced back from career failure. Among other things, we asked him about that particular failure and recovery.

  • Evgeny Mironov: 'An education at any university is exactly what you make of it'

    This month’s alumnus in the spotlight is Evgeny Mironov. He graduated in 2018 from the BSc Economics and Business and he works as a Team Lead of Data & Market Research teams at bunq. We asked him about his experiences in that job and what drives him in his profession, especially with regards to his development in data skills.

  • Economics and Business Career Centre alumni
    Mark Walschot: 'Being a talented student has little to do with being a talented worker'

    This month’s alumnus in the spotlight is Mark Walschot. He graduated in 2009 from the MSc in Economics at the UvA and is now a partner at Startup Studio Nescio. We asked him, among other things, about his job and how he got to his current position.

  • EBCC alumnus
    Alena Kerosinskaya: 'Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try'

    This month's alumnus in the spotlight is Alena Kerosinskaya. She graduated in 2019 from the MSc Business Administration, taking the Digital Business track, at the UvA and she works in Business Development, although she is currently looking for a new job. We asked her about her experience as an international in the Netherlands, what she learnt at the various companies she worked for, and how she approaches her job search.