My job involves assisting consultants in various lobbying and
public affairs processes, acting as a junior advisor on several
accounts and conducting research (e.g. political feasibility
studies and stakeholder analyses) for current and potential
I started considering my career options while doing my
Bachelor's degree in History. I wanted politics to be part of my
career, so I chose the specialization Policy, Administration and
Politics as part of my History Today Master's track. I decided to
stay in Groningen on account of the broad range of subjects and the
possibility of gaining practical experience during a placement.
The research and writing skills I developed during the Master's
track now form the basis of my current duties. In addition, the
methodology course units in quantitative policy analysis and
interviewing now stand me in good stead during my day-to-day work
in the political world of The Hague.
I work on the cutting edge of politics and industry and for the
time being I'm in exactly the right place. The lobbying and public
affairs sector suits me down to the ground and I'm very ambitious
– I hope to realise my ambitions within this company in the
years to come.