As a child, SP party leader Lilian Marijnissen wanted to become a vet. Yet, years later, she chose to study Political Science in Nijmegen: “I wanted to understand how inequality comes about so I could do something about it.”
Mathijs Noij studied Human Geography and has now worked at the independent university magazine Vox for eight years. He started out as a journalist, but has since been promoted to editor-in-chief as well.
Jesper Hanssen (36) had the entrepreneurial spirit from early on. He became fascinated by systems theory and sociotechnical approaches while studying business administration. Now he is co-owner of Prepared Mind.
For over a year now, Rob Jetten (35) has been Minister for Climate and Energy Policy. He laid the foundation for his political career while studying Public Administration (2005-2009), which he opted for on ‘late choosers’ day’.
After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Nijmegen School of Management, Steffen Westerburger chose to pursue a Master’s in International Relations. These studies appear to have been fantastic choices.
Coen Swaanenburg, Vice President of Operations Control at KLM, is an inspiring Radboud Management Academy alumnus. His career shows that a lot is possible, providing you stay committed to your development. ‘You have control over your career.’
After attending the hotel school in Maastricht, Petra Jansen op de Haar wanted to continue her studies. To widen her horizons and to gain a deeper understanding of economics. She chose to study Policy-oriented Economics in Nijmegen.
Paschalina Garidou did a master’s on Human Geography at Nijmegen School of Management. Nowadays she works as a researcher at this faculty. She says that her studies provided her with critical thinking skills.
As mayor of Nijmegen, Political Science alumnus Hubert Bruls is at the helm of our university city. Although he always had an interest in history, he also learned about the world of philosophy during his studies.
Olesia Lelie studied in Moscow and Maastricht, but fell for the compact Nijmegen campus. She was only there for a year - in 2018, during her Master’s in Business Administration - but she felt at home right away.
Bart Kampschreur (30) began his academic career as a student of law. ‘Fun, interesting, but not really my thing.’ After snooping his way around a number of companies, he eventually made his way into marketing.