What knowledge and skills did you learn during your Master’s that are really useful to you now?
I learned to handle large amounts of information and critically evaluate it in order to compile compact reports on the most important points. I also learned to write in an accessible manner and I learned to put the developments of today in a historical light and understand why they are the way they are.
What did you find most challenging in your Master’s?
The Master's programme is quite a step up from the Bachelor's programme History. The amount and depth of the work is greatly increased, but so is the level.
Could you say a little about the job you do now?
I am in the social housing sector (woningcorporatie). I am working on creating a better flow of tennants into better fitting housing. For example, convincing elder people to move from a large family home to a home fitting for their age.
What do you like about your profession and what makes working in your field so interesting and/or relevant?
Good housing is more important than ever. We are in the largest housing crisis since the Second World War and it is very grateful work to be part of the solution.
Do you have any tips/suggestions for prospective students?
Be sure to develop yourself apart from your studies. Be part of a student association, allow yourself to engage in (student-)politics and develop yourself as broadly as possible. I would not be where I am today without doing that.