How has the programme challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?
I did my Bachelor of psychology in Hungary. The main difference is that in the Master's they want to teach you how to apply your knowledge and develop your personal judgement as a junior psychologist. It can be very challenging, although you learn the skills which prepare you for the actual work.
What did you think about the atmosphere in class?
This year was very different due to the Covid pandemic, so it is difficult to judge as almost all lectures are online. In general, there is no big distance between teachers and students. If you have a question or critical comment you can always communicate that freely. This is a very big difference in regards to my previous education.
What did you find most challenging in your Master’s? Have you encountered any obstacles?
Not able to spend time and cooperate offline with peer students was very challenging to me as I didn't do my bachelor at Radboud University, as opposed to most of the students. Finding an internship in English in the Netherlands is also very challenging, especially during the Covid pandemic.
Are you currently doing an internship?
I have not found an internship yet due to the aforementioned factors. If I find a suitable place I would like to do research about how companies nowadays support inclusion and diversity and how that impacts employee engagement.
What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?
I would like to work as a junior consultant or work and health psychologist in the Netherlands. I believe it is very important that psychologists are involved in workplaces to make a connection and mediate between employees and management and support a healthy life-work balance.