Manon Weiss

Testimonial Manon Weiss
You are selling a positive product that makes people happy, which makes going to the office and doing the job so easy and fun.
Name
Manon Weiss
Programme
Tourism and Culture
Study end date
Current role
Content marketeer
Previous education
International Business Communication at Radboud University

Manon Weiss has studied Tourism and Culture and currently works as a content marketeer for a travel agency.

What knowledge and skills did you learn during your Master’s that are really useful to you now?

I learned even more to think critically and to evaluate the use of words and how they can be interpreted by different groups of people. I always specifically think of the word "authentic" and how it is used in marketing tourism products and how it affects the way these products are perceived and experienced by various stakeholders.

What did you find most challenging in your Master’s?

Personally, I didn't realize beforehand that museums would be such a big part of the programme. I was more interested in the travel part of the Master's, so I needed to get used to that. 

Could you say a little about the job you do now ?

I am a content marketeer for a travel agency. I write a lot of texts for the websites, manage the social media accounts, create newsletters and organize events. It is an international company and I love that I get to meet so many people from different countries and cultures. The tourism industry is ever changing which makes it really interesting. You are contributing to an unforgettable experience for the customer. You are selling a positive product that makes people happy, which makes going to the office and doing the job so easy and fun.

Do you have any tips/suggestions for prospective students?

Take into account that there are no exams at all, only a lot of essays that you'll need to write. So you'll have to decide for yourself if that's something positive or negative. Also, stay on top of all the writing assignments that need to be completed for the portfolios, so you don't have to do everything at the last minute. And be open to other branches within the industry that you hadn't thought about before.