Hi there, I am a graduate of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Looking back in 2016 when I moved to study in the Netherlands, I have to admit that I didn’t do in-depth my research as in terms of what university should I take, what program fits me the best, or what to expect overall from an international environment. It was tough at the beginning, but then you know the saying – experience comes with time. Nevertheless, the student years gave me a very strong foundation and built towards the person I am today. Realizing the mistakes I made, I feel the need to share them with those who are at the stage I was some years ago.
• Biggest Challenge: My two biggest challenges was how to find a job, and how to balance work and studying.
• Top Advice: Don’t expect anyone to solve your problems, it’s a very competitive environment in the Netherlands. Take the phone and call, open the email and write, need help – ask.
• Expertise: How to land at a good job, networking, work-study balance.
Become an ambassador
Do you want to contribute, help the community of new students from your university or people from your own country who are looking forward to start a new study in the Netherlands? Become an ambassador and share your experience with them.