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Career College Working in Communication, Marketing & PR

The Social and Behavioural Sciences Career Service regularly organises a Career College on working in a specific field of work.

Sophie Blok  (Study choice/career adviser)
Career College

Career College Working in Communication, Marketing & PR

Are you considering a job in communication, marketing or PR or are you curious what it means to work as a communication advisor, press officer or marketing manager (or in a related job)? Then this Online Career College could help you gaining insight into the career opportunities related to this field!

During the Career College a panel of speakers with a communication, marketing or PR related job will be present. They all have a background in Social Sciences and will be happy to talk about their careers and share their experience with you. 

There will be the opportunity to discuss several topics with the panel members, such as:
•    How do you become a communication specialist/marketing manager or press officer?
•    What are the daily activities in these roles? What does a normal day looks like?
•    How can I build a strong CV for this field during my studies? What part-time jobs are relevant?
•    Which skills are necessary to be successful in this field? And how can I train them?
•    What are the main differences between employers in this field?

Join the discussion and ask your questions about the opportunities and challenges, frustrations and success factors of working in communication, marketing and PR.

Panel of speakers:

  • Danique Brandhorst
    During my Masters in Economic & Consumer Psychology at the Universiteit of Leiden I did an internship at Westwing, a Home & Living start-up from Germany. My first 'real' job was at a media agency, where I worked as a communications consultant for a wide variety of clients. After a short detour as a marketing manager in semi-government, I returned to my first love: a start-up in Amsterdam called Orderchamp.
  • Jona Bootsma
    Jona Bootsma is a press officer for the Dutch Minister of Health. Additionally he is an independent PR consultant, media producer, presenter and much more.
  • Valerie Roeloffs-Vermeeren
    Valerie Roeloffs-Vermeeren is a Leiden University alumna from the Master of Clinical Psychology. After working in the field of her studies, she worked in HR and nowadays as a Coordinator communication and marketing. 

This Career College is free of charge and available to all students and recent graduates of the faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities and Governance and Global Affairs. 

The Career College will take place online via MS Teams. If you register for the career college, you will receive further details and a link to the MS Teams channel a day before the event at the latest. Hope to see you all there!

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