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CareerCollege Working in Policy

The Career Service FSW regularly organises a CareerCollege on working in a specific field. During our CareerCollege on Tuesday 31 May alumni of Leiden University will talk about what it's like to be 'Working in Policy'.

Eva van der Meer  (Studiekeuze-/loopbaanadviseur)

Many academic programmes provide a good basis for a career that involves policy work. But how do you become a Policy Advisor? And what is it that you do all day? What skills and characteristics are necessary? In what type of organizations are they looking for Policy Advisors? These are all questions that you, as a student or recent graduate, can ask during this CareerCollege.

After the CareerCollege, there is the possibility to have an informal talk with the speakers while enjoying a (free) drink and to ask all your questions!

The event will be held in English and is open to students and recent graduates of Leiden University.

Panel of speakers:

Dineke Vrolijk
Dineke Vrolijk is an alumna Political Science and took part in the diplomatic traineeship ('Diplomatenklasje') of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She now works as a Policy Officer for Europe-West Directorate and she is country officer for Italy and the Holy See.

Nicky Boot
Nicky Boot is a Psychology alumna and now works as a drug prevention policy officer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. She completed a master's degree in Economic and Consumer Psychology, where she gained insight into how human behavior is influenced, and how people make decisions.

Niels Rood
Niels Rood has a bachelor's and master's degree in Political Science and now works as a Welfare and Social Development policy officer at the municipality of Leiden. He is also active in the taskforce Housing, Welfare and Care and participates in various lobby initiatives towards the national government.

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