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Alumni Event

MA International Relations: Alumni Career Networking Event 2022

Friday 6 May 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Kickstart your Career! 

Dear MA IR Students,

Are you in need of a little bit inspiration and orientation regarding your career possibilities after graduation? Or do you want to expand your current professional network? 

Then please join us for the MA IR Student-Alumni Career Networking Event 2022 on Friday, the 6th of May 2022 from 15.30-19.00 at Lipsius! 

During the event you will be able to meet MA IR alumni who will share their personal career trajectory and provide you with valuable advice on how you can best enter and navigate the current job market. 

Save the date, and make sure to register in order to kickstart your future career!

Time Programme
15.30-16.00 Arrival, Registration, and Information Update
Check-in and pick up of name tag and materials for students and alumni. i.e., program overview; students receive an extra sheet with potential questions they could ask alumni 
16.00-16.15 Event Opening & Introduction of Alumni
16.15-17.00 Panel Alumni discussion – Life since MAIR: From student to ‘professional’ 
Panel discussion on “Life since MA IR: From student to ‘professional’” led by two MA IR students on alumni career trajectory. Questions will focus on the current job market and its chances and challenges, how the MA IR program relates to current job, transferable skills etc. The last 15 minutes will be used for an open Q&A session. 
17.00-17.15 Break 
17.15-18.15 Career Workshops

Alumni are designated individual rooms in Lipsius. Here they will present their individual career trajectory and introduce their current employer in 20-30min. Specific attention is put on the question: What have been the biggest obstacles/issues alumni faced when they started their career and how did they solve them? The rest of the time is revered for a Question and Answer session. Please find below an overview of the alumni who will give a career workshop . To attend a career workshop please make sure to register for the event and sign in at Lipsius room 0.11 at the the day of the event between 15.30-16.00.

Jamie Holton Senior Project Officer, Women's Economic Empowerment at Publish What You Fund - Room 0.01 (Lipsius)

Kimberly Ho Data Analyst at Digital Power - Room 0.02 (Lipsius)

Miguel Chambel Secretary-General of the LGBTI Intergroup at the European Parliament - Room 0.30 (Lipsius)

Luisa Ossman International Coorporation Officer: Communication, Youth, Gender, Inclusiveness, Culture specifically for the Strategic Partnerships with Africa at EU Commission - Room 1.01 (Lipsius)

Felix Smets Administrator for Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes of the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE) at European Parliament - Room 1.18 (Lipsius)

Pamela Mulder Policy officer Europe at the Province of South Holland - Room 1.19 (Lipsius)

Annelot van Rigteren Senior Advisor European Paying Agency at Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) - Room 1.20 (Lipsius)

Nora Szabo-Jilek Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton - Room 1.21 (Lipsius)

Stefan Pack Senior Advisor - Public Affairs & Corporate Communication at Hague Corporate Affairs - Room 1.28 (Lipsius)

Sebastian J. Strohmayer PR Consultant at Scholz & Friends - Room 1.29(Lipsius)

Jan Dijkshoorn Senior Consultant at Delloite The Hague - Room 1.54 (Lipsius)

Jake F. Kelly Triad Division Manager for Fundraising/Sales & Marketing/Comms at Hot Planet Repair - Room 1.30 (Lipsius)

Jasper Beuze KYC CDD Analyst at ING Nederland - Room 1.31 (Lipsius)

Kevin Culligan Desk Officer, International Security Policy Unit (Afghanistan)/Conflict Resolution Unit, Political Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland - Room 1.33 (Lipsius)

Annsophie Schmitt Senior Advisor at Arendt Regulatory & Consulting SA - Room 1.52 (Lipsius). 

18.15-18.30 Break
18.30- 19.00 Closing of the MA IR Student-Alumni Career Networking Event 2022 Career Services and Alumni Office will explain what they can do for students who are about to graduate or already graduated before MA IR students will make some closing remarks about the first MA IR Student-Alumni Networking event.
19.00-19.15 Break
19.15-21.00 Reception/Free Networking (At the Faculty Club)
Students and Alumni will have the opportunity to meet and mingle informally and ask and answer questions about careers and opportunities while enjoying some light refreshments.




You can register here.

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