Who are we?
Meet the FLO committee 2023! To ensure that the FLO-days are tailored to students' needs, the FLO committee is made up of student representatives of each student association within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. With the collaboration of Emile, Itiwana, Spil and Labyrinth we plan to provide students with a great opportunity to think about their future!
Hey! My name is Rokus and I am 20 years old. I am the representative for SPIL, the study association for all political sciences, in the FLO committee. I’m a third-year IRO student but I live in Leiden, which means a lot of travelling by train. I am, as you could have guessed, active within SPIL. Next to that, I am also a member of the student organisation SSR, which is part of the reason I live in Leiden. Political Science is such a broad field of work that some might be overwhelmed by all the possibilities. I also feel that the gap between student life and the working world can sometimes feel pretty far apart. That is why I wanted to join the FLO committee. With the FLO days, we can bridge this gap. Students can learn about new skills, interests and fields of work!
My name is Puk du Bois, I am 21 years old, a second-year Psychology student and therefore representing Labyrint. I’m very excited to be a member of the FLO committee because I like to meet new people and organise a fun and interesting event for students at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. In my opinion, it’s important to have the opportunity to meet people from the work field and learn how to network. And because this event is representing speakers and companies from more than one study it can broaden your horizon! We are working hard to organise an interesting and inspiring day full of speakers, companies and workshops. I’m looking forward to it and hope to see you there!
Hello everyone! My name is Benjamín Maldonado, an Anthropology student from Chile. Although I am only 20 and I still have time before I graduate, the thought of confronting the labour market terrifies me! Knowing that some of my peers share this feeling, I decided to be part of the FLO committee so I could help facilitate an experience that would guide and inform students on these matters. This year we are focusing on making the FLO days as enriching as they can be, providing an experience that is not only practical but motivating. We are working really hard in order to bring great speakers that will share their life experiences with everyone, which hopefully will help students be informed and inspired to pursue their interests. I hope to see you at the event!
Hi! I'm Kiki, I'm 22 years old & since this year a premaster student in ‘’Pedagogische Wetenschappen’’ (Education and Child Studies) at Leiden University. I'm also this year's FLO committee member on behalf of the study association Emile. I'll take care of the Education and Child Studies & Academic PaBo components of the FLO Days. Additionally, I'll be helping with general tasks and responsibilities that are part of the FLO organisation.
Only last year -when I was still busy completing my bachelor's degree in Archaeology- I realised that Education and Child Studies was more fitting for me. I dare to say I'm passionate about education, human development and behaviour, which has led me to pursue my studies and a career as a remedial educationalist (‘’orthopedagoog’’ in Dutch).
Even though it has taken me a while to find a career path that fits me like a glove, I wish for every student to have that 'eureka' moment as well. My goal in organising this edition of the FLO days is to help students alike on their way to their ideal career (path). But whether you're going to do this during a workshop, a panel discussion or (and!) by visiting the information market, that’s your call! So don't hesitate to come and join us on 7 & 8 February 2023! See you then, Kiki