Leiden University Career Zone
My Career Story - blog
In this blog employees of Career Services, other employees (of Leiden University), alumni and students talk about what has shaped them during their career. Every career has 'successes and failures': this blog will tell you about this.
"Is my work good enough? I realised that questions like this are completely normal at the beginning of one's career." - Rik Peelen, LDE Trainee Leadership Development
"This personal process also gave me the tools to better support students in their journey. I also realized that everybody needs a small support group to mirror your personal career path every now and then." - Arianna Pranger, Assistant Professor of Master Pharmacy education, Chair/Teaching Fellow @Leiden Teachers Academy Leiden University & Hospital Pharmacist.
“Taking your time to make a distinction between stress and ambition will give you an opportunity to enjoy the ride while figuring out what makes you happy in life” - Anna de Keijzer, Project Coordinator for Student Well-Being
"It is always good to keep developing a new part of yourself, even though it is tempting to keep doing the things you know you are good at" - Maarten Fischer, Team leader Student Psychologists Leiden University
"A career is unplannable, but what you can do is be aware of the opportunities around you" - Martijn Ridderbos, vice-chairman of the Executive Board
“Giving up on something you do not enjoy is not failure” - Eva Sweep, works at the secretariat for the department of Student Support Services
“Instead of dreaming about a career, I dream about the life I want to live” - Perine Fleury, student and co-founder of Biosphere Solar
"I truly believe that what I can do, thousands of other young people can too" - Bart de Bart, founder Stichting SWOM
“Leaving my job was sad, but felt like a relief too” - Annemarie Loeters, Career Advisor
"Sometimes there are professions that might suit you better" - Elijah Sanches, medical doctor
“Although you will be presented with many choices in your life, it is important to know that no choice is final” - Rose Rorije, Career Advisor
"Follow your heart, it's always right" - Ynette Caupain, Student Counselor
"What gets you out of bed in the morning?" - Yvonne Dexel, Career Advice Coordinator
"I learned that, with every step you take, you learn more about what suits you" - Eva van der Meer, Study Choice and Career Advisor
"I challenge you to trust in yourself to take the first step" - Dennis Fiorenza, Team Leader Career Services
"No guts no glory" - Loes Nordlohne, Career Advisor
"What is the worst thing that can happen if you dare to take the next step in your career?" - Marije Bedaux, Career Advisor
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