Inspirational Career Stories
TU Delft - Meet our alumnus – Sebastian Bosma: PhD student at Stanford University
Studying abroad was always one of Sebastian Bosma’s dreams. Now, he is leaving the Netherlands to continue his career as a PhD candidate at Stanford University. After having lived abroad as a child, he completed both secondary school and his master’s degree in Applied Earth Sciences, specifically Petrol Engineering in the Netherlands. Sebastian describes himself as “not the typical researcher” and has broad interests besides studying. He has always been interested in sports and was member of the board of a student enterprise for a year, in which a.o. he learned how to present himself to others. In applying to the PhD position, this clearly distinguished him from other applicants. Sebastian is enthusiastic about exploring a new direction at Stanford University.
TU Delft - Meet our alumna – Mirjam Fuchs: Senior Consultant at Yellowtail
Mirjam majored in life science and technology and is currently working in a financial sector. When people ask her why did she choose to work in this field, she argues that the problem solving, assessment, and analysing skills that she learned in TU Delft support her to be an asset for any organisation or companies. At Yellowtail, she helps banks and companies to digitalise their processes and consults how to approach these processes in contemporary way as part of the young generation herself. She is motivated to work as a team both in her workplace and her free time on a weekly boot camp in The Hague, and she always keep herself challenged with different tasks and opportunities. Her tip to young graduates is to always follow your gut feeling and wait the best opportunity that suits you best.
TU Delft - Meet our alumni – Anurag: from MSc student to Architect in NL
Anurag currently works as an Architect and Parametric Design Specialist at Amsterdam based Zwarts & Jansma Architects. He tells about living in The Netherlands, how he adapted to Dutch culture and shares his experiences on ensuring a smooth transition to the Dutch labour market.
TU Delft - Meet our alumni – Marta: from PhD To polymer specialist in NL
Marta currently works as a polymer specialist in a company called Incotec with its headquarters located in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. She shares her experience of being a student and how TU Delft helped her to prepare for a professional career and in finding a job.
TU Delft - Meet our Assistant Professor - Amineh and her career in academia
Assistant Professor Amineh Ghorbani tells more about herself, her thesis “structuring Socio-technical Complexity” and what she thinks a person needs for an academic career. She sees an academic career as a tree with different leaves, where one branch is publication.
TU Delft - Meet our alumni - Jonas: developing algorithms to fight breast cancer
In high school Jonas Teuwen (alumnus TU Delft) was terrible at math. But he ultimately graduated in Mathematics at TU Delft. His fascination came from the drive to understand. Jonas now develops techniques which automatically read the scans of mammographies, to make screening a lot more efficient and faster.
TU Delft – Meet our alumni – Judith: Innovation manager at Hoogheemraadschap Delft
Judith Kappersma, TU Delft's alumni, works as an innovation manager at the Hoogheemraadschap Delft. After graduating from TU Delft, she started her job and found it very interesting to experience innovation on all levels within an organization. Her advice is that if you do not necessarily aspire an academic career, first start working and then investigate what opportunities are out there.
TU Delft - Meet our alumni - Jasper Dijkstra: from PhD to research advisor at Deltares
Jasper talks about how growing up in Zeeland and playing around the port motivated him to choose his current career path. He throws a light on his research work concerning the use of natural resources like seagrass to study its impact on the environment and the ports. Finally, he also compares his research work during the PhD and the more solution focussed consulting work he currently does as an advisor at Deltares.
TU Delft – Meet our alumni – Wido: Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment
Wido is currently doing research and teaching activities at the faculty of architecture. He shares his childhood experiences with wood-working and crafting, and how it inspired him to choose a career in architecture. He also reflects on the importance of writing an academic research in English as compared to any other language and talks about the focus of architectural research in TU Delft which is more applied than just being fundamental.
TU Delft - Meet our alumni - Shi Wei: from PhD to Area Manager at Royal IHC
Shi works as the Area Manager China at Royal IHC. He talks about the importance of theoretical knowledge you gain in a university and how does it reflect in your work at an industry. He also talks about how he made a decision to go for a PhD at TU Delft and how it helped him to live his childhood dream of making a good career in the commercial sector..
TU Delft – Meet our alumna – Raha Badinrad: Delivery Team Lead at Shell
Raha currently works as the Delivery Team Lead at Shell. She talks about her career journey, which involved a lot of ups and downs. Raha shares her story of how she kept herself motivated in some tough times and how she kept educating herself to remain on top of her field of work. She believes that life is a function of decisions and not conditions, and talks about how it helped her in shaping as a successful professional.