MAP Testimonials

Mentor-mentee testimonial cycle 8, March – July 2020

Nina van Tent, MSc student Space Engineering:

“I like how MAP offered me the possibility to talk to someone from the industry in an informal setting about career-related aspects. During our sessions we shared experiences and Jan coached me towards achieving my objectives. Some of the topics we discussed include: first impressions, time management, career possibilities, and successes & failures. Thanks to the programme I now have a good view on how to tackle the last part of my Master studies and what I would like to do after I graduate. It is important to show initiative and keep a proactive attitude during your sessions, only then will you gain the most out of the programme.”

Jan Hoogland, Research Scientist at TNO, MSc. Aerospace Engineering 2015:

“This is the second time I’ve participated in the Mentor Alumni Programme and I really like it. It’s great to be able to offer your mentee a perspective based on a few years of working experience and to share the issues that you’ve had to deal with so that your mentee is more prepared. Doing so has sharped my coaching skills and has forced me stop for a second and think about topics such as time management and my own successes & failures so far. Of course the MAP also helps to stay in touch with my former faculty – it brings back good memories! Despite the corona situation the MAP remains a very fruitful initiative for both mentor and mentee.”