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Programmes at a glance
MA Media & Business
'The master prepared me for life after university'
Welcome to the Netherlands
Practical information on studying in the Netherlands
Recruiters hunting for Erasmus talent
'Alumni tend to feel right at home in a business environment'
Welcome to Rotterdam
Research with impact
Facts and Figures
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Are you curious where our graduates ended up after obtaining their Master's degree?
In this section, our alumni tell you more about their current jobs.
at your fingertips
Researcher at knowledge institute Atria
Master Maatschappijgeschiedenis (Dutch)
Master Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship
Internal Communications Advisor, Shell
Master Media & Business
"The small scale character of the master 'Maatschappijgeschiedenis' allows for enough time for in-depth investigation of the materials. Furthermore, it is possible to combine an internship with your master's thesis. Thanks to my internship at Atria, an institute spreading knowledge on emancipation and feminist history, I now have a temporary job as a researcher.
Within this job I can make use of skills I learned during my studies, such as academic writing and selecting useful information.
I always felt supported and encouraged by lecturers to work out the ideas I had, which in turn motivated me to do things I wouldn't have done otherwise. Inspiration is everywhere, but what is most inspiring are the people you have around you. A lot of these inspiring people I met during my studies."
"The choice for Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (CEE) was an obvious one for me since I was already working as an event organiser in the literature/music scene during my bachelor. I felt CEE was the most 'hands-on' programme.
It enabled me to study material that I could relate to and apply in my professional life. I believe that in these times, having an economic perspective on artistic matters is gaining importance.
To be straightforward: it will not be easy to land the perfect job. I have had several part-time jobs before landing my current job. Now I can be who I wanted to be all along: a cultural entrepreneur. I am currently organizing beach festival that combines sports, live music and other arts. My work is demanding, but I’m very passionate about it."
''I was always interested in corporate communications during my Bachelor in Communication and Media (IBCoM), and was looking for a masters to specialize in that field. The programme definitely lived up to my expectations. It included a lot of corporate case studies, which prepared us for life after university.
At the moment I am working for Shell, as a Graduate Internal Communications Advisor. I am involved with setting up internal campaigns and organizing communications on a strategic and practical level. It’s been a very steep learning curve.
I would advise other graduates to not become desperate throughout the job application process. I know that looking for a job can crush your spirit, but it is important that you don’t let that happen. You might not get exactly what you set out for, but in the end you will get there. It’s just a matter of time."
Our alumni serve as an important link to the worlds of business and government beyond the University. In this section, EUR alumni discuss which influence their time at Erasmus has had on their subsequent career.
Maatschappijgeschiedenis (History of Society)
‘Thanks to my internship I got a temporary job as a researcher’
Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship
‘Now I can do what I wanted all along'
Media & Business
‘The master prepared me for life after university'