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  • Sara-Jane van der Vegt

    'Time to say goodbye'

    19 May 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'As a study adviser, I’m not very happy with you if you never leave the Master’s, but maybe we can do one more day?'

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  • Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

    Tango dancing in The Hague

    10 May 2017 - By Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren, Master's alumna: 'Feeling unsure of which direction to take with my finished degree, I decided to gain some work experience first. Now I get to try out one of the coolest communication jobs out there.'

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  • Francesco Granati

    Judge yourself at your best, not at your worst

    2 May 2017 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'I often think of how astronauts might feel. Imagine yourself up there, looking at planet earth. Doesn’t everything seem so petty in front of such of a majestic view?'

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  • Robyn Johnston

    The Doom Loop

    24 April 2017 - By Robyn Johnston, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'With a little positivity you can create productivity, escape the doom loop and make the thesis deadline.'

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  • Lonneke van de Ven

    Time to think about the future?

    13 April 2017 - By Lonneke van de Ven, Master's student Corporate Communication: 'I formulated three tips which hopefully will help you to structure the search for your dream job.'

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  • Lonneke van de Ven

    Too good to be true

    14 February 2017 - By Lonneke van de Ven, Master's student Corporate Communication: 'We are all able to publish things on the internet. But how do you know if a story is true?'

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  • Leonie van de Kragt

    Winter Warmth

    13 February 2017 - By Leonie van de Kragt, pre-Master's student: 'Somehow, I had taken it for granted that I was able to speak a second language.'

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  • Marthe Möller

    Ready, set, go! The start of ‘Mission becoming a Doctor’

    6 February 2017 - By Marthe Möller, PhD candidate Entertainment Communication: 'One could think that, for a geek, the transition from being a Master’s student to being a PhD student is not that big - both involve performing statistical analyses.'

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  • Lonneke Luijten

    What's the best choice for 2017?

    3 February 2017 - By Lotte Luijten, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'Apparently there’s some kind of new trend in the Internship world when it comes to applying for a position.'

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  • Robyn Johnston

    Half-empty please

    26 January 2017 - By Robyn Johnston, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'Is optimism the cause of modern day misery?'

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  • Damian Trilling

    #stroomstoring

    17 January 2017 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'Not long ago, we would not even have realized there was a power outage at night, and at least those commuting by bike would have realized only when ...

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  • Francesco Granati

    Coming of Age

    17 January 2017 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'I think that it’s either the 9 to 5 life, or the travel the world scenario (which tempts me every day).'

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  • Sara-Jane van der Vegt

    Waka waka: 'Do your Task'

    10 January 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'I’m rushing to work again, overly planning all my friends into my very Dutch diary and constantly checking my phone.'

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  • Francesco Granati

    Abundance

    21 December 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'Too many alternatives have the opposite effect of making a decision easier. A decision is easy when there is only one way to go, or maybe two.'

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  • Lonneke van de Ven

    Work, work, work!

    14 December 2016 - By Lonneke van de Ven, Master's student Corporate Communication: 'Do you know the feeling that a mere 24 hours a day and seven days a week are not nearly enough time to complete everything you want to do?'

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  • Robyn Johnston

    Sinterklaas: A Brit’s perspective

    13 December 2016 - By Robyn Johnston, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'From speaking to many of my Dutch friends about this topic, I’m now able to formulate a more informed opinion regarding this December custom.'

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  • Samantha Elward

    Job hunting advice from a former stressful searcher

    12 December 2016 - By Samantha Elward, alumnus: 'One word to describe my job application process: frustrating. A good start of a story, don’t you agree?'

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  • Francesco Granati

    London Life

    29 November 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'The city for the ambitious, the hard workers, the restless, the dreamers and believers.'

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  • Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

    Writing a Master’s Thesis on the 2016 US Presidential Election

    28 November 2016 - By Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren, Master's student Political Communication: 'My design was not dependent on the outcome of the election, thank heavens for that.'

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  • Simone Hoogenbosch

    Time for a new adventure

    2 November 2016 - By Simone Hoogenbosch, alumnus: 'Finally we could call ourselves alumni. Of course, this new status also meant it was time to look for a job. But where do you start?'

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  • Francesco Granati

    OOH & the Perfect Ecosystem

    1 November 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'These OOH-sites create interesting eco-systems and demonstrate how this particular form of advertising benefits every single party involved in the process.'

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  • Damian Trilling

    Hacking the deadline

    31 October 2016 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: 'The ICA website got attacked, and apparently it takes some days to set up the submission system again. Five more days!'

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  • Lonneke Luijten

    Career workshops at the university

    27 October 2016 - By Lotte Luijten, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'Despite the busy schedule during your Master’s, it’s worth trying some of these kinds of workshops.'

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  • Lonneke van de Ven

    Bachelor’s vs. Master’s: three notable differences for Communication Science

    26 October 2016 - By Lonneke van de Ven, Master's student Corporate Communication: 'I can reassure you: once you find an optimal way of studying, it gets easier.'

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  • Robyn Johnston

    No, you’re not busier than your ancestors

    12 Oktober 2016 - By Robyn Johnston, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'What do I mean when I say I’m busy? Am I overscheduled? Am I afraid of downtime and the silence it brings with it?'

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  • Lonneke Luijten

    Off to a good start

    22 September 2016 - By Lotte Luijten, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'Even though my google maps said the bike ride to the university would take fifteen minutes, all the tourists who were cycling on the Spui made sure it took me twenty.'

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  • Lonneke van de Ven

    A new study at a new university

    21 September 2016 - By Lonneke van de Ven, Master's student Corporate Communication: 'After taking a year off from university, I realised that I was looking forward to learning new things.'

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  • Samantha Elward

    A Healthy Hard-working Mentality

    14 September 2016 - By Samantha Elward, alumnus: 'His feedback makes me realize that some of the expectations you think others have of you, are actually expectations that you create yourself.'

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  • Francesco Granati

    To Blackmail or not to Blackmail – That is the Question

    13 September 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'Our guy could have been inspired by Francis Underwood, and this could have been a ploy all along. He just wanted leverage. That’s when true negotiations start.'

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  • Simone Hoogenbosch

    Newsjacking the Olympic Games

    6 September 2016 - By Simone Hoogenbosch, alumnus: 'I found it very daring that not only people started joking about Yuri getting sent home, but brands too.'

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