What did you study exactly? What courses / specializations?
I studied Environmental Technology. In the last years I focused on Learning Environments: interaction between groups of children, individuals and teachers with the class-environment, the indoor and outdoor play-grounds.
How did you search for a job?
A leading consulting-company in the field of consulting and project management of school buildings, organized an assessment. Around the same time I was starting the research for my final thesis. I applied for the assessment, and was invited with around 25 others. After the assessment they selected about 6 people, me included.
Where are you working now? What type of company?
In 2015 I started my own consulting-company MKplus. Our aim is to contribute in higher efficiency regarding implementing environmentally neutral technology in buildings and accelerate the rate of renovations with an environmentally neutral focus.
We aim to make this contribution in our 2 fields of expertise:
Proces- and projectmanagement for school-buildings, and other community buildings (in dutch: maatschappelijk vastgoed) and redevelopment of cultural heritage and monuments (erfgoed en monumenten).
Asset management for corporations with larger property portfolios, currently for ASML and until recently for the TU/e.
What is your job title? What does this job imply / what are the responsibilities?
I’m responsible for the planning and management of processes and projects regarding strategic planning and (re)development of buildings.
I act on behalf of local governments (in dutch: gemeenten, provincies), school boards (schoolbesturen) and property owners. I intend to exceed expectations on quality, environmental innovation, communication and risk control.
How does this job connect to your study?
Interaction between organizations and individuals with the built environment is still an important factor in my work: in initiating and programming renovations or new buildings, as well as in our approach towards asset management. This should be the focus of every school board and every property owner for that matter.
What are your future plans?
Accelerate the rate of implementing environmental technology. Continuing my company in the process.
Do you have tips for students?
Work hard and believe in your power to contribute!
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