You could be representing an air-conditioning company as a lobbyist at the European Union. This is what you do after you complete the degree programme and begin working on real assignments. But as a young professional, you do much more. You discover, for example, the culture at ‘your’ company. You attend meetings and company parties and meet with colleagues. You also learn all there is to know about ‘your’ market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. In other words, you learn what this profession involves on a daily basis.
The interdisciplinary and international nature of European Studies enables graduates to go in dozens of different directions and the career possibilities are truly limitless. Graduates go on to careers in public policy or private business that range from online marketing, advising government ministries, running for parliament or hosting a talk show. There’s nothing you can’t do. Whether you’re looking to change the world at a government agency or NGO, or you’re hoping to make it big in business, European Studies will help you get started and make it easier for you to adapt as your career and goals change.
|What will you become|
|Business Development Analyst|
|Corporate Communications Officer|
|Social Media Marketing Officer|
|Public Relations Officer|
|Small Business Owner|
|Social Media Coordinator|
An increasing number of European Studies’ graduates decide they want to continue their education after graduation. Luckily, the interdisciplinary nature of European Studies gives them a range of possibilities. Outside the Netherlands, ES students can follow a Master directly after graduation. We have seen for instance that ES’ students have no problem applying for a Master at universities like Coventry University, King’s College, the College of Europe, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po Lille, Johns Hopkins and many more.
Note however that different rules apply in the Netherlands, as most Dutch universities require that THUAS graduates follow a pre-master first. There are, of course, exceptions, so be sure to check the entry requirements for each master programme carefully.