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Marije Klomp (MA)


Marije Klomp completed the Master programme of Humanistic Studies:


“I attended the pre-Master programme of Humanistic Studies while studying law. The lectures excited me, as did the personal contact with the professors and the students’ motivation and enthusiasm, and so I decided to do the full Master programme. I was not disappointed: from the very start I was encouraged to think for myself. I wrote papers, gave presentations, and stepped out of the lecture hall to talk to people.


I realised that I like to work with groups. I did an internship at a secondary school and at the University itself, and obtained my teaching qualifications. At the same time I became interested in the responsibility of companies for their environment and their employees, so I did a second internship with MVO Nederland, a knowledge and network organisation for corporate social responsibility.


I continued to work there as a staff member in knowledge & learning. There, I can apply all sorts of knowledge and experience that I gained during my studies. The lectures on organisation and intervention studies dealt with many questions about corporate social responsibility, for example. And every time I hold MVO trainings for businesses, I find the educational skills that I acquired extremely useful.


This attention for skills is something I find very special about the study programme – in addition to the broad range of substantive courses, of course!


In the practical courses on dialogue skills and group work you become aware of your own attitude and beliefs. During your internships, you gain working experience. You develop as a person, and you learn how to apply in practice the knowledge and insights you’ve acquired. zWhat’s nice is the ample opportunity to share experiences, for instance at peer supervision meetings and internship follow-up days. Humanistic Studies has provided me with a solid foundation for the practical profession.”

Marije Klomp completed the Master programme of Humanistic Studies: 'What’s nice is the ample opportunity to share experiences, for instance at peer supervision meetings and internship follow-up days. Humanistic Studies has provided me with a solid foundation for the practical profession.'