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Where do Euroculture graduates end up working, and how does the Master help them to build their careers? Some Euroculture alumni share their stories:

Namchoke, graduated in 2016

I work at the Royal Thai Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg, as International Customs & Trade Law Project Officer. This job allows me to put into practice my knowledge of international law, international relations and the EU.
What attracted me in Euroculture was the relevance of the courses offered, especially the course on integration processes in Europe and Asia. Many courses in the curriculum were from a large variety of disciplines, so I was convinced that this would help to expand and deepen my knowledge of the social sciences and the humanities. The accessibility of professors also played their part in my decision. Last but not least, assistance was provided by the university student office in my application for visa and search for accommodation.

Mari studies at University of Groningen (NL) and University of Deusto (ES)
Mari studies at University of Groningen (NL) and University of Deusto (ES)

Mari, graduated in 2015

I work as a Compliance Analyst with Philips in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My Euroculture studies contributed a lot to my career development: understanding of public discourse and narratives is a great asset for the analysis of the reputational risk the organization faces. The experience of following EU and national policy-making keeps me well informed of the legislation and regulation trends I implement every day. In addition to the research skills fundamental to the compliance analysis, numerous group projects I implemented during my Master's, within international teams prepared me well for the tough stakeholder management in a multicultural setting.

Razvan, graduated in 2017

Currently, I am a PhD candidate at Durham University. Euroculture helped me to develop a sense of understanding modern society as much at a theoretical level as it did at an empirical level. This master programme proved to be more of a life experience rather than a traditional study syllabus, bridging the gaps between the various cultures of Europe and of the world. Euroculture taught me how interdisciplinarity can be adopted at an individual-level and eventually this approach led my way to begin a PhD project based on the same methods assimilated during my masters.