19 February 2019 - By Bamboo Zardetto, pre-Master's student: 'As cheesy as it may sound, it was love at first sight.'
Move towards and not away from something
10 January 2019 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'As cheesy as it sounds, I want to choose love and not fear. Reach over to something rather than shying away from something else.'
Give me freedom, and I will be responsible
9 October 2018 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'The reality is that quitting when you know something is not for you and is making you unhappy – that is the best thing you can do for yourself.'
Leaning into the UvA and Amsterdam communities
2 October 2018 - By Leslie Wheeler, Master's student Entertainment Communication: 'The best decisions I’ve made since becoming a Master’s student is to keep an open mind and get involved when something sparks my interest.'
Rise and shine
13 November 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'I’m kind of flabbergasted by our students.'
1 September 2017 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'Being a study adviser in university is like a marriage; you’re there for your students, for better or for worse.'
Somewhere along the way
25 July 2017 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'I had the chance to finally think a bit about what I am doing, where I am, how I got here and what I want.'
When new laws matter for communication science
24 July 2017 - By Damian Trilling, assistant professor Political Communication & Journalism: "There are many differences between countries that shape how we communicate."
'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?'
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.'
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?'
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.'
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.'
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?'
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.'
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.'
26 January 2017 - By Robyn Johnston, Master's student Persuasive Communication: 'Is optimism the cause of modern day misery?'
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 ...
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).'
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.'
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.'
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?'
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.'
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?'
29 November 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'The city for the ambitious, the hard workers, the restless, the dreamers and believers.'
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.'
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?'
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.'
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!'
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.'
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.'
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?'
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.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
Recruitment: Time for a Change?
5 September 2016 - By Francesco Granati, alumnus: 'Be nice, write back, even if just a few lines, and never disappear, especially when the first message came from you. Is this too much to ask?'
Time to start!
2 September 2016 - By Sara-Jane van der Vegt, study adviser: 'Approximately 600 eyes are locked on me in full anticipation. So there I stand, with only my powerpoint presentation...'
Top Tips for your Final Semester
30 August 2016 - By Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren, Master's student Political Communication: 'Obviously, the main goal of studying is to learn, but university life in general is a breeding ground for learning experiences.'