The MSc. Community was a great succes! We had a very diverse turnout of students and some very interesting speakers. The event was hosted at the PSOR Cafe where drinks and snacks were served. The event’s main focus, is to inform students about all the possibilities of the MSc. Hydraulic Engineering. Internships, graduation projects, multidisciplinary projects and also all the different possibilities for when you finally have your degree.
First we had a short speech from the guys of the International Research Project Delft. IRP is a foundation that provides students with a challenging international and educational experience. Every year a team of 20 master students from the Delft University of Technology will shortlist 5 multinationals each offering an innovative and challenging business project in emerging markets around the world. Over the summer holiday five IRP teams, consisting of four students each, will execute the research project.This year’s location will be Colombia!
Niels Drouen discussed his internship he did last summer in Panama for Boskalis. The story he told was very entertaining and made us all enthusiastic about the possibilities internships abroad bring you. The project where Niels was involved, is called the Punta Pacifica, a man-made island just off the coast of Panama City. Niels was involved in all sorts of processes, from planning the construction works to operating a real dredging vessel!
Finally we had two guests, Ilse van den Bosch and Bas Reijmerink, from Young PIANC, introducing us to their organisation. Young PIANC is dedicated to the career development of PIANC members 40 years of age and younger locally, nationally and globally. Opportunities in PIANC for Young Professionals include networking through meetings and events, experience on technical working groups, and education with scholarship opportunities. In their own words: “Young PIANC, is similar to the Waterbouwdispuut, only that it’s members are a tad bit older than you guys and already have their degree.”
We want to thanks everybody who participated and off course our guest speakers: Niels Drouen, Koen Hiemstra, Ilse van den Bosch and Bas Reijmerink. And finally, a special thanks to our host for the event: Stefan Aarninkhof, thanks for helping us out and navigating us through the event with great enthusiasm!
For the students who couldn’t attend this MSc. Community, later this year we will host a second one, but for now you can enjoy the photos!
See you at the next MSc. Community!