Discipline and Function

‘Be proud of where you come from’

Marjolein de Jong30 August 2021
Law alumna Mounia Benabdallah (37) grew up in Amsterdam-West and is now a partner at Baker McKenzie in New York.

‘There is value in resistance’

Hannah Stoffels17 May 2021
VU alumnus Dineke de Groot is the first woman president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands: „It's no big deal, yet special at the same time."

‘The campus needs to be a living lab’

Bart Juttmann19 October 2020
In the current anniversary year Josja van der Veer looks back on her performance in the area of sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Darine makes tutoring accessible for everyone

Bart Juttmann19 October 2020
As a Business Administration student, Darine el Houfi (23) was already tutoring students to help fund his studies.

Heineken’s Kelsey Sibley entered HR via Biology

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
The American-born Kelsey Sibley studied Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at the VU Amsterdam.

'I traded business for television'

Marjolein de Jong30 October 2019
Sandra Ysbrandy had worked her way up the ladder at Rabobank, however she decided to set a radical new course for her career.

A mentor as your key to success? This is how you find the right one!

Marjolein de Jong21 October 2019
It seems to be the go-to recipe for a successful career among professionals: career coaching.

Tom Reckman: ‘I live life as optimal as possible'

Marjolein de Jong1 May 2019
Tom Reckman studied business administration and started tutoring on the side. It got a bit out of hand, because he now employs 2400 people.

'I was pelted with tomatoes at a hearing once'

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2019
Marry de Gaay Fortman is a partner at Houthoff and recently wrote the book about life at the top.

'I can't choose between Van Gogh and Mesdag'

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2019
Rense Suijver has worked for the Van Gogh Museum for a decade and recently became the curator of The Mesdag Collection in The Hague.