Your Perspective: Societal Impact
In the past two years, all kinds of social initiatives have been launched because of the Corona Pandemic. Alumni of the Faculty of Humanities have already been active for a long time in jobs where they can do something for other people, their neighborhood or their city. Would you like to know how you can have a social impact as a professional after your studies? And do you want to learn more about what kind of skills and network you need for that? Come to the Your Perspective societal impact and listen to alumni who will talk about their jobs with social impact!
Young people and young professionals, newcomer families, vulnerable children, people with refugee status and temporary admission (statushouders) or local residents – Miriam had positions to make impact aimed at all these groups! Miriam is currently Project Manager Plan Einstein Haydn at the Social Impact Factory. She also works as a freelancer, among others, as a Match Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters Utrecht. She previously worked on projects at the Nederlands Jeugdinstituut and De Buurtcamping Utrecht, had a coordinating and guiding role at Taal Plus Talent and Open Embassy, and was a trainee Programme in Social Entrepreneurship at Starters4Communities. Miriam is an alumn of the BA English Language and Culture and the MA Intercultural Communication.
Janne de Kock
Janne’s goal is to make the city of Utrecht a pleasant and stimulating place for everybody; a city for visitors, inhabitants, and users; a city where people actively reach out to each other and stand by each other. To make this happen she works as a young Consultant for Hieroo, a company that offers traineeships for young professionals that want to contribute to their city. Janne finished the BA Art History and the MA programme Arts & Society.
Julia Samaras works hard to make the world a little more beautiful and sustainable. She did her Bachelor’s degree in São Paolo and finished her Master’s degree in Politics and Society at Utrecht University in 2020. She worked as a Sustainability Analyst at Sygentia and did research on slavery, race and consumption patterns. Since 2020 she has been working from Sweden on various projects to increase sustainability. At Worldfavor, a sustainability platform, she now works as an implementation specialist.