On Tuesday the 15th of November, SPIL organized a Career Night. Our students could talk to professionals who work in an expertise or field that's related to political science, governance and politics or international relations. For example, some representatives from the Organisation for International Legal Cooperation visited us, but also the first secretary of the American Delegation to the Rrganisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Those experts could tell the students a lot about their experience of working in the international relations field. Also an employee and a trainee from IvCB, a public affairs and stakeholdermanagement agency, visited the career night to tell about public affairs and lobbying and a Spanish representative from the Foreign Press Association in the Netherlands told the students about his life as a journalist. We also focused on Dutch politics and governance with employees from Dutch ministries, such as te ministry of finance, the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of health, wealth and sports. They informed us about how the Dutch government and legislation works. With all those different experts, the career night became a very nice and interesting evening!
By Abel van de Sluis