Career Day: life beyond IHS

Start date

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020, 10:00

End date

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020, 17:00

Spoken Language

As time flies by, bringing your year of studies to an end, you might want to know what awaits after IHS. You will soon be part of our global alumni community and you'll be on the lookout for relevant career opportunities.

This is why we’ve dedicated a day to career support! Join the Career Day and get valuable insights about the Dutch work market, job hunting, CV & interview tips, as well as basic information about building a career here and advice from IHS alumni in the Netherlands and elsewhere, in a dedicated panel discussion.


Morning block: 10:00 - 12:15

10:00 - 10:40 Holland Alumni Ambassadors; Kristina Bouree (Armenia) & Alejandro Rodriguez (Mexico)

10:45 - 11:25 Adams Multilingual Recruitment: Edina Struhar (Recruitment Manager) and Panagiota Mangana (Recruitment Consultant)

11:30 - 12:10 INDMascha Schamper

Afternoon block: 13:00 - 18:00

13:00 - 16:30 Workshop by Mansi Jasuja

16:45 - 18:00 IHS Alumni panel with Q&A

  • There’s a lot of preparation needed to embark on any career path after a Master’s degree. When you see the word ‘career workshop’, probably images of a Curriculum Vitae, job search, job-interviews and images of workplaces as you imagine them, flash through your mind. “Business - or careers - as usual”, is not the solution! Dealing with ever-changing challenges, fast developing technology and new ways of working in knowledge networks demands adapting and aligning the right people with the right skills in the right places. This engaging and interactive workshop invites you to reflect on your own realities, practice & perspectives. Ask yourself “At the most basic level, what do I have to offer others?”; “What is my purpose?” "How can I dive deep into my own personality and personal brand and how can I reflect that in the way I network for my job search or my resume & application?"


    • The fundamental principles behind what your career should mean for you aka "Finding & articulating your Purpose"
    • Understanding the power of networking and learn some ways to build your network
    • Reflecting on your best options for self-profiling via various means and in different situations.
    • Practical Tips to articulating your personality, purpose & skills via your Curriculum Vitae

    We are going to make the best of what online space offers! Using breakout rooms, co-creation, group reflections, presentation slides, fun energisers - you’ll be in the hand of skilled trainers and facilitators. Register & bring your good mood!

Workshop host

Mansi Jasuja (Workshop Trainer/Facilitator)

Mansi is the President of the IHS Alumni International Network (Institute of Housing & Urban Development Studies), Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2014, a network that brings together over 10,000 urban professionals from 140+ countries and hosts their flagship biennial urban professional awards. Mansi’s work for the last 20 years has been in the realm of resilient urban development, water management, climate change impacts and adaption. A growing sense of climate urgency led her in 2008 to become strongly purpose driven and focus on facilitating participatory leadership and gender empowerment through capacity building and up-skilling professionals. She also co-founded a mentorship program at the Royal Dutch Waternetwork, mentors and coaches professionals and weaves networks to begin about new innovative partnerships such as the Conscious Business Initiative in the Netherlands. In essence, it is the people that determine any decision or process, and thus conscious leadership is at the core of her work. 

Originating from India and living in the Netherlands since the year 2000, Mansi use the opportunities of having this cultural duality for co-creating creative solutions. What gives her a lot of energy are interactions that involve catalysing change. It is this deep soul-searching that incites people and businesses towards meaningful contributions towards a happier world. 

Dan Ritchi (Tech Host / facilitator)

Dan is currently the Community Engagement Specialist with the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. Dan holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona, Sweden.

He is currently a Board Member with the Planning and Design Centre and a Member of the Global Shapers Halifax Hub. His areas of interest and knowledge include community development, the Circular Economy, and the United Nations SDGs.