I'm Anne van Delft, a 23 year old graduate that is now looking for the perfect job! Through this overview, I hope to give you an impression of who I am, what I do and how I could contribute to your organization as an employee!
Objective: Policymaking, project managing or conducting societal research that contributes to the social cohesion, welfare and personal growth in multicultural populations.
During high school I travelled to Kenya twice to visit projects of the Verkaart Group. We organized a fun day for the pupils at St. Joseph Secondary School. Experiencing Kenya changed my view on the global imbalance of welfare and my own part in that. I participated in five other international projects as well.
At Risbo, I was an interviewer for two projects: - A research on students' choices for future studies - Elites, Pathways to Success: a research on the networks, careers and social roles of successful Moroccans and Turks from the second generation.
Straight after moving to Rotterdam for my studies at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, I joined student association Het Rotterdamsch Studenten Gezelschap. I've been in a set of different committees and the board since then. It's where I got my experience in project management, communication, teamwork and leadership!
I've been an intern at The Netherlands Institute for Social Research since April, assisting in a research on partner migration. As a research intern I contribute to the recruitment of participants, data analysis and written report. Amazing how people open up in these interviews and let you peek into their worlds. It's great to see qualitative data at work and contribute to policy-making!
After my position in the board of RSG, I decided getting back to only studying would be unsatisfying and started volunteering at Stichting Platform Islamitische Organisaties Rijnmond. This organization contributes to the welfare, integration and success of muslims with all kinds of backgrounds in Rotterdam. Emancipation, religious education, decreasing language and cultural barriers: they do it all.
During my exchange to Istanbul, I studied at Yeditepe Üniversitesi for four months. Istanbul soon became my hometown as I moved into a Turkish classmate's appartment and experienced the sincere hospitality of the entire family. Making friends for life and exploring a culture and society quite distant from my own was a great experience that really got me thinking. Thinking about whether I should change my studies for exmaple and switch to the (inter)cultural field.