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Mauryn Jonkhout (24) wondered after his Law Bachelor whether he wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer. That's why he applied for the coaching program at High Potential Academy. Read more about it here:

Testimonial Mauryn: A future lawyer?

Mauryn Jonkhout (24) wondered after his Law Bachelor whether he wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer. That’s why he applied for the coaching program at High Potential Academy. Read more about it here:

MAURYN’S BACKGROUND
After a bachelor’s degree in Law in Groningen, I am now completing my master’s degree in International Business Law at the VU University. In the beginning I didn’t find law very exciting. The focus in my master’s is on sustainability, which makes my studies topical and dynamic. After my bachelor’s there were a lot of options, making it easy to lose track. I am quickly enthusiastic about many things, which makes it difficult to make a choice. The trajectory challenges me to think from my motivation and to make good choices that way.

THE PROGRAM
The High Potential Academy program is valuable for me, as a student, in two ways: finding out what drives me and then being able to tell this properly. If I know this well, I can more easily weigh up what kind of function and corporate culture suits me. During my first coaching interview I was unprepared for the questions I was asked. I got stuck on my motivation behind the answers I gave. During the conversations I was triggered to think about it. Why do I like certain things or not and what energizes me? High Potential Academy serves as an objective sparring partner for me. I am now halfway through the process and realize through the trainings that culture within an organization is important to me. I like to be in an environment where people work and think critically, push boundaries in order to develop, but where you can also deal with each other in a low key way. That motivates me.

MAURYN’S FUTURE
Next year I will start with a second master’s degree. Before I could make this choice, I talked and phoned a lot with people who gave me input. Writing down my ideas during such conversations really helps me. I would like to continue my studies for another year and thus also have time to orientate myself further from my next study. So I will take an extra year over the course. The strength of the trajectory for me is that as a candidate you can feed back all the inspiration you get to certain phases of the trajectory.

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