This is what they think of us

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“I felt a pressure to make the right choices. High Potential Academy brought me a lot of confirmation. High Potential Academy offers an objective environment in which you can say everything out loud & you are challenged in this. For me this was very affirmative. I had an proper idea about what I like and want to grow to, but I was over-analyzing this. High Potential Academy gave me the tools to move forward in the right direction. I have my story figured out, this helped me a lot and led to a successful application.”

Floor Wielinga | Graduate Master Financial Economics

"What I like is that as a technical student I came into contact with other students from different study backgrounds. Talking about your (career) choices and ambition expand my horizons. It gives me a lot of energy. "High Potential Academy is for me wield the big stick to put your mind down on paper, gain insights and make a decision for yourself."

Beerend Gerats | Graduate Interaction Technology en Computer Science.

“ High Potential Academy offered me a great opportunity to think critically about my first job & career during my Master year. "Being able to put into words what I find important and how this translates to the job market is very valuable."

Julia Weekenstroo | E-commerce traineeship bij Decathlon

"High Potential Academy offered the great opportunity to continue to develop and challenge myself during my master's programme. The contact moments were easy to combine with my studies". Through our parent company Studentflex, Wouter got in touch with High Potential Academy. "A nice interaction between yourself, your peers and the experts of High Potential Academy create a nice atmosphere and above all an enormous drive for further development. You are challenged to take initiative and to involve others in this. This works inspiring and broadens your field of vision".

Wouter Verberne | Masterstudent Business Information Management

"In a world where nothing is enough and expectations are high, well-considered choices are all the more important. What do I find important and how do I translate this to potential employers? Through a Potential, Tessa came into contact with High Potential Academy. Tessa would recommend the contact with High Potential Academy if you want to structure your thoughts and make a well-considered decision for your first job.

Tessa Geelen | Master in Business Administration

"How do I decide what's most important to me? And how do I find this back in my first job?" Haike noticed that many different themes caught her attention. Via via she came into contact with High Potential Academy. Haike would definitely recommend the program if you like to think critically about your career. The conversations and events are incredibly inspiring and you learn a lot.

Haike Mulder | Masterstudent in Management of the Public Sector

"During my master's programme, I wanted to give direction to my fickleness and started the High Potential Academy program. Where do I come into my own well, where am I happiest and where can I develop myself well in the long term?". Charlotte noticed that she is interested in different things and that her study background allowed her to go in many different directions. The contact moments gave her new insights, but also taught her to structure her choices and to cross out. The programme really helped Charlotte with her application process. Being able to express who she is, what she is good at and what she wants to achieve has resulted in a successful application!"

Charlotte Vollebregt | Graduate Master in Media & Business

"During my board year at the Veerstichting, I changed my mind to become a diplomat. High Potential Academy has given me handles in my orientation in other sectors and company cultures. As a student, you sometimes forget to step out of the delusion of the day, you don't just do that. You do have conversations with friends about your future, but High Potential Academy gives me clear tools to find out which starter position suits me best to achieve my ambition. The Talent Development Coach is good at asking reflective questions. You are triggered to take a critical look at your qualities. In addition, the Labour Market Orientation Training was really an eye-opener for me. I was now able to link my talents to a company culture and sector."

Cassie Tingen | Masterstudent Economics and Governance

"During my master's programme, I got in touch with High Potential Academy. What appealed to me is that the story of the student, of me, is the fundamental idea: "What are my strengths and in which company do I stand out best? Often you do know what you want - but you need someone who asks the right questions and thinks along with you. Of course I have conversations about the future with my friends and/or parents. Even though they want to help you, this is often subjective. High Potential Academy as an objective sparring partner got me thinking. The contact moments with the Talent Development Coach were a big stick and worked very affirmative".

Jaap Wagenaar | Graduate Policy, Organisation and Communication

"After my master's, I was in doubt whether to go for a traineeship or to start my own business. The conversations at High Potential Academy helped me enormously: I found out what gives me energy and what I really find important in my working life. I then made the choice for my own company: AYCE, an ice cream brand that makes cocktails in the form of a sorbet with 5% alcohol. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to make something that I can use my creativity in".

Ruben List | Entrepeneur at AYCE

"When you commit, you keep moving. The High Potential Academy program helps me to keep looking critically at myself and my career, in order to make the right choices". "As a student in Amsterdam, with a full agenda, you sometimes forget to actively engage in self-reflection. It is relaxed to be in contact with High Potential Academy. On the eve of my Master's, I started the programme. The conversations with the Talent Development Coach and fellow Potentials worked very effectively for me. It helps me to keep looking critically at myself and my career. I realized that there are even more opportunities to make a career than I thought, I really broadened my horizon. " Read more about Tjeerd's experience here: https://bit.ly/tjeerdtestimonialeng

Tjeerd Harkema | Masterstudent International Development Studies

"I thought it would be good for me to reflect a little more about the choices I made. During my bachelor's I was prepared for a master's degree in Supply Chain Management, but I also realized that I was interested in Marketing. It was difficult for me to form an idea of where I would be working later on. I just had the last meeting and what I liked about the trajectory so much is that it forced me to think about my own intrinsic motivation and choices without letting myself be influenced too much by what was expected of me by others. It brought a refreshing look at the things I do. I learned to listen to myself more and that why I’m now on the look for my first job in brandmanagement or marketing intelligence!" Read more about Elske's experience here: https://bit.ly/elsketestimonialeng

Elske van Randwijk | Marketing Intelligence graduate

"I've just started the High Potential Academy program and I've finished the first two coaching sessions. For me, the programme is important because I’m trying to find out what I like and where I see myself working. The first conversation with the Talent Development Coach was quite confronting: she kept on asking questions about the motivations behind my answers. I never had a conversation about this with anyone before. It was incredibly insightful! I am already so happy that I’ve started with the program, because of my enthusiasm my roommate also started with the trajectory. I would definitely recommend it to everyone!" Read more about Maud's experience here: https://bit.ly/maudtestimonialeng

Maud Hendriksen | Masterstudent Biomedische Technologie

"During my interviews I received feedback that I really knew myself. High Potential Academy has had a positive contribution to my successful application. My period as a working student at Adyen also gave me a lot of knowledge and experience, which I still apply in my work every day."

Tiara Crol | Alumni - Trainee FrieslandCampina

"I realized my master's wasn’t challenging enough, but I also didn't know which way I do wanted to go: consultancy, the legal profession or politics? A second master's was an option, but I had huge doubts about that as well. Through a fellow student I came into contact with High Potential Academy. The conversation with Lavy (Talent Development Coach) reassured me: I was able to figure out where I get energy from, but also how to get the most out of my master’s. I now know that I don't want to do a second master's and I have a clearer idea of what I want to work towards. The process has given me a lot of clarity so far. " Read more about Nanne's experience here: https://bit.ly/nannetestimonialeng

Nanne van Doorn | Master student International Business and Climate Law

"After my bachelor's degree in law and working as a student in the legal profession, I asked myself the question: Do I want to become a lawyer? That's why I signed up for 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 it properly. Once I'm able to tell this, I can more easily understand what kind of position and corporate culture suits me. I am halfway through the process and I now realize what I find important to find back within a company culture. After all, I want to develop myself in an environment where colleagues are critical on themselves and others. I also find it important that colleagues dare to push themselves and others and push boundaries in order to develop themselves. That is already an important realization." Read more about Mauryn's experience: https://bit.ly/mauryntestimonialeng

Mauryn Jonkhout | Master student International Business & Sustainability Law

"The High Potential Academy showed me how to look at my potential career paths in a refreshingly different way. Interesting profile interviews and great coaching conversations mean that I'm going to make much more conscious decisions in future. I thoroughly recommend the High Potential Academy course."

Erwin Koning | Alumni - Analyst Finance & Performance - Business Finance at Deloitte Consulting

"About to graduate - and then?! A couple of months ago, I had no idea what exactly I wanted to do or what I wanted from my first job. The broad range of training courses, conversations, appointments with my coach and the rest of the guidance from HPA ensured that I was able to make carefully-considered decisions and that I was able to start work only 1 month after I graduated!"

Kiki Jansen | Alumni - Senior Consultant at Badenoch + Clark

"In 2016 I registered with the High Potential Academy in Amsterdam via a reference. Because you can never start too early with making connections and expanding your network, I was directly interested in the offer of the HPA. I immediately noticed that HPA asked the right questions to show me what I was looking for. As I have a Business Administration background with a master in Strategy & Organization, I was interested in all kinds of companies and functions. Through interviews, job orientation-training, job application-training and an in-house day at Adyen, I figured out what I was looking for in my professional life. The insights Jasper and his team have given me and the contacts I have gained from the sessions are so valuable to me. In the end, the regular contact with HPA has given me a fantastic job at ZIVVER. Because I now work at ZIVVER, my contact with HPA has become even more intensive. The connection with HPA is not for a moment, but for your whole life! Regardless of your area of interest, I would recommend this route to everyone."

Loet van Veghel | Alumni - Team Lead Customer Service at ZIVVER

"I can remember my first day at HPA: the job interview training. Twelve graduates, all suited up: it felt like the first day at school! There was a certain tension; a kind of contest. It was immediately clear that everyone was ambitious, wanted to get good grades and build a good CV. After a while, it turned out that everyone shared a certain insecurity about their future. That surprised me; weren't these the hip young people who were so sure of themselves? I immediately felt at home. Both the coaches and the potentials at HPA have taught me that it's good to be critical at a job interview, that you also need to know what you don't like. It's good to look for what it is you do appreciate. Just two weeks after graduating, I had a job. Did I expect that? No. Could I have done it without help? Probably not. It's cool to know you're not alone, and even cooler if you get a bit of extra motivation along the way."

Pim de Vente | Alumni - Junior Beleidsadviseur PO-Raad

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