VU:Sci was approached by the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) because they are seeking Masters students with bright ideas that they may want to develop into a business. Here, we share the story of VU alumnus, Maarten de Reij’s journey to build his company, Cargoplot, through utilizing resources such as… Continue reading The Ocean of Opportunity: Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam
After almost two months of quarantine, we are slowly but surely finding our route out of the intelligent lockdown. But how has it been experienced by our VU master students? Although some of the measures in the Netherlands may have been relaxed, the VU policy is that we will remain off campus, and most likely out of the lab until the end of June. Continue reading Lab’s shut, Laptops open?
“Whoa, this place is huge and there’s so much happening here,” I thought to myself as I entered AveXis, a start-up gene therapy company where I worked for a year and a half as a Bioprocess Engineer. On my first day, the enthusiastic atmosphere was contagious, surrounded by energetic colleagues scurrying around the office and the manufacturing floor. Moments later, my colleague burst through the office exclaiming: … Continue reading From Books to Bench & Back
“Dear applicant, I am sorry but all internship positions in the lab have already been filled.” As a first-year master student I received a lot of emails like this when I was looking for my first internship position. What a nightmare! So many applications sent, yet so few responses and then mostly rejections…
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