Career Event

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Are you almost done with your Master’s but you still don’t know what to do afterwards? Or do you have a career in mind but would like to get some deeper insight from someone working in the field?

Then join the Career Event on the 6th and 7th of April. Together with the study associations Maizena and Mosaic we will be inviting speakers from academia and industry to share their knowledge and experience of finding a job and working in different fields. Besides practical tips, you will get personal insights into the working environment, the pros and cons of different jobs and how best to approach career planning.

We will also host two workshops that will hopefully help you find the most suitable career path for you.

Our speakers

Check out our speakers who obtained a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and then went on a career path in either industry or academia


Dr. Marlieke van Kesteren. Marlieke received her MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University, where she went on to get her PhD. She then went on to complete a post-doc position at Radboud UMC, followed by a two-year post-doc at Stanford University and a three-year post-doc at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Now she works in grant consulting. She will primarily be presenting on her experience as a postdoctoral researcher.

Dr. Angela de Bruin. Angela completed her BA in Linguistics and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University. In 2013 she moved to Edinburgh, where she completed her PhD in Psychology. Between 2016 and 2019, she was working as a postdoctoral researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Spain). She is now a lecturer at University of York. Her research interests include bilingualism, language switching, language production, executive control, and cognitive ageing.


Iris Hulzink. Her background is in Cognitive Neuroscience (Radboud University), specialised in Learning, Memory & Plasticity. After graduation, she started working at a medical technology startup (Neurocast), after which she made the switch to management consulting (at Boston Consulting Group), aimed specifically at projects with a technology angle.

Daniëlle Tump. Daniëlle graduated from the Cognitive Neuroscience. After being a research intern at the Brain Computer Interface lab and at the Cognitive Neuroscience for Sleep and Memory lab of the Donders Institute, she worked as a BCI Software Engineer and Research Lead before becoming a Product Manager at MindAffect, which developed a brain computer interface that allows ALS or locked-in patients to communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. From june 2020 onwards, Daniëlle started as a Biomedical Researcher at the imec OnePlanet Research Center on wearables and mental wellbeing.

Malte Köster. Malte is an alumni from the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Master. After he graduated, he has worked as a researcher in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the German Primate Center for a year before turning to industry. He started working as an IT consultant for the Ardour Consulting Group GmbH, and after almost 3 years he became a Business Intelligence Analyst for ABOUT YOU GmbH. Malte has now been working as an analytical consultant at Google for nearly 5 years. In this session he will share his experience working in a big company as someone with a research background.

Check out the other speakers from different social sciences in our Career Event schedule!

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