Alumni Hanneke Marcelis
Her current daily life as an editor of a regional newspaper
During my internship at the Roosevelt Study Center I realized that a career as a scholar was not my future. While I was tremendously excited about all the sources and literature on American history that the center had to offer, I became less excited about what it entails to be a scholar. Therefore I decided to wave American history goodbye for a while, and pursue my growing interest in journalism.
Therefore, I am currently the editor of two regional editions of a local newspaper which reaches nearly half a million people every week. A job that I love to do and is more diverse than I could ever have imagined. However, I am slowly finding my way back to the academic scene. In order to challenge myself to grow as a journalist, I have decided to go back to university in January. The Erasmus University Rotterdam has selected me for their post-academic journalism program, which I am very excited about to attend.
And who knows, maybe one day I will even find my way back to my American history roots as a journalist on the road in the United States of America. But that will be for another alumni contribution.
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