It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, and a lot has happened since…
On the first of September, I -and of course the other 17 people who started at that date- will be employed at the ISC for exactly one year. And look how far we’ve come?! This joyous event of course has to be celebrated during a get-together with those people I’ve gotten to know rather well in the past year. The thing I like most about the ISC is that, if you want to do something, you should just go for it and see where it ends up. It’s a bit like not having to leave university just yet!
With a team of 5 people, we’re writing preliminary regulations, enthuse candidates, and organising the elections for the works council. The works council is an independent body within an organisation, which represents the employees within the company. It is designed to review all decisions made by management, which makes it rather important. Given the fact that I enjoyed being a student assistant for International Business Law at the University of Groningen for two years, setting up a works council is something I really wanted to contribute to. So that’s what we’re doing now, and the elections are coming up fast!
Career wise, this year has obviously been pretty interesting as well. Apart from the work-related learning on the project, it is all about seizing opportunities. From September onwards, four new People Managers (PeMs, first-line managers) will be appointed. And I’m one of the candidates! The seven candidates are currently in training (the other ones will be appointed at a later time), in order to become first-line managers for the colleagues within the ISC. Talking about opportunities ;) It truly is like said in the ISC slogan: “Imagine where it could take you” and start to make it happen!