Welcome to the Alumni Page of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences! Here, we celebrate the vibrant community of alumni who have graduated from our esteemed institution. As an essential part of our university's heritage, we value the continued connection with our alumni and strive to maintain a strong bond that lasts beyond graduation.
At the heart of our commitment to fostering lifelong relationships is the Alumni Office, which organizes a variety of engaging events and initiatives throughout the year. We believe in providing opportunities for our alumni to reconnect with one another, expand their professional networks, and stay informed about the latest developments in their fields.
One of the highlight events organized by the Alumni Office is the Coach Café, where esteemed alumni and industry experts come together to share their knowledge and experiences. These interactive sessions provide a platform for lively discussions, mentorship, and valuable insights into various career paths. Whether you are seeking guidance or simply looking to expand your professional connections, Coach Café offers an ideal setting to engage with like-minded individuals.
In addition to Coach Café, we also host Alumni Circles, alumni circles provide the opportunity to get and stay in contact with other UM alumni and your Alma Mater. Circles are in spread over the Netherlands, Europe and worldwide. A circle can serve various purposes: sometimes the emphasis is placed on sociable contacts; in other cases, a circle's programme focuses on network development.
Are you interested in other events organised by the Alumni Office? Stay connected! Staying connected with your alma mater is important, and we encourage you to keep your contact information updated. By ensuring that your data is current, you will receive regular updates on upcoming events, exclusive alumni news, and opportunities to engage with fellow graduates. We believe that maintaining a strong network of alumni enriches both personal and professional lives, and we are committed to facilitating connections that last a lifetime.
As you explore this Alumni Page, we invite you to discover the multitude of resources, benefits, and events available exclusively to our alumni community. We are proud of your achievements and eager to support you as you continue to make your mark on the world.
Alumni coordinator FASoS:
- Sathya Fixe
- Phone: +31 43 3884984
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Testimonials from FASoS alumni about the faculty, the programme they graduated from and their current jobs.
Amelie Soares, Alumna BA Digital Society
Amelie was one of the first students who graduated from the BA Digital Society in 2022. She shares her experiences with the programme and her time in Maastricht in a video.
Simone Leimbach, alumna MA Arts & Heritage
This video is a short interview with Simone Leimbach, Master Arts and Heritage alumnus. She talks about her master’s experience and about her current job at Kulturprojekte Berlin.
Veerle Spronck, alumna Research MA Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology
Veerle Spronck, Alumna Master's programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology shares her experience with the programme. Veerle now works as a PhD Candidate at FASoS. In this video she talks about her "Life after FASoS".
Dani Shanley, alumna MA Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology
In this video Dani Shanley shares her experience with the programme and talks about her position as a PhD Candidate at FASoS
Joost Verheggen, alumnus MA Kunst en Erfgoed
Joost Verheggen talks about his experience with the MA programme Kunst en Erfgoed and his current job as marketing manager at the Dutch Chamber choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor).
Caro Burggraaf, alumna MA Kunst en Erfgoed
Alumna Caro Burggraaf shares her experiences with the MA programma Kunst en Erfgoed en talks about her career als programme advisor at the Cultural participation Fund (Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie).
Jesper Daniek Saman, alumnus MA European Public Affairs
In this video, Jesper Daniek Saman, alumnus MA European Public Affairs, explains the connections between his educational background and his current job position in the Dutch Embassy in Italy. Jesper maintains his vision to contribute to society as he believes that the European Public Affairs master’s taught him that “the European citizens should be given an important voice”.
Shaun Matsheza, alumnus MA Media Studies - Digital Cultures
In this short video Shaun Matsheza talks about how the Media Studies programme prepared him for his future career. Shaun is editor at WAZAONLINE.com in the Netherlands.
Maria Neicu, alumna MA ESST
Maria Neicu, alumna of the FASoS master's programme ESST shares her experience with the programme and how it helped her with her future career. Maria works as Knowledge Manager at Spencer Stuart in Amsterdam.
Kaatje Lomme, alumna BA Arts & Culture
In this short video Kaatje Lomme, bachelor Arts & Culture graduate, tells you more about her experience at FASoS and how her study helped her in her career. Kaatje is project manager at he University College London.
Hiemke van den Boer, alumna MA Arts & Heritage
This video is a short interview with Hiemke van den Boer, Master Arts and Heritage alumnus. Hiemke talks about her master’s experience and about her current job at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.
Lotte van Boxem, alumna BA Cultuurwetenschappen and MA ESST
In this short video Lotte van Boxem tells you more about her experience at FASoS and how her study helped her in her career. Lotte studied 'Cultuurwetenschappen' (bachelor's programme) and continued at FASoS with the ESST Masters programme. Lotte works at Biofrum in Antwerp.
Anne-Sophie Oppor, Alumna BA Digital Society
Anne-Sophie Oppor studied the bachelor’s programme Digital Society in the first cohort starting in 2019 and finishing in 2022.
Elena Dimitrova, Alumna BA and MA European Studies (International Relations)
In my view one of the best aspects of the European Studies programme is its interdisciplinary approach and that you are able to switch from different topics such as: economics, law and international relations.
Kim Graves, alumna MA European Public Affairs
The EPA programme in Maastricht is unique in various ways. The most important aspect is the practical aspects of the course and the way it prepares you for working in and around the EU institutions in Brussels.
Shelly Tsui, alumna BA Arts and Culture and MA European Studies on Society, Science and Technology
I was drawn to two features that I think made the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture very unique: the cultural lens to studying societal issues, and the emphasis on interdisciplinarity. I was taught a variety of theories, concepts, and methods. After my graduation, I chose to stay at UM and did my master’s in European Studies in Society, Science and Technology, with a specialisation in Science and Public Policy.
Sophie Quesnel, alumna BA European Studies
My time in Maastricht was an amazing and very unique time that definitely shaped my personality and my professional career. It was challenging and it definitely gave me a strong basis on which to build my adult life.
Vittorio Capici, alumnus BA European Studies
The bachelor’s programme in European Studies was a milestone for my personal and professional growth. The study programme was culturally enriching, intellectually very challenging at times, and heterogeneous for the disciplines it offered to us students. The PBL made it even more unique as it pushed us to often work in groups, to question our ideas and ideals and to get out of our comfort zone.
Daniëlle N. Carter, Alumna MA Arts and Heritage
The master's programme gave me the grounding and expertise I need to copyedit texts written by academics and professionals in arts, culture, and heritage. I still rely on my background in art history and the arts and cultural sector in my day-to-day work.