What’s up Elouise?
The combination of beta courses which I enjoyed in high school and my hobby sailing led me to the T.U. Delft where I started studying Maritime Engineering. My very first company visit was to Damen Shipyards during the first year’s introduction weekend. I was impressed by the many different vessels Damen builds, how international they are and how they manage their yards and I still am six years later.
In the first year of my master Ship Production I was one of the lucky students who joined the Damen Business Course. It was an adventurous week with an intense program in which I did not only learn a lot about Damen, but I also learned a lot about myself, what drives me and to push my limits. The group of 20 students from different backgrounds were challenged in different fields and we had a lot of fun together!
Several months later I returned to Damen to perform my graduation project at the department Yard Support. I studied the potential advantages of the implementing different levels of standardisation in the production of tugs. During this internship I gained an even better view behind the scenes of Damen. Even though Damen Gorinchem counts 1500 employees, I feel adopted into the Damen Family; I participated in interesting department meetings, joined the Damen hockey team and I am part of the organisation for the Damen Business Course 2016. By the end of the year I will graduate and hopefully soon after I will enter the maritime industry as a proud engineer.