Career Perspectives: Life after the College

The European Political and Administrative Studies Department enjoys a long history of preparing students for careers in Brussels and beyond. To help students better understand their options, the Department regularly invites back alumni. Guests come from a variety of sectors, and both established alumni as well as younger graduates participate.


Guests invited to speak to the Department in 2018-2019 include:

  • 14 November 2018: Alumni Working in EU Institutions with Ms Valentine BARASZ (European Commission), Mr Simon BUDDEN (European Parliament), Mr Bartosz LERCEL (Council of the European Union), Mr Pierre MINARD (European External Action Service) and Ms Marion REACHE (European Commission)

Guests invited to speak to the Department in 2017-2018 include:

  • 15 February 2018: Career Perspectives Roundtable with Ms M. BUCHET (Policy Officer for the Environment, French Permanent Representation to the EU), Ms M. FOHRENBACH (EU Policy Advisor Digital and IP, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union), Mr P. MINARD (Political Administrator, European External Action Service), Mr D. VERGNE (Sustainable Transport at BEUC-The European Consumer Organisation) and Ms C. ZAPPALA (Policy Manager, Facebook)
  • 26 October 2017: Alumni Working in EU Institutions with Ms A. ZABALA (Political Administrator at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union), Mr M. CARBINI (Finance and Procurement Assistant, European External Action Service), Ms R. CHIODO (Policy Analyst, Better regulation, impact assessment and stakeholder consultation, European Commission) and Ms C. PIERDONATI (Adviser, Chairman’s Cabinet, EPP, European Parliament)


Guests invited to speak to the Department in 2016-2017 include:

  • 9 February 2017: Career Perspectives Roundtable with Ms M. EICHHOLTZER (EU Digital Policy Consultant, Deloitte), Ms K. TUOKKO (Researcher, Energy Climate House, Centre for European Policy Studies), Ms A. BURNET-THOMSEN (Officer, Policy and Programmes Team, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO) and Mr G. LENGLET (Research Executive, Financial Services, Fleischman Hillard)
  • 2 November 2016: EU Institutions event with Mr B. LERCEL (Political Administrator, Energy Policies, Atomic Questions, Information Society Union, Council of the European Union) and Mr C. VERNET (Parliamentary Assistant, Political Advisor on Food and Agriculture, European Parliament)

Guests invited to speak to the Department in 2015-2016 include:

  • 7 March 2016: Mr L. HOFFMANN-AXTHELM (Research & Advocacy Coordinator - EU Economic Governance, Transparency International), Mrs V. KRZEMINSKI (Policy Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands) and Mr E. OSTEIKOETXEA (Regulatory Compliance Assistant, Finalyse)
  • 15 February 2016: Mr V. BEROUN (Senior Consultant, FTI Consulting), Mr A. NEVES COSTA (PA and Communications Manager, AEGPL), Ms M. EICHHOLTZER (Account Executive, Hill & Knowlton) and Ms A. PAUL (EU Associate Manager, Accenture)
  • 4 November 2015: Mr M. GRZELCZYK (Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament), Mr B. LERCEL (Humanitarian aid, civil protection, consular cooperation, IPCR-administrator, Council of the European Union), Mr P. MICHEL (Policy advisor, European Security and defence policy and partnerships, European External Action Service), Ms I. SABIO (Assistant Policy Officer, European Commission)

Guests invited to speak to the Department in 2014-2015 include:

  • 19 February 2015: Mrs E. ALLIOUX (Adjointe auprès du Conseiller Politique régionale, Représentation Permanente de la France auprès de l'UE), Ms. O. NIEMINEN (Policy Officer, NATO HQ Political Affairs and Security Policy Division) and Mr A. SELLEZ (European Policy and Funding Advisor, West British Midlands Brussels Office)
  • 29 January 2015: Ms F. ECKERT (Hill + Knowlton), Mr J. KEEVILL (g+ Europe), Ms C. NOURIGAT (Burson-Marsteller) and Ms A. PAUL (Accenture)
  • 30 October 2014: Ms A. DEMBLANS (Administrator - Policy Coordinator, Secretariat-General of the European Commission), Mr B. LERCEL (Humanitarian Aid, Civil Protection, Consular Cooperation, IPCR-Administrator, Council of the European Union), Mr P. MICHEL (Policy Advisor - European Security and Defence Policy and Partnerships, European External Action Service) and Mr O. PREISS (Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament)

Guests invited to speak to the Department before 2014.

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