Selma Sturmans

“The program offers interesting courses. In addition, the professors have many connections with different companies, which have led to many guest lectures from inspiring people with different backgrounds working at different companies. This may all be interesting for future jobs. I value the fact that this program not only allows you to study different theories but also challenges you to be creative and handle different situations. It prepares you for your future job.”

Student Selma Sturmans about her Master:



What is your educational background?

I enrolled in the Bachelor’s program of Organization Studies here at Tilburg University but I gradually realized that the Master’s program of Information Management appealed more to me. Therefore I started to take some extra courses during the last year of my Bachelor studies to get access to this Master’s program.


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Why did you choose Tilburg University?

Coming from a small village in Southern Limburg, Tilburg appealed to me since the city and the university are relatively small. When you buy your groceries, stroll through the city, or walk around the campus, you always bump into so many people you know and I’m sure this would not happen in bigger cities. In addition, Tilburg has a campus, which makes it easier to meet people from the other Schools. Moreover, the Information Management Master’s program and similar programs are only taught at a few universities in the Netherlands.


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What was the reason to choose your specific Master’s program?

The reason I chose this Master’s program is that I find IT fascinating. IT is everywhere around you and facilitates so many things for individuals but also for companies. Innovations in IT and their impact on our lives will never end and that’s what makes this program so interesting. I think there will be excellent job opportunities after graduation.


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What is special about the program?

The program offers interesting courses. In addition, the professors have many connections with different companies, which have led to many guest lectures from inspiring people with different backgrounds working at different companies. This may all be interesting for future jobs. I value the fact that this program not only allows you to study different theories but also challenges you to be creative and handle different situations. It prepares you for your future job.


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What do you think about the Tilburg University campus and facilities?

As I said before, I really like it that Tilburg University has a campus instead of different buildings throughout the city. It gives you the possibility to meet with friends from other Schools on a daily basis. I’m satisfied with the facilities Tilburg University offers, although it can be hard to find a study place in the library during exam periods. Especially in spring and summer, I enjoy sitting outside on the grass.


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What are your experiences with the program and Tilburg University so far?

What I like about the Information Management Master’s program is that it is rather small and everyone is very accessible, which can help a lot if you have any study-related questions.


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What do you think of Tilburg city?

Tilburg might not be the most beautiful city but that does not mean it’s not a nice city to live in. Actually Tilburg is a great place to stay as a student. The city is not too big so shops, the town hall, supermarkets, the university, they are all quite close, wherever you are in the city. In addition, there are so many opportunities to be active as a student. And last but not least, there are some really nice places in the city center for good parties!


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What are your career aspirations?

I’m not really sure where I would like to work after graduation but I’m sure there will be enough job opportunities in many different sectors.


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Selma Sturmans

Name: Selma Sturmans    
Date of birth: 06-05-1990
Nationality: Dutch
Program: Master of Information Management

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