Wouter recently started as a job student at nonzerosum. In the meantime, he has settled in and we thought it would be the ideal moment to introduce him to you as well. We do so by asking him some interesting questions.
Why did you choose nonzerosum?
I am currently taking part in the Erasmus exchange programme. My teaching week is not filled so I have extra time to spend. When this opportunity arose, I did not hesitate for a second. The fact that it is a job in the legal sector is a bonus for me.
What are you studying?
I am currently following my first year of Master in Law.
What exactly does your job at nonzerosum entail?
I look for people who fit a certain function and write to them asking if they are interested. Many people are not necessarily looking for a new job, but it is always possible that something better will pop up via Nonzerosum. In this case, I make the initial contact and then pass the lead on to our recruiters.
What do you hope to learn?
For me, this job is interesting because I gain insight into what the different legal functions entail. It will help me decide in which direction I want to work. You can only do a few summer internships and therefore cannot try everything. In addition, my communication skills will be sharpened in this job, which is a nice extra.
Is this a sector in which you see yourself working? If not, then where?
My goal is to go into advocacy, possibly to become a corporate lawyer.
A short quiz to end with
Soccer or cycling?
I do not really follow both. I know more about soccer because I used to do it myself. Personally, I prefer watching Formula 1.
Pub or disco?
Discos are not really my thing. I prefer a good chat in a pub.
Reading a book or watching a series?
I am really a series person. I do try to read books, but I find series more relaxing. You must think less.
Chips from the chip store or dining at a restaurant?
I had to think about that one for a while. I think it depends on the company. With friends, I prefer the chip store, while with my girlfriend I prefer a restaurant.
City or country?
I have become more of a city person in recent years. The convenience of having everything close by without having to drive half an hour is decisive for me.