11 March 2019 • Martine Seijffert
Just a moment with Julia and Alexandra
Julia: “I used to study Business Management Studies. I was often asked, “Isn’t that for guys?” Apparently some people still think that “pursuing business” and “being a woman” don’t go together. I really don’t worry about it. I do it because I believe I can. I think my mother has something to do with that. She taught me to speak up for myself. My parents divorced when I was little, and my mother moved to The Hague by herself with four children.”
Alexandra: “My parents also divorced, and I come from a family of six, but my experience was the exact opposite. My mother had a hard time standing up for herself so I taught myself how to do that. She did always tell me to choose something I enjoyed because she never had the opportunity. I really admire her for going back to school last year.
Julia: “What a coincidence, my mother went back to school as well! She is now a midwife. I am really proud of her.”
Julia Oosterhuis (20) and Alexandra Wooning (20), second-year International Business students
JUST A MOMENT
Over the course of a day, you see dozens of faces pass you by – in the Atrium, on the stairs, on your way to class. Behind each face is a unique story. This series of interviews, inspired by ‘Humans of New York’, gives readers a little peek into the lives of students and staff at THUAS.