In this series we will profile recent graduates who landed a job at a startup, either right after graduating or after a long and tough quest. First one out the gate is HvA international business graduate Mike Wiendels, who started at mega-hip glasses startup Ace&Tate in November 2016 after a successful internship as part of his Growth Hacking Course at The Talent Institute.
What was your initial plan after graduating from international business at the HvA?
After graduating in July of 2015 I initially was considering doing a Masters in entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, as I wanted to become an entrepreneur or work at a startup. Instead I landed an internship at a startup called Recruitee, where I started in September of 2015. As is often the case with internships at startups, this was basically like a proper job within the second week. It was a six month internship and I learnt a lot. Then I found out about the Growth Hacking Course from the The Talent Institute. It was good that I already had a foundation of skills and experience before I started, as the fast-paced mentality in the startup world is very different from life as a student.