In this series we profile recent graduates who landed a job at a startup, either right after graduating or after a long and tough quest. This week we profile Sarith Breedijk, who is now a Web Developer at digital design agency Superhero Cheesecake after doing a course in Full Stack Web Development at the New York Code + Design Academy which is part of the B. Startup School Amsterdam. BSSA offers courses to graduates where they can learn skills that are in high demand at startups and tech companies.
What did you study and what did you want to do after graduating?
I studied Media & Entertainment Management with the idea of becoming a graphic designer or working in the audiovisual industry. After graduating it turned out to be rather hard to find a relevant job, as companies were either looking for interns or for people with tons of experience. What didn’t help was that the InHolland School where I graduated just got a bad rep in the news. In ended up working in retail at a department store for a while.