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Former MSc student Odile de Vito shares her experiences in life after graduation and her job at KPN.

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  • 1. Life after graduationWhat is it like to have a job that is not linked to your study background?Odile De Vito

2. ContentMy backgroundJob orientationChoosing a jobMy current work2 3. Study backgroundGraduated from high schoolStarted BSc at Technology, Policy and Management2003 20123 4. Study backgroundGraduated from high schoolStarted BSc at Technology, Policy and ManagementStarted MSc Transport & Planning at Civil EngineeringOrganised study tour to South-East Asia2003 2009 2012 4 5. Study background Study tour5 6. Study backgroundGraduated from high schoolStarted BSc at Technology, Policy and ManagementStarted MSc Transport & Planning at Civil EngineeringOrganised study tour to South-East AsiaMulti disciplinairy project in Jakarta, Indonesia2003 201220106 7. Study background External project7 8. Study backgroundGraduated from high schoolStarted BSc at Technology, Policy and ManagementStarted MSc Transport & Planning at Civil EngineeringOrganised study tour to South-East AsiaMulti disciplinairy project in Jakarta, IndonesiaInternship at Tebodin20032011 20128 9. Study background - InternshipWhat are the opportunities of traffic simulation studies for Tebodin?Using microscopic traffic simulation software for the positioning of road signsPresentations for municipalitiesWriting an article for the DTM magazine 9 10. Study backgroundGraduated from high schoolStarted BSc at Technology, Policy and ManagementStarted MSc Transport & Planning at Civil EngineeringOrganised study tour to South-East AsiaMulti disciplinairy project in Jakarta, IndonesiaInternship at TebodinStart graduation research in April 2011Graduated at February 1st20032012 10 11. Study background GraduationOutlineGeneral information:Department: Dynamic traffic managementProfessor: Serge HoogendoornDaily supervisor: Andreas HegyiProblem description:Goal: Reducing the congestion by the use of DTM measuresHow: Developing a control methodChallenges: Large networks versus low computation time 12. Study background GraduationResearch objectiveDeveloping a control method that can optimise the network performanceof large freeway networks in real timeSteps:1.Literature study: Defining the requirements for the control method2.Methodology: Defining the research outline3.Developing a traffic model4.Developing a control method5.Verification: Running a few cases to test the control method6.Conclusion 13. Study background GraduationMethodology RequirementsControl Networkmethod Traffic modeleffects ModelRequirementsOptimalsolution Control approach LargenetworksReal time Verification 14. Study background GraduationOverviewNew control method can reduce the computation time of large networksTrafficnetwork Control signalTraffic stateLinear Control PAN model methodControl objective: MinimiseTransformation Total Time Spent in the network ControlTraffic PAN model signal stateMILPoptimisation14 15. Job orientationBusiness toursVolker Wessels, Witteveen&Bos, DAF, Arcadis, DMO, Stadsregio AmsterdamCompany dinnersTomTom, Viales, Capgemini, Philips, Roland Berger, AccentureIn-house daysBAMBusiness coursesArcadis, AccentureInternshipsDHV-Deltares, Tebodin, TNOInformal meetingsCapgemini, ING, KPN, Arcadis, Heineken, Unilever 15 16. Choosing my job First choicesJob typeResearch ConsultingCommercialCompany typePrivateGovernmentStart upCompany sizeSmallMediumLargeSectorIn expertise Outside expertiseTraineeship YesNoInternational YesNo16 17. Choosing my job Final choicesAvailability traineeshipsStarting in April / May 2012Company culturePersonal and informalFocus on output (not on working hours)Content traineeshipMultiple functionsFocus on personal developmentBut at the the end.I chose a company based on the connnection: it just felt right!17 18. My current job at KPNYoung potential programFocus on fast grow in company and personal developmentThree yearsOwn function (2 times)Many trainingsExtra projectsHR advisor and mentorPossibility to continue at high potential program 18 19. My current job at KPNApplication trajectIntroductionFriend introduced me to HRHR set up meetings with several managers / traineesApplication letter and resumeOnline assessmentInterview with HRCasePreparing a case and presenting this to a group of top managersDay at assessment centerRole play, psychological and intelligence testsChoosing a function19 20. My current job at KPNThe organisation and my functionConsumerConsumerBusinessHuman market marketNetcoFinance marketResources mobile residential TechnologyIT Fixed MobileservicesProduct InnovationQualitymanagementMatching QualityImproving technologyanalysesprocessenand customer 20 21. My current job at KPNExtra project Crowd control ZendmastdataGebruikers PulsePulse platformVisuele weergave applicatie21 22. My current job at KPNYoung KPN 23. My current job at KPNEvaluationPositive:Great peopleMany opportunitiesFreedomDiversity of workStrong focus on personal developmentMany extra activititiesBut:You must be pro-activeBig organisation: patienceAlso work with less educated people: challenge 24. Questions?odile.devito@kpn.com