First day of school. Urgh, I remember hating that day. That’s why I decided to just skip the whole first week of college. While my fellow students were bounding over the different media courses, I was still snorkling in Philippine water. But hey, everything turned out pretty fine. I got a few stares when I walked into a classroom full of new faces but I made friends pretty quickly. My first year in Mechelen (back then it was named KHM) was new and exciting. I had to write all different sorts of articles, which was already overwhelming but on top of that, I was afraid of the teacher that had to correct my writing. The fear never really went away but my writing definitely improved.
My second year in Mechelen (then: Lessius Mechelen) began more confident. Having had to choose between Print, Radio or Television, I continued my journey in Print & Television. I made some more friends, enjoyed an awesome week in Berlin and I made my first magazine with fellow fashion lover Jilke. It all went so fast… My third year (at Thomas More Mechelen) was waiting for me before I even knew it and the quest to find the perfect internship began long before my fellow students could even pronounce the word interns….. You get my point, I wanted something abroad and I chose the hard way. The risky way perhaps. But it was all worth it.
I did my internship for Marie Claire Netherlands, as you all know by now. The most wonderful time of my life, a true experience and definitely something I can recommend. But it couldn’t be all fun. I also had to make a final project, which I didn’t make alone in the end. My Amsterdam buddy Anne and I gathered all our forces and presented the jury with an amazing magazine, in my humble opinion.
Et voilà, thus I received my diploma ‘Bachelor in Journalism’ with distinction.