Psychologist for a Day Talks

The best way to figure out what kind of jobs are out there for psychologists is to hear it from them yourself! During the Psychologist for a Day talks, working psychologists, who all graduated from the UT, will share with you their experiences of their current jobs. How did they get the job? What tasks do they perform? Who do they work (together) with? Just some examples of what they intend to share with you, and of course there is all opportunity to ask questions yourself as well!

Room Schedule Monday:

Yorinde Zomer: CR 2K
Katrin Buschmann: CR 2M

Annaloes Post: CR 2K
Linda Schoppink: CR 2M

Sophie Ekrod & Eva Steinbach: WA 2

Planning Monday
18:00 - 18:40  Yorinde Zomer, Service designer / UX researcher @ frontier oost
I am an entrepreneur for about two years and together with two partners, I have founded the company frontier oost. Frontier oost is a young company developing technologies aimed at making a positive contribution to the balance between people, animals and nature. We apply our (service) design thinking skills and technical know-how to develop software applications that contribute to preserving biodiversity all over the world.  


18:00 - 18:40  Serious Game Development Psychologist @Fraunhofer ISST, Dortmund - Katrin Buschmann
I currently working as a psychologist with the focus on serious game development at the digitisation in the health department of the Fraunhofer ISST, Dortmund. The project I work in is about serious gaming and the use of virtual and augmented reality technology. With different project partners, we are developing a digital game for therapy addition. My job is to make recommendations about serious game design based on feasibility studies. This includes designing the studies, recruiting participants and analysing data to draw relevant conclusions for the project as well as keeping project partners informed about results.

18:45 - 19:25  Project manager Education & Development @Innovam - Anneloes Post
As a Learning Experience Designer, I design creative multimedia learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human-centred and goal-oriented way. As an Educational Psychologist I design through research, experimentation, ideation, conceptualization, prototyping, iteration and testing, within a creative multidisciplinary team. My focus is constantly checking if the intervention will intrinsically motivate the target group to learn within their learning context and analyze what variables can influence that motivation. Recently we are developing an Augmented Reality Simulation by iteratively designing an interactive storyboard.

18:45 - 19:25  Project Advisor @Water board Vechtstromen - Linda Schoppink
After I graduated it was hard to find a job. However, after working for the council of Hellendoorn and the Veiligheidsregio Twente, I currently work for my third employer, Waterschap Vechtstromen. My job is to advise on several projects of Vechtstromen. My colleagues advise the manager and other members of the project team about several topics; for example in the field of finance, time, risks, quality. I was hired to specialise in time and risks to see if this is more effective than the current tasks of my colleagues, and, of course, I also advise in several projects about these two topics. It's a very diverse job with a lot of challenges. Curious about these challenges, why I've chosen for a job that is no longer in the field of safety and what my job contents were at the council and Veiligheidsregio Twente? Then come to the career week on 10 and 11 February! Hope to see you there. 

19:30 - 20:10  Sophie Ekrod & Eva Steinbach (former students doing Therapy training now), Joleen de Jong (study adviser) / Marjolein Prenger (internship coordinator)

Want to become a therapist? This talk gives you all the information about working in the clinical field and the possibilities for therapy training in the Netherlands and in Germany.

After an introduction by the programme about working as a clinical psychologist in general and the possibilities for training especially in the Netherlands, two former students will tell about the therapy training in Germany.

Sophie Ekrod & Eva Steinbach graduated from Positive Psychology & Technology, are currently doing the training "Ausbildung zum Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten" at two different institutions. They will tell all about their experiences, also about their path to it. And furthermore, they will tell more about the current changes in the regulations in Germany.

Please sign up here for the Monday!

Katrin Buschmann
Anneloes Post
Linda Schoppink

There are even more talks on Tuesday!

Room Schedule for Tuesday:

Suzanne Vosslamber: CR 2K
Talin Yakob: CR 2M

Glenn Elsgeest: CR 2K
Syl Slatman: CR 2M

Didi Ketelaar: WA 2

Planning Tuesday
18:00 - 18:40  UX researcher @ABN Amro (Ducth bank) - Suzanne Vosslamber
As a UX researcher at ABN AMRO, I am the go to person for all UX related research questions within the Retail part of the bank. In my research I have multiple focus areas, such as chatbot and investment products. My work varies from e.g.:

-          Conducting explorative research, e.g. in-depth interviews about what holds people back to start investing
-          Taking part in either discover/research sprints or design sprints and validating concepts created in the sprint
-          Carrying out usability tests with prototypes
-          Maturing UX Research within ABN AMRO, i.e. improving the way we do research

18:00 - 18:40  Psychologist @Dokter Bosman - Talin Yakob
Currently, I am currently working at Dokter Bosman HaaksbergenDokter Bosman Haaksbergen is a child and adolescent psychology practice where I am mainly involved in introduction interviews (intake), diagnostic process and treatment. Within Dokter Bosman, treatment is largely based on positive psychology. Focussing on the strengths, instead of weaknesses. During my brief presentation, I will not only tell you more about my path to this job but also give you examples of current cases and I will try to explain what information I use to come up with a treatment. If you’re ready to enjoy this ride, I welcome you to my presentation!

Suzanne Vosslamber

18:45 - 19:25  Teacher, supervisor and researcher at the University of Twente for Health Psychology & Technology - Syl Slatman
Want to know what it is like to work at the university in the health psychology domain? I just started as a teacher and have also worked in research, both during as well as after my studies. I’d like to share my own experiences, as well as tell you about what some of my fellow alumni are doing right now, both inside and outside the university. Lastly, I would like to share the things I’m thinking about regarding the future. I expect to give you a good insight in all the things you can encounter after graduating Health Psychology & Technology.

18:45 - 19:25  Youth protector @Youth protection West - Glenn E.
y name is Glenn Elstgeest and I am a Conflict, Risk and Safety alumnus. Currently, I am working in Child Protective Services (CPS) as a case manager, where risk assessment is the core task of our work. When the parents or caretakers of a child are unable to overcome the developmental threat of a child, we are legally authorized to take control of the development and assistance in a child’s life. Together with the parents, professionals and the families’ network, our goal is to restore the child’s safe development.

19:30 - 20:10  Forensic Clinical Psychologist @ Penitentiary Institution Vught - Didi Ketelaar

My name is Didi and I work as a psychologist at the Vught penitentiary institution. My work consists of screening for PTSD, giving treatment for detainees with aggression regulation problems, doing risks assessments and supporting the gz psychologist.

I work together with other psychologists, psychiatrists, department staff, general practitioners and many other people.

What do I like about my work? The combination of crime and psychiatric problems. This combination sometimes causes very complex problems, which I find very challenging. What is important to me? To see the person behind the crime, because a person is not just a thief or a murderer.

Please sign up here for the Tuesday!

Talin Yakob
Didi Ketelaar