To avoid confusion about our name: TDL-cie stands for the committee which organizes Theme, Discussion and Career (Dutch: Loopbaan) evenings. At our theme evenings, speakers and companies are invited to elaborate on a specific, actual topic in plant sciences. Our goal is to bring the members of Semper Florens in contact with fascinating people and create awareness and understanding by having discussions with people from different (cultural) backgrounds. Last year, we organised a debate about the use of patents in the plant breeding sector, where statements were discussed with the help of experienced people from the sector itself.
Next to theme evenings, we organize workshops to improve your skills for finding a job or internship, which is done in cooperation with Agrojobs. Also, our ‘Career evening’ can help you focusing on your career, where plant science alumni present their career and motivate why they made those choices by then. Our evenings are normally organised at the campus, however we also like to dive into the field. The vineyard at the ‘Wageningse Berg’ was visited to see how wine is made in the Netherlands, and it was tested if this wine had a nice taste. Also nature reserve the ‘Blauwe Kamer’ was visited and guided by a botanist at 6 o’clock in the morning, a stroll at dawn. As the chairman of this committee, I am glad to work together with these people. I would like to thank them and our members of SF for their contributions to the successes of our evenings!
Niek Stoel (chairman), Marieke Pleiter, Tim Neefjes, Hilde Coolman and Anne Waverijn
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