I heard about ZEF because Ulrich participated in a workshop about methanol renewable production (or something like that I do not remember all the details). Later on, Ulrich and I had a chat where he explained me more about ZEF.
Yes. From the personal point of view, I think being in ZEF helped me to understand myself better which has helped me in my career. I know how I am going to react and I have time to prepare for it and act in consequence before losing my nerves or something similar.
I really liked the atmosphere, being able to meet and work with people from different backgrounds.
Yes. And even though there were some times I thought I wasn’t going to be able to make it ZEF kept trusting in me.
Yes and no. I always say the same when someone asks me. Netherlands has been a dream and a nightmare at the same time. But, just for being the person I am nowadays, I will do it again. I can assure you that without ZEF I wouldn’t have finished the MSc. Maybe that was a bit too much but hey just being honest. So, it wasn’t what I imagined but that doesn’t mean it was bad. Just different.
I really like ZEF and the concept behind it. I think it is a challenging task but one that I know it will have a beautiful end. What I liked the most was the atmosphere to keep improving day by day, smiling etc.
I’m working in a biomass company (not doing much engineering tasks) and before that I worked in a R&D consultancy firm (no engineering tasks at all).