I first heard about ZEF during a presentation held by Jan van Kranendonk at the Haagse Hogeschool on the TU Delft campus. The minor Sustainable Energy Technology I was following at the time suited ZEF’s profile.
Yes, it definitely has. The workload was very diverse and because of that I learned a lot in a short amount of time. It also motivated me to have a positive view towards working in the near future (especially in the sustainability sector).
During my time at ZEF I was almost always in close contact with multiple people from various places in the world. This made interaction easy and efficient. Every Friday we got together in the main office for some drinks, snacks and to blow off some steam.
Yes, more than I thought beforehand actually. The short, daily meetings helped in this aspect.
Yes. When you start off with the project that has been set, you begin checking off small tasks. Once you delve more deeply into the project and have proven to be able to work independently and successfully the amount of freedom increases. You can then inform about your progress in a more concise way.
It was better than expected. Especially the amount of independency and responsibilities I enjoyed a lot.
I’ve thought about it as a very ambitious project with a lot of potential still needing to be fulfilled. That being said, I believe in the idea that ZEF embodies and the road they are taking to achieve it.
I’m currently doing my graduation thesis at a design and build organization of high-end composite structures called KVE Composites.