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  1. non-obligatory introductory meeting: a good conversation says a lot more than letters and CV’s
  2. internship (supported by VDAB): “beroepsverkennende stage” and “IBO”
  3. contract: interim, fixed duration or indefinite period
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  • They are all looking for work
  • They are registered with VDAB
  • They possess all valid documents to be able to work in Belgium 
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Intercultural Talents does not ask for a commission or selection fee! We only ask to give our talents a chance.

And as an added bonus, we (the job coaches) do follow-ups and monitor the well being of both sides during the first three months of employment.


Meet Jocelyn

“Grow Positive Thoughts"

° Born in the Filippines currently living in Belgium (Hasselt) since 2019

° Diploma: Master Degree in Biomedical Sciences – Environmental Health Science at Hasselt University

° Experience: In a laboratory environment as an intern in two different projects focusing on climate change and drought. Performed various techniques in plant experimentation (from seed sowing to harvesting, flow cytometry, Biolog EcoPlate and data analysis). Additionally, having an experience in soil, water, and mangrove sampling

° Future job: Researcher/research assistant, Laboratory assistant, crop scientist, or in the field of environment

° Language skills: Cebuano & Tagalog (Maternal), English (level B2+), Dutch (level B2+)

Meet iulii

“I'm not a fighter, but in my mind I'm fighting every day. 'What's new? What am I doing?' I'm fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren't samurai, but my soul is" ~ Masaharu Moritomo

° Born in Chisinau, Moldova, living in Genk now

° Diploma: MSc Medical Physics with commendation from University of Aberdeen

° Experience: Moldova is a small country, and as a Medical Physicist I was a Jack-of-all-Trades: I developed treatment plans together with the doctors, with Radiology Technicians I performed patient-specific QA to ensure patients are treated correctly. With biomedical engineers we did maintenance on equipment and followed it with Quality checks (both mechanical and dosimetric) so that everything would work to the best precision. Apart from that Medical Physics team updated and developed new protocols, procedures and instructions and were go-to people on all things technical for the whole Radiology Department.

° Future job: Now I’m here in Belgium and would like to continue to improve and apply my skills in this interesting and gratifying job as a medical physicist to help people get the best treatment possible

° Language skills: Romanian and Russian (maternal) , English (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

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Meet Carolina

"Keep calm and love all animals"

° Born in beautiful Mexico, living in Belgium since 2020

° Diploma: Master in Agricultural Sciences and Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

° Experience: 5 years working as an animal researcher and animal caretaker

° Future job: I want to continue my career in research, specially the fields of Animal Welfare and Meat Science

° Language skills: Spanish (native) English (level C1) and Dutch (level B1)

Meet Nader

"Be firm on principle but flexible on method"

° Born in Iraq

° Diploma: 2014: Bachelor in het onderwijs: secundaire onderwijs: Lichamelijke Opvoeding en bewegingswetenschappen

° Experience: Two years in sports education Two years of experience as a logistic employer

° Future job: I would like to teach children from 2,5-18 years sports

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level B1), English (level A1)

Meet Sonja

“Be yourself, everybody else is taken!"

° Born and raised in Austria, after living in München, Germany for 35 years I moved to Heppen in Oktober 2022

° Diploma: chemical-technical assistent Chemieschule Dr. Martin Elhardt in München – Bachelorniveau through experience (recognition by Belgium authorities is in progress)

° Experience: 6 months in an enviromental laboratory, 30 years in the Crime Institute of the Bavarian State Criminal Police in the chemistry department.
My work included the analyses of illicit drugs, identification of unknown substances, GCMS, ATR, UV-Vis. I also trained new collegues ans was responsible for chemicals. Through the wide range of different tasks, I have learned very many methods of chemistry and especially „out of the box thinking“.

° Future job: I am open for new challenges. I am looking for a job in a laboratory where I can use my experience and learn new things

° Language skills: German (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Hossam

“Be the artist and the scientist! Make no little plans, make plans that fit the circumstances"

° Born in Morocco, graduated and worked in Zaporozhie, Ukraine

° Diploma: Master of urban engineering and development of infrastructure

° Experience: I worked in a project of renovation of Melitopol road in Ukraine. The main tasks were to conduct engineering surveys for the selected road, planning, inspection, reporting and monitoring.
Supervise contractors on site, ensuring that the works meet the highest standards expected

° Future job: I am looking to work in the building and construction area as I have sense of adventure and possess
a strong desire to learn and to use my skills to make the next generation of high performance

° Language skills: French (fluent), Russian (fluent), English (advanced), Dutch (elementary)

Meet Viktoria

“Success doesn't come to you... You go to it"

° Born in Ukraine. Since 2022 I have been living in Belgium, Meeuwen

° Diploma: Berdyansk State Pedagogical University – Specialist (computer technologies and systems) //  European School of Design, Kyiv – interior design // European School of Design, Kyiv – landscape design // Kuibyshev College – accountant

° Experience: worked in Ukraine for more than 5 years as an interior designer. Implemented such projects as design: apartments, houses, hotels and offices. There were also landscaping projects

° Future job: I am looking for a job in interior design. I plan to enter the Belgian University as an architect. In order to combine the two areas of design and architecture in the future, as they closely go with each other

° Language skills: Ukrainian (maternal), Russian (native), English (level B2), Dutch (level A2)

Meet Semsettin

“ Always look at life with its positive sides and wait for the future with hope"

° Born in Turkey, living in Tongeren since 2017 

° Diploma:

Bachelor – System Engineer / Turkey – Diploma approved by NARIC Graduate in System and Network Administration / Belgium PXL

° Experience: IT support employee (internship) in Azelis Corporate Services 2021 – 2022. I engaged with Router/switch installation, mounting and configuration, AP installation. Besides that Desktop/First Line Support jobs. In Turkey, I was a Logistics Coordinator in Turkey for 7 years. I worked also as Educational Planning Manager for 9 years. I gave courses about cartography as an in Instructor for 5 years

° Future job: I want to work in the field of system administration and network as IT specialist

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level B2), French (level B1)

Meet Neslihan

"Everything is for the children, because they are our futures"

° Born in Turkey, living in Kortessem since 2019

° Diploma: Bachelor English Teacher Gazi Universiteit (Ankara – Turkey) in 2004. Diploma approved by NARIC in May 2022

° Experience: English Teacher with 6 years in elementary school and 9 years in secondary school (2005 – 2020), where I was teaching +/- 25 hours per week, motivating students to learn English. Tasks: creating a full curriculum according to the state standards, drawing up lesson plans, creating, planning, administering, grading and discussing tests, matching the learning needs of students with the lessons, strengthening the development of students, conducting parent-teacher conferences, being a mentor for several classes. I am a quick learner, team player, disciplined, being in harmony with students, keeping the atmosphere lighthearted and continuing to laugh is my strength within teaching

° Future job: I would like to work as an English Teacher. I miss teaching my students and I would like to do this again in a short time

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Erhan

"Trust, experience and determination"

° Born in Turkey, currently living in Kortessem since 2021

° Diploma: Industrial Engineer (Recognized as bachelor by NARIC-Vlaanderen)

° Experience: 18 years in almost every field of the logistics sector. Throughout my career, I have worked in different positions, including warehouse manager, supply specialist and contract manager. And now I am excited to be able to use my experience in this new country. Skills: Logistic Information Management, SAP, ISO processes

° Future job: Supply chain specialist; Contract and procurement management

° Language skills: Turkish (Maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Humayoon

“ Trust yourself, you have survived a lot and you will survive whatever is coming"

° Born in Afghanistan, currently living in Hasselt, Belgium since October 2021. I also lived in Dubai, UAE and Madrid, Spain for 3.5 and 3 years subsequently

° Diploma: Master’s degree in International Relations from Alfonso X El Sabio, Madrid. My bachelor degree is in Physics

° Experience: I worked for United Nations for seventeen years. I also served as senior officials for the Afghan government i.e Ambassador of Afghanistan to the Kingdom of Spain, Minister of Commerce and Industries, Deputy Minister of Education and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Former President of Afghanistan

° Future job: I am available to take new challenges in the areas of administration, management/ project management, political affairs or an advisory role in the areas of my expertise

° Language skills: Persian (maternal), English (Full Professional Proficiency), Pashtu (Work Professional Proficiency), Hindi (can communicate), Spanish (level A2), French (level A1.2)

Meet Nurdjan

“ Save one Life you are a hero. Save a hundred lives and you are a Nurse"

° Born in Macedonia

° Diploma: Bachelor of nursing (recognized in Belgium + visum)

° Experience: 1 year working experience in Hospital Macedonia

° Future job: I would like to work as a nurse. Since I haven’t worked for a long time I’m open to start with an internship in a hospital, currently no drivers licence

° Language skills: Macedonian (maternal), Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B1)

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Meet Nusin

"Lose your nationality, and you lost nothing. Lose your humanity and you're left with nothing"

°Born in Turkey, living in Sint-Truiden since 2019
° Diploma: Bachelors degree in law school at Dicle university ( diyarbakir turkey). Diploma approved by NARIC in May 2022

° Experience: 15 years experience as a lawyer. Registered at the bar of Diyarbakir since 2007 // 12 years of experierce as a pro bono lawyer at Women’s Rights Center Member // 2 years of membership at the Diyarbakir Bar Association Board Member. Bar Association General Secretary, in charge at the section on the women’s and children’s rights commission and legal aid coordinator

° Future job: As an ex-lawyer and new immigrant, I would like to use my experience to advocate for those who have no voice because of legal economic and political standing

° Language skills: Kurdish (maternal), Turkish (level C1), Dutch (level B2), French (level B2), English (level A2)

Meet Roman

“The road is made by walking"

° Born in Russia, now I live in Belgium, Hasselt

° Diploma: Engineering and Navigation, Engineer-Navigator at Volga State University of Water Transport, Expert

° Experience: Worked as a sailor in European companies 2016 – 2017.
I founded my own company and was the CEO of the Logistics Company 2018 – 2021. I performed the tasks of a logistician, management and independently conducted accounting, also working with various software.
Further, after moving to Belgium, I was a worker in cleaning company.
At the same time, while studying programming languages, from 2021 to 2023 I am engaged in training and developing my own projects in the Python programming language, as well as additionally using other languages

° Future job: Web development, Software in Python and DataScience

° Language skills: Russian (Maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level A1)

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Meet Muluken

"The ONLY weapon to fight injustice is Education!"

° Born in Ethiopia. Living in Leuven/ Hasselt, Belgium since October 2019
° Diploma: Bachelor and Master of science degree in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering (Process Engineering) respectively from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Master degree documents submitted to NARIC- Vlaanderen for specific recognition.

° Experience: 7 years of experience as a lecturer and researcher at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. I taught various subjects (chemical reaction engineering, chemical thermodynamics, process measurement & instrumentation, fluid mechanics) to undergraduate chemical engineering students. I have also participated in various administrative tasks such as organizing committee in the national/international conferences, maintenance & installation laboratory equipments, distance and continuing education coordinator and laboratory chemicals/equipments purchasing committee. I was a doctorate student in KU Leuven, Belgium from 2019- 2021. I am hard worker, eager to learn and helpful person.

° Future job: I am interested in working as process engineer, quality controller, production/process operator, laboratory technician in chemical and food industries. I strongly believe I have a solid knowledge in chemical engineering discipline in which I can also contribute in research and development departments including in the University. I am open for a part- time or full-time job.

° Language skills: Amharic (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Heba

° Born in Damascus , Syria in 1980. Living in Belgium since 2015
° Diploma: I studied at the college of fine Arts, department of visual communication and advertising design, I graduated in 2005

° Experience: taught at the Art institute in conjunction with my work in graphic design On the other hand, I was working on my own pastry in plastic art, where I held many art exhibitions around the world. I came to Belgium in 2015 I learned the Dutch language and I started to integrate into Belgian society.

° Future job: I am now trying to redevelop my information so that I can return to work as a graphic designer or pre-press assistant and participate in my role in this community

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level B1), English (level B2)

Meet Dzheyda

“You will never win if you never begin”

° Born in Bulgaria, living in Genk since 2020
° Diploma: Masters degree-Medical Doctor Medical University in Sofia I studied medicine for 6 years. Recognized in Belgium by Master of Medicine & registration with “Orde der Artsen Limburg”

° Experience: I did an internship in different departments. I want to specialize in general surgery at Leuven Hospital in Belgium. I am currently doing a short term internship at the jessa hospital emergency department. I attended a Dutch course for 1 year and still continue.

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Bulgarian(maternal), Dutch (level B1), Engels (level B1)

Meet Waleed

“A person is a result of his actions.”

° Born in Iraq, living in Sint-Truiden since 2019
° Diploma: Bachelor Science degree in Physics

° Experience: physics teacher, trainer and supervisor in program community based mine risk education, data entry specialist, developing and maintaining databases, handle confidential information and identify areas for system improvement as well as course trainer Computer Hardware and Software.

I define myself as: an algorithm, a philosopher, lover of science and training, a reader and a dreamer

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English (level B) and Dutch (level A2)

Meet Tarik

"If you want to go big, stop thinking small!"

° Born in Turkey. Living in Lommel, since August 2019
° Degree: Civil Engineering (equated in Belgium with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering)

° Experience: 2+ years as civil engineering in General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works. My main tasks were tender management, monitoring for construction, budget planning and checking the drawn projects
° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level B1)

Meet Murat

"Success is not a coincidence"

° Born in Turkey. Lived 5 years in the USA and living in Genk since 2019
° Diploma: Master of Management from Cambridge College in Boston

° As a project manager for the last 7 years, I have more than 10 years work experience in total. Primarily looking for a full time project manager, process manager job in technology companies and looking for a job in the sales and marketing departments of international companies

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1) and Dutch (level B1)

Meet Morvarid

"The hardest days of life are the greatest motivation to achieve"

° Born in Iran, I immigrated to Belgium in November 2020

° Diploma: Master of Computer Software Engineering. My diploma is recognized here in Belgium

° Experience: 9 years in the field of internet sales and technical support of software and hardware related to home and organization internet

° Future job: Help desk, Customer support

° Nice to know: Belgian B-driving license holder

° Language skills: Farsi (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level B1)

Meet Maria

° Born in St.Petersburg, Russia, living in Genk. In Belgium since December 2014
° Degree: Master of Management (Belgium), Master of Science (Russia)

° Experience of more than 8 years in Public Relations within marketing and advertising departments in St.Petersburg, Russia. And 1 year of work experience in Belgium in data analysis, market research and government communication. 
Wants to continue her career in marketing and communication.
° Language skills: Russian (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level C1)

Meet Songul

“ Eighty percent of success is believing in yourself. The rest is hard work"

° Born in 1977 in Turkey (Izmir), living in Diepenbeek (Limburg)

° Diploma: Equivalence with Flemish Bachelor in Visual and Graphic Design / NARIC 2021
Fashion and Accessory design (Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts), Painting and Business Technical Teaching, Graphic design

° Experience: Junior Designer 2004 – 2009 Authorized Designer 5 years Executive Assistant (Department management) 2009 – 2014 Senior Designer 5 years Authorized Manager (Department management) 2014 – 2019

° Future job: Interior architect

° Skills: Computer (Photoshop – Illustrator – Indesign – Corel Draw – Inkscape – Sketchup – Mental Canvas Draw – Krita – Autodesk Sketchbook – Microsoft Office – Powerpoint – Excel)
Painting – writing stories and short articles – writing and illustrating children’s books – sculpture – photography (product photography – fashion photography) – handicrafts – drawing – illustration – sewing

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level B1)

Meet Hasan

“ Let's collaborate to achieve great feats together!"

° Born in Lahore (Pakistan), living in Hasselt since 2021

° Diploma: Data Science certification by The Master Labs, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Hons.) which is NARIC-Vlaanderen certified equivalent to a Flemish Bachelor degree. Additionally, I studied Business focussed Process Management, Informatics and Administration

° Experience: 4 years experience working, in both supporting and executing Business Management roles within Marketing and Operations functions, in the Textile sector.
Also experienced in conducting Market Research and Analysis in IT and Energy sectors

° Future job: I am a technology enthusiast, sustainability conscious, a team player, having diverse experiences looking for a suitable role, preferably in Process/Data management. I will thrive in a sustainability conscious company where there are self-development and career growth opportunities

° Goal: To collaborate with like-minded people, in an open-environment where I can continue to grow further while co-creating value at group, organizational and society levels

° Language skills: Urdu (maternal), Dutch (level B1 ), English (level C2)

° Nice to know: Belgian “B” driving license holder.
In my free time, I like to walk and cycle in the nature, play cricket and read interesting science themed articles; occasionally I do volunteer work for Stad Hasselt

Meet Omid

“Do you also want to protect our environment?"

° Born in Iran (Teheran) and now living in Lummen
° Diploma: Bio-engineer (Soil scientist)

° Experience: over 2 years of experience in Damprojects in Iran and owner of his own company as a soil scientist in Iran

° Skills : making analyses, soil- and water management, remediation, accompany lab performances, irrigation systems management.

° Future job : soil scientist, soil investigator, soil analyst  

° Language skills: Farsi (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level B1)

Meet Adam

° Born in Grozny (Chechnya), living in Hasselt since 2014
° Diploma: Bachelor on IT sector. My diploma is recognized and I want to work as a network specialist in Belgium.

° Experience: I did a 2 year internship in Russia as a system administrator and I also worked as a network administrator.

° Language skills: Chechen (maternal), Russian (maternal), Dutch (level B1), French (level B1), English (level B1).

Meet Murong

"Creativity can solve almost any problem"

° Born in China, living in Belgium since 2020

° Diploma: Masters in Film Distribution and Marketing (Birmingham City University, UK) Master in Screenwriting and Directing (Shanghai Theatre Academy, China) 

° Experience: 15+ years of experience in film production and commercial video in both China and Belgium

° Future job: Interested in jobs in Film/TV/Video/Media

° Language skills: Chinese(Maternal), English(Level C2), Dutch(Level C1)

Meet Alexander

“Actions speak louder than words"

° Born in Belarus now living in Genk since 2021

° Diploma: management (innovation) – manager economist. Level equivalent to the Belgian degree of “Bachelor’s degree”

° Experience:

Belgium 2021 – now:
sole proprietorship, owner of a start-up innovation WegWilgenPalm. (Pause – awaiting investment)

Eastern Europe 2009-2019:
more than 10 years TOP manager and partner of a diversified company in Eastern Europe
export/import crops, complex equipment of enterprises, development of a new product/service, international cargo transportation

° Future job: I can be of service to you if:

  • Your company works with people from Eastern Europe. Distribution people, Headhunting, Assistance, Organization of the workflow, Mediation in communication for a better result of work.
  • Your company wants to export or is already exporting its product/service to Eastern European countries. Or import goods from Eastern European countries. Development/improvement of goods/services for Eastern European countries. It is possible to work from scratch.
  • Your non-profit organization conducts research activities related to the countries of Eastern Europe. (Ukraine, Belarus, Russia)

° Language skills: Belarusian (maternal), Russian (maternal), Ukranian (Level C1), Polish (Level B2), English (Level B1), Dutch (Level B1).

Meet Hisham

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better"

° Born and raised in Abu Dhabi. Lebanese national. Living in Hasselt since May 2022

° Diploma: Double diploma Masters in Environmental Sciences and Bachelor in Public Health and Development Sciences

° Experience: 12 years as EMT, Trainer, Learning & Development instructor in the training unit and quality improvement project in EMS sector of the Lebanese Red Cross. Three years experience in social work aimed at women’s economic empowerment and two years in environmental research.

° Future job: Interested in Sustainability, Circular Economy and research in the fields of environment and/or health

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English (maternal), Dutch (Level B2), German (Level A1-A2)

Meet Sohely

"Driven by Math, Ignited by Passion: Building a Better Tomorrow"

° Born and raised in Bangladesh, I embarked on a journey of higher education that led me from Germany (Heidelberg) to Belgium (Hasselt). This path reflects both my determination to achieve independence and my passion for embracing diverse cultures and languages

° Diploma: Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Science in Mathematics

° Experience: I possess a talent for solving problems by paying close attention to details. I have a strong commitment to honesty and ethical principles.

My extensive education and diverse professional experiences have developed expertise in multi-scale modeling, upscaling, and numerical simulations. During my doctoral journey at Hasselt University in Belgium, I focused on deriving and analyzing effective models for two-phase flow in porous media, implementing them in MATLAB, and simulating them in COMSOL. Experienced in programming languages such as C++ and Python, I also excel in various software tools, including LaTeX, deal.ii, and DUNE.

My master’s studies at Heidelberg University in Germany gave me a strong theoretical foundation in partial differential equations (PDEs), numerical analysis, machine learning, and image analysis.

My academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dhaka University, where I gained in-depth knowledge in fluid dynamics, linear and non-linear programming, and statistics. I’ve also developed excellent written and verbal communication skills throughout my academic and professional path.

° Future job: My career goal is to merge my passion for mathematics with my problem-solving skills to make a meaningful contribution to society. I aspire to excel in research and development sectors within the field of mathematical sciences, working on real-world challenges that have a positive impact. I am equally enthusiastic about teaching and fulfilling a role in academia.

Moreover, I am eager to explore opportunities in data science and artificial intelligence research, where I can apply my analytical skills to drive innovation and address complex, evolving issues—ultimately benefiting our ever-changing world.

If you are looking to network or hire a passionate mathematician, please reach out to connect.

° Language skills: Bengali (maternal), English (level C1), German (level B2), and Dutch (level A2)

Meet Bruce

A “transport and mobility specialist” fascinated by making transportation safer, faster, cheaper, sustainable and accessible

° Ugandan by nationality, citizen of Diepenbeek for about 5 years
° Degree: Master of science of Transportation science specializing in Mobility management from Belgium and Bachelor’s degree of procurement and logistics management from Kampala (Uganda)

° Quick learner and team player with a passion in identifying areas in need of solving transportation problems by suggesting the best solution for smart and sustainable transportation modes.  Strong inductive and deductive reasoning skills, with in dept knowledge of transportation systems and logically grounded with critical-thinking skills makes for the ability to recognize possible solutions for potential problems. Topped off with expertise in organizing data collections into understandable patterns using statistical software(s).
° Language skills: English (maternal) and Dutch (level A2)

Meet Simin

"Quality only happens when you care enough to do your best"

° Born in Iran, Theran. Currently living in Hamont-Achel, Belgium

° Diploma: Bachelor in het bedrijfsmanagement –accountancy-fiscaliteit approved by NARIC in Belgium

° Experience: I worked my first year in a accountancy office, after that I worked 3 years for a Pharmaceutical international trading company as an accountant. And my third and favorite company was being an accountant for a Electrical Industry Development Consultant company (EID) for 4 years

° Future job: I want to become a senior professional accountant

° Language skills: Persian (maternal), English (level B1+) and Dutch (level B2)

Meet Christine

"Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life"

° Born and raised in München, Germany. After completing my bachelor’s degree beginning of 2023, I moved to Belgium (Pelt) out of love for my partner. Since then, I have been actively integrating into Belgian life and work.

° Diploma: Bachelor of Science Health Care Management – Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany

° Experience: With my previous education and two years’ experience as a pharmaceutical technical assistant, I was already able to gain a lot of practical experience in the German healthcare sector. Here I focused on a harmonious team, where friendliness and good communication were at the basis.

° Future job: In the future I want to make a valuable contribution to healthcare and people’s well-being, physically and mentally

° Language skills: German (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2-C1)

Meet Alessandra

“Never leave anyone behind"

° Born in Sardinia, Italy, now thriving in Belgium since 2018, I have experienced the vibrant communities of Namur and Hasselt, which I now call home

° Diploma: MSc in Chemical Sciences and BSc in Chemistry at UNICA, in Italy

° Experience: Throughout my academic journey, from my BSc to the upcoming PhD, I have immersed myself in the world of inorganic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis for environmental applications, including hydrogen and methane generation, pollutants degradation, carbon dioxide conversion and green synthesis of oxide-based nanomaterials. Additionally, my networking, presentation, and collaboration skills have been recognized through the EURECA-PRO fellowship award, allowing me to enhance my capabilities at the SUT in Poland.

° Future job: Material Scientist, R&D Chemist, Researcher, Postdoc

° Language skills: Italian (native), English (level B2), French (level A2) and Flemish (level A1)

° Nice to know: European driving license holder, B. Occasionally involved in volunteering work for Stad Hasselt and Treedom supporter

Meet Anastasiia

"Keep calm and love all animals"

° Born in Ukraine, Kharkiv; current place of residence – Belgium, Stevoort

° Diploma: Bachelor’s Degree. Kharkiv National Karazin University, foreign languages department. Germanic languages and literatures (including translation), primary – English

° Experience: During my first year at university (2018 – 2019) I was working as a call center operator in foreign company. In 2019 I started working as an English tutor for children and adults. I taught every level from elementary to advanced. Meanwhile, I was improving my skills and taught English at a university as a practical task. When the war broke out, I worked as a Customer Support Representative in foreign company Namecheap (online). Further, after moving to Belgium, I picked cherries at a farm in summer. And then I started studying Dutch language in order to work as an English teacher here in Belgium. In addition, I attend conversational English classes and driving lessons in Dutch.

° Future job: English teacher

° Language skills: Russian/Ukrainian (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B1), German (level A2)

Meet Chisato

“If there is no opportunity, then make one"

° Born in Japan, living in Hasselt since 2021

° Diploma: Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Studies, English – Tokyo, Japan (Recognized as bachelor by NARIC-Vlaanderen)

° Experience: With 7.5 years of experience in consulting and organizing customized events and luxury trips for international clients, I consistently exceed expectations by proactively seeking opportunities and staying updated on industry trends. My efforts have resulted in a loyal customer base and new business through referrals. During the pandemic, I supported local governments in marketing their cities as tourist destinations, sparking my interest in digital marketing. I pursued further knowledge through an intensive course over digital marketing by Google and VDAB. I am passionate about enhancing people’s quality of life so I organize language and cultural exchange events in my free time to provide people more opportunities to enjoy their lives.

° Future job: Event & Marketing coordinator/assistant, communication officer, project management

° Language skills: Japanese (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level C1) and French (level A2)

Meet Haytham

"Drive the change, don’t let the change drive you"

° Born in The Republic of Sudan, lived between UAE, KSA, Syria and Belgium

° Diploma: Bachelor of Science (Marketing Management)
From Southeastern University, Washington DC., USA

° Experience:

I come from a long list of big names in FMCG which operated in a highly challenging and fast paced environment gearing up everyone to grow and deliver.

I have led and worked side by side with multiple structures ranging from working solo to managing a multifunctional team of over 500+ strong individuals. I had the pleasure of working within multinational and local distribution businesses.

With that I managed multiple clients and successfully I hit notable milestones with all roles I had been entrusted with. I carried the Kellogg operation to an 80+% growth in volume in just 4 years achieving a 100+% growth in revenue and share leadership. I had also driven a successful change in channel focus with Carlsberg Non alcoholic business in Saudi Arabia to dominate a leadership status in Modern Trade and in the country. I led the market expansion plan with Delivery Hero KSA to establish over 68 different Dark Store locations across Saudi Arabia and paved the path towards profitability and triple digit growth.

I delivered on profitability and bottom-line objectives through close P&L management in multiple roles.

I had established regional businesses and offices for some of the businesses I managed. In addition I had transitioned several businesses between old and new partners.

I am personally excited to see my teams grow during my time as their colleague or manager and after. I work best in a multicultural work space with open or even NO doors and deep respect for all.

° Future job: I aspire to make a positive mark in an Executive/Director leadership role with an established or startup organization

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English (level C2), Dutch (level A1+)

Meet Olha

"Build a house, plant a tree"

° Born in Ukraine. I have been living in Genk since March 2022

° Diploma: Specialist in industrial and civil construction (Donbass National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Ukraine)

° Experience: Civil engineer with over 23 years of experience in the construction industry. I went from designer to construction manager. 14 years of work in design bureaus and 9 years as a practical engineer at construction sites of varying degrees of complexity. I worked with giants of the industry as Vinci and Bouygues on the construction of the Shelter facility of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 2015-2017.

° Future job: I am looking for a job as a technician, engineer, or assistant manager in the construction sector

° Language skills: Ukrainian and Russian (maternal), Dutch (level B1+), English (level A2)

Meet Pinar

“Never too late for a fresh start!"

° Born in Turkey, moved 8 years ago to Belgium Brussels and now living 2 years in Beringen
° Degree: Chemical Engineering (Bachelor Level in Belgium)

° I have experience as a Customer Service employee and Lab worker in Turkey. I love administration and accurate work. I am someone who perseveres and does not easily get discouraged. I can work in a structured way and like new challenges. To have a good work/life balance, I choose to work parttime. Looking for an opportunity where I can relieve the administrative burden and use my skills for the growth of a department/company.

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2), French (level B1) and English (level B1)

Meet Baris

° Born in Turkey, living in Bilzen since 2020
° Diploma: PhD, Master and Bachelor Diplomas in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

° Experience: I have served as lieutenant – senior captain (up to one year before the rank of major) in the electronics engineer branch in the naval class and as a department head, maintenance manager and project officer for management, project development, planning, quality assurance, maintenance operations in the avionics and electrical systems of aircraft and helicopters for 12 years at Turkish Coast Guard Command. I have experience in technical field in aviation. While working in this institution, I have also graduated my doctoral education at Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Faculty of Engineering of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir.

° Future job: Ph.D. researcher engineer or academician at a university, institution, or company

° Goal: To reach the level of expertise for high–level contributions in the specific fields in “research interests and skills” with people who work in professional groups

° Language skills: Turkisch (maternal), Fluent English (developing), Good Dutch (level C1)

° Nice to know: Driver License: B, Am, D1

Meet Diana

"Happiness is the key to enjoy life!"

° Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Living in Hasselt, Belgium since February 2018
° Diploma: Bachelor in Accounting (Recognized by NARIC-Vlaanderen as Master of Science in Accountancy and Auditing) Master in Administration

° Experience: 10 years of experience in various administrative and accounting tasks such as file management, AR/AP management, placing orders for clients and suppliers, preparation and presentation of taxes, financial statements, and contact with stakeholders. I have worked in different sectors such as banking, commerce, and accounting. I have taken courses in digital marketing. I am enthusiastic, precise, and helpful.

° Future job: I am interested in working in administrative tasks, AR/AP management roles, or where I can contribute with my expertise such as marketing or sales assistant, etc. I am open for a part-time or full-time job. I am always willing to learn new skills and new tasks

° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Hafez

"With healthy eyes, you can see how beautiful your life is"

° Born in Gaza – Palestine. Living in Tongeren- Belgium since March 2019
° Diploma: General Medicine Iasi- Romania Gr. T. Popa University
Master in Ophthalmology – Egypt
Egyptian Fellowship in Ophthalmology – Egypt

° Experience: 4 years GP in Gaza
Ophthalmologist in Gaza Ophthalmic Hospital GOH, General ophthalmology and especially Strabismus surgery
Head of Infection Control Committee at GOH
Head of Continuing Education Committee

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English, Dutch (level B2), Romanian (level B2)

Meet Margarita

“ Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves" - Gautama Buddha

° Born in Oktyabrsky, Russia. Living in As, Limburg, Belgium since September 2020

° Diploma: Master in Organisation Management in Kazan Federal University – is recognized in Belgium with a Bachelor level

° Experience: I have four years’ experience in Bank and half year experience in hotel 

° Future job: I love administration and accurate work. I am looking for a job as all-round administrative employee, that gives me the opportunity to show my core competences and bring benefit to my company

° Language skills: Russian (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Oleksandr

"It doesn’t matter how you hit, it matters how you take punches"

° I am a 30-year-old passionate web designer from Ukraine, Kyiv. Now I live in Belgium,

° Diploma: Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design – Specialist

° Experience: Web-designer at Hotgoods (2011-2013) – Creative designer and developer at Reklamonstr (2013-2015) – Head of Digital Design at Quadrasoft (2015-2022). Making designs has been an outlet for my creativity throughout my life. I have the experience and know the process on how to create a product from start to finish.

° Future job: I am looking for a career within a company that will challenge my knowledge and experience. very motivated and willing to learn! (Web design, Web development, Graphic design, Video & photo)

° Language skills: Ukrainian (maternal), Russian (language fluency), English (Intermediate Technical,  developing), Dutch (level A1)

° Drivers license: B

° About me: portfolio

Meet Fatima

"What you do has far greater impact than what you say"

° Born in Somalia, raised in the USA, and currently residing in Belgium, Eigenbilzen since 2022, I have dedicated myself to making a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector

° Diploma: Bachelor of Health Science – University of Missouri- Kansas City

° Experience: With 7 years in the health field, I worked as a refugee health manager for 5 years at a non-profit clinic called Samuel U. Rogers Health Center, ensuring the well-being of displaced populations. I coordinated healthcare initiatives, providing medical services, nutrition, mental health and community support. I then worked at University Health Lakewood Hospital as an Environmental Services Manager. I have overseen a team of 25+ dedicated employees responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment within the healthcare facility. My role has involved coordinating and implementing effective cleaning and sanitation protocols to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and infection control. I’ve collaborated with various departments to meet regulatory compliance and implement environmentally friendly practices. Additionally, I’ve been responsible for staff training, scheduling, and performance evaluations to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity. Through my leadership, I have contributed to providing a well-maintained and sanitized hospital environment, supporting the overall health and safety of patients, staff, and visitors.

° Future job: Looking ahead, I aspire to pursue roles in medical and health services management, project management, or community health specialist positions. Through my experiences and skills, I remain committed to creating a positive impact and contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities. I firmly believe that actions speak louder than words, and I am dedicated to making a difference through tangible, meaningful efforts in the healthcare sector.

° Language skills: I am fluent in Somali and English, and I have attained a B2 level in Dutch

Meet Tooba

"Intention to bring a change starts within you"

° Born in Pakistan, living in Belgium since 2014, Belgian
° Diploma: PhD and master degree in Transportation Science from Hasselt University, Belgium.
A bachelor degree in city and regional planning from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan

° Experience: 2.7 years of experience in local government in the domain of city planning including building control and spatial planning
6 years of experience in mobility management research projects to assess and enhance the share of sustainable mobility options

° Skills: Highly skilled in data analytics: both quantitative and qualitative
Univariate and multivariate analysis
Data reduction techniques
Thematic analysis-coding NVivo
Knowledge of statistical software: proficient user of R and IBM SPSS
Knowledge of additional software: ArcGIS, QGIS, PTV Vissim, SAS, AutoCAD, NVivo
Technical research report and policy documents writing
Creative in data representation and infographics

° Future job: I want to be a part of the smart and sustainable transition of cities

° Language skills: Urdu (maternal), English – business fluent (level C2), Dutch – independent user (level A2)

° Nice to know: additional areas of interest: women rights, astronomy, and philosophy

Meet Zeynep

"First requirement for a teacher is love and good humor"

° Born in Nigde, Turkey

° Diploma: Bachelor Science teacher

° Experience: Meliksah University, Kayseri in Turkey (student affairs staff)
Istikbal College, Kayseri in Turkey (teacher)
Afternoon supervisor, De Kleine Reus Laak, Houthalen-Helchteren
Trainee teacher, Lucerna College, Houthalen

° Future job: I would like to work as a teacher or social worker in Belgium

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level C1), English (level A2)

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Meet Volkan

“You’re only as good as your team"

° Born and grew up in Turkey and living in Belgium since September 2022

° Diploma: Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineer from Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey) – Master’s degree in Business Management from Akdeniz University (Turkey)

° Experience: Sales and clinical support experience of 21 years in Medtech Sector (Cardiology and Cardiovascular Divisions)

° Future job: Looking for a full-time job in the Medtech sector where I can use and improve my knowledge and skills to step up in my career a higher level

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level A1)

Meet Laura

"Bringing ideas to life!"

° Born in Romania. Living in Uikhoven, since February 2018
° Degree: Master in Exploration in Plastic and Decorative Arts from the University of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

° Over 13 years experience in Advertising Agencies and Newspaper Editorial Offices.
° Over 13 years of experience as a portrait photographer.
° Photoshop is her main image-editing tool. She excels in Corel Draw for vector work, but she can also find her way just fine with Illustrator and InDesign.
° Is looking for a full-time job to combine her design, drawing and photography skills as a content creator, and hopefully to further develop other visual ones.
° Languages: Romanian (maternal), Dutch (actual level B2 – finished level C2 at PCVO), English (level C2), French (level B1)

Meet Siddik

“Not all complex matters require complex counter narratives"

° Born in Turkey
° Diploma: (Application submitted to NARIC for diploma recognition)
-Ph.D. in Public Administration-Policy Development and Analyses, USA
-MSc. in Criminal Justice, USA

° Experience: More than 20 years of experience in policing, management and investigations in a national police organization.
Two years of UN Peace Keeping Mission experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One year experience as a security consultant /Turkish Embassy in Vienna.
More than 10 years of experience in social and security project development and management countering crime, radicalization and extremism.
Experience in acquiring research grants and organizing workshops/conferences.
Academic research and teaching experience

° Skills: Computer Literacy (Windows, Microsoft Office -Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), e-mail programs and Internet browsers.
Many years of experience in working with people from different backgrounds and living abroad

° Future job: Looking for a job as a Lecturer, advisor on safety matters or as a member of a unit dealing with foreigners’ matters or developing/running programs to counter violent extremism/radicalization

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2), German (level B1)

Meet Abiola

“If Continuous Improvement is the key to excellence: Continuous Improvement of each Customer’s experience is my goal"

° Born in Nigeria, living in Hasselt since 2016
° Degree: Master -Business Process Management from Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
Bachelor- Banking & Finance from Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria

° 2 years work experience as an Accounting Officer in Nigeria, managed the accounting statements, income flow & expenditure, payroll, staff salaries & budgets.
2 years student job experience as Accounting Assistant in Belgium, managed money transfers and payments, managed store as well as the customer service channel.
Abiola is proactive and customer-oriented, with good interpersonal, excellent communication & people management skills. I am an active listener, willing & ready to learn. I can take initiative in problem solving, can critically analyse a problem, while actively following up customer orders & tackling questions & complaints in an effective and efficient manner. I am open to opportunities in Customer Service Management.

° Language skills: Yoruba (maternal) English (level C2) Dutch (level B1)

Meet Alpha

“ Stay focused and never give up"

° Born in Kankan, Guinea

° Diploma: Bachelor 

° Experience: I have done many different jobs in my life: Administrative worker, warehouse worker and the logistic sector, social worker and finally in the manufacture sector, like operator

° Future job: social worker

° Language skills: French (level C2), Dutch (level C1), English (level B1)

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Meet Sibel

"It's never too late to be who you could have been"

° Born in Turkey, living in Belgium since 1999, first 5 years in Wallonia and since 2004 in Limburg

° Diploma: bachelor of art history, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. Master of Architecture history , Istanbul Technical University ,Istanbul is recognized as a master by NARIC Vlaanderen

° Experience: + 20 years of experience in tourism both in Turkey and Belgium

° Future job: I am looking for a career in tourism or administration

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level C1), English (level B2), French (level B1)

° In possession of drivers license B

Meet Anmar

“Wise planning is a help to the fulfillment of both personal and organizational goals"

° Born in Iraq, living in Belgium since 2017

° Diploma: Bachelor Degree – Mechanical Engineer

° Experience: I have more than 20 years of experience in various companies in the food, construction and metal sector in both the Middle East and Belgium

° Future job: Interested in job in Fabrication, logistic and construction sector (Team leader, planner, supervisor)

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal) , English (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Hajar

"He who has made a beginning, has half the deed done"

° Born in Morocco, grew up in France and living in Belgium since April 2021

° Diploma: Master’s degree in Management and International Trading from CY Cergy – Paris University (France)

° Experience: Experience of 8 months in Community management and
Business Development

° Future job: Looking for a full-time job in the project management sector where I can utilize my knowledge and skills altogether in order to reach the objectives

° Language skills: French (maternal), Arab (maternal), English (C1), Berbers (B2), Chinese (B1), Dutch (A1)

Meet Min

“Logistics is a journey, not a destination"

° Born in China. Now living in Leopoldsburg (Limburg). Since September 2021 in Belgium

° Diploma: Bachelor in Logistics Management (Guangzhou University)

° Experience: 1+ year experience in Data Solutions working with Oracle system, data collection and analysis, providing data solutions based on variable data and customer
needs. 3+ years experience in Foreign Trade, maintain customer relationships, manage orders and provide timely delivery of goods to foreign countries working with third party logistics companies

° Future job: Interested in positions within the logistics and supply chain sector

° Language skills: Chinese (Maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Julia

“ Let's make this world better!!"

° Born in in Kyiv, Ukriane

° Diploma: Bachelor diploma in Philology

° Experience: I have experience in marketing, sales and working with people

° Future job: counselor or lifecoach in refugee center. Own business in fashion and jewelry

° Language skills: Ukrainian & Russian (maternal), Greek (level С2), Dutch (level C1), English (level Β2)

Meet Hong Ma

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Norman Vincent Peale

° Born in China, living in Belgium since 2015. 4 years in Leuven, and 1.5 years in Hasselt
° Degree: Master in Language Education (USA). Bachelor in Information Engineering (China)

° Experience of 1,5 years as an English teacher at Belgian middle schools. Two years as a Chinese teacher at Belgian Chinese school and Chinese online school. And 1,5 years as a project coordinator at an American cultural and educational foundation.
Experience with SAP: did SAP configuration projects at school.
Interest in jobs in the educational sector as well as in the business field.
° Language skills: Chinese (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level C1), and German (level A2)

Meet Glory

“Never give up on your goals and always stay focused. it may tarry for a while, but it will definitely come to pass if only you believe"

° Born in Tiko-Cameroon, Living in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium since September 2018

° Diploma: Master in Business Process Management at Hasselt University Belgium

° Experience: I have three years of experience in roles in Supply Chain Management in Cameroon. In addition, I have three years of experience working in the logistics department as a job student in

° Future job: I am available to take up any role in Supply Chain (Logistics) Management, Manufacturing (Production) Management, Business Analyst, and Business Process Analyst

° Language skills: English (Maternal), Dutch (Level A2)

Meet Bahtigul

“When you really want something to happen, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" ~ Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

° Born in Turkey, living in Belgium (Maasmechelen) since 2018
° Diploma: Master of Science Chemistry Teaching (Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey) , Bachelor Chemistry (Balikesir University, Turkey), recognized as Bachelor Chemie by NARIC-Vlaanderen

° Experience: 6 years as a chemistry teacher in high school

° Future job: laborant

° Language skills: Turkish (Maternal), Dutch (level B2), Engels (level B1)

Meet Priscilla

"Keep going"

° Born in Brazil (Curitiba – Paraná) and now living in Bree

° Diploma: Dietitian (Recognized as bachelor by NARIC-Vlaanderen) and Post graduation in business planning and management

° Experience: I worked as a dietitian for 10 years for Quatro Barras City Hall. The first 3 years I was in the Education Secretariat department managing heathy food for 7 schools and 5 daycares. And 7 years in the Health’s Secretariat department helping other heathy professionals (doctors, nurses…) and doing clinic.

° Future job: I am available to take new challenges in the areas of administration or work as a dietitian.

° Language skills: Portuguese (maternal), English (level Upper intermediate), Dutch (Level B1), Spanish (Intermediate)

Meet Anya

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt"

° Born in León, México. Living in Belgium since September 2019
° Diploma: Bachelor in Auto Mechanical Engineering

° Experience: ca. 1 year as Regulation Engineer (Mexico), 8 months as supervisor (Dublin, IRL), 3 years Production line, Administrative Engineer, Sales Engineer (BE)

°Future job: process engineer, quality engineer, sales engineer preferably in automotive sector

° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), Dutch (level B1), English (level B2)

Meet Felie

"Dreams without goals are just Dreams"

° Born in the Philippines, living in Genk since June 2012
° Diploma: Bachelor of Science Hotel and Restaurant Management in the Philippines. (Recognized as Bachelor by NARIC-Vlaanderen)

° Experience: 8 years in the Hospitality Industry as Guest Services Manager in hotelbusiness in Singapore

° Future job: customer support, hotel, hospitality, project officer, …

° Language skills: English (level C1), Dutch (level B2), Spanish (level B1)

Meet Anastasiia

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind" ~ Leonardo da Vinci

° Born in Ukraine, living in Belgium since August 2017
° Diploma: Master of Architecture

° Experience: Self-employed as a graphic design and photographer

° Future job: Architect, technical illustrator, technical designer

° Language skills: Ukrainian (maternal), Russian (level C2), English (level A2), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Laura Nathalie

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out"

° born in Mexico, living in Maaseik since March 2019
° Diploma: Bachelor Administration (Management) – is recognized in Belgium with Bachelor level

° Experience: 12 years in the administrative world, of which 11 years in the banking sector in Mexico. I have good knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
I am looking for a job as a management assistant or all-round administrative employee. Or also looking for an internship that helps me get work experience here in Belgium

° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), English (level B1), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Nelson

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude"

° Born in Uganda and now living in Hasselt, Belgium
° Diploma: Master of Transportation Sciences – Hasselt University
Bachelor of Development Studies – Makerere University Uganda

° Experience: Very curious and eager graduate seeking entry to contribute to safer, innovative, and sustainable urban mobility

° Skills: GIS, SPSS, PowerBI, Adobe suite, Ms. Office, UX Design

° Future job: Mobility expert

° Language skills: Luganda (maternal), Swahili, Dutch (level B2), English (level C2), French (level A1)

Meet Svetlana

"Building people and client's not a job. It's a passion!"

° Born in Russia, now residing in Velm for the past 6 years
° Degree: Master in technical design (Automotive)

° 15+ years of experience in customer service in Russia and Belgium in a B2B chemical sector environment

° Language skills: Russian (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level B1)

Meet Anastasiya

“Creativity requires courage"

° Born in Russia, have roots from Russia and Ukraine. living in Belgium 1,5 year
° Diploma: Bachelor of Architecture, Russia – recognized as Master of Science in Architecture by NARIC- Vlaanderen, Belgium – Permission to work as an architect by Orde van Architecten, Belgium

° Experience: 5+ years of work as an architect
15+ years of work as a project manager, leader of project departments
5+ years of work as a graphic designer (2D graphics)

° Future job: Projectmanager, Architect en Graphic designer: Love creative work and the process of generating ideas, adore to draw, paint and design and have been drawing all my life. A confident PC user and quickly to learn a new software.

° Language skills: Russian (maternal), Dutch (level B1), English (level B2), understand Polish and Ukrainian

Meet Dima

° Born in Syria, living in Hasselt (Belgium) since 2018

° Diploma: Bachelor in mathematics – recognized in Belgium as a teacher

° Experience: 13 years as a mathematics teacher at high school in Syria.
In Belgium I worked as a teacher mathematics for about 3 weeks in a primary school

° Future job: teacher mathematics

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level C1)

Meet Pelinsu

“I can even make a pizza from cauliflower"

° Born in Turkey, but travelling the world ever since, moved to Belgium recently on a permanent basis
° Diploma: Business Administration – Bachelor ( Recognized by NARIC-Vlaanderen)

° Experience: in business development, marketing and communication:
Self-motivated, fast learner and creative.
A people-person with a lot of ambitions who is set on achieving them.
Always believed in the power of soft skills.
Don’t back down from a challenge, and very driven.
Have a resourceful approach to problem-solving, tackling challenges head-on.
Kind and enthusiastic team-player who can also step in to take the wheel when team leadership is needed

° Future job: events, marketing, administrative support, customer service, …

° Language skills: Turkish(maternal), English (level C1- worked as an interpreter), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Arthur

“Everything in life is in relation to us only our experience and our determination make our dreams come true"

° Born in Burundi, lived in the Netherlands since 2003 then in Pelt Limburg Belgium since 2016

° Diploma: bachelors degree: Psychology and Social Sciences

Technology has always been my hobby and thanks to my retraining, it has finally become my true passion. Recently retrained as a maintenance technician( electricity, relay switching, pneumatics, hydraulics) and PLC Technician (Programmable Logic Controller)

° Experience: 12 years’ work experience as technical advisor and qualifier in Benelux for devices Imaging and Printing group IPG LaserJet , inkjet , photo smart Scanjet and digital senders.. Diagnose problem recognition, research and provide solutions, and determine which parts need to be replaced
3 years as onsite technician for IT devices
6 months as a certified maintenance technician and perform both curative and periodic maintenance, diagnose and resolve the malfunction and doing a wide variety of mechanical repairs

° Future job: Repair and maintenance technician

° Language skills: French (maternal), Kirundi – Kinyarwanda – Swahili (level C2), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Oleksi

“A world without borders, a world without boundaries"

° Born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Living in Beverlo, Belgium since March 2022

° Diploma: Master of Enterprise Economics in Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

° Experience: I have more than ten years experience in international trading, purchasing, analytics and transport logistics, organizing a full cycle of export-import operations

° Future job: Now I’m looking for a job as Procurement analyst, Project buyer to gives me the opportunity to show my core competences and the chance to evolve together with the company

° Language skills: Ukrainian (maternal), Russian (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level A2)

Meet Martin

"In God we trust, all others must bring data!"

° Born in Edinburgh, Scotland and living in Hasselt since November 2020
° Diploma: MSc in International Business Management with Project Management (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh). Bachelor’s in Engineering with Honours in Engineering Management (Edinburgh Napier University)

Extra courses: PRINCE2 Practitioner in Project Management, Yellow-belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, Institute of Leadership and Management certification

° Experience: six years as the program leader for mechanical engineering.
Experienced in planning, scheduling, risk management, stakeholder management, Project Initiation Documentation, program management, change management, Total Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, 5S, and ISO9001. Also experienced in welding, fabricating, and pipefitting having worked on many oil
pipeline projects globally for thirteen years.

° Future job: Interested in positions within a project management team or quality management team

° Language skills: English (maternal), Dutch (level B2), Germany (level A)

Meet Kleiton

“You have to learn the rules of the game. Then you have to play better than anyone else ~ Albert Einstein"

° Born in South Albania. Lived in Athens, Greece. Living in Belgium since August 2021
° Degree: University diploma of Science in Biology, University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences

° Experience: 14 years of experience in Business analysis Project management of ERP and Web based software solutions developed for maritime companies throughout the world. I possess a wide range of knowledge in shipping industry-oriented fields of crewing, HR, operation, technical, quality, chartering and purchasing. In my many years of experience, I have proved to be organized, straightforward, committed, productive and accountable; I have provided solutions in difficult situations and projects by being people’s manager, a true professional.

° Future job: business analist, functional analist, project manager, …

° Language skills: Greek (maternal), Albanian (maternal) English (level B2), Dutch (level B1), Italian (level A2)

Meet Abdulvahap

"Do the simplest thing that could possibly work"

° Born in Turkey, now living in Maasmechelen for 3 years
° Diploma: Primary school religious culture and ethics teacher (Recognized as bachelor by NARIC-Vlaanderen)

° Experience: I have worked as a teacher in Turkey for 10 years. About 2 years ago I decided to become a programmer to make a fresh start in my life. In this process I followed several online courses and eventually I received the Full Stack Java Developer training from VDAB.
IT skills: Java 8 & 11, Spring Framework, Restfull API, Hibernate, JPA, Junit 5, Mockito, Postman, Git, Maven, SQL, Angular, Ajax, Docker, Agile, Scrum.

° Language skills: Turkish (Maternal), English (level B1), Dutch(level B2)

Meet Engie

° Born in Albania and raised in Greece, came to Belgium 1 year ago with my dreams
° Diploma: Bachelor’s degree on Science of Economics (Attica), recently studying on my Master’s degree “Statistics and Data Science” at the university of Hasselt

° Experience: In Human Resources field as assistant and did my internship on accounting, in Greece. (Still in good terms with my previous workplaces)

° Skills : making analyses, soil- and water management, remediation, accompany lab performances, irrigation systems management.

° Skills: Analysis (focus on SAS, R, Stata), projects and analytical reports, programming-statistics, studying Python, Data Management (ArangoDB, Neo4j), professional and positive-energy provider

° Future job : Driven by the passion for analysis, Data Analysis is my main focus, research and business analysis  

° Language skills: Albanian & Greek (maternal), English (level C2), Dutch (level B1), German (level B1), Chinese (level B1)

Meet Adam

"What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other"

° Born in the United States, living in Houthalen, Belgium since August 2020
° Diploma: Associates in Computer Science and I would like to work as a Desktop Support Technician/Helpdesk

° Experience: 2 years experience as a Desktop Support Technician troubleshooting hardware, software, managing user accounts, etc

° Language skills: English (maternal), Dutch (level A2)

Meet Haejin

"Design is my language"

° Born in Seoul, South Korea. Living In Belgium since January 2021.
° Diploma: Bachelor in Fine Arts and Master in Product Design – Seoul, South Korea

° Experience: 6 years in Design & Marketing field in diverse countries (South Korea, Germany), in charge of designing variety advertisement materials (brochures, leaflets, posters etc.) to introduce the company’s products and services. I was also responsible for brand positioning of company in the market and increasing awareness and brand connection to a company and I worked as a social media designer to create high-quality graphic content and posts in the company’s social media platform. I have good knowledge in Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and all MS Office programs as well.

° Language skills: Korean (maternal), English (level C1), Germany (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Katarzyna (Kasia)

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different"

° Born in Poland, living in Kortessem since September 2019
° Diploma: Master degree in Pre-School and Early School Education – recognized in Belgium with master level + Master degree in English Philology – Applied Linguistics – Intercultural Communication in Business

° Experience: 7 years as an English teacher and a kindergarten teacher in primary schools and kindergartens in Poland

° Language skills: Polish (maternal), English (level C2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Yassin

"BElieve in YOUrself!"

° Born in Libanon, living in Sint-Truiden, Belgium since 2018
° Diploma: Bachelor in IT sector. My diploma is recognized here in Belgium and I want to work as an IT Helpdesk.

° Experience: 8 years of experience in IT sector (media sector) as Broadcast Engineer and Helpdesk. Experience in Helpdesk, Network (cabling), Servers, troubleshooting hardware and software, printers, etc…

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level B1), and English (level B2)

Meet Samer

"While the doctor heals the human, the veterinarian heals our humanity”

° Born in Syria, now living in Hasselt since 2018
° Diploma: Bachelor doctor in veterinary medicine from Syria, equated to bachelor level in Belgium.

° Experience: Over 8 years of experience as an independent veterinarian for pets: poultry, and pet birds + 3 years in the livestock development project for the Syrian government.

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level B2), and English (level B2)

Meet Metin

"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today”

° Born in Turkeynow living in Hasselt since 2019
° Diploma: Master of Science in communications

° Experience: 10 years as a PR specialist for the Turkish government: research about immigration in Turkey

° Language skills: Turkisch/Kurdish (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level B1)

Meet Timotéo

"Challenges are opportunities to learn and grow"

° Born in Brazil, lived in USA & Italy. Living in Belgium (Bilzen) since August 2020
° Diploma: MSc in Chemistry (polymers) and Bachelor in Chemistry – Brazil

° Experience: Solid background in Petrochemical Companies. 25 years of
experience in Quality Control and R&D Laboratories, Project Coordination,
Product Development, Technical Service, Market Development, and
Sustainability. 5 years of experience as a Plastics & Applications Consultant
working with short and long term tasks/projects, from customer
complaints to commercial partnerships.

° Language skills: Portuguese (maternal), English (level C1), Spanish (level A2), Italian (level A2), Dutch (level A1)

Meet Petra

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too”

° Born in Slovakia, living in Houthalen since June 2019
° Diploma: Bachelor Degree in Food Science and Technology – Nutrition, Cosmetics and Health Protection, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.

° Experience: 2,5 years experience in administration, first as an administrative assistant and later as an office manage. My last experience: Internship (6 months) at the Department of Labor and Social Economy, Flemish Government.

° Language skills: Slovak (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level C1)

Meet Muath

“Don't use social media to impress people. Use it to impact people."

° Born in UAE, living in Houthalen since 2019
° Diploma: bachelor Media and mass communication – Radio & TV production University of Bahrain (Bahrain)

° Experience: worked with the television of Bahrain as a Reporter and Editor and as a freelance for many times in film, radio production and as a photographer I worked also in advertising sector and managing company’s Social media account

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal) English (level C1) Dutch (level B1) Turkish (level A1)

Meet Birol

“With me, everything turns into mathematics.” - Rene Descartes

° Born in Belgium (Heusden Zolder), moved to Turkey when I was 9, now living (back) in Beringen since August 2020
° Diploma: Bachelor Science degree in Mathematics and Pedagogical Formation Program Certificate. Teaching professional equivalence is approved in Belgium in secondary education through NARIC Vlaanderen

° Experience: 14 years as a math teacher (algebra and geometry) in secondary schools and as a private teacher in Turkey. Experience in writing books on mathematics and leading the team in mathematics division

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level B1)

Meet Guillermo

"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs" ~ Victor Hugo

° Born in Mexico, living in Hasselt since 2019
° Diploma: Master in International Business at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). Master in Finance at Universidad Anáhuac Norte (Mexico).

° Experience: Experience in corporate finance with more than 3 years of experience in financial reporting of public companies (IFRS), financial modeling & control and business development.

° Language skills: Spanish (Maternal), English (Level C1), Dutch  (Level C1), 

° Nice to know: Belgian Driver’s License

Meet Stefania

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

° Born in Romania, living in Tessenderlo since 2018
° Diploma’s: Master of Science Online Marketing from the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania (Master Level in Belgium) and Master of Science Strategic Marketing Leadership, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom

° Experience: With more than 11 years of experience as a marketing professional in the Telecommunication field, I have a passion for developing innovative solutions that combine technology with a deep
understanding of customers’needs. During my previous roles in I was responsible with coordinating the full voice telecommunication products roadmap, including strategic planning, requirements analysis, testing, product launch and in-life product management. My experience
as a product manager shaped me into a highly customer centric professional thus, when offered the opportunity, I was happy to undertake the role of Customer Experience Manager. In this role I was responsible with leading the customer experience measurement, design, improvement and governance efforts in order to deliver a seamless customer experience across all touch points.

° Language skills: Romanian (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level C2)

Meet Estefani

“ Communicate to connect"

° Born in Peru, living in Genk since 2021

° Diploma: Master of Science in Communication Studies New Media & Society in Europe at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Master’s Degree in Business Communication Management at Autonoma de Barcelona University

° Experience: Over seven years of experience in internal and external communication, branding, and marketing, as well as six months of tutoring experience in Spanish. Throughout my career, I have worked for companies in Peru, Spain, and Belgium. I can contribute my expertise in event coordination, projects, and communication campaigns to your company as a communication expert. I also write content for newsletters, blogs, websites, intranets, chatbots, and social media.

° Future job: I would like to work as a Communication Coordinator, Communication Assistant, Internal communication specialist, or Spanish Teacher

° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Yulia

“Success doesn't come to you... You go to it"

° Born in Ukraine, living since 2022 in Heusden-Zolder

° Diploma: Master’s degree in German Language en Literature, English Language and World Literature

° Experience: as teacher in German and English, trainer in fitness and aerobic, more than 10 years in sales (consultant, manager)

° Future job: I would like to work as sales manager or as sales consultant

° Language skills: Ukrainian (maternal),Dutch (level B1),German (level B2), English (level B1), understand Polish and Russian

Meet Sena

“The worst enemy to creativity is self- doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

° Born and raised in Istanbul, living in Belgium since 2018
° Diploma: Bachelor’s: English Language and Literature ‘16 (equated in Belgium) + Master’s: Literature and Linguistics ‘20 from VUB + Pedagogic proficiency diploma ’16 + TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate ‘13

° Experience: 5+ years of experience as English teacher for both juniors and adults.
Aim to do a Phd in English literature or language and looking forward to working as an English Teacher in Belgium

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Lavanya

“IT is my passion!”

° Born in India, living in Hasselt since 2017
° Diploma: Master ICT + 1 year course java developer by Intec Brussel

° Experience: worked more than 5 years as a professor in the department of Computer Science in India

° Language skills: Telugu (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Michaela

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. (Aristotle)”

° Born in the Czech Republic, living in Belgium since 2010.  
Working in Brussels for 10 yearsmoved to Maaseik in 2020.
° Diploma: Master of Economics and Management from the Czech University of Life Sciences (2010), Foundation Diploma in Digital Marketing from Shaw Academy (2015) Academy (2015)

° Experience in customer-oriented roles (B2B and B2C), Process Analysis, Incident Management and Reporting within Banking/E-Payments, as well as in Marketing and Public Relations within the Czech Tourism Authority in Benelux, or Office Management and support of the Directors. Demonstrated professional and representative behavior in the international environment, problem-solving skills, analytical reasoning, excellent writing and mentoring skills, a sense of teamwork, good listening skills, empathy, and ability to create and maintain good customer relationships. Organized, dedicated, creative, reliable and a quick learner. Self-taught WordPress, Google Analytics, basics of web design, social media, mastering photography editing software (Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop).

° Language skills: Czech (mother tongue), English (full working proficiency – level C1), French (full working proficiency – level C1), Spanish (limited working proficiency – level B2) Dutch (limited working proficiency – level A2), Italian (limited working proficiency – level A1)

Meet Ugur

“I believe I can do it”

° Born in Turkey, lived in Malaysia, Bosnia and Albania and now living in Limburg for 1 year
° Diploma: Bachelor’s in Economics, Master’s in International Economics, PhD in Economics. This is equalized in Belgium with “Doctor in de economische en toegepaste economische wetenschappen.”

° Experience: around 15 years of teaching and research experience in different universities in Malaysia, Bosnia, and Albania. Currently working on hidden determinants of financial markets and the profitability.
° IT skills: SPSS, Eviews, R and Python 

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level C1), Malay (level A2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Reem

"Being an active person in life, is life!"

° Born in Syria, living in Zutendaal since 2018
° Diploma: PhD Media – Radio & TV University of Cairo (Egypt)

° Experience as a professor at the university of Damascus (Syria) – Media Faculty for more than 10 years. Worked as a newsanker and reporter for Syrian National television for more than 5 years, author of 3 books about making radio and tv programs.

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English (level B1) and Dutch (level B1)

Meet Lyubov

° Born in Russia, now living in As for the past 5 years
° Degree: Master in teaching English

° Experience: 6 years of experience as an English teacher in Russia and 1,5 years of experience as a logistics associates in Belgium
° Language skills: Russian (maternal), Dutch (level C1) and English (level C1)

Meet Debby

"Passionate about diversity in the workplace and connecting with people to deliver the right business solutions"

° Taiwanese-born with Belgian and Taiwanese nationality. Lived in Greece, Italy, France and USA. Relocated to Belgium in 2010 and lived in Leuven, Brussels and currently in Pelt
° Diploma: Master in Business Administration from Vlerick Business School (Belgium) and BSc in International Business from Illinois State University (USA)

° 12+ years experience in international B2B sales and business development within the Pharmaceutical, IT and apparel industries

° Language skills: bilingual in English and Mandarin, working knowledge of Dutch (level B1) and French (level A2)

Meet Sanah

"Toxins know no boundaries – prevent and protect all!"

° From India, now living in Dilsen–Stokkem, Belgium
° Degree: PhD Toxicology

° Experience: More than 10 years’ of experience in the field of Environmental Science and Toxicology
° Language skills: Urdu (maternal), English (level C1) and Dutch (level A2)

Meet Canan

“Being different is the challenge!"

° Born in Turkey, now since one year living in Maasmechelen 
° Degree: Preschool teacher and degree in Social Work (equated in Belgium with Bachelor Social Work)

° 2 years as a preschool teacher and one year as an intern as social worker in Turkey

° Her perseverance and het eagerness to learn got her to reach the Dutch language level C1 in less than 10 months! She is very committed and does volunteer work for the time being until employment. She very socially feeling and wishes to guide other in fields where they might struggle

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level C1) and English (basic)

Meet Mert

"You are what you do. Not what you say you will do."

° Turkish background. Inhabitant of Genk as of october 2019
° Degree: Master of Business Administration, Master in Law and Master Economic Science (Turkey ~ equivalence started)

° 7 years experience as a financial inspector for the Ministry of Finance in Turkey. He published 13 books (f.e. in International Accounting Standards, General Accounting, Taxes and applications, inspection procedures for government employess, management accounting and financial management). 3 of which are being used to prepare for the exam of Certified Public Accountant in Turkey
° Wants to start as accountant, auditor or taxconsultant and willing to relocate for a job

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal) and Dutch (level B2) and English (level B2)

Meet Emirhan

° Born in Turkey, now living in Beringen for 1 year
° Diploma: Associate’s degree in Computer Programming

° I have done 2 internships for 1 year as IT technician and I’ve studied Computer Programming so I can be useful in both fields. I have recently finished my education and as I learn more, I become aware of the fact that I can keep pushing myself to be more and more acquainted with new and proficient technologies. Therefore, I am confident that I will get many possibilities to show my ability. To summarize, I have a big drive to learn more and become better in what I do.

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level B2) and Dutch (level B2)

Meet Ali

“There is always room to grow!"

° Kosovar roots
° Diploma: Agricultural Engineer in Turkey

° More than 6 year experience as an innovative and experienced Horticultural engineer with a proven track record of identifying issues and achieving solutions to increase agricultural productivity. Adept in communicating with land owners and businesses regarding appropriate land treatment, soil conditions, and pest control. Experienced in repairing and improving crop facilities, and committed to achieving the highest level of client satisfaction possible
° Language skills: Albanian (level C1), Turkish (level C1), English (level B2), Dutch (level B1), German (level B1), Servisch (level A2)

Meet Adriano

“I Want To Contribute In Technology Because It is the Back bone Of the new Generation”.

° From Rwanda, now living in Houthalen-Helchteren for the past 6 months
° Degree: Bachelor and Masters of Science in Information and Technology (Kabale University & Jomo Kenyatta University)

° I have been IT Technician for the last 8years with strong ability in Computer Support and Network Engineering. Offering computer installation, configuration and System (Server) Administration.
° Certificates: CompTIA A+ Technician • Internet Society Certificate • CCNA Academy
° Language skills: Kyarwanda (maternal), English (level B2), French (level B2) and Dutch (level A1 – just started online classes)

Meet Ewa

"Knowledge is power"

° Born in Poland, living in Belgium since 2010.
° Degree: Bachelor in Accountancy (Poland): equated bachelor level in Belgium.

° About 3 years of administration, accounting and customer service experience in
° companies in Belgium.
° Experience working with SAP.
° Language skills: Polish (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level B1)

Meet Alejandra

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” Working with processes is my true calling."

° Formerly from Colombia, currently residing in Millen (Sint-Truiden) for 6 months now
° Degree: Industrial Engineer (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente)

° 6 years of experience in customer service following the Lean Manufacturing method, risk analysis and process quality control
° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), English (level B1) and Dutch (level B1)

Meet Meriem

"Tomorrow's work is today's personal effort"

° Born in Morocco, living for 2 years in Maasmechelen (BE)
° Diploma: Bachelor degree in science economics and management, Master degree in supply chain management (Morocco)

° Experience: more than 1 year and 6 months of internships in Morocco in different sectors such as the transport and logistics sector (TSPP Morocco), administration assistant (at the Banque Populaire, Spead Immobilier and Travaux L.A)

° Future job : logistics (administrator, supply chain), administrative support in general for departments like logistics or HR

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), French (level C1), Dutch (level B1), English (level A2)

Meet Hassan

"Nothing is impossible!"

° Iranian roots, living in Houthalen-Helchteren since 2019
° Degree: Master Executive Management – Strategic Management and Bachelor Computer Engineering Software (equation started)

° No less than 17 years of experience as a network and hardware expert, of which 14 years at the Chamber of Commerce in Tehran. Lots of experience in tracking, analyzing and solving network/hardware problems. Also has experience leading a team as IT manager and performing on the work floor as a team member.

° Willing to relocate for a job

° Language skills: Farsi (maternal)

Meet Tuba

"Accounting is the language of business. I can be your translator."

° Orignally from Turkey, currently living in Alken for the past seven years
° Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration (Anadolu University)

° 4 years of accounting experience in companies in Turkey f.e. Fiat
° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level A2)

Meet Tynchtykbek

“Solving complex tasks is much more interesting, like conquering a mountain!"

° Originally from Kyrgyztan
° Degree: Master in IT – Complex information security of automated systems (Kyrgyz State University)

° Expertise: System support, system analysis, performance reporting, finding solutions for improvement, system construction.
° Language skills: Kyrgyz (maternal), Dutch (level A2), English (level B2), Russian (level C1), and Turkish (level A2)

Meet Ayse

"One of the most important things in life is valuing people."

° Born in Turkey, now living in Genk
° Diploma: Psychological Counseling and Guidance & Preschool Teacher 

° Experience in Turkey: 2 years as a Preschool Teacher, followed by two years as Director. Another 2 years Psychological Counselor in school and 3 years as a Therapist 
° Language skills: Turkish (maternal)English (level B2)Dutch (level B2)

Meet Salloum

“Always looking for the best and most beautiful design!"

° Orginating from Syria, now stationed in Hasselt. Since 2018 in Belgium.
° Degree: Master of Science in industrial science: electronics-ICT (expertise area industrial science and technology)

° Over 19 years of experience in three domains: electrical studies for buildings and drawing out the plans, managing computer networks and specialized lighting studies for projects (buildings, playgrounds, gymnasiums, …)

° Experience working with Autocad 2D, Dialux and Dialux Evo

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (level B2) and English (level B1)

Meet Bola

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

° Hails from Egypt and came to Belgium in 2013 with a residents permit since 2019. Living in Maaseik
° Degree: Bachelor in Accountancy (Egypt): equated bachelor level in Belgium
Course “coworker Accoutancy” – VDAB Genk 2019-2020

° 5 years experience as an accountant in Egypt. Very strong with numbers, good knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel), Navision, Exact Online and Oracle Software
° Language skills: Arabic (maternal) and Dutch (level B1) and English (level B1)

Meet Mahmut

“I want to make the difference, as a person, for society."

° Turkish roots, living in Heusden-Zolder for 2 years now
° Degree: Master of Arts in Modern Turkish dialects and Bachelor teacher English and Russian

° More than 18 years as foreign student teacher and guidance counselor in Istanbul (Turkey) and Macedonia

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level B2), Russian (level B2), Macedonian (level B2), Dutch (level B1), Arabic and other Slavic languages (level A2)

Meet Agnieszka

“HR with a heart for people."

° Originally from Poland, living in Belgium since 2016
° Degree: Professional bachelor Economy (Poland) ~Equated with a bachelor. Also completed an integrated clerk training for non-native speakers and wages- and personnel administration foundation (VDAB Genk)

° In Poland 15 years of experience as all-round HR manager for several production companies which she held the HR tasks from A to Z for about 150-200 employees

° Why HR? Here one can make the difference for a company by selecting the right people for the right job and be an added value by supporting the employees with the right knowledge

° Language skills: Polish (maternal), Dutch (level C1) and German (level B1)

Meet Ghazal

"Anything that the human mind can visualize and believe in, humans can achieve!"

° Born in Syria, living in Hechtel-Eksel. In Belgium since 2015.
° Degree: Master of Science of Pharmaceutical care (Belgium), Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry (Syria)

° Experience of more than 15 years in the fields of pharmaceutical work.
° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), Dutch (B2) and English (B2)

Meet Hudanur

“Children are the future!"

° Turkish roots. 4 years living in Genk, Belgium
° Degree: Bachelor Applied Psychology

° 13 years as psychological guidance counselor of children and families in Turkey
° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Dutch (level C1)

Meet Tatiana

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions, I want to use them to enjoy them, and to dominate them” ~ Oscar Wilde

° Born in Tecuci city, in Romania. Now I am living in Hasselt since 2018
° Diploma: licensed in Philology, Philology – English and French language and literature” from Romania, as equivalent to the Flemish degree of “Master”

° Experience: 10 years of experience in Public Relation (Communication)

° Language skills: Romanian (maternal), Dutch (level B2), English (level C2) and French (level C2)

Meet Seda

“Believe in yourself!”

° Born in Bulgaria, living in Genk since 2018
° Diploma: Bachelor midwife. My diploma is recognized and I want to work as a midwife or nurse in Belgium.

° Experience: I did a 1 year internship in different departments as a midwife and I also worked as a nurse for a few months in Bulgaria.

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), Bulgarian (maternal), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Ahmed

"Committed to the progress of society through science"

° Born in Egypt, living in Belgium since August 2017
° Diploma: Master of Biomedical Sciences: Neurosciences, Antwerp University in 2020
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, Egypt in 2008 

° Experience: One year and half experience in neuroscience research at Antwerp University and six years experience in Neurology & Psychiatry (as a resident) in Egypt. I aim to work in the biomedical sector or in supporting the health care system 

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), English (level C2), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Saliha

“ Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving" - Albert Einstein

° Born in Turkey, since 2017 in Belgium

° Diploma: Bachelor: Elementary Science and Math Education + Master in Developmental Psychology + teacher Islam

° Experience: 7 years of experience in science and math education in elementary schools

° Future job:Math and science teacher

° Language skills: Turkish (maternal), English (level B2), Dutch (level B2)

Meet Iva

"The role of the infinitely small in nature is infinitely big!"

° Bulgarian genes, since 2014 in Belgium as a doctoral scholar at UHasselt
° Degree: Bachelor degree in Molecular biology and Master Degree in Microbiology at Sofia University – Doctorate, Universiteit Hasselt

° you can describe her as patient with a passion for science. Methodical work and organized are her strong suits. As a good scientist, she is curious, persistent and enterprising

° She is on the look out for a job involving bacteria and where she is a real asset in the research process

° Language skills: Bulgarian (maternal), German (level C2), Dutch (level C1) and English (level C1)

Meet Oussama

° Born in Morocco, living since 2019 in Maaseik
° Diploma: specialist technician in automation and industrial instrumentation (Morocco) – Equivalent to graduate diploma in (Belgium) 

° Experience: 8 years of work experience as a maintenance technician of medical equipment in different hospitals for different departments

° Future job: medical equipment maintenance technician

° Language skills: Arabic (maternal), French (level C1), Dutch (level A2)

Meet Yuanhui

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail"

° Born in China, living in Lommel (Limburg) since August 2021

° Diploma: Master of Educational Science in Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands + Bachelor of Preschool Education in China + Minor in Financial Management in China

° Experience: My interests are broad so I have worked in many different fields. I have experience in preschool teacher, English teacher, dance teacher, HR assistant, online store sales/operator and customer service

° Future job: interested in jobs in the educational/logistics/business field

° Language skills: Chinese (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B1)

Meet Teresa

"Always prioritize!"

° Born in Uganda, living in Belgium (Hechtel-Eksel) since 2019

° Diploma: Master of Management (Hasselt University) + Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Makerere University)

° Experience: 2 months as business development assistant (Uganda), 3 years as a volunteer (Uganda)

° Future job: Business process analyst, business analyst, functional or IT analyst, SAP consultant, project manager or coordinator

° Language skills: Luganda (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level A1)

Meet Asti

"A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top" ~ Simon Sinek

° Born in Armenia, lived in Russia, now living in Zonhoven since 2018

° Diploma: Masters degree in Economic science and IT, officially recognised in Belgium by NARIC Vlaanderen

° Experience: Experience in IT 7+ years, from which 5 years as a business analyst and 2 years as a Scrum master

° Future job: I am looking forward to working with companies and teams as a Scrum master. Teamwork is my passion, teaching agility and guiding through change is my focus. My goal is to help a group of individuals become a self-organised team that delivers value to the company and clients

° Language skills: Armenian (maternal), Russian (native), English (C1), Dutch (B2)

Meet Luis

“ A day without laughter is a day wasted" ~ Charlie Chaplin

° Born in Venezuela, in 1985. Living in Genk since 2019

° Diploma: Master of Mechanical Engineering, graduated in 2014 (recognition by NARIC in progress) and Academic Bachelor in Metallurgy, graduated in 2007 (recognized by NARIC as general graduate degree)

° Experience: More than 10 years of experience in technical mechanic, teamleader, maintenance, S5, ISO 9001, safety management

° Skills: creative, communicator, flexible, problem-solver, eye for safety and errors, team-player, innovator, proactive

° Future job: teamleader, maintenance, technics

° Language skills: Spanish (maternal), Dutch (level C1+), English (A2+)

Meet Ali

“Always there’s room for improvement”

° Born in Iran, studied in Italy and now living in Limburg since 2016
° Diploma’sPhD, Material Science and Engineering, University of Verona, Italy (2016) + MSc, Material Science and Engineering, AIU Tehran, Iran (GPA: 17 out of 20, 2nd rank) (2009) + BSc, MetallurgySemnan University, Semnan, Iran (GPA: 16 out of 20, 5rd rank) (2007) 
Won the best European Ph.D. graduated award on biomaterials.

° Experience: Professional Engineer according to 14y expertise in different sectors (Construction, semiconductors for medicine, & metal) by TQM mindset and MBA vision
° Language skills: Farsi (maternal), English (level C1), Dutch (level B2), Arabic (level A2), Turkish (level A1), Italian (level A1) 

Meet Joyce

“The value of information management is never for its own sake, but to provide insight and make a leap in innovation, quality improvement and raising customer satisfaction.”
I love analysing data to achieve all this.

° UK born, living in Hasselt for about 8 years
° Degree: Master of Science and PhD in Computer science, Doctor in Philosophy

° 5+ years experience as a data analyst in profit and non-profit organisations and government agencies
° Language skills: English (maternal) and Dutch (level B2)

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