Robyn Coppens, Master student in Business Engineering at the University of Antwerp, and nominated by Zonta club Waasland, area 06, receives the District Award from Zonta International.
“I am 22 years old and come from Belgium. Soon I will be graduating from the University of Antwerp with a Business Engineering master’s degree, for which I obtained a great distinction so far. I also spend an exchange semester at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Besides my studies, I did study related student jobs, an internship and I participated in several volunteering projects abroad, such as teaching and nature conservation.
I would recommend any ambitious girl to apply for the award. If you think in a similar way as I do, then you often underestimate yourself, thinking not to be able to win and maybe not applying in the end. However, even if you don’t win, participating is an enriching experience. You will need to prepare an essay, elaborating on your career goals, which in any case gives you a vision for and direction towards the future. You will also need two recommendation letters from lecturers, which provides you networking opportunities and insights in how your lecturers perceive you.”