‘I fulfil my dream of working in TV Production’

'Hi, my name is Robert Marius Dodu, I am 20 years old, from Romania and I am studying Creative Business / International Media and Entertainment Management. I would like to tell you about my efforts and experiences. Most important of all, to me, it was the right decision to leave home and come to the Netherlands.

Growing up in a relatively obscure city in Eastern Europe, I never imagined that one day I would leave my country and start a brand-new life so far away from home. However, as I turned 18, I found myself on a plane bound for  Schiphol hoping that I had made the right decision.

The Netherlands is the type of country where young people can build something for themselves, by themselves. With access to an excellent educational system focusing on practice-based learning, the native entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in every social aspect. Boy, was I surprised to learn that some of my fellow Dutch started their own companies as young as 14 years old! This kind of daring attitude which allows you to thrive in a modern society is the most important thing I absorbed during my stay.

Fortunately, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences proved to be the perfect fit for me where theory meets practice. With exceptional lecturers that are not only tutors, but also professionals in the industries they teach about, NHTV provides a link between the knowledge you acquire during your studies and what the market expects from you as a future employee. This is especially relevant in the Creative Business / International Media and Entertainment Management programme which I am enrolled on. Being up to date with the latest technologies, trends and demands, is vital if you want to be part of the media industry and excel in your area of expertise. Having worked with real clients in the MADE Production House, I can already adapt to the industry’s requirements and deliver a valuable media product. As a result, I believe that by continuing with this study programme, I’ll fulfil my dream of working in TV Production.

So, did I make the right decision by leaving home and coming to the Netherlands? Definitely! And I strongly recommend any young student to do the same.'

Robert Marius Dodu
Student Creative Business / International Media and Entertainment Management

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