About me

I consider myself an internationally oriented person, with an eye for structure and a flair for language, which I believe is exemplified in the roles I fulfil and have fulfilled in the past. I have been able to gain relevant experience, both in the public sector and in the realm of education and training (especially in the field of public speaking and negotiation). I have also lived, worked and studied in seven different countries in the past, giving me a good fee for intercultural communication and norms, as well as knowledge of multiple European languages at a professionally usable level. More information can be found on my LinkedIn page, or through sending an email.

  • My name: Karsten J. Kip
  • Age: years
  • Experience: + years
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Address: Brussels, Belgium

Languages

Dutch
English - C2
German - C1
French - B1
Russian - A2

Experience Summarised

Public Speaking

I have had extensive training in Public Speaking and subsequently taught the art myself, both at Radboud University and at other institutions. Have spoken to audiences of upwards of 500 people.

Teaching Experience

I have taught an academic programme at Radboud University in Public Speaking and negotiation. I also have experience working with 16-18 years olds in a secondary school setting.

Event Organisation

I have worked at a full-time event organiser for the Dutch United Nations Student Association. I have also co-organised several large scale events for the Netherlands Embassy in Lithuania such as the 2nd Lithuania-Netherlands Gas Forum.

Adaptable

I have lived in over four different countries for upwards of half a year. This has made me quick to adapt when faced with new or unfamiliar challenges. It has also given me the know-how to work and thrive in an intercultural setting.

Curriculum Vitae

The following segment of this website provides an abridged overview of both my career experience and educational background, as well as some contact details. A more in-depth overview can be found on my LinkedIn page.

Career

  • Blue Book Trainee
    European School of Administration (EUSA), Brussels, Belgium / 2019

    I worked as a European Commission Blue Book Trainee for the European School of Administration on the Design and Development team. Worked on the design and overhaul of the school's courses for European civil servants.

  • Trainee
    Royal Netherlands Embassy, Vilnius, Lithuania / 2016 - 2017

    Worked as an all-round trainee for the Netherlands Embassy in Lithuania in a compact team. Focussed on economic relations, public diplomacy and drafting policy reports.

  • Trainer of Public Speaking and Negotiation
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands / 2014 - 2015

    I taught a 10 ECTS bachelor-3 level course in 'United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy,' accredited by Radboud University Nijmegen through United Netherlands.

  • Board Member
    Dutch United Nations Student Association, Groningen, Netherlands / 2012 - 2013

    Functioned as a full-time Board member of the Dutch United Nations Student Association - Groningen (SIB-Groningen), full-time organising events, doing administrative tasks and supervising a number of committees and project groups.

Education

  • Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context, MA
    Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany / 2015 - 2017
    Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland / 2015 - 2017

    Accredited by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence. Spent the first semester of which at Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany. Focussed on culture and politics of Europe, as well as more practical career related skills and activities.

  • North American Studies, BA
    University of Groningen, Netherlands / 2009 - 2015
    Central Michigan University, United States / 2011

    This programme focusses both on cultural, legal and historical aspects of both the United States and the wider western hemisphere, with a focus on academic writing skills.

  • International Relations and International Organisation, BA
    University of Groningen, Netherlands / 2008 - 2013

    This interdisciplinary programme offers a curriculum that covers such fields as International Relations theory itself, Political Science, and Policy making, Economics and Trade Theory, as well as International and European Law. Besides this I took a core model focussed on developments in China, Asia and the World.

Contact

Feel free to hit me a messsage, either through the contact form below or by sending an email. I will try to respond to it as soon as possible.

Address:
Brussels, Belgium