In the summer of 2019, I was lucky that my German company offered me an expat position responsible for our internal accounting at our Tilburg automotive production plant. Since I had been abroad several times during my studies and for work before, I did not hesitate to accept this offer. I was keen on learning about our neighbouring country which I had only known until then for our close rivalry in soccer and for the constant flow of camper vans on our highways.
As to be expected, right from the start, every superficial stereotype was blown away and I really fell in love with the Dutch way of life, the people and the city. TIC had a significant share in this, providing a lot of helpful information in the beginning.
Even more importantly it gave me as a newbie in Tilburg a social network, that is until today the base for all the friends, we were lucky to make here!
Since the first major event for me in Tilburg was the outbreak of COVID, it was even more important to already know a lot of people as well as being involved in quite a few social events at the time.
By being the treasurer, I hope that I can contribute a bit to the background organization of TIC, giving something in return for all the great experience and events it has given me so far.