Sorry. Morning, Flash. Good morning, Parker. Hey. It’s Peter, right? I really like your photos. Oh, thanks. Thanks. Listen… …are you busy Friday night? Cool. Can you take pictures
of my boyfriend’s car? You know, I really wanna frame
a good one… …for his birthday. That’s really nice of you.
Wow, that’s such a nice thought. Yeah, I’ll have a look at the old… – The old schedule.
– Okay. Parker. – Yes, sir?
– You want to keep that skateboard? – Yeah.
– Keep it off the ground. – Sure. Yeah.
– Wheels up. Like that? – That’s it.
– Okay. Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat your vegetables, Gordon.
Come on! Come on! Hey, Parker, come on. Get a picture of this. No, I’m not gonna take a picture of it.
Put him down, man. – Come on.
– Gordon, don’t eat it. Take the picture. Put him down, Flash. Take the picture. Put him down, Eugene! Hey, man. Come on! Get up, Parker! Get up! Come on! Come on! Get up! Still not taking the picture. Stay down, Parker! Who wants one more? – One more!
– Flash! Flash… …we still on for after school today? My house, 3:30? I hope you did homework. Last time, I was… …disappointed in you. – Okay, move.
– No, how about we go to class? How about it? Whatever. I thought that was great
what you did. It was stupid… …but it was great. You should go to… …the nurse.
You might have a concussion. What’s your name? You don’t know my name? No, I know your name. I want to know
if you know your name. Peter. – Parker. Peter Parker.
– Okay. Okay, good. I’d still go to the nurse though. You’re Gwen, right? Gwen Stacy. All right.
From already in high school I really liked mathematics.
It was also one of my courses which I was really good at.
So that’s why I decided to go for this master’s, before I decided to really become a doctor
and finish my Medicine study. Originally I’m from Germany and I
decided to move to the Netherlands to do my master’s here because the education
is really research focused. This master is perfectly combined of
my interest in programming and the… more mathematical side of statistics. I believe actually
that is a big advantage for me as a doctor to have more statistical knowledge,
as I would really like to do some research in the future. I meditate now since several years. I noticed that in this programme this really
helped me a lot, because it can be quite challenging from time to time. Well what is nice about Leiden University
is that they actually cooperate with a lot of other universities
and they also work together with the LUMC, it’s University Hospital there. Which is quite nice for me because I would really
like to do my internship there so I can work on my link with my medical background. The international community of Leiden
also makes the programme really interesting because everybody here
comes from a different background. Another reason why I started to follow this programme is that the courses are
taught also at the Mathematical Institute and that means that you get a more
mathematical background. This was a really important thing to me because I wanted
to not only use the methods but also understand the background of it. I just finished the first semester and there were already recruiters from
different companies who asked to see if you would like to do an internship there. I really believe that the job opportunities after you finished your masters are really good. One thing that I really like about
statistics is that you get to see so many different fields.
It’s a job that never becomes boring.
I went to study Artificial Intelligence and then started the Media Technology master at Leiden University. Well it is a very academic master, so it is focused on academic research but it also
invites you to look at researching in a creative way. Most research uses a paper as an output and in Media Technology
you can use all kinds of things so maybe videos or interactive installations or artwork. As long as it puts the academic
message across. What I liked about Media Technology was that it allowed me
some room to really learn new skills that I didn’t have. The first year is quite an
introductory stage and is filled with courses where you learn programming,
at the same time there are some philosophy classes or more creative oriented classes. For one of the courses that we’re finishing up now I
submitted a computer programme instead of a conventional research paper. When I started computer programming I found it very hard, because if you don’t know
what you’re doing it can be very daunting. But over time I started to love it because you can make
your own world in the computer. The nice thing about the Media Technology programme
is that you don’t necessarily need to have a technical background when you begin but it’s something that the program
allows you to learn and to grow into. I was very surprised at how close the
professors are to you. I really get the feeling that they want to help me become
a good researcher and develop my academic interests. What is really nice
is that we’re with a small group but the small group is still very diverse so the
people come from all over the world. We have more technical people, we have more creative people,
we have very academic people. We have our own room. It’s a nice
place to come because you know the other students are going to be there.
Yeah, I like that very much. I’ve always liked to draw it’s a kind of
different way of thinking that can also help you with developing other ideas. If you want to research all kinds of things,
things you think are interesting in the world… Then I think Media Technology at Leiden University
is definitely the place for you.
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