Thom Timans comes from Netherlands and studies the Master in Digital Transformation Leadership program. Let’s see what Thom has to tell about living in Barcelona and studying at BTS.
What inspired you to study abroad?
It inspired me that I did my Bachelor’s in Holland, I travelled a little bit, I did my internship in Curacao and actually it gave me the travelling bug. Moreover, I didn’t want to study at a standard university in Holland, I just wanted to look further and beyond my reach – that’s the reason I came to Barcelona.
How is living in Barcelona?
Living in Barcelona is amazing. I live in Gothic quarter which is the inner city. The bars are really nice, people are very friendly. The weather is good but lastly – the startup hub here in Barcelona is really interesting and that’s the reason I was looking to go to this kind of city.
How do you see yourself in the near future?
I see myself working as a sales consultant, or maybe consultancy in general, working for a middle to a larger company, I guess. And around my thirties-forties I want to start my own business – that’s the plan so far.
Are you developing new skills?
I am definitely developing new skills here. I am learning to look very critically at buzz words, the big companies here at the moment and what pros and cons are of the usage of technologies within businesses.
Why would you recommend Barcelona Technology School?
I would recommend Barcelona Technology School if you are a student that wants to learn more about the usage of technology in general as well, but also if you want to start your business or you want to work in a consultancy area.
Is this time abroad impacting your life?
Yes, it is! It’s a little bit impacting your life – of course you have your friends back home, but you are also getting a lot of new friends here. Moreover, it’s also positively impacting my life while I am seeing new companies, new working styles and of course a new culture – the Spanish culture of course is a bit different from the Dutch one.
How is your experience at Barcelona Technology School?
It is a very good experience. We are learning to look critically at the usage of technology. Of course, we are learning about all the buzz words, but we are also learning to analyze them. And if you interested in starting up your own business later on, Barcelona Technology School will be a really good hub to start it.