In addition to the guest lectures, another core BISCI offering in the Educational impact area is the opportunity for students to take part in internships either with BISCI directly or supporting a BISCI client project. Some students also work on their thesis during the course of their internships. Overall since 2020, 30 students from UM/SBE, Fontys Hogeschool and Zuyd Hogeschool have been part of BISCI as interns or as thesis interns supporting in various client projects. This also provides an opportunity to the students for a first job with clients that BISCI is working with.  

Internship and Thesis Experience

“I started at BISCI under the auspices of Ton Geurts as one of my supervisors for my Masters Thesis. Ton gave me the great opportunity to support him on meetings with local businesses in Limburg, to discuss my thesis and the topic of sustainability. I gladly took up this offer, seeing as the reason for leaving my previous employment was my desire to support businesses in becoming more sustainable! BISCI (Dominik Mahr, Bart Vos and Ton Geurts) gave me the opportunity to formally become a member of the BISCI team, to become his wingman and develop our Programme Management Office, supporting the development of multiple BISCI ecosystems. I truly enjoy being in the midst of research, education and market impact!”

- Grant Davis, Project Manager, BISCI

" My journey at BISCI began as Zuyd University assigned a group of students to aid BISCI in conducting landscape reviews for various GHG measuring and reporting methods for Arvato SCS under the supervision of Grant Davis. This project widened my horizon and deepened my knowledge in the sustainability field, which eventually encouraged me to cooperate further with BISCI. Thus, BISCI (Victor Verboeket and Herman Worries) supervised me for my Bachelor Thesis, which addressed the evaluation and creation of different supply chain scenarios for the bio-based feedstock transition of the chemical sector in Limburg. I enjoyed my time at BISCI as it provided a safe space to conduct research and develop knowledge in the midst of a pandemic."

- Aren Bostooughli, Intern, BISCI