Part-time student at Inholland Rens Muller about his experience working and learning

"It's good to keep challenging yourself alongside your current job"

Currently, Rens Muller is in his third year of the part-time study of Horticulture & Agribusiness at the Hogeschool Inholland in Delft. Besides being a part-time student, he has also been working for Globe Plant for 2.5 years as a cultivation employee. After completing his secondary vocational education (mbo), he started working but still wondered whether or not a higher vocational education (hbo) course might be good for him. "I just didn't feel like going to school five days a week, so a full-time course was not an option for me." After looking at the possibilities, Rens finally stumbled upon the part-time course in Delft.

Linking practice to theory
Rens: "The study fits in perfectly with what I want to learn. I can apply all the elements that are dealt with during the course to my work. During this training, Rens gets the opportunity to link practice to theory. A good product, new business models, and innovation in areas such as management, technology, automation, logistics, internationalization, and sustainability are just as decisive for success. Rens: "I always have the need to keep growing and gain more knowledge. Eventually, I aspire to a position in which I really need this piece of paper.

Every other week, Rens has four hours of lessons in Delft. During these lessons, all the theory is dealt with. "It is sometimes quite tough having to study as well as work. I work 40 hours a week, and in the evenings, I often have set time aside to study." This requires a lot of discipline. Rens has noticed that many young horticulturists in his class opt for a part-time course. "They often want a higher function within the company they work for, and it is also good for the money!"

Rens still has one and a half years to go, and then he will have completed his studies. "It will be great when I have completed this study because, in addition to all the knowledge, I have also expanded my network with fellow students and industry colleagues!"

Open Evening
On Wednesday 8 June, Inholland University of Applied Sciences Delft invites interested parties to get a taste of the atmosphere at the location. 2 part-time studies will be the focus of this open evening, namely: the 2-year horticultural sector course of Inholland Academy & the 4-year horticultural and agribusiness part-time course. Are you curious to know what it is like to follow a part-time study at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft? If so, go to and register for the Open Evening on 8 June.

source: Inholland University of Applied Sciences

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