Richard van Dijk

Student & Entrepeneur

Introduction

Hello, I am Richard van Dijk.

I am a student at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. I’m currently studying Business, IT and Management. Besides my passion for computers and information technology I also enjoy building websites. That’s why I started my own company called Van Dijk Webservices in 2016.

Professional Profile

After my graduation at the Avans University I plan on following a masters degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. I have yet to decide which master that will be, but there’s plenty of masters that connect nicely to my current studies.

With my own company, Van Dijk Webservices, I mainly focus on providing cheap yet reliable webhosting and webdesign/websites with a personal customer approach. So far I have been able to grow slowly but surely and since March of 2018 I have a VPS in one of the fastest datacenters in Europe.

Recent Jobs

November 2016 – now

Van Dijk Webservices

This is my own company. I started this one-man-business back in november 2016. The main goal of my company is to offer cheap yet reliable hosting and webdesign/websites with a personal customer approach.

March 2012 – August 2018

Albert Heijn Giessenburg

I started working at the local supermarket of my town in 2012. Since I really enjoyed working there I asked my boss if I could work more often (back then I only worked on Saturdays). My boss agreed and scheduled me on a couple of weekdays. I got more and more involved into the supermarket and the last function I had was leading the group of shelf stackers on Saturday morning.

Recent work

Skills

Through my own company I have learned to work with WordPress. WordPress is incredibly useful for building beautiful websites such as portfolio, galleries and webshops. Although I’m fairly competent with WordPress, I still want to learn everything about it.

Webdevelopment also requires a set of HTML/CSS skills as well as other programming/coding skills. I have acquired these at the DaVinci College and Avans University as well as learning by doing.

WordPress
HTML/CSS

Education

2016 – 2020

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor Business, IT and Management

With this study I’m learning how to effectively apply the uses of information technology within businesses.

2012-2016

Da Vinci College

A 4 year study in which I learned how to manage information systems such as servers and desktops as well as developing software.

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