from March 2024

What’s your name?

Mignon Wagner


How many years did you attend ISHR?

8 years

What year did you graduate?


What are you up to now?

After doing my Psychology Bachelor’s in England and my Consumer Psychology & Economic Behaviour Master’s in Leiden, Netherlands I stayed in this beautiful country and moved to Amsterdam. I worked in market research and more traditional marketing roles before joining a tech start-up. After 5 years we have 7-folded our business, went public and although such growth inevitably came with a little chaos, I’m very grateful for the opportunity to see it through its changes. Currently I’m working with product teams to create go-to-market strategies for cybersecurity and AI software. On the side I am building a small branding and marketing consultancy.

What was your favorite subject at ISHR?

German, English, Psychology & Economics. Any subject that required talking, and lots of it!

In what ways do you feel ISHR prepared you for what came next?

There was always a focus on applying and reflecting on what you’ve learned rather than just memorizing and reproducing it. That’s a life skill that frankly many lack, so it’s putting you at a great advantage!

What was the biggest challenge you faced in adapting to life after ISHR?

Staying in touch with everyone. We have a 10-year reunion in June I’m very excited for!

What advice would you give to current students or your former self?

Don’t limit yourself in where you can see yourself in the working world. Technology and AI is changing everything and even if you’re set on a specific job or industry, it could look entirely different in 10, 5 or even 1 year. Keep an open mind and play on your strengths and transferrable skills, rather than relying entirely on your academic expertise. The more flexible and adaptive you are, the better!

What’s your favorite memory from your time at ISHR?

I miss the small moments like goofing around during lunch break and giggling with my friends at the back of the classroom. In hindsight, we had very patient teachers! :D