Behind every great project manager stands a great assistant, ready to help in whichever way needed. This year Anne Jacobs, architecture student at TU Delft, stands at the ready to support and provide back-up. It is a function she thus far relishes.
As personal assistant to the project manager, the demands of the job can change at a moment’s notice. “I perform all sorts of roles at the same time,” Jacobs says. “If you need checklists, questionnaires or just about anything else, I can do it.” It is a position and a platform she feels will yield valuable experience in return as well. Indeed the variety of the tasks given to Jacobs is what drives her to do the utmost for the organisation.
Signing up for TEDxDelft was an easy decision for Jacobs when asked to join. “I find the concept of TEDx very inspiring,” she explains. Though new to the organisation she has plenty of enthusiasm for the platform, as shown by her interest in watching TEDx videos. In addition, taking part in the organization will present her the chance to meet and work with new people. Given her motivation for the platform, there can be no doubt Jacobs will do her part to ensure the focus lies firmly on organising great events.
How long have you been a part of the TEDxDelft team?
Just a few months.
Who is your favourite speaker from a previous TEDxDelft conference and why?
Because I am new to the team and have not attended many TEDxDelft events yet, I cannot really decide. I know there will be many more good speakers to come, so I cannot base my answer on just the few of speakers I heard so far. But those I have heard were very good!
Theoretically if you could choose any one person, historical or fictional, to give a talk at TEDxDelft who would it be and why?
I think I would like to hear from a famous fashion designer, because this job sounds very interesting to me. Or say, something more exciting like a mafia boss.
Are there any hobbies you secretly enjoy outside of work?
So many, like beer, going to festivals and concerts, discovering new music, listening to TEDx talks, reading, writing.
If you could give a TEDx talk, what would you talk about?
I think I would probably give a talk about something that has to do with architecture as I am studying architecture at the TU Delft. Or maybe something more personal, about expectations or about prejudices.