Ken Hopstaken

Ken Hopstaken

Administration Officer at Brainbox Consulting
Lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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About me

During my current study, I have received experience in many practical areas within the Hospitality branch, especially regarding Public Relations, service and sustainability management.
In my study, I maintain a proactive attitude and sign up for as many projects as possible. Among other things, I have entered the student council, where discussions and debates are created to positively influence and change the student behaviour and the effectiveness of classes. I participate in every opportunity that is offered by a teacher, and actively organize small events for my class. Next to this, I have volunteered to gather and give primary data for the lecturers, volunteered at CHME17 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), became a tutor to introduce new students to their new study and student life and was asked to represent UCN at the international student fair in my home country twice.

Prior to this study, I worked mainly in tourism. Where I was responsible for the satisfaction of averaged 200 guests per week while keeping the sales of activities at a high level. The duties to maintain this are very diverse, ranging from reception at the airport to selling, organizing and managing events. The wide diversity of activities meant it was necessary to show a high level of flexibility, while problems can turn up any time of the day. What helped me during the most extreme times is working together with my team, in which we trusted each other and were able to divide both responsibilities and priorities.

I strongly believe that the combination of my educational background and my previous work experience qualify me for a challenging opportunity, my current goal is starting at a good company with the prospect to continue and grow. Besides the points I have written there are many aspects in which I am capable or willing to grow in. I look forward to discussing potential possibilities and my contributions towards any interested company.


3 years and 11 months

  • Administration Officer

    Brainbox Consulting - Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Back Office
    July 2019 - Now · 8 months

  • Human resources and Administration

    Eurostars Hotels - Budapest, Hungary

    Human Resources
    July 2018 - January 2019 · 7 months

  • Travel guide

    Aalborg Tours - Aalborg, Denmark

    April 2017 - June 2018 · 1 year and 3 months

    Guided informative tours through Aalborgs history, culture and arts.

  • Travel guide

    SundioGroup - El Arenal, Spain

    May 2013 - September 2013 · 5 months

    Tasks: - sales to guests - process sales - guests transfers - handle complaints - problem solving - communicate/mediate with partners - host and guide events

  • travel guide

    SundioGroup - Albufeira, Portugal

    Sales & Marketing
    May 2011 - September 2011 · 5 months

    Tasks: - sales to guests - process sales - guests transfers - handle complaints - problem solving - communicate/mediate with partners - host and guide events

  • Animator

    Cosmo Entertainment - Pollença, Spain

    Public Relations
    May 2010 - November 2010 · 7 months



5 languages

  • Dutch

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • German

    Professional working

  • Danish

    Limited working

  • Spanish


Personal information


  • Dutch

Work Permits

  • European Union

Date of birth

January 22nd 1992

Driving License



14 skills

  • B2C Sales
  • Customer and guest care.
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Sales
  • Flexible and proactive
  • Honest, punctual,
  • HR Development
  • Human Resources
  • Microsoft office skills
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Sales & Marketing

Additional Information

1 information shared

  • Introduction Organisation Committee

    Concepting, planning & organising of SSRE's (student association) recruitment efforts of the Eindhoven universities introduction week.
    Several functions in this committee include:
    - Advertising
    - Sales
    - Public Relation management
    - Planning/organising
    - Marketing

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