David O'Leary studied at Université Catholique de Louvain in 2001-2002. He is now a consultant on how to lobby the European Parliament.
Participation in ERASMUS proved to be a turning point in my career and my life.
Ten months in Louvain-la-Neuve allowed me to gain new perspectives on what I had been studying in Edinburgh, improve my language skills, and benefit from a great opportunity to live in a foreign country. And, crucially, I undertook an internship with two Members of the European Parliament.
After completing my degree, I was back in Brussels working in the Parliament, where I stayed for more than three years.
I now work as a consultant with the company Burson-Marsteller Brussels, advising clients on how to lobby the Parliament and other EU institutions. My ERASMUS experience was absolutely invaluable in launching my career.
This article was published on Jun 22, 2010