Career prospects

Work at the many companies within the lifestyle sectors

As graduated trend researcher / concept developer, your profession is to analyse trends to develop and successfully introduce lifestyle concepts. Your employer can be any of the countless businesses in the various lifestyle sectors.

Marketing, innovation, new business, R&D...

Examples of where our students can be found are departments for marketing, innovation, new business or research & development. There also is a growing number of agencies that rely on knowledge of trends and consumer developments to create new concepts for their customers. Or you can choose to become a self-employed independent creative, or start a career as freelance concept designer.

Large network

ILS is firmly rooted in the professional practice. The Academy’s network consists of over 100 companies, institutions and organisations, all eager to work with our interns and graduates. Among our affiliates are famous (Dutch) brands such as Achmea, De Efteling, Fair Trade Original, GGD, Hema, Leolux, Mundial Productions, Nike, Philips, Thermea 2000 and The Sting.

‘It is important for Veilig Verkeer Nederland to know how society develops. Fontys International Lifestyle Studies trains people who will be able to make future scenarios. What direction are we moving? And how does that affect our organisation? If we are aware of that, we can respond quickly. The future-oriented approach of International Lifestyle Studies is unique.’

Rembert Sierkema, VVN​

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