In the blog series "EMTM Thesis Diary" students tell us about their fourth semester experience doing research and writing their master's thesis in the destination of their choice.
Alessia Giambartolomei from generation 2021-2023 spent the fourth semester of the EMTM program in Brussels (Belgium), where she undertook a Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission while writing her master's thesis.
I spent the fourth semester of the EMTM program in Brussels as a Blue Book at the European Commission, in DG GROW, in the unit for tourism and textiles.
My master's thesis focuses on the effects of EU privacy regulations in online targeted marketing for tourism. I chose this topic because it is something that all of us, as tourists and social media users, are constantly dealing with, even though we are not completely aware of it and I am really interested to analyse more thoroughly.
In addition, I think that digitalisation and data mining will be an important aspect of the future of tourism and that the insights I will get from my thesis will provide me with the knowledge that I will also be able to use in my future career. Therefore, through my research I have the chance to learn about a new topic and enrich my knowledge at the same time.
I decided to apply for an internship, not only to apply in a practical and concrete way what I have studied, but also to start to create a useful network for my next job as well as to get meaningful contributions to my thesis!
Written by Alessia Giambartolomei (Italy), Alumna of EMTM Generation 2021-2023