Mark van der Heijden

Mark van der Heijden

Copywriter, Public Speaker

The Mark van der Heijden talk shares important life lessons he learned from travelling. In the Mark van der Heijden talk, the speaker also shares how he came up with The Backpacker Intern. With an intense case of wanderlust, he set out to travel the world despite a lack in finances. In return for food and a place to sleep, the creative copywriter helps charities, brands and agencies. After receiving international attention from news outlets globally, the unpaid freelancer received over 700 job offers. As a result, he has been to more than 19 countries and worked at over 24 different companies.

This journey has resulted in a number of high profile public speaking engagements, including TEDxTeen New York City and TEDxKoç University.

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