Thank you very much for your comment!
I will adjust the section on working hours in the post
Thank you, glad it's helpful!
I think the Impactful Policy Careers workshop is a great way to dive deeper into the topic and connect with other EAs interested and working in the field.
Degrees from other prestigious schools in policy-related subjects (LSE, Sciences Po, Harvard Kennedy school, Oxford Blavatnik, etc.) can also give you an advantage and you meet many people having graduated from those in Brussels. I mentioned the College of Europe specifically as it is explicitly training graduates for EU policy and the network you can build there will be very relevant. I don't know about online degrees - I'm not very confident they would distinguish your CV much, but the right ones might be a good learning opportunity.