During a presentation, the presenting company will tell you all about its business-related activities. Examples include what a day looks like for a company employee, which problems are solved on a daily basis, and what the core activity of the company actually is.
A student can ask questions at any time during the company presentation and will get a better idea of what kind of company it is. The groups vary from fifteen to about forty students.
The company will give a short presentation about itself (see ‘presentation’). Furthermore, the company will ask the attending students to think about a certain assignment, for example about a problem that needs to be solved or an innovative idea to improve things within the company. At the end of the workshop, students will have to present their ideas (in groups) to the company recruiters.
The student participates interactively, with the company recruiters as well as with their fellow students. Students can come up with new ideas and discuss them during the workshop. A workshop is a serious matter, but it is also supposed to be interesting and fun! The groups vary from fifteen to about forty students.
Wine & Dine
During the Wine & Dine, the company recruiters can get to know a small group of students better, while enjoying bites combined with different wines. Recruiters will tell something about themselves, about the company they work at, and about their daily working activities. Recruiters will also ask students about their interests and study trajectory.
The student can tell about themselves and ask questions. They will actively participate in conversations with the company recruiters. The groups consist of six participants (company recruiters excluded). In order to be eligible for the Wine & Dine, the company will perform a CV selection. The deadline for cv-related activities is thursday November 10 on 18:00.
During the individual conversation, a company recruiter asks specific questions to a student about his or her interest and study career. In this way, the company can find out whether the student might be a future asset to the company.
The student needs to be prepared for an individual conversation with the company. You should subscribe to the individual conversations if you are really interested in working or being an intern or trainee at that exact company. A student can ask the company recruiter what that company has to offer. Individual conversations are 15 minutes. The company will perform a CV selection for this activity. The deadline for cv-related activities is thursday November 10 on 18:00.
During the business market, companies can get in contact with students in an informal way. The company can discuss aspects which have been talked about in a more detailed fashion. Moreover, the company can get to know students better.
The student can talk to a company to get a better idea of the business activities, or to ask questions when something is not entirely clear. This allows the student to get a better assessment of the company. In this way, you can meet companies in a more informal way!
I am very pleased to deliver the opening speech of the Nijmegen Career Event. It is a whilethat I was a student myself. I studied at Maastricht University and it was a surprise to me thatI made it to graduation. A semester in Barcelona ‘saved’ me.
And now, just over 25 years in my career, I am Board member of Achmea Investment Management. I have been through many adventures, have had my encounters with different cultures, and learned the most important lesson: do your best, make sure you’re having fun, and if not…carry on. There are many ways to reach your goal. You might even find out alongthe way, that your goal changes over time.
So my story starts in Barcelona. I went there simply because of the nice wheather and greatfootball. And during my weekly visits to Camp Nou, going out with locals, and do a bit of studying, I found my ambition in the University’s library. ‘Trader Vic – Methods of a Wallstreet Master’
That ignited my ambition to work in the financial industry. My first job was at Dow Jones & Company where I worked as a Customer Support Executive. And from that, it simplyhappened to me. Or maybe not. Does it really ‘happen’ to you, or do you make it ‘happen’?
I want to share my story with you and the lessons I learned….