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Workshops and social events

DCS organizes (career) workshops, social events and Dutch conversation meetings tailored to your needs. This is to help you to build a social and professional network.

Events

Below you'll find the planned events for the period from September 2022. You will receive an invitation in your email or you can find them on our LinkedIn page. The events are envisaged to be carried out on-site this new academic new year unless the rules for the Dutch government change in regards to the pandemic. Our workshops and events are (mostly) free of charge and are subsidized by UG. After your registration for a workshop, we will send you a confirmation email. If you are unable to attend after all, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can make space for other interested participants. NOTE: Each workshop requires separate registration.

Groningen City Guided Tour

Whether you have just arrived in Groningen or looking for something interesting to do on your Saturday afternoon, our 2-hour Groningen guided tour might be a nice opportunity to discover your city and its heritage from a new perspective. This time our guide will take you through the Oude Boteringestraat, Princentuin, Martinitoren, Forum, Stadhuis and many more while revealing the city's landscape of art, history and architecture.

You may bring a family member or a friend with you.

Date, time and location

This social event has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this event, please send an e-mail to dualcareer@rug.nl expressing your interest. You will then receive an e-mail when the date for this event is known.

16 November 2022 | How to successfully network | 9.30am - 12pm

At a certain point during your stay in the Netherlands, you must have heard that networking is key: maybe because you are looking for a new job or you want to climb that corporate ladder. Whatever the reason, networking can still sound pretty daunting and nerve racking for most of us.

Based on her own experience and empowered by lots of discussions with many Dutch colleagues and her mentors, Qing would like to invite you to this workshop addressing following topics:

  • about the misconceptions surrounding networking
  • how to efficiently network (i.e. the right approach and mindset)
  • how to maintain and further develop your network

About the trainer:

As a foreign born national and now a Dutch citizen, Qing Gong settled in the Netherlands more than 10 years ago: first as an international student then as a professional at the University of Groningen. Qing aspires to become a coach for the internationals. Take a look at her website if you'd like to know more.

Date, time and location

November 16, 9.30am - 12pm

Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen

1 December 2022 | Job interview | 9am - 12pm

What is it all about?

You are invited for a job interview! Exciting! What to expect from a job interview and what is the best way to prepare yourself in order to be successful? In this training, we pay attention to these questions and provide you with information that gives you the confidence you need for the job interview. We will teach you:

  • How are you going to present yourself?
  • What are the frequently asked questions by recruiters?
  • How to handle difficult questions?
  • What are the do's and don'ts of an interview?

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queensfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

December 1, 9am - 12pm

Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen

8 or 15 December 2022 | Practice sessions | 9am - 12pm

For whom?

Dual Career Support (DCS) is organizing mock interview sessions with a career coach for our job seeking DCS participants. If you are a job seeker needing individual assistance in your preparation for your upcoming interview, please sign up for this one-on-one session with a job coach. Please note that when you sign up, you can choose to attend a session on December 8 or 15.

What to expect?

During the session, you will be practicing for a job interview. Each session will last up to 30 min and once you sign up, you will be assigned a specific time slot and meeting location.

What to bring?

Please send in your CV, cover letter and the vacancy text of the job that you have applied or applying before the session.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queensfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

December 8 or 15, 9am - 12pm

Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen

12 January 2023 | CV and Cover Letter training

For whom?

This workshop is for those who wish to apply for a job in Dutch job market and need to learn the techniques to write a professional CV and cover letter that stand out from the crowd.

What to expect?

In this interactive training, you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CV writing and cover letter suitable for the Dutch job market. You will learn to analyze a job advertisement and the techniques to tailor your CV and cover letter that is attractive and convincing for the employer; so that you can get invited for a job interview.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match while keeping their focus on the potential of their clients. As a job marketer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. With energy and passion, she always strives to guide the right person to the right place.

Information:

Date, time and location

Thursday January 12, 2023

9am-12pm

Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen

2 February 2023 | LinkedIn training

LinkedIn has been growing in popularity and is becoming ever more important than ever for building one's professional network, finding employment and building personal brand. In this workshop, we take a deep dive into the networking platform and learn to improve your profile with easy to follow tips.

For whom?

You have a LinkedIn account but is it engaging enough? You have uploaded a photo, made some connections but you don’t know what next steps to take? Or, you are already active on LinkedIn but need tips on standing out and being found by employers?

What to expect?

This training will help you get the best out of your profile! After the workshop you will know which part of LinkedIn is essential, how to be found by recruiters, and how to build your personal brand. Additionally, you will find out practical tips on building an appealing LinkedIn account.

Don't forget... to make sure that you create a (basic) LinkedIn account prior to the start of the workshop if you don't have one. Please have your linkedIn account accessible during the training by bringing your laptop or other devices!

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queensfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match, with always a focus on potential! As a job marketer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. She knows exactly how to place the right person in the right place with energy and passion for her clients.

Date, time and location

Thursday February 2, 2023

9am-12pm

Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen

16 February 2023 | Individual question session

What is it all about?

Dual Career Support (DCS) is organizing “Individual job application sessions with a career coach” for our job seeking DCS participants. If you are a job seeker needing individual assistance in your job application, please sign up for our upcoming one-on-one session with a job coach.

What to expect?

During the session, you may get advice on your CV, motivation letter and your LinkedIn profile. Each session will last up to 30 min and once you sign up, you will be assigned a specific time slot and meeting location.

Please note that since we have limited time available for individual sessions, those who have attended our “CV and Cover letter” and “LinkedIn” trainings will receive priority to participate.

If you sign up for an individual session, you are expected to show up and come prepared with your questions. Since this is highly sought after service, you can sign up for only one session at a time. If you cannot come for some reason after signing up, please contact us at dualcareer rug.nl as soon as possible. This way we can free up the opportunity for other interested candidates.

About the trainer:

Lianne Scholtissen is the founder of Queenfishers, a recruiting company where the whole team cares about people, careers and the perfect match while keeping their focus on the potential of their clients. As a job marketer, trainer, recruiter and job hunter, Lianne is a proper connector. She has a genuine interest in people and organizations. With energy and passion, she always strives to guide the right person to the right place.

Date, time and location

Februay 16, 2023, 9am - 12pm

Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen

Dutch conversation meeting

Understanding and speaking Dutch is necessary if you want to be fully involved and be part of Dutch society as to create personal and professional networks. If you have reached a minimum level of A2, you can join the 'Leer beter Nederlands' conversation meetings.

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