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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.


Below you'll find the planned events for the period up until July 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.

8 May - Walking-social event | 11 am - 2 pm

Onlanden walking experience

DCS invites our members and their family including children to join our leasure walk event for 4,5 km in Onlanden, one of the most easily accessible nature reserves from the city of Groningen. Located at the border of Drenthe and Groningen, it is most popular byits watchtowers, many marsh birds, otters and other grazing animals.

Not long ago, the nature reserve was set up for water storage against the excessive flooding and today, not only it has developed into a beautiful nature reserve covering more than 2500 hectare of land, but also it is one of the most popular places for Groningers to get a breath of fresh air and to walk, cycle, and watch birds.

Workshop Cultural Awareness | The dates for the next academic year will be announced shortly

Do you struggle finding like-minded people in Groningen? Are you having a hard time staying true to your values? Do you stand out as a foreigner? Are you finding the cultural differences to be too much? Do you find yourself miscommunicating with others? Perhaps, you are struggling to integrate in Groningen.

In attempt to tackling these questions, the workshop will provide you the time to reflect and understand the process of adapting into new country and environment. We will delve into the discussion on how culture plays a part in adjusting into a new way of living and how an intercultural model can help us navigate through our journey.

Job application training DCS| The dates for the next academic year will be announced shortly

In this interactive training (Session 1 and 2), you will gain thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CV writing and motivation letter suitable for the Dutch job market while learn to consider your application from an employers' perspective and stand out from other applicants. You will learn to analyse a job advertisement and the techniques to tailor your CV and motivation letter that is attractive and convincing for the employer. During Session 3, you will have the opportunity to practice a mock interview and receive constructive and tailored feedback.

NOTE: This training is available for those who can attend ALL THREE SESSIONS.

LinkedIn training | The dates for the next academic year will be announced shortly

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.

Please be sure to 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 workshop!

How to successfully network workshops |The dates for the next academic year will be announced shortly

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 webinar 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

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.

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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