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Networking is one of the most effective ways of getting a first job. The Alumni Office would like to help current students in connecting with young alumni to talk about finding a job in the North and abroad during the CareerCafé.

During the CareerCafé our alumni will share their experience of living and working. You can easily select the alum you would like to talk to during the in person or online session. The in person sessions are for the talks with alumni in the North and the online sessions are organized for the talks with the alumni abroad.

Curious? Just register online. This is a great opportunity to connect with an alumni who works in the city and/or company you would like to join, learn from their personal career story and get tips on how to start a successful career. For an overview of the participating alumni and the details of this years CareerCafé, please see the information below:

Practical information

You can register via Eventbrite for a one hour in person or online session depending on the location of the alumni. During the online meeting a maximum of 9 alumni can join the session. The event is on a first come, first served basis. So, don’t hesitate too long but, try to connect with an alum who works and lives in your favorite city. Please note that you can only apply for the online session on April 20. The CareerCafé Groningen on April 19 is cancelled.


Online: 20 April, 13:00 - 14:00 hrs and 20:00 - 21:00 hrs.

The CareerCafé Groningen on April 19 is cancelled! To check the participating alumni of the CareerCafé Abroad, please scroll down till you our Alumni Abroad.

Alumni in the north

Arlette Bickel
Arlette Bickel

(junior) onderzoeker | Fries Sociaal Planbureau | Master Geschiedenis, 2017

Berdien Schillings
Berdien Schillings

Beleidsmedewerker kamerverhuur | Gemeente Groningen | Recht en Bestuur, 2018

Dylan Meyer
Dylan Meyer

IT Business Consultant | Atos | MSc. Strategic Innovation Management & MSc. Marketing Analytics & Data Science, 2021

Freerk Jan Bruins
Freerk Jan Bruins

Oprichter, Talentcoach, Organisatieadviseur | Vonk Traineeship en Buro Bries | Ba. Geschiedenis + MSc. Organisaties, Verandering en Management, 2015

Gabriel Gurgel
Gabriel Gurgel

Associate consultant | Asc Academics | Clinical and psychosocial epidemiology - research master, 2020

Glenda Vasse
Glenda Vasse

Degree programme coordinator | Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, FSE | MA English Language and Literature, BSc Biology + MSc Science Communication 2007

Hedi Koning
Hedi Koning

Business Developer | Campus Groningen | Pharmacy, 2017

Jasper Ottens
Jasper Ottens

Manager, Sr. Business Controller | Royal Avebe | MSc International Financial Management, 2016

Jasper van der Meij
Jasper van der Meij

Marketingstrategist, Account Manager, Consultant & Junior Lecturer | Ten Stripes & the RUG | MSc Marketing (BSc Economics & Business Economics), 2021

Joury van 't Klooster
Joury van 't Klooster

Project Manager | ICON BioAnalytical Laboratories | Life Science and Technology, 2013

Kim Steenkist
Kim Steenkist

Orthopedagoog in opleiding tot GZ-psycholoog | KieN | Pedagogische wetenschappen - Orthopedagogiek, 2014

Laura Staal
Laura Staal

Project Manager | ICON plc | Bachelor Biologie, Master Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Research, 2015

Nicole Dijk
Nicole Dijk

Medical doctor | Lentis | Medicine, 2011

Niek Wiltjer
Niek Wiltjer

Kennismanager Beleggen | ING Private Banking & Wealth Management | BSc Bedrijfskunde en MSc Finance, 2013

Robbin Hof
Robbin Hof

Business Development, DPO, CISO |Belsimpel, Gomibo, Verifai and Tulip Assist | MSc Change Management & MSc Technology & Operations Management 2017

Sven Stielstra
Sven Stielstra

Business Developer | Campus Groningen | Study Molecular Biology & Biotechnoloy +SBP, 2016

Thomas Kamphuis
Thomas Kamphuis

Casemanager ruimtelijke ordening | Maandag, gemeente Midden-Drenthe | Sociale Planologie, 2017

Alumni abroad

Alexandar Janjanin
Alexandar Janjanin

Founder Astrii Group | London | BSc Computing Science, 2019

Ana-Maria Tonita
Ana-Maria Tonita

Chief Of Staff | Hubert | Berlin | MSc HRM, 2010

Bianca Rubino
Bianca Rubino

Assistant at DG Connect | Organisation European Commission | Brussels | MSc EuroCulture, 2013

Dylan Schuyt
Dylan Schuyt

Technical Program Manager | YouTube | Zurich | MSc Marketing Research, 2012

Emma Szoboszlai
Emma Szoboszlai

New York | Chemical Engineering, 2018

Heine Lageveen
Heine Lageveen

Diplomat | Ministry of Foreign Affairs | India | MSc International Relations, 2015

Iida Ahonen
Iida Ahonen

Accredited parliamentary assistant (APA) |  European Parliament | Brussels | MA Euroculture, 2020

Illiana Mijares
Illiana Mijares

Adult Education and Assessment Specialist, Instructional Designer, Management, PhD Student and Researcher | Canadian Red Cross Learning and Development Specialist | Canada | PhD, philosophy, 2010

Subrata Lamsal
Subrata Lamsal

Attorney | New York | MSc Law Climate, 2017

Valentina Plaia
Valentina Plaia

People Analytics Manager | Dyson | Swindon, UK | MSc Human Resource Management, 2017

Wilko Wielinga
Wilko Wielinga

Marketing Technology Lead |APME | Hong Kong | MSc Marketing Management, 2008