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18 April 2018

Go Volunteer

Exploring Opportunities at NGOs


When? 8 June 2018

What time? To be announced

Where? Van Swinderen Huys

After last year’s success we are happy to announce that Go Volunteer is taking place the 8th of June at van Swinderen Huys. The purpose of the event is to connect students of the University of Groningen with volunteer as well as career opportunities in the NGO (non-governmental organisation) sector.This means students will be able to get in touch with non-profit organisations to explore intern and graduate opportunities as well as volunteer opportunities next to their studies.  

What do we have to offer?

  • Awesome keynote speakers from Environmental, Medical and Human Rights organisations

  • An information market that provides you with a great overview of the Career and Volunteer opportunities at NGOs

  • Recruitment speed dates that allow you to make meaningful connection with graduate and intern opportunities

  • Networking throughout the day

Interested? Then follow the Career Services on Facebook to stay up-to-date!
Hans Hogerzeil, last year's keynote speaker
Hans Hogerzeil, last year's keynote speaker

Solliciteren met een Functiebeperking /Applying with a functional impairment - Seminar (Dutch fluency required)

Do you have an impairment and would like some help on how to apply for jobs? Would you like some practical tips on how to sell your impairment? Join us in the event “Applying with a functional impairment” provided by the Career Services of the University of Groningen. On the 25 of May you will get answers to questions like:

- What should you tell or not tell your potential employer about your impairment and when to do so?

- How do you present yourself and your impairment in a way that will help your employer see past it?

- What kind of opportunities do you have and what is the current situation of the labour market for employees with functional impairments?

- What are the qualities and characteristics an employer wants to see in an employee?

Jasper Ebels is an organizational psychologist at AdviesTalent and is born with a visual impairment. He will discuss his own experience in the labour market and provide a lecture on practical issues you should take into account when applying with a functional impairment. He will answer all your questions about finding a job.  

Please do not forget to bring your CV! Career counsellors of the Career Services will be there for free CV checks!

It is a free event! Don’t forget to sign up before the 24th of May. The event will be on the 25th of May, at 10 am, in the Acadamy Bulding.

Falling Walls Lab Groningen 2018 - Applications are open!


We would like to invite you and/or your students to apply for our Falling Walls Lab Groningen on the June 16th. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. As a participant, you get 3-minute time on stage. The most intriguing presenter qualifies directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation covers the accommodation for the 8-9 November in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference. Applications can be made through the website. The Application Deadline closes by May 20th. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us (fallingwalls@rug.nl)

Falling Walls Berlin 2017
Falling Walls Berlin 2017

Our New Workshops

Since the start of the second semester, we have been offering 2 new workshops: Self Analysis for Career Orientation, and Negotiating & Convincing. Both are very popular among students, so we are planning on continuing these in the future. You can join the Self Analysis workshop if you're interested in finding out more about your qualities, skills and values so that you finally have a good answer to the number 1 recruiter question: tell me something about yourself. For those who want to know more about salary negotiations, or those who already have an interview coming up, the Negotiating & Convincing workshop gives you more insight in the do's and don'ts of this game. Participants are very excited about the practical case that is included in this workshop, where we are simulating an actual salary negotiating setting! There are still some places available for the negotiating workshop on 17 April. The self analysis workshop on 19 April is fully booked, but keep an eye on our website and facebook page to see when the next ones take place. Of course we have many more workshops that you can join, all for free. We hope to see you soon!

Last modified:18 April 2018 1.40 p.m.

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