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Connecting for success | 25 January

Embracing the potential of alumni and career services at FEB

On 25 January, FEB and the FEB Alumni Network hosted an interactive conference to develop a strategy and activity plans for careers and alumni at FEB. Because alumni relations and career services are of strategic importance for the quality and positioning of FEB, we gathered input for FEB's strategy document and activity portfolio. Additionally, we celebrated ten years of career and alumni services at FEB!

Report and presentations


Marc Lintern
Marc Lintern

Marc Lintern is director of Employability and Student Success at Newcastle University, where he is responsible for leading Newcastle University's award-winning Careers Service. As an enthusiast in encouraging student enterprise, he has a lot of experience in facilitating student and graduate employability, working across and between organisations, and encouraging collaboration between potential partners. Marc is involved in several career services both on a national level in the UK (AGCAS Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) and internationally.

Wieke Janssen
Wieke Janssen

Wieke Janssen graduated from the University of Groningen in Business Administration in 1995. He has worked in Recruitment and Consulting at ING and VODW before he joined Ebbinge Recruitment in 2005. Ebbinge is a leading brand in the Netherlands that recruits for a wide range of companiesand organisations. Wieke recently ended his partnership in Ebbinge to explore new opportunities as entrepreneur and investor in his own company Spinnaker. Wieke is a valued member of FEB's advisory board.

Chris Frowein
Chris Frowein

Chris Frowein has a master level degree in Econometrics from the University of Groningen. After his graduation he has worked for more then ten years at the Faculty, then he switched from academia to the business side becoming a consultant and partner in M&I management consulting. Since 2009, Chris has had his own company specialising in advisory roles and information management.


Time Activity

Walk in at the Erlenmeyer Room

14.30 Welcome by vice-dean Albert Boonstra

Intro on current state of affairs in alumni and careers at FEB, by Wijnand Aalderink (director of Career Services and Corporate Relations)


Two external speakers:

  • Marc Lintern (director Careers Service Newcastle University)
  • Wieke Janssen (alumnus, member Advisory Board of FEB, previously partner of Ebbinge Recruitment)

Coffee break


Moderator: Chris Frowein (alumnus, consultant)

In three rounds development of ideas and plans in sub groups

1. Careers services for students @FEB

  • how to prepare students for the labor market?
  • how to link careers with curriculum?
  • how to connect alumni with students?

2. Value for alumni of connection with FEB

  • how to engage alumni?
  • how to provide lifelong access to knowledge and talent for alumni?
  • how to offer valuable network opportunities for alumni?

3. Careers, alumni and internationalization

  • how to provide inclusive opportunities for all students and alumni?
  • how to connect (international) students and alumni in the region, in the Netherlands and abroad?

Network buffet

  • Presentation of results
  • Reflection of vice-dean

Round up and closing



In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact Wijnand Aalderink.

Wijnand Aalderink
Director Corporate Relations and Career Services
T: 050 363 8207

Last modified:22 February 2018 2.06 p.m.