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Career News 2.1 | Business Challenge, Learning Communities, Events and much more

08 February 2017
Block 2.1

The FEB Careers Company helps you take the next step towards your future. Our career services support you in your transition from education to employment. Check the activities and opportunities we've lined up for you and see what suits your ambitions!

Weekly: You can book an individual appointment with our career advisors Elise Kamphuis and Sujatha de Poel at the Student Support Desk each Wednesdays 10.00-11.30 and 14.00-14.30 (appointments are 30 min. each).

Daily: Dominika, Subir, Yusi, Nikolay and Jennifer from our Student Team can help you write your CV and motivation letter, set up your LinkedIn profile and show you career tips and internships possibilities every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 09.00 and 13.00. Location: FEB Careers Company, Duisenberg plaza ground floor.


LAST WEEK to sign up for the new Business Challenge?

Special request for MSc students

In block 2.1 you can engage in a new Business Challenge. An inspiring competition where you get to investigate a real managerial issue, featuring Royal Kentalis as your client. Over the course of nine weeks, you and your team members will battle for the best observations, recommendations and overall advice.

This Business Challenge will help you:
Improve your leadership and consulting skills
  - Acquire valuable practical experience
  - Obtain company insights
  - Learn to work as an effective and efficient team


Upcoming Events

1-3 February | Winter School: Social Business
Winter School is a three-day free event, where 25 CV selected students will participate in inspiring lectures, challenging workshops, and interesting company visits related to the topic of sustainable value creation. Sign up here.

9 February | Info Session Learning Community for Programming
Do you like programming or do you want to learn? On February 9th from 15.00 to 17.00 you can visit an info session about this Learning Community. Sign up by sending an email to Nimarta Bawa at

10-12 February | Dutch Blockchain Hackathon
Blockchain is the latest hype in internet technology. During this hackathon teams will launch prototypes for new, groundbreaking applications, with a chance to win an award worth € 50.000,-. Register here.

14 February | Info Session Automotive Research Project (not 14 March as mentioned in the Newsletter!)
We are inviting Exchange or International students to attend an Info Session about Automotive Research Project Learning Community on the 14th February, 11am to 12pm at Careers Company Room on ground floor. Mr Friso Roorda will give a short introduction about the company ( and tell you what to expect from the project. To register for the Info session and get more updates, please mail a.g.t.van.ittersum-leegte by 10th February.

23 February | 'Careers made at the EU'
During this seminar you'll learn more about a career at the European Union, possible traineeships and the ins and outs of the applications procedure.

23 February | Small Business Event
Are you interested in SME's? At this event you can hear inspiring stories of successful entrepreneurs and think about solutions for real business cases. Sign up here.

1-3 March | Consultancy Tour
Are you interested in consultancy and in visiting prominent consultancy firms? During the EBF Consultancy Tour 25 students will get selected to visit EY, Deloitte, Magnus Red and First Consulting. Sign up now.

7 March | Marug Conference
Marketing students and professionals get to meet, exchange ideas and visit lectures, workshops and masterclasses by several companies about this year's theme: The Cloud of Connections. Sign up here.

9 March | Women in Business
Are you a 3rd year BSc or (pre-)MSc student and do you want to hear the stories of successful business women? The EBF Women in Business Event offers ambitious women at FEB inspiring speakers and recruitment workshops by Rabobank and Accenture. Sign up here.

10 March | Global Student Entrepreneurs Award
At the GSEA-NL 'studentpreneurs' can share experiences with professionals, receive feedback and get access to founders and their experiences and network. Find out more about the competition and  award.


Test | Universum Career Test

Do you know where your career will take you in the near future?

The Universum Career Test 2017 will give you an edge in the job search process and provide feedback on career-focused questions. All participants will be entered into a draw for a weekend trip, worth €900,-!


Learning Communities

Would you like to specialize in a specific topic and enhance your learning experience? Together with fellow students and professionals you can dive deeper into a topic that has your personal interest or passion and gain more insights and relevant skills. LC’s support you to be part of a larger network and improve the skills and connections you need to build a strong career.

Topics this semester:

  1. Programming (Beginners & Developers Level) >> info session 9/2
  2. Strategy: Getting Real about Options
  3. Moral Decision Making and Personal Leadership in Organisations
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions in Small and Medium/sized Organisations
  5. Transparency and Accountability in Sustainable Seafood Supply Chains
  6. New Business Developments in Africa
  7. Automotive Research Project (for exchange/international students) >> info session 14/2


International | Global Research Internships

In collaboration with Newcastle University Business School the FEB Careers Company offers inspiring Global Research Internships abroad. Over summer recess students are able to gain valuable professional experience during one month to six week projects in India, Newcastle UK, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nicaragua . The work for the research internship is mostly focused on local empowerment and development.

Who: Bachelor, Master and Pre-Master students
When: Summer recess
Where: Skibril, FEB Plaza
Sign up: Send your CV and answers to the questions stated here before 1 March to with the subject "GRIP 2017 Application"

Chantalle van Zanten did a Global Internship at Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata, India during her MSc studies IB&M:
"The experience taught me to be more assertive. It also improved my English and my quantitative & qualitative research skills. Competences I can definitely use in my future career. Above all it was an unforgettable experience!”

What's in it for you?
By doing a global internship you’ll be ready to compete in today’s hugely competitive global business environment. You’ll get the unique opportunity to:

  • Differentiate yourself and your CV
  • Gain international work experience and build your global network
  • Improve intercultural competencies
  • Improve your research capabilities
  • Enhance your employability skills
  • Travel during the free time.

International | Summer School Tanzania

Ever travelled to new exciting destinations? Or worked with people from all over the world? This might be your chance! Sign up for FEB's Summer School Tanzania to research 'The curse of natural gas resources'. Tanzania has a promise of rich natural gas resources, however not yet exploited. Unlike the Netherlands where resources are well exploited, but getting limited. The idea is to compare the energy transitions and the local perspectives in both countries. Application deadline: 1 March.    

Join our weekly workshops
Join our weekly workshops

Workshops | Develop your skills

Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 14.00-16.00 FEB's Career Coach Sujatha de Poel offers FREE workshops on presentation and application skills and interview practice. Feel free to sign up for the upcoming workshops:


9/2: How to write a motivation letter that rocks
14/2: What you wish you'd known before your job interview
16/2: Smart answers to tough interview questions
21/2: Your best interview ever
23/2: Perfect your pitch                                                                                            
28/2: How to network for career success


2/3: How to present like a professional
7/3: Get the Most out of your Internship
9/3: How to be successful in the international workplace
14/3: How to write an awesome CV that stands out
16/3: How to write a motivation letter that rocks

You can find all workshops on Connext under 'Career events/Workshops'.


NEW: online network for graduates

All over the world many FEB Alumni contribute to the labour market and society in many forms and functions. In multinationals, as entrepreneurs, at small- or mid sized enterprises, as consultants and much more. We stay connected to this inspiring network of professionals and so can you! So if you graduate soon or you want to connect to FEB alumni and strengthen your professional network and connect to companies: check it out and sign up!


Semester Calendar

Want to have a quick and practical overview of all the activities you can engage in the next few months? Check out the new Semester Calendar and Career Services overview.


Careers Guide

The new edition of the Careers Guide is available! It contains all the info you need to prepare for your future in Economics & Business. Download the Guide or get your own copy at the Careers Company on the ground floor.

Last modified:24 April 2017 11.58 a.m.

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