Programme Career Day

We offer formal activities like presentations of the employers, lunch meetings with the employers or personal interviews. Besides this, we offer a job fair and a network drink to make informal contact.

During the day the employers will present themselves via the Fair and network drink on the ground floor and in the rooms for presentations, lunch with a selected group of students, or personal interviews.

Programme Career Day 6 February 2018

10.00-10.30 Opening by Arnold Bregt, Dean of Education
10.30-12.00 Fair, presentations, interviews, workshops
12.15-13.15 Fair and lunch
13.30-15.00 Fair, presentations, interviews, workshops
15.00-16.00 Network drinks

For the students

Several organisations give a presentation or a workshop. These sessions all take 45 minutes. The presentations have an open entry, for the workshops you have to register. Have a look at the presentations overview for all the presentations and the workshops below.

Preparation Workshop Career Day

On 30 January from 18.00-19.30 there will be a special workshop presented by Geraldine Sinnema in Orion the Wing, registration is needed. You will learn how to get the most out of your attendance at the Career Day by:

  • having a CV that works
  • preparing and practising your Elevator Pitch
  • Practise what you tell employers and recruiters at the Career Day

All day activities

CAREER HELPDESK by the KLV Professional Match Booth at the Fair
For all your career related questions visit the Career Helpdesk! During the whole day our career experts are available to answer all your questions regarding finding a job. You can ask questions about for instance: job-interviews, cover letters, networking, Linked-In, careerchoices, how to find out what you want, information about companies and the labour market. We are there to help you to give you the best possible start for entering the job market.

WORKSHOPS
The workshops are very popular and we want to give as many participants as possible the opportunity to participate. We have also calculated a no show percentage. Be aware that some workshops can be crowded and we therefor ask for some flexibility.

It is still possible to register for the fair and company presentations. The registration for interviews, lunches and workshops is closed!

Workshops Career Day

Room C1032

10.30-12.00
MEET AND GREET INSPIRING ALUMNI

by University Fund
Wageningen
Always wanted to know more about ‘life after Wageningen’? Now you can! Meet and greet inspiring Wageningen alumni from different backgrounds and working at different companies in an informal setting. Ask them whatever you would like to know about their careers, pitch yourself and receive useful tips and tricks on how to get successful yourself after graduating.

Meet these alumni

FULL

Room C4032

10.30-12.00 WORKSHOP MATCHPOINTS? Match your qualities with vacancies by Carla Oonk and Renate Wesselink (ECS) Match your personal qualities with the requirements of a vacancy text, and set up an action plan to work on mismatches. What needs to be fixed before you really start applying for your dream job? Bring to the workshop one or two vacancies that appeal to you.

FULL

Room C3034

10.30-12.00 WORKSHOP JOB-SEEKING STRATEGIES FOR INTROVERTS By Geraldine Sinnema - Een wereld van verschil Do you dread networking events and job interviews? Do you feel drained at social gatherings? Do you dislike making small talk? If you identify with these traits of introversion, this workshop could be for you. Learn how to promote yourself without bragging, how to benefit from preparation in your job interviews and a smart use of social media.

FULL

Room C3030

11.15-12.00 WORKSHOP BUILDING A NETWORK by Vereniging Agrarische Bedrijven/Paul Daniëls and Marjan van der Wijngaard-van der Tol. As being the association for agricultural consultants in the Netherlands, we know the values of networking in the Agri field. Networking is a talent that you can learn and it is proven to be successful for both extravert as well as introvert persons. In this workshop we will give you tips and tricks how to network. This is also very useful when looking for a job or internship. Be authentic and learn how to use this for long term benefits in the network that you can start now.

FULL

Room C2051

11.15-12.00 WORKSHOP HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CURRICULUM VITAE by Integrand During the career day Integrand Wageningen will organise a CV training for you. During this training important things for a good CV will be discussed. In addition we will check your own CV. So, bring your CV with you and we will help you making it perfect looking.

FULL

Room C3030

13.30-14.15 WORKSHOP DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONAL SKILLS By Meijer and Meijaard You probably know that communicating your accomplishments is an important aspect of your jobsearch. But if you were asked to come up with several top achievements, could you do it? Recording accomplishments just isn’t a priority for most people. It only becomes an issue when you find yourself on a career crossroad. This workshop helps job-seekers identify their personal skillset and direct them to new career opportunities based on what they want, are capable of and motivated for.

FULL

Room C1032

13.30-14.15 WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES AFTER GRADUATION: SEARCH YEAR/START-UP By IND/Floor Akkermans An invitation for graduates to apply for a search year or for a Start-Up license and to start a Career in The Netherlands.

FULL

Room PC3031

13.30-14.15 WORKSHOP NETWORKING WITH LINKEDIN By KLV Professional Match/Geraldine Sinnema Networking with LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be used for careers research, job seeking and to market yourself to future employers. In this workshops you learn the ingredients of an effective LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn can also provide you information and connections that are vital to your job search. You can research companies and industries. But you can also contact alumni who work at a company to learn even more – something that many students and graduates are surprisingly unaware of. This workshop helps you on your way to get more out of your LinkedIn profile.

FULL

Room C2051

14.15-15.00
PRESENTATION: DOING A PhD AT WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY by Claudius van de Vijver Interested in research? Do you want to stay in academia? Are you curiosity driven and want to contribute to academic knowledge that can be used to tackle world challenges? Are you keen to show that you can do this in an independent manner? If so, a PhD might be a good step in your career. This presentation will highlight what a PhD entails and what you should consider before you take the decision to do a PhD. It will specify the Wageningen PhD programme, the procedures and criteria to be able to enter.

FULL

Room C3034

14.15-15.00 TRAINING SELL YOUR IDEAS by AIESEC Everybody has great ideas, but convincing others to follow these ideas is not a thing that everybody can do. This training will help you a little bit further. It will be about one-on-one conversations, not public speaking or pitching. We won't be talking all the time, the idea is that you are working on it! 

FULL