Highlights of ITEA 2016

ITEA 2016 was a full day of seminars, sessions, workshops and lectures designed to give participants the opportunity to connect with potential employers in Amsterdam. Here are a few facts and figures from the event:

  • 53 partner exhibitors
  • More than 968 participants
  • More than 900 international talent attendees
  • 10 Startups presented at Meetups with Startups
  • More than 1800 students had registered before the start of the fair
  • 24 sessions and workshops took place
  • About 300 ITEA partner and exhibitors attendees
  • 34 sessions and workshops
  • 939 CVs were handed in for five hours of one-on-one Match Made in Amsterdam sessions by Nike, Owlin, OpenText, Revinate and Oracle

Read the testimonials to see what students gained from the experience. 

Companies, organisations and startups present:

3D Hubs, Adidas, Adams Multilingual Recruitment, Advise Technologies, Atradius, Blue Horseshoe, Deskbookers, DHR International, DoubleDutch, Dutch Work, ESOMAR, Expatcenter, Expatica, HoiTalent, Hotel Jansen, Huawei, IDEXX Europe, ING, Jetwise, KYCnet, Murata Europe, Newgen Payments, Nike, New York Coding + Design Academy, Nyenrode Business School, Ocom Global Services, Oracle, Owlin, Patagonia, Paymentwall, Projob, Randstad Multilingual Recruitment, Revinate, Saleduck, SheFarms, TechConnect Amsterdam, TIP Trailer Services, TTMTAX, VICE BeNeLux, VimpelCom, Young Financials, Wonderflow, Waldom Electronics.

Event Programme:

10:00-10:45 – International Talent Event 2016 opened by Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam.

Panel discussion on labour market conditions and career opportunities with: 

10:00-17:00 – Job fair: company stands 

An opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 28 organisations, including Adidas, Blue Horseshoes, DHR International, DoubleDutch, Dutch Work, ESOMAR, Expatica, Hotel Jansen, Huawei, IDEXX Europe, ING, KYCnet, Murata Electronics Europe, NYCDA, Nike, Ocom Global Services, Oracle, Owlin, Patagonia, Paymentwall, Revinate and TIP Trailer Services.  Professional portrait photos for LinkedIn profiles were offered in cooperation with Young Financials. In addition, VICE Benelux hosted a Meet and Greet with drinks from 16:30 to 17:00.

10:00-17:00 – Career café

Individual feedback sessions on your CV and LinkedIn profile, hosted by corporate recruiters and career professionals (i.e. Young Financials, Randstad Multilingual Recruitment, Projob Recruitment and career coaches from UvA, VU, HvA and Inholland. Any general career questions could be put to a specialist career coach. 

10:00-17:00  – Practical information corner
The Expatcenter Amsterdam, TTMTAX and other specialists answered questions in a one-on-one setting about the Orientation Year permit for graduates, the 30% tax ruling, tax refunds and many other official matters.

11:00-16:00 Match-making sessions: 'Match Made in Amsterdam' 

A one-on-one chat with representatives from participating companies: Oracle, Owlin, Nike, OpenText and Revinate. Students were invited to email their CV directly to the participating companies and then some were selected for a personal meeting during ITEA. 

11:00-16:00 – Guest lectures, interactive company presentations and career development workshops

11.00-12.00 ‘How to build a career in a fast moving world’, guest lecture by Hans Hoogeveen Company; workshop by Murata Electronics Europe; ‘KYCnet, know who you’re dealing with’ by KYCnet; ‘Starting your career in the Netherlands after graduation’ by UvA Student Careers Centre; ‘How to write a winning, result-driven CV’ by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the VU; ‘Welcome to the digital world of OpenText’ by OpenText

12:15-13:15 ‘The need for diversity to face new challenges in business’ by Rudi Snippe, Inholland University; ‘Start different, work for a startup!' by Startup Amsterdam, company workshop by Blue Horseshoe; ‘Knowledge without borders’ by TIP Trailer Services; ‘A real startup experience in Amsterdam’ by Revinate; ‘Personal branding: radiate your soul’ by Inholland University

13:30-14:30 ‘How to find a job in the Netherlands after graduation’ by HoiTalent; ‘The world of LinkedIn’ by Human Sources; ‘Credit insurance, catalyst of trade’ by Atradius; ‘Do Dutch, crash course in Dutch’ by UvA-INTT & VU-NT2; ‘Dutch taxes boring? Not if you can get a big refund’ by TTMTAX

13:30-16:30 – Meetups with Startups 

A special area was reserved for talking to innovative startups, in a relaxed setting that allowed them to present themselves in an entrepreneurial and informal way that reflects their true personality.

14:45-15:30 – Tech venture Amsterdam. Mapping skills and jobs in the capital Amsterdam’ by LinkedIn, the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board: a presentation of recent research results on the local labour market

14:45-15:45 – ‘Preparing for an interview’ by Adams Multilingual Recruitment; ‘Personal branding and career development’ by Nyenrode Business University; 'The role of market research in decision-making’ by ESOMAR; ‘Master's graduate? Join the adventure and let experiences make you grow!’ by Timeflex Academy; 'Research funding for PhD students’ by VU/VUmc Grants Desk