First Holland Alumni Career Café in NL was a success

News item details
Target group Holland Alumni in the Netherlands
Publication date Jun 26, 2016 10:00 PM

On Friday 24 June EP-Nuffic's Holland Career Ambassadors organised the first of a series of Holland Alumni Career Cafés to be held throughout the Netherlands. The café provided an informal setting for international students and alumni who are interested in starting a career in the Netherlands to get in touch with Holland Career Ambassadors who are eager to share their experiences and tips on various career related issues in the Netherlands.

The idea for the Holland Alumni Career Café came from the Holland Career Ambassadors who experienced first-hand the challenges of a Dutch job hunt and who would like to help internationals who are on the verge of following their path and starting a career in the Netherlands.

Approximately 30 international students and alumni attended the event. At five different tables the Holland Career Ambassadors provided them with information and answered questions on the following topics:

  • Job search
  • Tips for fresh professionals
  • Agency experience
  • Search year ins & outs
  • Dutch language and working culture

Also, Delia de Vreeze (Wageningen University) and Nicole Fouchier (Emojiee), introduced the participants to a new and upcoming International Student and Alumni Association in the Netherlands (INTAL). More news on this new association will be published on this website when available.

More Holland Alumni Career Cafés will be organised in various parts of the Netherlands in the fall, winter and spring. The dates will be announced in the event calendar on this website. Email announcements will also be sent to members of the Holland Alumni network a few weeks prior to the events.

Do you have a question for one of our Holland Career Ambassadors, feel free to contact them via and check out their Linkedin profiles via

Holland Alumni Career Cafe

Photo: participants and Holland Career Ambassadors at the first Holland Alumni Career Café at Grand Café Xieje in The Hague

EP-Nuffic would like to thank the following Holland Career Ambassadors for their efforts of getting this first Holland Alumni Career Café off the ground:

Members of the organising committee: Silvana Della Penna, Victoria Manolova, Millie Ngicho, Upiek Riptoningrum, Ruth Xia
Other Holland Career Ambassadors present: Ayham AlKawi, Aemro Amare, Petyo Georgiev, Raul Leal, Neli Mesyova and Luc Keller

Organising committee

Photo (fltr): Ruth, Raul, Aemro, Delia, Millie, Ayham, Nicole, Upiek, Petyo, Victoria and Neli

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