Professional Development Fair 2016

Professional Development Fair 2016  I   WCN & Connect International

Event Date: Sunday, 10 April 2016
Time: 13:30 – 18:00 hrs Location: Postillion Hotel Haren Groningen (Emmalaan 33, 9752 KS Haren)
Entrance price: €15,00
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You live in the Netherlands now. Congratulations! But have you found your way here already? Are you searching for a job? Are you considering starting your own business? Do you need professional assistance to improve your CV? Do you dare to experience the thrill of the "real" job interview? Are you interested in networking? And would you like to improve your self-presentation skills? Are you curious to learn about the projects, trends and other business developments that are happening in the Northern labor market? And did you know you could also be happy here without a job?

Professional Development Fair 2016, a talent and career support event in English which is unique for the Northern Netherlands, targets expats and their partners, PHD students and postdocs, and graduating master students wishing to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the Dutch labor market, to learn and to develop professional skills needed to succeed in the job application process, to widen their professional networking circle, to get to know several international businesses operating locally and to find a job in the Northern Netherlands as an end result.

The purpose of this event is to provide you – as an international citizen living in the Northern Netherlands – with the necessary knowledge, tools and connections needed to increase your professional potential and to realize your professional ambitions which would help you to enjoy living in the Northern Netherlands and to integrate successfully.

Representatives of key companies in the Northern Netherlands, HR-managers, successful entrepreneurs, career coaches, language trainers and more than 100 other internationals with unique backgrounds will be there to share their experiences with you.


  • Professional skills development and career support workshops (see the website);
  • Mock-up job interviews with the HR managers from the local international businesses;
  • Facilitated networking rounds and companies’ pitch presentations;
  • Information market representing various hiring and career supporting companies with areas set up specifically for job-seekers (Job Cafés), entrepreneurs and PhD students and postdocs;
  • Informal “borrel” and the lottery with prizes from the participating companies.

Register Disclaimer
Please note, payment is required ahead of this event. If you wish to cancel your registration for this event and have your payment reimbursed, you must do so before Monday, 4 April 2016. The registration for this event will no longer be possible after Thursday, 7 April 2016