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Career Event 2024: The start of an extensive network and a successful future

On 18th January, our much-anticipated annual Career Event took place! First and second-year students from all campuses gathered at Expo Houten to build their networks and lay the groundwork for successful futures. View the photos of the Career Event here.

"Today is all about networking," host and presenter Ewout Genemans informs us at the start of the day. "Networking is something you'll need throughout your life. What I want to impart, from personal experience, is not just to sell yourself but also to ask questions to learn and show interest in others."

Tio’s Career Event is an exclusive career fair designed specifically for our students. Here, they have the opportunity to network with companies and fellow students from the six campuses and gain inspiration from unique masterclasses. This year, an impressive 130 companies were present at the Career Event, all seeking the perfect Tio intern(s). Additionally, we welcomed renowned guest speakers this year: presenter Erik Wegewijs (Special Forces) and young entrepreneur Julia Veer (Clay And Glow), who, under Ewout's guidance, shared their knowledge and experiences and answered questions from the student audience.

Julia Veer 

Julia Veer, only 25 years old, is founder and CEO of the successful and rapidly growing beauty and skincare brand, Clay And Glow. She shares how she and her partner started from their small student room. Through hard work, embracing mistakes and learning from them, and truly believing in their ideas, Clay And Glow has become what it is today. Her best tips?

Erik Wegewijs 

You probably know Erik Wegewijs from the Dutch TV show Special Forces VIPS, where he shares his experiences as an officer in the Dutch Marine Corps, traveling around the world. He also shares this experience with us. How did he get to where he is now, and what can Tio students learn from this?

The sessions with Julia and Erik provided students with ample motivation to seek out the ideal internship and expand their networks. "The speakers were inspiring," said Isabelle, a Hotel and Event Management student. "I learned that you have to step out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. You don't necessarily learn this at home, so it's good to hear."

The Perfect match

Companies from every imaginable industry are eager to meet our students.

We're curious to see how many students and companies have found their perfect match this year! Will we see you next year?

Photos Career Event 2024