Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre of Applied Research Technology

Game Week Winner’s event

2 Nov 2017 17:20 | Centre for Applied Research Technology

On Thursday 19 Oct. we had organized an event for the Game Week winners, i.e. the year 4 students who were among the winning teamsat the end of the GameWeek in Sept. As these students are in the phase of preparing themselves for their thesis assignment and potentially their first professional job soon after, we organized a speeddate for them with a number of recruiters from the industry. There were three recruiters in total representing KLM and TUI. The program started with an introduction of the recruiters who explained what they value most in their incumbent young professionals. Then, the team captains took the stage to share their best kept secret: "How did you win the Game Week?”. Shortly after we started with the speeddate, accompanied by bitterballen on the side. The event was held in a creative and "gezellig" place on Cruquius-eiland, providing us a low-key atmosphere which was very welcome. The meetup has undoubtedly lead to some fruitful professional relationships. Following this experience and having talked to the recruiters and students, we definitely want to keep this element in the future program. We also concluded that involving more recruiters will spice it up. So: if you have any ideas about companies who might be interested and in particular contacts who could be invited next time, then please inform Omid Aazami.