What is the Recruitment Days Groningen?
The Recruitment Days is one of the biggest recruitment events in the Netherlands and takes place every year in December. This year, it will take place from the 11th until the 13th of December. The Recruitment Days is an initiative from the Economic and Business Faculty association (EBF) and the Marketing Association from the University of Groningen (MARUG). Each year about 500 talented students get the opportunity to meet, match and connect with the participating companies in both formal and informal ways. Each day several activities take place, from for example company presentations, to cases, business lunches and networking socials.
What can I expect from participating in the Recruitment Days Groningen?
During your participation you will come into contact with several companies that are active in different business segments, by participating in formal and informal activities. Through these activities, students have the chance to find an internship or maybe even a job. Moreover, students can also just orient themselves in what companies have to offer.
What is the participation fee?
For EBF or MARUG members the costs for participation are €7,50. For non-members a fee of €12,50 is charged.
Can I also join the Recruitment Days without enrolling for specific activities?
Since multiple activities are based on CV selection, it is necessary to enroll for activities before the event. The activities that are based on CV selection are: the case, business lunch, business dinner and personal talks. However, enrollment is not necessary for the company presentations and the networking social, these are without CV selection. However, to participate in these activities it is required to apply for the event in general.
What is the address of Martiniplaza?
The address of Martiniplaza is Leonard Springerlaan 2, 9727 KB, Groningen. For more information, check the information - location page.
What is the dress code during the Recruitment Days?
The dress code for the Recruitment Days is business formal.
Do I need to study at the FEB to participate with the Recruitment Days?
No, this is not necessary. Most companies are looking for students that are studying at the Faculty of Economics and Business. However, some companies are also looking for students from other study segments. Therefore, students from the Faculty of Economics and Business have a bigger chance of being selected for the activities that are based on CV selection, but students from other faculties may still find suitable activities.
Is the event also suitable for first - and second year students?
Students that are in the first phase of their bachelor have the opportunity to orient themselves at the Recruitment Days about their future career opportunities. They can discover more about different companies, which companies they like and what companies expect from students. The event, and especially the company presentations, are thus fitting for orienting students.
How do I sign up for the event?
You can sign up on our website www.recruitmentdays.nl on the page ‘sign up’. At this page you can enroll for the activities that the different companies offer.
When is the deadline for the enrollment?
The deadline for the enrollment is 20 November 23:59.
Pay attention! Your enrollment is completed only when you finalized all the 5 steps in the Eventplanner.
Can I sign up for more activities at the same time?
Yes, this is possible and recommended since not all students will be selected for every activities. You are able to rank your preferences in the Eventplanner.
Will you always be selected by the companies that you selected as your preference?
We try our best to consider the preferences of the students and the companies, but due to the large amount of students there is a chance that you will not be selected for all the activities that you enrolled for. Therefore, if you are interested in more activities that take place at the same time, we recommend you to enroll for both! You can give your preferences later. However, you can never be selected by a company that you did not enroll for.
What will happen with my CV?
Your CV is used by the recruiters of the companies for which you enrolled, to rank you compared to the students that enrolled as well. Based on the ranking of the recruiters it is decided whether you will be invited for specific activities. Your CV will never be provided to third parties.
Why is it not allowed to put personal data on your CV?
To protect your privacy, there are rules from the faculty that determine that you cannot put personal data on your CV. This means that you can give no personal data. At the event itself, there is the possibility to give your personal data to recruiters.
I did not receive the activation-link, which I need to activate my account. What should I do?
It is possible that this e-mail ended up in your spam. If this is not the case, we recommend you to revisit the account page and click on ‘forgot password’. You will receive a new activation link.
Do I have to come to the event every day?
No, in the enrollment you can state when you cannot be there. You will not be scheduled at these moments.
Until when can I unsubscribe for the event?
If you cannot make it to the Recruitment Days, you can unsubscribe free of charge until 6 December 2017, 12.00h.
What happens if I do not show up without unsubscription?
If you do not unsubscribe for a training or a CV selection based activity (case, lunch, diner, personal talks), the Recruitment Days is forced to impose a fine of €30,- per activity. For the company presentations it is not required to unsubscribe. If you cannot come to the event due to illness, you should sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you can show us a doctor’s note afterwards, you do not have to pay the fine.
When can I expect to find out whether I am selected for specific activities?
This will be sent to you by e-mail in the beginning of December.
Where can I find my personal schedule?
For your personal schedule you should login at the Eventplanner and look at the ‘enrollment’ page.
How can I get into contact with the Recruitment Days?
You can contact the Recruitment Days via email@example.com, 050-3637340 or walk by at our office at the ‘study associations’ room 0027 in Duisenberg.