Newsletter March 2011

March 2011


Newsletter  # 3 – March 2011

March Events:

  • Get Hired after a Tech PhD – Lunch Meeting with Jorie Voets, TMC Physics Director (March 11th)

  • P-NUT Get-together (March 3rd)

  • Taxes Lunch Meeting - Get up to € 1000 cash back! (March 24th)

Get Hired after a Tech PhD - Lunch meeting with Joeri Voets, Director, TMC Physics

Are you interested in working for a product company? Or perhaps you would like to join a top consulting firm. Interested in knowing your career options in the industry in general? Get more information on the hiring trends of these companies. Take a sneak peek at the kind of skills these companies are looking for in a PhD with a technical background. Meet with Mr.Joeri Voets from TMC Physics for a lunch meeting and pose your questions.

Joeri Voets is currently working has a director at TMC Physics, part of the TMC group. He graduated with a PhD in Physics from Radboud University. For the past 15 years, he has worked in various business functions from research to marketing to recruiting in major global players such as IBM and NXP. Joeri will give a short talk on the skills and opportunities available for you in the industry after your PhD.

When: March 11, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Where: Zuid Horst, Room 286
Register at:
Limited seats, admission is free and by prior! Lunch is provided.

P-NUT Get-together – This Thursday , 17:00 @ Faculty Club

The PhD community is invited for the February Get-together ! Give yourself a chance to relax and meet new people. No registration required. Drinks are on us.

Date: March 3rd , 2011 (Thursday )
Time: 17:00
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (building 42)
No registration required

Taxes Lunch Meeting – Ten Kate & Huizinga – March 24th , 12:30 + Follow-ups

Do you know that, as employee from UT, you might be eligible for a tax refund from the government? Without knowing, this might sometimes be even a more than 1000 euros. And do you know that you can also be eligible for a small contribution for the health insurance payment?

Therefore P-NUT organizes a tax-meeting with Drs Boersma, from the tax adviser company Ten Kate & Huizinga. They will present an overview of the Dutch taxes system - and some tips as well.

Where: Room to be announced
Date: March 24
th, 2011
Time: 12:30

Besides the main lunch meeting, there will be two follow-up meetings in which Ten Kate & Huizinga taxes advisors will be addressing more specific questions, under a fee (to be determined by Ten Kate & Huizinga) . The idea is to help PhDs with the minor details. The follow-up will be held at UT according to the number of participants. Register for that at:

Other things you might be interested – National Career Event

The largest careerevent of The Netherlands with the best employers!
11 & 12 March - Amsterdam RAI - Het Nationaal PhD congres

During this convention, (future) PhD-students are able to broaden their knowledge about the various opportunities a PhD has to offer and meet top employers and/or educational institutions, like TNO, DSM, Shell, Simcorp, Gupta Strategists, TEVA Pharmachemie and Quintiles.

More information:

    - Opening by Wouter Bos, partner KPMG
    - Exhibition floor open from 09:30-17:30
    - Presentation by Nicolette van Dam
    - Exhibition with approximately 200 employers
    - Free check of your CV
    - Performances by Gerard Joling and the 3 J’s

A short recap of the available workshops that will be presented on 11th and 12th of March:

Flirting for business success
Discover your own way of giving a top presentation and present yourself as a winner. Develop your own style, invite the audience to interact and present the information in a light-hearted, accessible way. How? With body language and your voice. What makes someone interested in you? How do you appear in a presentation? And how do you keep people’s attention? In this workshop, you learn how to inspire people by focusing on using your voice and posture. Interact and present yourself becomes easy, fun and challenging. It increases your self-confidence and improves your business success.
By: Suzanne Meijroos (Universal Flirting Academy

Different career opportunities for PhD students
As a PhD you are educated and prepared for an academic career, but there are more possibilities for PhD’s! You can work within a commercial enterprise or within a (non) governmental organization. You can even start your own enterprise! What are the differences between those organizations and what are the differences in applying for a job? Employees from commercial enterprise, a governmental   organization and an academic organization with a PhD education, will tell you about their careers and your career opportunities.

Support the protest against PhDs as bursary students 

The Dutch government is at the moment considering a new law that makes it possible to hire PhDs as students in a bursary system instead of as employees. Support the nationwide protest at:

Contact Information

PhD Network of the University of Twente
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