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Recruiting international students is becoming an increasingly popular topic for universities in the Netherlands. But what comes next, after you have managed to reel in all this international talent? How do you make sure they experience their time in the Netherlands as successful, and how do you keep this talent in the Dutch labour market?

It’s one of the biggest challenges of any Brainport company looking for international talent. And that’s why The Hub Eindhoven and TU/Eindhoven are offering a seminar by Sietar NL on this topic on November 6th.

The seminar will focus on how to train and retain international talent during and after their higher education experience in the Netherlands. The TU/e is one of the universities known for their successful strategies in supporting incoming international students and providing the necessary guidance for them to enter the Dutch labour market. The Hub is a community by and for internationals that helps expats integrate into the city of Eindhoven and the Netherlands. Together with Sietar NL they will provide you with their best practices, and open up the floor for discussion on the topic of training and retaining international talent.

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    Programme on November 6:

    12:30 Coffee & Tea
    13:00 Opening plenary, by Ursula Brinkmann & Vincent Merk
    13:15 Facts & Figures, by Willem van Hoorn
    13:45 Best practices, by Vincent Merk

    14:30 Break

    15:00 Parallel workshops
    1) Spending time abroad, does it matter for intercultural competence development? by Ursula Brinkmann
    2) Talent in the new era, by Joep Vesters
    3) The role of the Hub & Hub tour, by Joost van Dijck
    4) Training and guiding multicultural student groups, by Nicole Kienhuis

    16:30 Break

    16:45 Panel discussion
    17:30 Networking, drinks and snacks

    During the first half of this afternoon some of the Sietar and TU/e representatives will provide you with all the current and relevant information on the topic. Throughout this day you will have the opportunity to choose one out of four parallel workshops that take place in the second half of the afternoon, each focusing on a different aspect of training and retaining international talent. After the interactive workshops, you are invited to stay for a drink, and enjoy the opportunity to network with others in the field in the inspiring environment of The Hub!

    Date: Friday November 6th, 2015
    Time: 13:00 – 17:30 / Coffee & tea from 12:30 and drinks from 17:30
    Location: The HUB Eindhoven, Vestdijk 25, a 5 mins walk from Eindhoven Central Station
    Entry: Free for members, 15 euro’s for non-members
    Register: use this link. There is a limited number of places available so register in time.

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