ADS presents TECH020 – Career Fair Round up
ADS presents TECH020, held on 20th February 2020, was our third annual Career Fair with a focus on Data Science and AI opportunities. This year we hosted 22 organisations from a variety of sectors including real estate, government, medical imaging and sustainability.
Over 250 students travelled from universities across the Netherlands to attend the Career Fair. The students who attended study a diverse range of programmes such as Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics and Computational Science.
Seven workshops took place throughout the day:
- Deep learning for object detection – VodafoneZiggo
- Risk Modelling – ING Bank
- Introduction to the Hybrid Intelligence Project – Hybrid Intelligence Center
- Health & Life Science Analytics – Elsevier
- Real-time event processing in sports – Qualogy
- Property workshop – Republiq
- Academia or Startup? – Digital Society School (AUAS) and ACE Incubator
For the first time, we hosted a Quiz! Students of all levels tried answering eleven multiple choice questions provided by professors from across the Amsterdam knowledge institutes. However, we could have only one winner: Patrick van den Berg, a PhD student from Leiden University. Patrick won a free night’s stay for two in any of The Student Hotel European locations.
There are many shortages of graduates from programmes such as Data Science, Computer Science and Econometrics, coming out of universities across the Netherlands. Stijn Bronzwaer spoke to a few of the 22 organisations at ADS presents TECH020 to discover the high level of competition organisations face when trying to attract new talent.
Some organisations are going to great and novel lengths to stand out, such as having their new employees sign their contracts while in an airplane to ensure a “flying start”. However, for the most part attracting talent seems to be more about offering these graduates a chance to do something good and impactful, rather than it being a question of salary.
If you are interested in participating in next year’s Career Fair, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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