About the Career Symposium

The opening of the Career Month: a symposium focused on Career Orientation! There will be parallel sessions focused on Information/Computing Science (Turing Track), Physics (Newton Track) and Mathematics (Euler Track). Everybody is welcome at every session. The program, for now, can be seen below. You can subscribe for the symposium here.

Turing Track

KBG Cosmos

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
Deloitte Deloitte is leading consultancy firm, active in Risk Advisory, Consultancy, Financial Advisory and Accountancy.

Strategy and analytics
What if your company wants to open a 150 new stores in China, where would you build them and what kind of stores should they be? This is a case that we solved using data analytics in order to determine the strategy for a large global company. In this talk we will dive into this case, discuss method and data used, and talk about strategy and analytics consulting in more detail.
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
Belastingdienst The branch of our government which facilitates and administers all taxes for the country. The campaign manager of this year's tax return will give a presentation about the technical side of this campaign. He will talk about the (technical) background of this campaign, functional managment, production, risk detection, outages, the mobile application and more.
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
Nedap Nedap is a large Dutch technology firm based in Groenlo. They will give the following talk:
Problems, pills and software
Developing an application for medication administration, or: why working as a software engineer is about magic, mind reading, feelings and above all, people.

18:00- 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Euler Track

KBG Pangea

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
ORTEC ORTEC Lecture

ORTEC is one of the world’s leaders in optimization- and analytics solutions. We serve clients in almost every industry to become more efficient, more predictable and more effective. And with 15 offices strategically located across 4 continents, we can deliver solutions on a global scale. Always underpinned by local know-how and service. During this lunch lecture you will not only learn more about ORTEC as a company, but also about a project for one of our customers: NS, the Dutch Railways. They are the principal railway operator in the Netherlands. NS runs 4.800 scheduled domestic trains a day, serving 1.1 million passengers a day. In order to provide good service to these passengers, NS aims at creating a timetable that fulfils the passenger demand and to operate smoothly according to that timetable. To achieve this goal, amongst others, the following questions have to be answered:
- Which lines do we operate with which frequency?
- Which physical train will be used for a train service?
- Where do the trains "sleep" at night?

ORTEC manages some of the engines and software modules that NS planners use to answer these questions.
During this presentation, we want to share with you how the planning process at NS works and what ORTEC is contributing to it.
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
Solid Professionals Artificial intelligence, neurale netwerken en deep learning: Het zijn slechts een paar van de buzzwords die verbonden zijn aan de technologische veranderingen van de afgelopen tien jaar. De onderliggende gemeenschappelijke noemer van deze nieuwe technologieën is machine learning. Bedrijven verzamelen steeds meer data over hun processen en met behulp van machine learning kan deze informatie worden vertaald naar nuttige conlusies.

Solid Professionals is werkzaam in de financiële sector. Onze expertise ligt op het gebied van Finance en Risk Management, en sinds een jaar ontwikkelen we ons op het gebied van data science. Onze klanten zijn banken, verzekeraars en andere financiele instellingen. Deze partijen zijn vaak grote ondernemingen, die beschikken over gigantische bakken data. Ook zijn het vaak oudere bedrijven, waardoor ze de expertise missen om hier goed gebruik van te maken. Hier liggen kansen voor Solid Professionals, want wij kunnen die expertise bieden.

In deze presentatie zullen we in meer detail inzoomen op neurale netwerken, de state-of-the-art technieken van nu. Op een fundamenteel niveau behandelen we de werking van deze algoritmes en geven we voorbeelden van onze projecten waar data science en AI een grote rol in spelen.
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
CWI Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands.
18:00 - 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Newton Track

KBG Atlas

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
ASML ASML is one of the fastest growing companies of the Netherlands and the world. They build chip-making machines and are on the very fringes of what is physically possible. Their talk is the following:
How an astrophysicist ended up at ASML

I’ve studied astrophysics during my master’s (Utrecht) and PhD (Leiden), after which I found a job at ASML. There I’ve worked at Research, Corporate Marketing, and Development and Engineering. During my talk I will explain the career choices I made, why I enjoy working at ASML, and illustrate the range of job options a STEM background provides. My goal is to allow you to make a better decision for your own career.
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
TNO TNO
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research is an independent applied research centre. Our mission is to connect people and knowledge so we can create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

Being a physicist at TNO
During this talk I want to take you with me through my first years at TNO, where I started after a MSc in Applied Physics from the TU Delft. As an example of the work you could do, we will go through some (astro)physics-related projects and I will show you what it means to work at TNO.

Questions
As this event is for general labour market orientation, I’ll gladly share my experience as someone who searched for a job and from the other side as a guest recruiter. So please bring any questions you have on job market orientation and I’ll answer them during the talk (or drinks!).
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
Nikhef Nikhef is the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics that performs research in particle physics and astroparticle physics. Amongst others, it is a research partner of the CERN institute in Switzerland, and is a collaboration between Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Radboud University, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University.

In this talk, I will tell about my work as a PhD-student at the National Institute for Subatomic Physics. I will give you an impression of the life of a PhD-student and go through the pros and cons of starting a PhD-project.
18:00 - 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Pictures of last year's Career Symposium