Fontys Engineers Meet & Match 2020 Virtual speed dating | English version
When: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Time: 9.00 - 16.00
Where: From your (home) work place
Fontys Engineers Meet & Match is the annual event in which companies and students of Hogeschool Engineering are connected to each other. Are you as a company looking for interns or graduates? Are you looking for cooperation with Fontys University of Applied Sciences Engineering? Would you like to be in the picture with 750 future engineers in one day? And do you want virtual speed dating with eight to fifteen students of your choice? Then this event is for you.
Virtual speed dating
Normally this event takes place in the Evoluon. By means of speed dates and a business market where more than 1500 students come to promote your company. Unfortunately the event in the Evoluon cannot take place this year because of the coronavirus. The speed dating sessions will continue, we have found a custom virtual solution for this! The idea of virtual get-togethers might take some getting used to, but especially in these turbulent times it is a great way to still have a part of the event take place.
These virtual sessions also have advantages: you can still hold all speed dating conversations from your (home) workplace based on your preferences, it's a cost effective alternative and you can present yourself online to a wider target group. All students see your information and (internship) assignments before they make a choice for companies.
The purpose of the event is to bring companies into discussion with future engineers to fill in an internship or graduation position. Companies and students come into contact with each other by means of an automated video connection.
During a speed date of 20 minutes, a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student and the company start the conversation together. Prior to the event, both the companies and the students fill in their own profiles. Companies indicate the type of student they would like to talk to. For example with 2nd year automotive and/or mechanical engineering students. The students indicate which companies they would like to talk to. In this way companies and students are matched to each other. As a company you have a maximum of 15 speeddate conversations per virtual speeddate room with students that match your specified preference. The speed dates are scheduled in advance so that everyone has a personal day programme. You can already make a reservation for this on 21 April in your agenda and at your (home) workplace.
How does it work?
We use central software where both companies and students create their own profiles. The preferences of companies and students are also requested here. Based on these preferences, companies and students are matched to each other. In this way, based on the preferences entered in advance, each participant (student and employee of a company) gets his own daily program with speed dates. On 21 April 2020 everyone logs in, in the central software. From this software, in accordance with all unique daily programs, all video connections between student and company are automatically established at the right time. The speed dates will therefore all be performed by video connection. Both the company and the student can anonymously indicate during and after the video call whether a second call is desirable. If that is the case then data can be exchanged.
The event is meant for all companies that want to get in contact with students of Fontys University of Applied Sciences Engineering who are looking for a (graduation) internship. Students from years two, three and four of the following study programmes take part in the speed dates and share their CVs:
· Applied Mathematics
· Electrical and Electronic Engineering
· Mechanical Engineering
The costs for participation are 275,- euro (excl. VAT) per virtual speed data room. Companies can reserve more than one speeddateroom. You can indicate in advance with which students you would like to have a 1:1 conversation. (Normally the costs for the entire event in the Evoluon are 500,- euro).
When: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: from your (home) work place based on a link with video connection.
Do you want to participate in the event? Then sign up via this link. You can register until 3 April 2020. This is a pre-registration and does not obligate you to anything yet. You will receive an invitation to complete your company profile and preferences, after which your registration is final.
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Herman of the Fontys Centre of Expertise HTSM -
Telephone: +31 6 50737731