Have access to top talent

In today’s tight job market, highly-educated millennials who know what digitalization offers for businesses are in high demand. Meet them first hand at our talent event!

Besides building the analytical skills to tackle the complex business challenges of the digital era, our international students develop skills and expertise to develop, manage and implement digital innovations.

Our students learn both about theories and practice regarding topics such as data & analytics, the future of work, managing digital Innovation, business process & IT alignment, digital marketing, and digital consultancy. They typically get positions such as IT consultants, technology advisors, management consultants, business analysts, cybersecurity advisors, and solution architects.

Within the business network, we offer our partner organisations access to top talent by providing the opportunity for networking and interaction students, graduates and partners.

  • We run the Digital Business and Innovation Master’s Program (DBI): ±125 students
  • We attract a multidisciplinary group of international students motivated to pursue a career in digital business and innovation

An example of access to talent:

Talent Event: networking between our partners and DBI students - ideal way to gain access to students and graduates in the area of DBI.

KIN Talent Event

This type of event is organised once a year and allows companies to share their vision and meet highly-educated millennials, who know what digitalisation offers for businesses.

Our 2019 event will be organised later this year.

  • When: Monday, 28th October 2019, 14:00-19.00 hours
  • Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1109 – OZW Building, 5th Floor
Preliminary agenda
14:00 – 14:30 – Introduction by the KIN Center for Digital Innovation
14:30 – 16:30 – Break-out: Workshops by organizations
16:30 – 17:00 – Plenary presentations by winning teams
17:00 – 19:00 – Networking drinks & bites


This event allows companies to present their digital innovation-related challenges and meet highly-educated millennials, who know what digitalization offers for businesses. At this event, you can meet our master students Digital Business & Innovation first hand and acquire leads in the scouting of new talents. Let this be an opportunity to get yourself known with the new generation of skilled digital innovators who are able to identify the right challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

We offer organizations the possibility to join our Talent Recruitment Event on the 28th of October, 2019.

Meet our Digital Business & Innovation Master’s students Engage our students in your workshop to find the talent you are looking for!

Our students learn how they can positively shape how digital transformation changes business and society. By joining our Talent Event you will be able to get to know our students and their skills & knowledge early-on in the study year; before they enter the job market.

During the event, you will have the chance to organize an interactive session (e.g. a workshop or case study) for your firm. You can structure these sessions along your own preferences to find the talents that you are looking for. At the end of these sessions, the winners will present their solutions or ideas in a plenary session.


  • Get in touch with our 100+ MSc students and alumni of the Digital Business & Innovation Programme
  • A more intimate event, both in the number of students as well as the number of companies joining, to allow for more intensive contact {or something like this?]
  • Identify top-talent by reviewing resume’s & application letters
  • Use your own workshop to find the best match for your positions
  • 1-Year visibility on our website and online education environment


If you wish to get involved as a partner organisation in our Talent Event, you can bring a total of three people from your organization. In addition, you will have: the possibility to organize a case or workshop session around a topic of your interest, receive the resumes and application letters from all applicants to your session, a stand (approx. 2m2) in our lobby, and the possibility to talk to all our Digital Business & Innovation students.

Interested? Get in touch with us at kincenter.sbe@vu.nl.


We want our students and alumni to find jobs in which they can positively shape how digital transformation changes business and society, at organizations that match the top-tier qualities that we represent in our Master’s program Digital Business & Innovation.

By joining our Talent Event you will get to know our partner organisations, their business challenges, and business culture before you enter the job market. During the event, you will have the chance to participate in interactive sessions and workshops (or case studies), where you can apply your knowledge and skill-set, and get to interact with some of the leading organisations in the Netherlands in the field of digital innovation.

This is a great opportunity for you to position yourself, learn, network and understand what kind of opportunities your degree  offers in the field of digital business and innovation.

Testimonials from previous participants

A good place to meet your future employers and explore the professional landscape you might encounter. (Arnout Groen, Digital Business & Innovation Master’s Student)

The event facilitated a great dynamic between students and companies. On one hand, the companies were balanced between showing what truly happens in the business environment and scouting for talent. On the other hand, students got a taste of the real deal while showcasing what they were made off. The atmosphere was energising and overall I would highly recommend the event to a friend. (Yoep Duinkerken, International Business Administration Bachelor’s Student)

The talent event was a really nice event, which allowed for both formal and informal contact with companies. It provided a nice opportunity to talk to companies that I would otherwise not have addressed. (Lorena Tol, Digital Business & Innovation Master’s Student)

The event was an exciting and fun way to interact with companies that are ahead of the game in terms of digital strategies. (Rachel Schachter, Digital Business & Innovation Master’s Student)

I really enjoyed participating in the KIN Talent Event, it gave me the opportunity to get insights on firms daily activities through practical business cases. Later on, during the network drinks, I had inspiring discussions with the representatives of the different companies. I want to thank the KIN Institute for organising this event and for allowing us students to connect with professionals. (Robin Rico, Digital Business & Innovation Master’s Student

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