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. We help our Business Network members with their recruitment challenges by creating access to our master students:

  • 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

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 advisers, management consultants, business analysts, data analyst, cyber-security advisers, solution architects and digital transformation consultant.

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

As KIN Business Network member you get the following benefits that will help you access talent
  • Join the DBI Talent Event
  • Propose three consultancy projects that our master students can work on for the consultancy course.
  • Propose master thesis research projects to our master students for the graduation research project.
  • Join the KIN Alumni event 

More information about the talent event:


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
  • 13:30 – 14:00 – Walk-in and registration
  • 14:00 – 14:30 – Introduction of key digital innovation challenges by the organizations
  • 14:30 – 16:30 – Break-out: Workshops by organizations
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Award ceremony for winning teams
  • 17:00 – 19:00 – Networking drinks & bites
Event partners

We are very happy to announce that we will be working with the following organisations as partners to our Talent Event.

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations.

Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.

Invent. Build. Transform.

Disruption is not new, but the pace of change is. The fourth industrial revolution is forcing businesses to rethink everything they know.

Leading organizations behave as living entities, constantly adapting to change. With invention at their core, they continuously redesign their business to generate new sources of value. Winning is about fostering inventive thinking to create what comes next.

This is why we have created Capgemini Invent, Capgemini’s new digital innovation, consulting and transformation global business line. Our multi-disciplinary team helps business leaders find new sources of value. We accelerate the process of turning ideas into prototypes and scalable real-world solutions; leveraging the full business and technology expertise of the Capgemini Group to implement at speed and scale.

To find out more about Capgemini's culture, their projects and some of the brilliant things they are doing in the field of digital innovation, please click here.

Innovation plays a key role in our company's success. In 2010 we set ourselves the challenging ambition to double our innovation rate by 2020 – meaning that 6% of our sales will come from new innovations. We are well on track by bringing consumers relevant developments that they love - and are committed to continuing to do so.

Open Innovation.

We believe that great ideas and innovative solutions can come from anywhere: not only from our own people, also from our consumers, our suppliers or other external sources. That is why we want to structurally connect and collaborate with innovators from outside HEINEKEN through our new Innovators Brewhouse platform for Open Innovation.

Through our platform for Open Innovation, HEINEKEN Innovators Brewhouse, we provide an entry point for innovators around the world to connect with us. Read here why we believe this is important, who and what we are looking for, and how you can share your innovation with us. Innovation is at the heart of the continued growth of our business.

We believe great innovative ideas and solutions can come from anywhere and anyone. Increasingly our challenge is to find new ways to connect and collaborate with external innovators.” (Jean-François van Boxmeer, CEO)

To gain more insights into the kind of company Heineken is and what amazing things they do in the field of innovation, please click here.

At Yellowtail, we combine business knowledge, IT and UX with innovation and implementation power to design, develop and maintain game-breaking, digital and data-driven software solutions for the financial sector. Our mission is to enhance the quality of the financial lives of consumers. Our products and services help consumers to activate, the ability to execute and have believed to make better financial decisions by themselves.

We do that with a broad range of different specialisms. Business and IT Consultants gather functional and technical requirements, do analysis and communicate with our in-house developers and designers. Most of the projects are at well-known financials, like ABN AMRO, Aegon, Argenta, Triodos, and PGGM.

As a Yellowtailer you can really shape your career. Together with your manager, you set personal development goals and you can develop yourself in the consultant you want to be: become a commercial and sales-driven consultant, a project manager or an IT-oriented consultant. It’s all op to you.

Do you like an enthusiastic, young and entrepreneurial company culture, then look no further! Company drinks, ski trips, teambuilding weekends is just a quick summary of all the activities we do. And if there’s something missing in the agenda than our Yellowtailersorganize FIFA Tournaments, sports activities or a baking contests themselves.

For more information on Yellowtail and what kind of company it is, please click here.

 Are you ambitious, eager to learn and looking for a kick-start of your career? If you answered ‘Yes!’ to these questions, the Calco MasterClass®, our unique IT traineeship, is perfect for you! Each month we provide 20-40 trainees with the opportunity to start their career in IT. No previous experience in IT? No problem! Over 95% of our trainees were originally trained in another field or profession. The most important thing for us is that you are interested in IT and that you are eager to learn.

Calco MasterClass®

The first two months of the traineeship consist of an educational program at Calco’s headquarters in Amsterdam. After these two months you will be working for one of our clients for a period of 2 years, in a role that is suited to your interests and abilities.

About Calco

Calco is a young, innovative and ambitious organisation. We specialise in educating and coaching both new entrants and experienced IT-professionals. Ever since our foundation in 2004, we have helped over 1600 professionals to kick-start a successful career. For more information about Calco and the Calco MasterClass® see www.werkenbijcalco.nl.


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 their final study year and right after 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, you can appoint the best performing team who will be awarded a price during the final plenary gathering.


  • Get in touch with our 100+ current MSc students and our last years cohort of recent alumni of the Digital Business & Innovation Program
  • A more intimate event, both in the number of students as well as the number of companies joining, to allow for more intensive contact
  • Identify top-talent by reviewing resume’s & application letters
  • Propose master thesis topics
  • 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 organization 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, propose thesis topics, 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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