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Sefa Skillsweek 2022

After seven very successful previous editions, having attracted over 200 students each year, the eighth edition of Skillsweek is currently underway. It is taking place from the 31st of October until the 3rd of November. As one of Sefa’s most popular events, Sefa Skillsweek aims to stimulate your professional interests, allowing you to improve your career-oriented, academic, and personal skills through the workshops provided. Apart from allowing you to develop yourself further, the event is an excellent opportunity for you to network, while also giving you the opportunity to interact with companies on a more personal level. In this manner, Sefa Skillsweek allows you to develop practical skills that are highly relevant beyond the field of academics.

This year, 9 different workshops given by experts in their own fields – ranging from Members of Parliament to industry experts. This is a unique opportunity for every student that wants to gain valuable skills they can benefit from throughout their lives.

Monday 31st of October

Most companies are working in hybrid mode these days (2 days in the office). During this workshop we would like to help you with developing the soft skills you need to survive the hybrid way of working. For example, how to maintain a healthy work-life balance, how to network and the do’s and don’ts during virtual meetings. We will also dive a little deeper into healthy work environments. In this interactive workshop we will have an open conversation with students about these topics.

Young Financials helps starters and young professionals to find jobs within the Dutch financial sector. We do this by intensively guiding you in the process towards your new job. Since we have built up a broad network of different clients, we know exactly what career opportunities are out there for you! At Young Financials, you can count on extensive personal guidance and customized training. We thoroughly inform you about the position, work environment, team, and organization. Furthermore, we help you to prepare for your job interview.

To give you a kickstart in your career search, Young Financials will provide an interactive LinkedIn workshop. Through various tips and tricks you immediately get started with your own LinkedIn profile. At the end of the workshop, your LinkedIn profile is (even better) ready for use and you will know how to effectively use LinkedIn! This will help you to get in touch with interesting companies. A good first step in finding your dream job!


Tuesday 1st of November


The School of Life is a global organisation built to help you find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times. We place emphasis on the need to understand ourselves better, so that we can secure serenity and make optimally reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.

Our ideas are divided into six key topics, that together contribute to the calmer, more resilient and self-aware lived we deserve: self-knowledge, relationships, work, calm, leisure & culture and sociability.

Much of what goes wrong at work could have been prevented. “Oh, but I thought you knew that already.” “Was that what you meant?!” When the pressure is high, all too often the line is noisy. The better the communication skills within a team, the more results will be achieved. In this workshop you will learn how to communicate difficult but important messages in a timely, clear, respectful and patient way.

Training from EY.

Wednesday 2nd of November

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. We manufacture and market food and beverage products across the globe, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 iconic brands. As a company value we champion great people therefore we value recruitment greatly. The focal point of the workshop will be CVs and how we can use them in the best way possible from the perspective of an experienced human resources professional.  The topics of discussion will include CV basics and how to formulate the building blocks of a CV, tips and tricks on how to uniquely present yourself professionally in one to two pages, do’s and don’ts when it comes to CV writing and answering your questions regarding CV’s. Examination and commentary on a few CVs of workshop attendants will also take place if time allows for it.

AthenaStudies offers exam training for students by top students. Our tutors have studied the same subjects as you, so they know exactly how to get the highest possible score for the exam. At AthenaStudies we do not only focus on grades, but especially on how we can prepare you as well as possible.

The basic idea behind the design of every course is active learning. Students are often tempted to (only) make summaries and (re)read or mark textbooks, with the misleading thought that this significantly improves their study results. However, based on the available scientific research, these study techniques are rated as low utility learning (Dulonsky et al. 2013).

In the workshop offered by AthenaStudies, we will look at these study techniques with the goal that you will be able to apply it to your own studies in order to achieve higher results immediately.

Thursday 3rd of November

Positive self-leadership means setting goals for yourself that really suit you and using your strengths to achieve those goals. Do you want to discover your talents? Do you know what gives you energy? And how to convert this into positive self-leadership? Then join this workshop!

At HAYS we believe we are long-life career partners both for people and clients. With over 12.000 employees in 32 countries worldwide, HAYS is one of the market leaders in recruitment. We help our clients with finding the right talent. In the Netherlands, we have an office in Amsterdam and Tilburg. Together we create the future of your career, human- and future focused.


Are you talented, ambitious, and interested in IT? Do you want to learn more about SAP – the most widely used business software in the world – and certain methods that can enhance its efficiency? Register now for this training on November 3rd!

Johan Jansen is SAP trainer at iTrainee and has already prepared dozens of young talented people for a career in the SAP world. In this training Johan will tell you more about Agile Scrum, and how this method enables fast software implementation.

Are you curious about the world of Agile Scrum and SAP? Then register now!


In principal all Sefa Skillsweek events are free of charge. However, to ensure that companies are not stood up at the last moment we require your IBAN in case we need to collect the no show fine (15,-). A no show fine will be collected if you unsubscribe from an event less than 48 hours in advance.