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Step out of your comfort zone! TNO traineeship Post-Graduation Information Meeting RMBCS February 25 th, 2014 Anne Maren Kruse.

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1 Step out of your comfort zone! TNO traineeship Post-Graduation Information Meeting RMBCS February 25 th, 2014 Anne Maren Kruse

2 Mission TNO TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitiveness of industry and well-being of society. TNO is founded by law in 1932 TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

3 Government funding diminishes 1980: 50% 2010: 25% TNO operates within the golden triangle industry universitygovernment Consolidated income (2012) Government: € 192 million Market: € 395 million Number of employees: ±4000 International: Aruba and Qatar TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

4 Develops new technology for (inter)national industry and organisations Applies existing technology in new domains (cross overs) Works together with SME, large companies and (non-) governmental organizations Creates patents and spinoff companies TNO develops knowledge for practical application TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

5 A real job from day one… Coaching Intervision Workshops 4 projects in 2 years 3 departments 8 months Cross company Choose yourself Different projects Different roles … with expert supervision and frequent feedback. TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

6 My road so far 1 Training and Performance Innovations 2 Public Affairs 3 Optics TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

7 VriMiBo Traineeship = twenty people going through the same Same steps Trainee weekendJong TNO TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

8 Tips & tricks In general Grades and extracurricular activities Unique background Warm over cold Resume Two pages Include months, descriptions and hobbies Job interview The basic four questions (why us, why you, + and -) Examples You are, by nature, enterprising, flexible and collaboration-minded, you have good communications skills and are naturally creative and innovative. TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

9 Tips & tricks TNO Read more on weblog.tno.nl/traineeship June 2014: Trainee Selection day Look at werkenbijtno.nl or TNO.NL/CAREER Business March 15 and 16 th : Nationale Carrièrebeurs Tbd: Nederlandse Carrièredagen Try out business courses: TNO ◦ Traineeship ◦ Tips and tricks

10 Thank you for your attention Anne Maren Kruse


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