UCAA Newsletter February 2011

Dear alumni,

Career Day
Career Day 2011 will take place on the 12th of April with the theme “The Network Society”. Among the confirmed participants this year are Unilever, Sotheby’s and Philips, as well as journalist Francisco van Jole. This list is set to grow, so keep checking the career conference website for other companies and speakers. If you would like to attend, please sing up by filling out the contact form on the website. Additionally, we’re looking for a number of alumni to, in the bar afterwards, give 10 to 20 minute presentations about themselves and their career paths. If you would like to come and tell current UC students (as well as a couple of alumni) about what you’ve done with your UC degree we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail info@ucaa.nl for more information.

UU Day & Utrecht drink
On the 26th of March Utrecht University is holding its annual UU day, which is open to all its alumni (which includes those from UCU). Coinciding with the university’s 375 year lustrum, this year’s theme will be Dualism between Body and Soul and will feature a full day of lectures and workshops by experts in their field, including one by the UCAA’s very own Somaye Dehban. More information about the event can be found here (information only available in Dutch, unfortunately). The day will be followed by a Utrecht drink at Café De Winter (Willem de Zwijgerstraat 31), starting at 20h. First round of drinks will be on the UCAA!

UCU Festival
The annual UCU festival, showcasing UC life and its students’ activities, is happening on the 9th of April. Joining in the celebration of the UU’s milestone 375th year, the festival’s theme will be History and Heritage. Alumni are actively encouraged to attend the lectures, performances and other events planned during the day, so be sure to drop by campus and join the festivities.

UU Relay Marathon
On Easter Monday (April 25th) the UU is organizing a big charity relay race marathon for students, employees and alumni. In sponsored teams of two, four or six, every runner completes a part of the course. More information can be found here (again, only available in Dutch). If you’re interested in running in a team of UC alumni get in touch with the UCAA at info@ucaa.nl to arrange it.

Requesting documents from College Hall
UCU has instituted a new and easier way for alumni to request documents (like transcripts) from College Hall. Instead of having to visit the reception desk, you can now also request them online. Add https://fd8.formdesk.com/universiteitutrecht/UCU_document_request to your bookmarks and follow the steps from there to have any documents you might need sent directly to you.

Other ways the UCAA wants to keep you informed
In addition to our newsletters, the UCAA is also making an effort to keep you informed of our goings on through social media and our own website. Join our pages on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and if you haven’t been to our website in a while, take some time to explore ucaa.nl, like our new ‘Opportunities’ page.

Lastly, a sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the last newsletter’s QQV survey. Your comments are much appreciated, with some already being incorporated into this year’s issue.

Sincerely yours,

The UCAA Board

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