Angelo, Italian, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) and Victoria, Russian, postdoctoral position at the faculty of Applied Sciences.
The Coming to Delft Service helped me and my wife Victoria with everything before and after arriving to the Netherlands. They were extremely helpful with information about healthcare, childcare for our baby, relocation, housing and much more. Their support was truly precious!
Agnese, Italian, partner of Tenure Tracker Assistant Professor at TU Delft.
I am an Italian Lawyer. I arrived in the Netherlands since my partner got a position as a Tenure Tracker. The first thing I did once I arrived here was to contact Fabiënne and Laura and to attend the workshops. I met there my very first Dutch friends and I learn how to approach the Dutch labour market. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to join the Service, by helping the team with a support part-time position for organizing the events and help international partners like me. Feel free to add me on LinkedIn and to ask me more about my experience with the CTDS!
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) and partner.
After we found out that my husband was successful with his application as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) at TU Delft, we were contacted by Coming to Delft Service. Knowing that we would have the support of TU Delft with our relocation and my career dissolved the stress that comes with such a significant life event. Coming to Delft Service offered a great deal of support and answered any questions we had or pointed us in the right direction for support.
For me, as a spouse it was important to know that assistance with job search is available through the Dual Career Programme. This is a must have initiative for any university. Various workshops and events are available through the Dual Career Programme free of charge.
Their focus is on writing a CV and cover letter, improving your interview skills, and networking in the Netherlands. They are highly interactive and all instructors make sure to answer all your questions. Networking is very important in the Netherlands job market. Your participation to such events is the first step in creating a network. I started a series of workshops as an attendee and finished it with a group of friends and a network. We were all there for the same reasons and experiencing the same feelings. I became part of a support group without noticing it. It took me about 15 months to find the right job for me. The successful job search strategy was networking. It will definitely be a journey and you need to be perseverant and have a networking mindset. I highly recommend engaging with the Coming to Delft Service and attending their events and workshops, both as a TU Delft employee and partner.