They are tenacious hunters who keep their eyes skinned. They are on the lookout for fresh young talent among students all over the campus. Once they set their sights on you, they'll corner you ... and offer you a stunning career opportunity. They are called campus recruiters, and you get them in Wageningen too.
Having spotted his talent, Teun doesn't pounce immediately. ‘You approach someone gently and don't spring anything on them.' By having a one-to-one chat, he soon gets the measure of the person. He is looking for students with aspirations for their future and a wish to make a go of it in the business world. He seldom draws a blank; in fact, most of the students he approaches feel honoured. It's a great opportunity for them.
Teun's employer is a headhunting consultancy firm that links students up with companies. Ebbinge helps them with career choices and grooms them so that they have top appeal as applicants. Students are trained in writing a good CV and getting through an assessment, for example. They can also come and see how things work at an in-house company day. ‘You can even come in at a later stage in a selection process', says Teun. ‘All nice opportunities that students can't arrange for themselves.'