Fontys Information and Communication Technology has spent many years pursuing an inclusive school environment. Recently, we realised that this still isn't enough. Many bachelor's and master's graduates struggle with bridging the gap between studying and work. To help bridge that gap, Fontys Information and Communication Technology and TU/e worked together to set up Career Jumpstart. This initiative creates an opportunity for struggling students to find their perfect job.
Career Jumpstart aims for a future in which every student can find a well-suited and fun job. We have an experienced team to help candidates. We also have many contacts with external experts who can offer their expertise when needed. Every student and graduate who needs help can count on us! We'll like to introduce our team!
I am Dutch, 51 years, married and a mother of two teenagers, a daughter and a son. Our daughter officially has autism and our son is not diagnosed but we recognise his a-typical beauty.
Long ago I did my master at the TUE and I work since 2013 at FHICT as a teacher, tutor, writing coach or mentor for international students. This year I learned how to be a job coach. I am an enthusiastic positive person who wants to help you to take the next step you need to reach your goal. It is all about you!
En natuurlijk mag je ook gewoon Nederlands praten met mij, als dat je taal is.
Because autism, ADHD, and dyslexia are prevalent within my family, I decided to get a master's degree as an autism specialist in 2012. My areas of expertise are helping people get back to work and (job) coaching.
I strive to create a more inclusive society in which talented students get the chance to shine and work fulfilling jobs. I find fulfilment in the challenge of figuring out what career suits you best and finding the companies that meet your needs. This is what brings me a lot of joy.
I have had a blast teaching at Fontys Information and Communication Technology for sixteen years and counting. Besides teaching, I'm also a semester coach and an internship and graduate supervisor. I also volunteer as a study coach for Planckgas (Fontys Applied Science). After an inspiring course to become a walking therapy coach, I realised how valuable nature is in coaching. I must admit my bias, as I enjoy strolling through nature in my spare time. Other hobbies are reading, singing, Tai Chi, music, theatre and drawing.
I'm a mother of four sweet children, with three of them having autism. I'm also a grandmother of a very adventurous toddler and an adorable baby. I enjoyed following the Practitioner Autism course at Fontys OSO in 2019-2020. It helped me get an even better understanding of autism. Recently, I finished job coach training. I can't wait to start this journey together with you!
Hi, I'm Juliette. I've worked as a teacher, semester coach, and internship and graduation supervisor at Fontys Information and Communication Technology since 2017. Recently, I followed and finished a course for job coaching. I think it's important that everyone find a job they love, and I'm ready to help you find your match. My goal is to help you find solutions and listen to your needs until we've found the job that suits you.
I believe that everyone within our society counts, regardless of your qualities and pitfalls. As long you're content with who you are and what you do. My focus within Fontys Information and Communication Technology is supporting (graduated) students who need a little more help. Together, we'll figure out the requirements a job needs to make you happy and at ease in your workspace. Few things bring me as much joy as helping students. Other sources of joy are my four children, drinking wine and going out for dinner. I also enjoy playing a thrilling game of beach volleyball.
Hello there, I'm Lars Veerhoff, a job coach with over 15 years of experience in education. I currently specialize in helping neurodiverse students find fulfilling and meaningful careers.
I take a personal approach to coaching and understand that everyone's career journey is unique. I've worked in special needs, secondary, and higher education, so I know how tough it can be to navigate the job market.
I believe in personal agency and am committed to empowering you to take control of your career journey. I'm here to provide support and guidance, but ultimately, it's up to you to take action and make your dreams a reality.
I also developed a reflective career support intervention called the Career Fitness Journey. This program is designed to help students better understand their career goals and how to achieve them. This reflective process increases self-awareness and confidence, clarifies career goals, and provides a greater sense of purpose and direction in your career journey, which is invaluable to navigating the complex and ever-changing job market.
Overall, I'm passionate about helping neurodiverse students succeed in their careers. My whole-person approach, reflective career support intervention, and practical advice make me an asset to any student seeking guidance and support on their career journey. So, if you're looking for personalized career support, I'm here to help you achieve your goals!
Hi, I am Jessica Polderman, 22 years old and I live in Tilburg. I recently started working within Career Jumpstart as a job coach. I also help with the expansion to other institutes and support with research. I recently completed the master's degree in Positive Psychology and Well-being. This is a movement within psychology that focuses on what goes well. I try to translate this into my work at Career Jumpstart. Together with you, I want to look at your talents and qualities in order to find a suitable job.
I like to work with you to find a great place to work. A place where you feel safe, where you can develop and where your talents come into their own. A place that suits you!
With a background in Applied Psychology and Occupational and Organisational Psychology, I am happy to support (graduate) students in this search. In this, I think it is important that your qualities are seen, by yourself and by others.
I love sociability! I like to spend my free time with my friends and family, having a drink together or taking a boat trip.
Hello, I am Nicole Renders, married and also proud mother of two boys. Together with my family, I live in beautiful Son en Breugel. I am a real people person. I prefer to have friends and family around me and caring runs in my blood. I like to make others happy. In my spare time, I often go for a walk in the woods or curl up on the sofa with a book.
In my work, too, I like to (de)care. In 2019, I started working at the Fontys ICT student desk. Although I have always enjoyed working here, I am proud that I can now offer support to the Career Jumpstart team.