Speed dating

During the first day of the NMC all PhD students, postdocs, academic staff and also master students in the final stage of their studies are invited to have speed dates with possible employers like CBS, CQM, NS and Probability B.V.. During drinks you can have speed dates with max two of these companies and organisations.

This event will offer you an invaluable opportunity to gain a better understanding of the variety of career paths. You are encouraged to talk about job opportunities and, traineeships, and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

More information about the participating companies and organizations can be found below. In case you are interested in a speed date, please indicate on the registration form with which companies you would like to talk or send an email with the preferred companies/organizations to contact@mathematischcongres.nl.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, CBS produces reliable statistical information and data that provide insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.

Working at CBS

The office environment at CBS – with offices located in The Hague, Heerlen and on Bonaire – is a pleasant mix of government and business. You will find a very diverse group of employees who range widely in age, nationality, discipline and career. One thing all our employees have in common is their focus on the quality of our research results. Would you like to learn more and/or apply? Check out our current vacancies and/or current internships (in Dutch) on www.werkenbijhetcbs.nl


CQM (Consultants in Quantitative Methods), a leading consultancy based in Eindhoven, specializes in using data science and mathematical modeling to improve supply networks, innovate products, and enhance manufacturing processes. With over 40 years of proven experience, CQM has consistently applied quantitative methods to solve complex challenges in various industries.

Our dynamic team of around 40 highly skilled consultants, all with an academic background in mathematics or a related field, is dedicated to clarifying complex processes, enabling our clients to make informed, fact-based decisions that significantly enhance their organizational effectiveness and operational outcomes. We immerse ourselves in their business situation, we empathize and collaborate with them; determined to tackle problems together as one team.

CQM’s portfolio showcases we are at the forefront of data science to offer the best, practically applicable solution for clients such as Agrico, Ahold, ASML, CARU, FrieslandCampina, NS, Philips, ProRail and Transvision.

Nederlandse Spoorwegen

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) are the main train operator in the Netherlands, transporting over 1 million passengers per day, with over 700 train sets, over more than 3000 km track along almost 400 train stations. That’s a lot. Moreover the network is very intertwined, making the logistic planning a complex, mathematical challenge.

I work with my team on a mathematical model that solves the planning of trains at night on the yards (called shunting): trains that arrive in a specific order and combination, have to be serviced and cleaned on specific tracks and have to be able to leave the next morning, in time, in the right order and in the right combination. With a lot of trains, and very limited space on the yards, this quickly becomes a major shuffle puzzle.

The shunting problem is closely related to the timetable planning during the day. Both have a lot of challenging questions, that require mathematical models.

If you would like to know more about mathematics at NS, you are most welcome to pass by. 

Probabilty & Partners

Probability & Partners is a fast-growing consultancy firm specialized in Risk Management for the financial sector. We serve banks, insurers, pension funds, asset managers, family offices, and FinTechs. We help our clients in many ways; from building- and validating complex models to the temporary fulfillment of (board level) positions. To ensure our work reflects the latest insights, we keep close ties with academia and perform internal research.

Risk taking is a central part of the business model of our clients. We help them to safeguard that these risks are taken responsibly and consciously. We believe that a diverse mix of people is required to excel in risk management. By combining former risk managers with seasoned consultants and academics, we are able to give high-quality advice. The result of our approach is that clients like to ask us for help with problems that are not straightforward, but require knowledge of a wide range of methods and a thorough understanding of the problem context.

Interested in learning more about us? Then please visit: https://probability.nl/career/starters/