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Work and business in Arnhem

Working and/or doing business in combination with your studies? Arnhem offers you all kinds of opportunities. From self-employed start-ups to established multinationals, there are plenty of opportunities for you as a student to gain experience. During their studies students already come into contact with entrepreneurship through, for example, the Arnhem Startup Weekend, Innovate, the Global Entrepreneurship Week and OndernemerLIVE. Are you looking for a challenging internship, project or graduation assignment? There are numerous companies in Arnhem that can help you. Both with large international players and with creative start-ups. Build your career in Arnhem!



Arnhem is known for its fashion and design schools. In the Modekwartier in Arnhem's Klarendal district there are some 50 small-scale stores and 70 business premises in the field of fashion and design, run by former students.

Take for example the twin sisters Truus and Riet Spijkers. They graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts (later ArtEZ) in Arnhem and did their masters at the Fashion Institute Arnhem in 2000. In the same year that the Spijkers sisters graduated, they showed their first collection called 'Girlfriend' in Paris.

  • Develop yourself in many areas during your studies. Work work work!


Arnhem is the birthplace of many innovations such as the ATM and the PET bottle. Industriepark Kleefse Waard houses innovative and sustainable companies and actively works to connect the creative and manufacturing industries. An Arnhem former student designed the Wattsun during his studies.

"In places where power is not available, Wattsun offers a new solution: 'Pop-up power'. Wattsun is a portable, plug and play power supply in a robust and compact design, which can be expanded in capacity by stacking."

  • Working while studying. Start-ups offer you plenty of opportunities.

Green business

Students at Van Hall Larenstein have devised a robot for automatically keeping the surface of horse stables clean and level. The so-called 'Trackman' is already fully operational. The students have approached companies that want to use the Trackman and have developed a business plan for this.

The robot was designed by the students of the Animal Husbandry course of the Van Hall Larenstein.

With this product and plan, the students also won the annual student prize in 2017.

  • Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. Certainly in Arnhem.


ArtEZ Alumni HUB is a platform formed by and with students and alumni. Its goal is to offer (future) alumni the tools, connections and friendships needed to survive the post-academic black hole. See it as a clubhouse, a meeting point, a place to find information.

Every Wednesday evening, the HUB is thé place to be! Every other week the bar will be open, hosted by Barbapapabar. And on WHAT THE HUB!? nights, there will be a program focussing on life after graduation. Alumni will tell you all about their experiences, the good and the bad, their struggles and the tricks they picked up.

The HUB is not only there for ArtEZ students and alumni, but for every creative student or alumni in Arnhem.

Visit their Instagram for contact or more info @hub_artez_arnhem. Click here for more info

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