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December, 2020

Upcoming activities

Serious Request: Help us beat Corona… Literally

December 2nd, 2020 - December 10th, 2020

The Community Committee will be fundraising money for Serious Request again this year. This year, Serious Request will be raising money for the Red Cross, in order to help the healthcare warriors who are in the frontline against this pandemic.  This is why this year we want to invite you all to  Help us all beat corona... Literally !  The Community Committee has created Coronavirus shaped Piñatas, they are filled with candies and one of them contains a GOLDEN TICKET. Could it be you who finds the golden ticket and wins a Yoghurt Barn voucher for €15? We will be delivering the Piñatas on the 11 th  of December. For only €10 you will be able to expres your wrath on the virus and support a good cause! Unfortunately, you are only able to order the Piñatas if you live in Nijmegen. You are able to purchase the Piñata until the 10th of December. We hope you’re enthusiastic about helping others as we are. And remember… you can always beat, kick or destroy your piñata if you feel you had enough of the virus!

Serious Request: Vengeful Present, Smirnoff Ice Edition

December 2nd, 2020 - December 12th, 2020

The Community Committee will be fundraising money for Serious Request again this year. This year, Serious Request will be raising money for the Red Cross, in order to help the healthcare warriors who are in the frontline against this pandemic.  We want to invite you to prank your friends with the traditional Smirnoff Ice hidden bottle prank. The process is easy: buy a bottle for €7,50, leave your friend’s address and we’ll make sure to deliver it to them on the 14th of December.  You will be able to take your revenge and support a good cause at the same time! But remember... we can also come knocking on your door! Let the games begin... Unfortunately, you are only able to prank your friend is they live in Nijmegen. You can order the bottles until the 12th of December Remember: Enjoy, but drink in moderation

Serious Request: No more making XMAS cards… better buy them!

December 2nd, 2020 - December 15th, 2020

The Community Committee will be fundraising money for Serious Request again this year. This year, Serious Request will be raising money for the Red Cross, in order to help the healthcare warriors who are in the frontline against this pandemic.  This is why this year if you don’t know what to give to your family or friends… stress no more!  Give your friends and family beautiful X-MAS cards, designed by the Community Committee and help the Red Cross fight the virus with your purchase.  You can buy three beautiful cards for only €5! We’ll be delivering during the week from the 16-18 th  of December. Unfortunately, you will only be able to purchase the cards if you live in Nijmegen. You are able to order the cards until the 15th of December.

Synergy Drink: Celebrating the holidays

December 7th, 2020 | 21.00h | 00.00h

Get ready for a new Synergy Drink on the 7 th  of December! The theme of this drink is the holidays: sinterklaas, Christmas and New Year's Eve. And that's not all! You have the possibility to order a nice goodie bag in holiday style with a drink for €2,50. Reminder! You can only order the goodie bag until the 3rd of December and you are only able to order it if you live within a 4 km radius from the city centre of Nijmegen. Also, we play never have I ever with a touch of the holidays and we have a New Year's Eve prize draw! So, sign up quickly for the drink and you might win a great prize! If you do not want to order the goodie bag, then join us in  THE CUBE . 

On The Hunt: Digital Escape Room

December 8th, 2020 | 20.00h | 22.00h

The hostage scans the room, frightened of the darkness around. There is only one team that can solve my identity in time, with the help op the clues I have left them. But can I depend on them to come save me? From far, I can hear the voices of the Sports Committee approaching. Will I get out of this alive? During this intense online escape room you will go on a very important mission. You will be searching for clues, answers and eventually the identity of the hostage. Faith is in your hands. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? It depends on you now. Work together as a team and solve this mystery. Tuesday 8th of December, 20:00

Workshop: First aid for starting your own business

December 9th, 2020 | 12.15h | 13.30h

Have you always wondered what it's like to start at your own company? Where do you start? How do you become successful? Julie Dubbe is a successful entrepreneur and after years of experience in the hospitality industry she founded The Social Tase. Julie is happy to share tips and tricks on starting your own business! The Social   Taste The Social Taste is a social media agency especially for entrepreneurs in the hospitality, food and leisure sectors. Nowadays, social media can no longer be ignored. The Social Taste has a lot of experience with the behavior of customers and guests, knows what they like to see and knows how to reach people who at times seem far away. Partly because of this, The Social Taste has been able to achieve good results within several companies such as Bairro alto, Funky Salads (formerly Down Town), Parkzicht and Brunswick. Julie will talk about how she started her business during her online presentation. She shares useful tips and tricks if you want to start your own business. During the presentation there is plenty of room for questions and interaction. Do you not want to miss the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from a successful entrepreneur? Then register here before December 8.  If you live within a radius of 4 km from the center of Nijmegen, you will have the option of receiving lunch at home. Do not forget to click the box 'I want to receive lunch' and fill in your address.  

Chocolate Fest

December 9th, 2020 | 19.00h | 23.00h

Maybe you like candy, maybe you don’t. However, we all love chocolate! That’s why we have organized something special for you guys. On the 9th of December, the Informal Committee has organised a chocolate fest together with The Chocolate Bar, so you can control your gluttony! During the online tasting, we will be tasting chocolate while hearing all about the delicious treats! A special package full of chocolate for you to enjoy will delivered right on your doorstep (only if you live in Nijmegen). Are you up for trying  some new and amazing treats and love chocolate? Then subscribe now! Synergy members only pay €2,50 for this activity and non-members pay €8,95. If you do not live in Nijmegen but still want to participate with the chocolate kit, you can also pick it up at the Synergy office! Don't forget to mention 'Synergy Office' in the address line.  You are able to subscribe and unsubscribe  until Monday, the 7th of December 17:00.   

Financial General Members Meeting

December 11th, 2020 | 12.00h | 13.30h

On Friday the 11th of December, there will be an extra General Members Meeting to rediscuss the financial plan. The General Members Meeting will be in Dutch.  The General Members Meeting will take place on the 11th of December via Zoom. From 12:00 you are welcome and at 12:15 the meeting will start. You have to subscribe for the General Members Meeting. After subscribing an e-mail will be sent to you containing the Zoom-meeting link, the agenda and the (financial) minutes of the previous General Members Meeting. These documents are also available at the Synergy office (Heyendaalseweg 141.00.180) from the 27th of November. The financial documents can be requested by sending an email to   You are expected to read these documents in advance of the General Members Meeting. Also, send your questions regarding the documents to, ultimately by the 4th of December. If you do not understand Dutch, we can send you a summary in English.   If you cannot attend the General Members Meeting, please send an e-mail to Someone else can cast your vote for you, if you let us know at least 24 hours before the start of the General Members Meeting. If you cannot attend, but you are interested in receiving the documents, please send an e-mail to to receive these documents.  Since the General Members Meeting is online, its form will differ slightly from a physical one. There is extra emphasis on reading the documents beforehand. The board will summarise changes made to the financial policy since the previous General Members Meeting and answer the submitted questions. We hope to see you at the 11th of December.

International Christmas Dinner

December 14th, 2020 | 19.00h | 22.00h

On the 14th of December at 19:00h  the   annual  International Christmas  Dinner   will  take  place ! On  this   day  we  will   celebrate  Christmas online  together   with   the  ESV.  This   year , a  delicious   three  course  meal   will   be   prepared   by  Proeflokaal Bregje. An  amazing   selection  of options is put  together   for   you ,  which  members  can  get  delivered   to   their  homes  for   only  €7,50. Non-members  pay  €14,95.  After   you  have  received   your  delivery,  you   only   need   to  do  some   final   preperations ,  for   which   an  oven  would   be   necessary .  After   you  have  your   meals   all  ready,  it’s  time  to  take a  seat   behind   your  laptop  and  start  the   festivities ! But  that’s   not   all : in order  to  get  to   know   each   other , we  will   be   playing  a  theme  quiz  during   the   dinner ,  for   which   three   prizes   can   be  won!    If   you   prefer   dining   together   with  a buddy or  another   international  student,  that  is  also   possible !  However , make  sure   to   fill  in  the   same   adress  below.  Delivery is  only   possible   for   adresses   within  a 4 km radius of  the   central ststiom  of Nijmegen.   The food  will   be   delivered   Monday   the  14th of December,  so  make  sure   you   will   be  home  between  15:00  and  18:00  hours .    The meal choices: Starter   Tomato   Soup  ( Vegetarian )   Poké  Bowl  Salmon   Served   with   edamame , red  sweet   onions ,  sesame   seeds   and   smoked   salmon   Carpaccio   Served   with  a pesto dressing,  parmesan   cheese ,  pine  nuts  and   arugula   Beef T ataki   Served   with  spring  onion ,  sesame   seeds   and   sesame   mayonnaise   Main  course    Salmon  (Fish)   Topped   with  a  basil -cream  sauce   Camembert ( Vegetarian )   With  a  honey-walnut   tapenade ,  served   with   bread   topped   with   bell   pepper ,  cucumber   and     celery   Chicken Saté    With   peanut   sauce ,  prawn  crackers  and   fried   onions   Spare  R ibs   Two   ribs   coated   with  a light spicy marinade  served   with   garlic   sauce   * All   main  courses  will   be   served   with  a side of mixed greens  and   potato   wedges *   Dessert   Madeleines   Served   with  a  mandarine  compote  with   powdered   sugar      Cheeseboard   Served   with   bread   filled   with  nuts  and   fruits   and  a  mustard-fig  chutney   New York  Cheesecake   Served   with   strawberry   sauce   Selection  of Desserts   Consists  of a mini  Brownie , mini  Cheesecake ,  mandarins   with  a mini wafel,  served   with   strawberry   sauce  

Information Session about Unilever

December 15th, 2020 | 12.15h | 13.30h

Have you always wondered what it is like to work for a multinational? What can you expect and what your daily tasks are? Then come to the web lecture on the 15 th  of December during the lunchbreak. All your questions will be answered about Unilever and it will give you the opportunity to take a look at the ins and outs of Unilever. Furthermore, this information session will be a precursor to the case battle on the 27 th  of January, in which you will work together in groups to solve a Unilever case.

(Pre-)Master Activity: High Beer with Trainees

December 15th, 2020 | 20.00h | 22.00h

*Unfortunately, this event is for Dutch speaking (pre-) master students only*  Would you like to start a traineeship soon, or would you like to get more info on traineeships in general? Register for the High Beer (Pre-)Master activity where you get the chance to ask 6 different companies about their traineeships. This in combination with tasting beers and enjoying some snacks on Tuesday, December 15 starting at 20:00. A traineeship is a (starting) position at a company, where you will be trained to become a specialist in the field. Typically during a traineeship, multiple projects will be tackled in combination with knowledge and skill trainings.  The main advantages of traineeships are close personal support, the opportunity for personal development and being able to get a clear view of the organisation. The trainees of the following companies will be present during the activity: KPMG, de Nederlands Spoorwegen, Nestlé, Sligro, Alliander and the Dutch Government.  You will have the chance to talk to three trainees during the three rounds that will be held. Make sure to put down your top 4 so we can take your prefferences into account. If you register, you will receive a package containing the beers! Members pay €2,50, non-members pay €12,50. You are only able to order the beer kit if you live in Nijmegen or Arnhem.  You can subscribe and unsubscribe  until the 10th of December. We hope to see you all on the 15th of December!

Past events

Webinar Students at Nedap

December 2nd, 2020 | 10.30h | 12.00h

*Unfortunately, this event will be held in Dutch* You’ve acquired a lot of theoretical knowledge during your studies. But what can you do with it in practice? A great deal at Nedap. Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to make such a giant leap in your development in such a short time. We are Nedap: a tech company with people knowledge. We provide job satisfaction and enjoyment at work. Our technology makes people more productive, and organisations more efficient. We help companies make better use of the talents and potential of their employees. Get to know everything about our challenging internships, graduation assignments, and student jobs during our webinar Students at Nedap. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 2 December 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. During the webinar we will tell you more about internship possibilities, graduation options and student jobs within Nedap. Next to that, current interns and working students will share their experiences what is like to be a student at Nedap. Interested? Then register here for free.

The Big Discover Your Motivation Show by Bewegin

December 3rd, 2020

*Unfortunately, this event is for Dutch speaking students only* Bewegin presents: the workshop for ambitious starters Especially for starters with ambitions in consultancy, talent developer Bewegin has come up with a special initiative: ‘De Grote Ontdek Je Drijfveren Show’. The ideal way to boost your ambitions. The show is on the third of December, you can sign up until the 18 th  of November. Bewegin helps you to take responsibility for your talent. Bewegin does this with an innovative traineeship, full of freedom, challenge, training, coaching and guidance. In a two-year program you will be prepared for a special role: that of an organizational developer. This makes Bewegin the kickstart of your career - your career has started immediately, and you continue to develop fully. Discover your motives At Bewegin they notice that starters often find the step from student life to their first job difficult. Which job suits me? How do I make the best start? These questions are often asked. If you are at the start of your career, have ambitions in consultancy and recognize yourself in this? Than ‘De Grote Ontdek Je Drijfveren Show’ is definitely somtehing for you. Working together ‘De Grote Ontdek Je Drijfveren Show’ is all about serious gaming. Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator you will dive into your ambitions and what you want to accomplish. This is your chance to get to know Bewegin, to meet other talents and above all: to get to know yourself even better than you already did. After the workshop you will have a better idea of ​​your motives, you will know what is important to you in a first job, and you will undoubtedly have had a good time. Sign Up Do you want the opportunity to boost your development together with Bewegin? Then register before the 18th of November 2020 for ‘De Grote Ontdek Je Drijfveren Show’ here .

(Pre-)Master activity: Liquorettes around the world

December 3rd, 2020 | 20.30h | 22.00h

After the delay it is now officially time to depart for this virtual trip around the world with the Informal Master Committee on the 3rd of December at 20.30 in THE CUBE ! During this flight you are going to make a quiz in teams. This quiz consists of different rounds with themes, among music, people, historic events, pictures, etc. In each round you can win points and after submitting the round you get a code. With this code you can earn bonuspoints and crack the code for the big surprise of the evening. The team who has the most points after five rounds will win the game and a nice price (which will be delivered after the game, only when living in Nijmegen). The activity will end with a drink together. When assigning for this activity you will get a package with some attributes which you need during the quiz! How faster you finish the quiz, the sooner you know what to do with the package. Important, to receive this package you need to live in Nijmegen! Members pay €2,50, non-members pay €4,00. The package will be delivered to you on December second in the evening. To participate in this activity you need to have a laptop/mobile phone.  You are able to subscribe and unsubscribe  for this activity is until the first of December, 23.59 PM.