Who’s coming with me?

Golden Ticket
Wednesday, May 11. 2:55 am.
My alarm clock starts ringing. Groaning, I roll over and switch on the light next to my bed at the AmericInn in Valley City, North Dakota. I’m in North Dakota for an incident response to a pipeline spill. As incident responses go, the day before was a busy one and I’m running on barely two hours of sleep. Still, I grab my laptop and type in the address for the Global Shapers Road to Global Puzzle 5. The final puzzle.


We forever have that connection

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It was July 2 and I awoke from my tent having just competed at Henley Royal Regatta to check my emails and there it was – I was in! Having just completed one journey I was about to embark on another…


Application tips from Global Shapers alumni

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Global Shapers is back! Five lucky Arcadians already managed to win a golden ticket to the program. Other Arcadians who want to be part of the unique experience can apply till June 1, 10.00am CET. Having trouble with finding inspiration for your application? No worries, we have some tips for you from Global Shapers alumni!


This program is a never ending journey

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It all started with a mail from the Learning & Development team, asking young professionals to apply for the 4th generation of Global shapers. As excited as a 3 year kid, I literally started fantasising about how my journey would be if I ever got selected for this program. And believe me, it doesn’t let you down even a bit – in fact, it is much more than what you expect it to be.


Global Shapers Gen’ 2016 – Apply now

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The applications for the Global Shapers program Generation 2016 are now open! Global Shapers is about learning through working together in an international group, in both a virtual and a face-to-face phase. Are you a young professional and ready to join the program? 


5 Golden ticket winners to the Global Shapers program

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You paved the road to global with collaboration! By joining the Global Shapers pre-application game you had a chance of winning one of the five golden tickets to the Global Shapers program.

But most importantly, we hope you had fun, established some new connections within Arcadis and worked together with colleagues across business lines, globally and virtually!


Road to Global – pre-application game

The pre-application game for Global Shapers 2016 is open! Joining the game is the kick-start to the program. For those who already solved the first puzzle, the second puzzle launched this morning. In case you have not yet joined the game, it is not too late to enter. The pre-application closes on May, 13.

Global Shapers on the move – Freek moved to Doha, Qatar

IMG_23032011: Almost 5 years ago I started at ARCADIS as a thesis graduate – Master Construction Management and Engineering at University Twente. It was 2012, due to the economic crisis since 2008, there weren’t many jobs. So, I was very excited that I managed to secure a full-time job at ARCADIS before I even finished my thesis. This was a stressful period, but I nailed it!