He guys! On Sunday, May 14th 2023, there is gathering with Pitt’s Engineering department in Amsterdam. Faculty and 20 students.
They are spending a week in the Netherlands and have a full program but indicated they’d love to meet all of us living and working in the Netherlands. The visit is blogged by the students. These are freshman and sophomore students from Engineering and Business faculties.
So we set up an event to meet with them!
We’re meeting them from 14:00 onward in Pacific, inside the Westerpark near the famous Westergasfabriek.
They would love to hear from alumni living in the Netherlands about life at Pitt then, life after Pitt and living and working in Holland. 😎😀
Hope you can find time to meet with the students in Amsterdam on that Sunday. Very informal and gezellig!
Please RSVP using our contact form or send a note to Jason Kane from Pitt UCIS dept so we can make proper arrangements. Hope to you many of you there! 😎
We’re happy to announce that on Saturday, Sept 10th, from 14:00 – 17:00 hrs the Benelux Pitt community will have a network meet for the Pitt alumni.
We’ve chosen a typical Dutch venue in the form of café het Paleis. It’s a cozy, cute, neighborhood cafe just behind the real palace of the Dutch King and Queen on the Dam in Amsterdam. It should be pretty easy to get to by public transport or walking from Central Station.
Large windows to let the light in, terrace outside to enjoy the sun, the sights and sounds of the city and breath in fresh air. All very typical Dutch, in my opinion.
Cafe het Paleis
Pitt will be sending out announcement and invite very soon. So keep an eye on your mailbox. Please RSVP to Jason Kane from Pitt, or use the contact form here, so we can keep track of the size of the crowd.
If you’d like to give a shout out on your socials about this Pitt Europe network meet, then we’d really appreciate that too!
We are very happy and very sad at the same time… Our alumni event in Rotterdam is filled to capacity and the venue has requested we do not take on any more attendees.
Approximately 20 alumni will attend this popular Pitt Europe event for alumni. They come largely from the Netherlands but we welcome a few alum from Belgium and France. They happened to be in the neighborhood! (Cue “small world” Disney song here…)
The event is held at the massively popular restaurant BY AMI in Rotterdam. The place is at the waterside and features a large terrace.
But the popularity comes from the gigantic, colorful Instawalls hand painted by an artist and friend of the owner Jeroen van der wall.
The place features five of these huge graffiti and the rest of the inside is decorated lavishly to match the walls.
Chef and owner Ahmed has gone to great lengths to create equally colorful and appealing plates and dishes, making each course a visual treat as well as a mouthwatering experience. Add custom printed frothed milk cappuccinos and designer-level cocktails and you can see why the restaurant quickly fills to capacity. Especially with lockdown having finished a couple of weeks ago and many people trying to make the best of it while they can.
Did you know that Pitt works together with the University of Groningen (RuG) for their ‘study abroad’. program? No, me neither! And I have been a liaison for Pitt in the Netherlands since my graduation in 1990. So that’s a lot of wasted years that I could have helped, but glad to discover this now!
Students are offered a full year abroad in Groningen starting in the Spring Term.
I’ve sent an Email to their contact and offered to work together, so the Pitt alums in the Netherlands can potentially help out these PItt students with life in the Netherlands.