Study Association via

via, short for 'Vereniging Informatiewetenschappen Amsterdam' (Dutch), is the study association for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Science at the University of Amsterdam.

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Preference list for mentors Intreeweek

Floor van de Leur 2022-05-11

In the week of August 29 to September 3, the last week before the new academic year starts, the Intreeweek (introduction place) will take place. After two online and hybrid Intreeweeks, this edition will be completely offline again! As an experienced student, you can accompany a group of brand new freshmen during the Intreeweek in their first steps in the Amsterdam student life.

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Apply for the Tesla Minor!

Floor van de Leur 2022-05-09

The Tesla minor, a program developed for and by master's students from the FNWI, is looking for new students! Are you a driven and enthusiastic student and are you interested in applying your academic skills outside of science in the form of a socially relevant assignment for an external client (government, business, NGO, etc.)? Then the Tesla minor might be just the thing for you! Application for Tesla 2023 closes on June 1, 2022. For more information, check out the website.

Diversity Journal Club presents: Introverted leadership

Floor van de Leur 2022-05-09

When we think of leaders, many of us typically associate this with an extroverted person that speaks confidently and assertively, likes to be the center of attention, and takes control. This results in the assumption that introverts cannot be good leaders. However, this stereotypical view incorrectly assumes that leadership is a trait that is inherently connected to a certain personality type rather than a process where relevant skills are developed, which results in bias against introverts in the work environment (e.g., hiring and promotion decisions). In fact, research has shown that introverts possess many personality traits and strengths that make them effective and successful leaders. In this journal club, we (host and participants) will explore why introverts can be excellent leaders, which challenges they face and how we, staff and students, can promote more diverse and inclusive leadership models.

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The Bit Academy is looking for developers and data engineers (in training)!

Pim Meulensteen 2022-04-29

This is a vacancy for a Dutch position. Fluency of the Dutch language is required.

The Bit Academy is looking for developers and data engineers (in training) who would like to spend a (fixed) morning, afternoon, evening or day a week helping adults learn to program online as a community coach.
The Bit Academy offers an online training where you learn the skills of a junior data engineer or full stack web developer. At the Bit Academy, the focus is on learning by doing. The course material is structured in such a way that a participant can move through it independently. As a community coach, you make sure that you give participants a push in the right direction if they are not succeeding. You help these beginning programmers by explaining to them unfamiliar and complicated concepts in understandable language. You will also give live coding sessions via Zoom and you will help to develop new educational material. Read the full job description here.

Wanted: via comedians

Floor van de Leur 2022-04-25

Do you also feel like Cards Against Humanity could be improved upon immensely? The gaming committee is looking for fun ideas to give our Cards set for our board game nights some more flair, and we need your help! We are looking for fun (via related) ideas for question and answer cards. For example, a question card such as: "In a desperate attempt to attract more members, the student council is giving away free ___ ." Or an answer card such as: "a burnt SPAR-pizza". Are you feeling creative, then fill in this little form each time you get an epiphany, and perhaps you will find your brainchild(ren) at our next board game night!

Career Fair U.S.C.K.I. Incognito

Floor van de Leur 2022-04-22

On Friday, May 13, study association U.S.C.K.I. Incognito from Utrecht will organize a career fair! Come and visit the stands of Intellerts, OGD, ML6, Formorrow, DHL and Navara, in the hall of the Minnaertgebouw at the Uithof in Utrecht, to hear why you should come and work for these companies after you graduate, or just to receive some nice goodies :-). Click here for more information about the fair itself, or about the participating companies.

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To Dah Loo: April 2022

Floor van de Leur 2022-04-19

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council. The online edition for April can be found here.

In this edition, among other things: the Online Minors Fair, a new FSR column, and Students for Sustainability.

Members wanted for the Cavia committee!

Floor van de Leur 2022-04-04

The Cavia committee is currently busy finishing the next almanac, but soon they will start work on the next edition of via's periodical: the Cavia. If you'd be interested in helping with this, as a writer, interviewer or designer, join the committee by signing up!

If joining an extra committee is too much of a commitment for now, but you'd like to write articles from time to time, you can sign up for the voluntary writers list. When you sign up, you're asked whether you'd like to write an article each time the committee starts working on a new edition!

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Activity overview

LAN party

in 1 day
  • Tuesday 24 may 17:00 - 22:00
  • Brainwave

It is time for the yearly LAN-party! So pick up your laptop and go to battle against your fellow via members and the members of the other associations at Science Park. It doesn't matter if you're a MLG-pro or a n00b, everyone is welcome. We'll see you there!

We will also organize multiple tournaments, which we will announce in the coming weeks. We will also set up a Minecraft server!


in 2 days
  • Wednesday 25 may 15:00 - 17:30
  • TBA

More information here soon...

  • Thursday 26 may 17:00 - 18:00
  • C0.05 will come give a lecture at via! More information will follow.


in 1 week
  • Wednesday 1 jun 18:00 - 22:00
  • SP A1.28

The end of the academic year is in sight, and that means that a new Interview Committee (SoCo) and a new Board Advisory Committee (BaCo) must be elected. Therefore, the BaCo General Assembly (GA) will take place on Wednesday, June 1! During this GA, people who are interested in being part of the BaCo or the SoCo can put themselves forward as candidates and there will be a vote on who gets to be on...

Do you have an idea for an activity?
Send an e-mail to the Activitycommittee.


Universiteit van Amsterdam

TA Matching Kunstmatige Intelligentie

Universiteit van Amsterdam, part-time

Ben jij een gemotiveerde student die de bachelor Kunstmatige Intelligentie heeft gedaan of volgt? Dan zijn we op zoek naar jou! Op 8, 9, en 10 juni vindt de matching van Kunstmatige Intelligentie plaats. Voor de werkcolleges op 8 juni zijn we op zoek naar TAs van 13:00 tot 17:00. Het gaat hierbij om een tweetal werkcolleges, een van 13:00 tot 15:00 en een van 15:00 tot 17:00. We zijn het op zoek naar TAs die beide werkcolleges kunnen geven. Naast het werkcollege zoeken we ook nog studenten die kunnen helpen bij het nakijken op 9 juni, geef in je mail aan als je hiervoor beschikbaar bent. De werkcolleges gaan dit jaar over Path Finding en zijn daarnaast een vragenuurtje voor Lineaire Algebra.


IT Work Placement

B&S, internship

IT is one of the essential sections of B&S and is the center of all business processes. Every day, more than 60 enthusiastic ICT colleagues at various locations worldwide are actively involved in implementing and maintaining new technological solutions to ensure the development and digitalization of B&S. (B&S is part of B&S Group)


IT Young Professional

Bol, full-time

Start date
Please note: The program starts on the 15th of September 2022. We will process all applications in the week of May 16, so please keep in mind that it may take longer than 2 weeks before you hear from us.


Associate Sales Representative - Bachelor/Master (Graduate) - Netherlands

Cisco, internship

What You’ll Do:

Cisco Sales Associates Program offers a global environment that provides structured training and on-the-job-experience. We will develop your sales, technical and communication skills and you will be offered the opportunity to rotate and understand diverse areas of Sales via our model of Education Exposure Experience. You will learn how to position Cisco’s architectures, solutions and products to our customers.