The Stress Congress will be hosted in the Wilmink theater and De Kleine Willem. It is a 15 minute bike ride from campus is close by the train station of Enschede, so you do not have to travel far to join the Stress Congress. 

Want to see where the congress will be taking place and what will happen during the day? Check out the programme of the day!

Welcome with coffee/tea


Register at the entrance of the building and get your goodiebag. Get some coffee or tea and prepare yourself for the opening speech.

Opening Speech


The Congress will be opened by the committee followed by a talk from our speaker. Dr. Ben Tiggelaar will give an opening speech at the Stress Congress. He is a bestselling author, international speaker and behavioral scientist.

He will talk about 5 things he wished he knew before starting his first job. Ben Tiggelaar tries to answer the questions listed below in his keynote. Based on scientific research, illustrated with (good and bad) personal experiences.

– How do you know if a job really suits you? – Is it important that the company you work for has a noble purpose? – How do you avoid being completely absorbed in your work?

Company Fair


During the company fair, you will be able to talk to several companies. They will have a stand and you can walk around and meet them.

Make sure to meet to everyone as we have lined up very interesting people and companies for you. Maybe you will find your future employer here? 

Company Lecture

11:20-12:00, 11:40-12:20

There will be some lectures provided by companies. They will tell you all about interesting things going on within their company.

Alumni lectures


There will be alumni from IEM and IBA who will give a lecture in which they tell more about their professional career. 



After a morning full of impressions, you can now relax and get some lunch.

Cases and Trainings


With the cases, you can work on a challenging topic provided by a company. You also have the opportunity to attend a training and work on developing some skills. We will have short cases and long cases.

After the short case you can choose for a training given by a company. Make sure to sign up quick, as we have limited space for the training.

Informal Drink


After a day full of talking and listening to companies, you can now enjoy some drinks in an informal way.

Company Dinner


At the company dinner, you can talk to companies while enjoying a nice dinner. For this part, companies will select students based on their CV’s.