Starterscafé | Writing a cover letter that gets you noticed

Tuesday 11 October 2022, 19:00 - 22:00 hrs.
AHK Culture Club
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018 JA Amsterdam

Learn smart and effective ways to run your business at the AHK Start-Up Café. Get the basics sorted so you can focus on what you really want to be doing: being creative! 

First grab a drink and get to know the current and former students from a wide range of fields. After that, your inspiring trainer will teach you all the ins and outs of running a business. If you want to join us, go to 

What you’ll get from this session
There it is at last – that one job you really want to get. How do you convince them you’re the one they’re looking for? How do you get them enthusiastic? How do you ignite the spark? By writing a great cover letter, that’s how. Discover all the dos and don’ts, and get the right mix of ingredients for success. 

About Sylvie Mellenberg 
This evening’s expert is Sylvie Mellenberg, a language and communication specialist. She’ll help you find answers to questions like: How do you structure a good written text, and how do you know when an argument is strong and well-founded? Sylvie has been working at the Academy of Theatre and Dance for many years, and she’s got the answers to the questions on your mind. 

Interested in more? Check out our other workshops from THEME TAG A – Finding Work: ‘Finding work that suits you’, ‘Making an impression with your CV or portfolio’ and ‘Raising your online profile’. 

Evening program 
A warm welcome 
Meet fellow students and grow your network.  

Tips & tricks  
The teacher will tell you everything you need to know when starting up, opening the doors to a new world. We provide the pen and paper, so you can note down all the tips and tricks.  

Get to work 
Roll up your sleeves, because we’re going put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Sometimes the teacher will ask you to work with a specific case study, but usually you’ll be applying it to your own situation.  

Chill and chat 
The bar is open! You’re welcome to stay and connect with fellow students or put questions to your teacher.  

Who it’s for
The Starterscafé is aimed at current and former AHK students.


  • Free for current students and recent graduates (from 2019 onwards).  
  • € 12.50 for AHK alumni who graduated before 2019.  
  • € 15.00 for non-AHK participants.  

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