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International Student Career Event

Are you a recent graduate, or looking ahead to your options after graduation? Are you considering starting your career in the Netherlands? If so, don’t miss the International Student Career Event. During this event you’ll be offered a wealth of tips and advice on how to prepare for and launch a career in the Netherlands. You’ll also be given the opportunity to boost your professional network. Sign up today!

20 April 2017, 12:30 - 17:30
€ 7.50
Plexus Student Centre
Kaiserstraat 25
2311 GN Leiden

By choosing to study in the Netherlands you already made an important career decision. But have you considered your next step? How and where should you launch your career? If you’re thinking of stating your career in the Netherlands, you probably have a lot of questions about job prospects and the kind of opportunities and challenges that await you.

At the International Student Career Event, Leiden international alumni will share their experiences and provide tips and inspiration to help you get your career off to a good start. You’ll also hear from professionals, who will offer advice and guidance on practical issues faced by both EU and non-EU students. Of course there’ll also be plenty of opportunity to meet and network with alumni.

Programme (preliminary)

12.30 Registration

Opening “International Alumni  – where do they work?”
Introducing our contributors and panel members


Panel discussion: Students – Alumni – Employers 
Discuss with our panel members the opportunities and challenges involved in starting a career in the Netherlands. Opportunity to ask the experts and share experiences.

14.30 Parallel sessions – 1st round
Choose from these four options:
  1. Information session – Rules, Regulations and Taxes; Get informed about the procedures and regulation related to the Orientation Year for Non-EU students, taxes and other legal issues.
  2. Workshop – Application skills and strategy; The art of presenting yourself to a future employer. Find out how to adjust your CV and write an effective job application letter, etc.
  3. Workshop – Professional Networking and Social Media; A practical journey into digital possibilities. Learn to benefit from social media.
  4. Workshop – How to Start-Up?; Smart work is more important than hard work. Learn how to overcome the hurdles to start a business in the Netherlands.
15.15 BREAK
15.30 Parallel sessions  - 2nd round
Choose from the four options above
16.15 Closing words
16.30 Network drinks