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Online event - Working in the Netherlands

This information session deals with the cultural and legal aspects of working in the Netherlands as a international non-EU student/graduate.

If you are a non-EU student/graduate and you are thinking about (starting) your career in the Netherlands during your studies or after graduation, you might have a lot of questions about the official rules and regulations. Or about the habits and do’s and don’ts in the Dutch working environment. During this information session we will provide you with the most important information regarding the legal aspects for non-EU students/graduates and the specific cultural challenges of working in the Netherlands.

For this session we will invite an immigration lawer and an international alumni who managed to find a job in the Netherlands. After the session there is time to ask your personal questions as well.

Who can participate?

Non-EU students of the Leiden University and alumni within the first year after graduation. English will be the main language of this information session.


  • Olena Sorkina, Leiden University alumni, currently working as a Student Relations Coordinator and Corporate Recruiter at Vattenfall. 
    After defending my Master Thesis on the Search Year and going through a job search as non-EU national in the Netherlands I landed a job in recruitment and I am happy to share my tips based on my experience as a graduate and young professional.
  • Thomas van Houwelingen - Everaert Immigration Lawyers
    Rules and regulations for residence in the Netherlands afer your search year, such as the start-up regulations, and information on Permanent residence and citizenship.
  • Mascha Schamper - IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service)
    During this presentation we will talk about the orientation year. How can you apply for the orientation year? What are the particular concerns? Furthermore, we will shed some light on the steps after the orientation year like finding a job as a highly skiled migrant and what you and/or your new employer should look out for in the hiring process
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