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Career Service

The career service offers support if you have questions about your career, your personal profile, the job market and job applications.

Would you like to gain work experience during your studies? Ask the career service about the options available. Each faculty has its own career service. You will find more information on your faculty tab.

You can contact your faculty career service for:

  • career advice
  • internship advice
  • choice of Master’s programme and career options
  • career tests
  • information about career orientation and job applications
  • workshops
  • CV and cover letter checks
  • information sessions

Science Career Service

This Career Service at the Science faculty supports you with any questions about career perspectives and choice of study program.

Workshops and Career College

We frequently organize Workshops and Career Colleges to share useful tips and information with the purpose of preparing you as well as possible for the job market. Please check out our events.

Please visit our office

If you have any personal questions related to career perspective or choice of study program, please pay us a visit!

You can visit us during our “Walk-In” Consultation Hour on either Tuesday and Thursday 12.30 - 13.30  at B1.12, Gorlaeus Lecture Hal. You can also make an individual appointment via our online appointment app (check column with contact details on the right). To schedule a meeting, please use the widget of Onlineafspraken.nl to choose your appointment type (subject), the counselor, date and time.

For information about our office and contact details, please check under Contact on the right.

Who are we?

We are a team of four comprising the Career Counselors Tanja Bos (PhD), Ilse Huijskens (PhD) and two student assistants. As part of Student Support Services at the University Leiden, Tanja and Ilse are responsible for Science Career Service at the Science faculty.

Tanja started her career as biomedical scientist. After finishing her PhD, she worked for several years as a recruiter in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical industry.

Ilse has a background in Biotechnology and deferred her PhD in Canada. She continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the LACDR institute within this Science faculty and subsequently changed her career path towards recruitment and career consultation.

The numerous years of experience that Tanja and Ilse acquired as researcher and recruiter sets the foundation for their support to students with their choices in study direction and/or career path.

The student assistants, Femke Heddema and Vivienne Kolman, support Science Career Service with the organization of events and student support.

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