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Prepare for your career in the LU Career Zone

Do you want to be optimally prepared for your future career? In the Leiden University Career Zone you can find everything you need for the best possible start to your career.

Career tests
Take professional career tests and learn more about yourself and the types of job that would suit you best.

Career Route Planner
Plan your route through your studies: find out how you can work on your CV and skills in each year of your study programme.

Explore the labour market
How can you find a suitable internship or job? What sectors are compatible with your field of study? What is the current situation in the labour market? What about internships, doing a PhD or working abroad?

Application skills
CV, LinkedIn profile, job applications and interviews, networking, assessments, work and life skills. You can strengthen the skills you’ll need for a successful career by using the tips, support and information provided.

Alumni Mentor Network
Via the Mentor Network you can easily get in touch with alumni for career advice. All students, recent graduates and young alumni can use this portal for:

  • Information about a specific sector, organisation or position
  • Job application and career tips from Leiden alumni
  • Questions about choosing a bachelor or master programme

Internships and job vacancies
In the Leiden University Job Portal you can find vacancies for internships, part-time jobs, graduate jobs and volunteer work. You can also find job vacancies in various sectors.

Career Services
Leiden University’s Career Services offer support in a range of areas such as:

  • Career advice
  • Internship advice
  • Choosing a bachelor/master and career opportunities
  • Career tests
  • Information about career orientation and job applications
  • Workshops and events
  • CV, LinkedIn profile and cover letter checks
  • Information sessions  

Find out what your faculty Career Service can do for you.

Workshops & career events
Would you like to join a workshop or career event? Each faculty’s Career Service organises workshops. Find out what’s on offer in the calendar, for example:

  • What do I have to offer an employer?
  • Finding your dream job
  • CV, LinkedIn profile and cover letter check
  • Job interviews
  • Assessments
  • LinkedIn profile and Pitch
  • Working as a researcher
  • Working as a trainee

Launch your career in the LU Career Zone!

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