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Agenda of activities

To feel confident about your studies and future career you'll need a range of different skills. The Career Service offers both general and specialised training courses and workshops to help you develop these skills.

The Career Service offers a revolving selection of course and workshops, including:

  • Career orientation / How to find a job
  • CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
  • Job application letters and procedures
  • Psychological tests & assessment centres
  • Personal Pitch and networking
  • Insight into your own skills

Faculty specific information can be found under the faculty tab.

Workshops and events

The Career Service has several courses on offer...

Workshop: Competences in Humanities

Before you start to approach the labour market, it is wise to know what your value is. This workshop is about discovering your academic skills and your knowledge as a Humanities Graduate. Questions like: “What skills and knowledge are typical for a Humanities Graduate?”, “What distinguishes humanities graduates from other graduates?” will be put central. 
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to ‘sell’ themselves and explain their added value to an organization and/or company.
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Workshop: How to find a job or internship in The Netherlands?

What does the international job market look like? What sort  of companies and organizations are interested in or interesting for non-Dutch professionals? This workshop is aimed at those students who are looking to launch their career in The Netherlands, but do not speak Dutch. The labour market is –like the entire world- becoming more and more internationally connected, and the Dutch labour market is no exception. Fewer organisations and companies will operate strictly on a national level. However, the majority of positions in The Netherlands require a fluency in the Dutch language. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an idea of the specific part of the labour market aimed at internationals and will be able to plan their strategy to enter this market.
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Workshop: CV and Application Letter

During this workshop you learn how to create a powerful CV that best reflects your strengths and accomplishments and to write a letter of application that gets you invited for the job / internship interview. 
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Workshop: Interview Skills

This session provides you with an opportunity to practice interview questions with your fellow students. 
The workshop will cover how to behave in an interview, a quick review of the different interview questions and how to answer them, time to prepare answers to sample questions and practice interview questions.
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Calender Workshops and Information sessions

The Humanities Career Service organises all different workshops and information sessions to prepare you for your career. Have a look in our calender for all activities.

The Humanities Career Service offers readers to help you to with job market oriëntation and finding a job.

Free Downloads 
Thee readers can be downloaded for free in the computer rooms voor students. Outside of this rooms they can only be downloaded with a password. You can ask for this password at the Humanities Career Service.

Receive a password? 
Please send an email to the Career Service with the subject "password readers". 
This readers are also the course aterial at some of our workshops.

Job Market Orientation

Self Assessment   (Workshop: Competences in Humanities

Job Seaking Strategies


Career advisors

Atse Fokkens has a degree in European Studies and gained international experience during his studies by studying in Spain and doing internships in Burkina Faso and Benin. He worked several years in recruitment, helping young graduates and non-Dutch professionals with their first steps on the Dutch labour Market. Since 2015, he works as career advisor and internship coordinator at Humanities Student Career Service.

Loes Nordlohne has a degree in Social & Organisational Psychology in Leiden. She worked several years as a HR advisor at Motorcycles Group N.V. (Safe Motors) and the Dutch Railways (NS).
Currently she works as career advisor at the Humanities Career Service and advises students about their career perspectives.

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