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Student Support Services - Events April 2021

The POPcorner, Career Service and Community Engagement Service are happy to support you during your study career. Every month you will find an overview of our activities here!

Career Service Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Career Service of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences guides students and recent graduates in the transition from study to first job and with study choice and career questions in the bachelor’s and master’s programmes.
Detailed information about your career planning and preparation for the job market can be found on the 
Leiden University Career Zone!

Workshops/events in April

1 April    Online Workshop Application interview                               
12-16 April    Online Campus The Hague Career Event
19 April Online Career College Working in Consultancy 

CV en LinkedIn profile service
Career Service FSW offers a free Online CV & LinkedIn profile check. Send an email with your CV / LinkedIn profile URL to slsfsw@fsw.leidenuniv.nl and you will receive feedback within 5 working days.
Do you prefer to talk to someone online? Schedule an online appointment here and discuss your CV and/or LinkedIn profile with the student assistants of the Career Service FSW!


The POPcorner supports students in finding their way in study and student life. If you have doubts about your study approach or questions about the further development of your study skills, but also if you want to get more out of your study time and want to mean something for your fellow students, the POPcorner is the right place for you.

The POPcorner facilitates activities in which you can work on your personal and professional development.

Activities and workshops
Online workshops via Brightspace:

Community Engagement Service (CES)

The Community Engagement Service (CES) of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences aims to inform, advise, and support students regarding relevant (extra-curricular) work experience, with a strong focus on volunteer work.
Would you like to gain more practical experience, to develop yourself further, also outside the educational curriculum? Consider volunteering! There are lots of opportunities there, in different sectors, with different target groups, for flexible hours.

Why volunteer?

  • You are socially involved; you can do something for someone else
  • You gain practical experience, in terms of work and/or experience with target groups
  • You can use your knowledge and skills and further develop yourself personally and professionally
  • It is a good way to orient yourself on the labour market / to get more insight into the field and your own career wishes
  • You get to know new people and can build your network
  • You build up your CV!
  • Employers value volunteering as an important part of your profile.

Check out the LU Career Zone for more information on volunteering and where you can find great volunteer opportunities.

This month’s ‘Student experience’

Abel did an internship at talk show Jinek. Read more about his experiences.

“My name is Abel van de Sluis, I am a third-year student of political science. Besides my fascination with politics, I have always found journalism interesting. That is why I am taking a minor in Journalism and New Media this year. A benefit of this minor is that you get the opportunity to do an internship, to experience what it is like to be a journalist and if this would suit me. Since mid-January I have been doing an internship at talk show Jinek, where I am also involved in politics a lot. I often assist political reporter Jaïr Ferwerda in preparing and making his reports. For example, I keep in touch with spokespersons for ministers or political parties and I draw up questions. It is a great challenge for me to combine my knowledge of and interest in politics and journalism this way! I recommend all students to discover different fields of study; this way you can find out exactly what you want to do. If I had not studied journalism, I would always have doubts whether it would be something for me. Even if it turns out it is not, this is a great way of narrowing down!” 

Abel found this internship via Mediastages.nl. This could be a nice place to start your search. You can also find more internship vacancies at the Leiden University Job Portal!

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