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Student Support Services FSW activities May 2021

The POPcorner, Career Service en Community Engagement Service are here to support you during your studies. This monthly newsletter provides an overview of all our activities in May!


Are you looking for support with issues regarding your study or student life? As we want to make sure that you have a great start at the faculty and in your study program, the POPcorner is there for you! We can help you when you are unsure about how to tackle studying and we can give advice on who to turn to with your questions. Also, we can direct you to further intellectual challenges and assist in your personal and professional development. 

Buddy service 

Are you a bachelor or master’s student at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW)? Then you can join the buddy system! You can also apply to be a buddy and help others. 

For some students, studying may be more challenging than for others. The buddy system is intended for all FSW students who need some help with practical or study-related matters. The buddy system is coordinated by students from the POPcorner and it consists of three different specializations. The First-year buddy system is intended for first-year students who need some extra support from seniors, the International buddy system matches first-year students to senior students and the Barrier-Free Studying system is meant for students with health problems, physical disabilities, or dyslexia. For more information, check the buddy-system website

Workshops May
11 May 13:00-16:00  Time management 
17 May 14:00-17:00                Making exams + exam confidence                                                   
By appointment  Individual counselling by Nadia Mansouri en Simone Keijsers
Every Wednesday at 9:30      Study plan group – Simone Keijsers

Career Service

The Career Service of the Faculty of Social Sciences assists students and recent graduates in their transition from study to their first job and with study choice and career questions in the bachelor and master’s programs. Visit the LU Career Zone for more information on the career orientation process, application skills, workshops and vacancies.

Overview workshops May

The Career Service FSW, in collaboration with the Central Career Service (Plexus Student Centre), organized different events and workshops that help you with career orientation. The following workshops are scheduled for May. 

10 May 13:00-15:00                 Interview Skills                                                                                     
20 mei 13:15-15:00 CV & application letter 
25 mei 14:00-16:00 CV & application letter 
Online Career Planning module

Are you already familiar with the Career Planning Roadmap on the LU Career Zone!
This module has been developed to support you in your search for a suitable job and career. Visit the LU Career Zone

CV en LinkedIn 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!

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. Take a look at our website or schedule an appointment! 

Student Experience: Volunteering

This month, Psychology student Julia Dechering shares her volunteering experience!

‘Volunteering is something I grew up with. My parents were always involved in different types of volunteer work and this is how I got involved as well. My first job was in a day-care, as I wanted to gain some experience in working with children. A few years later, I became a volunteer at a disco for persons with a disability and discovered that this work really suited me. I continued in this line of work and now I volunteer at two different organizations, covering about 80 hours of volunteering spread out over 4 months. Although volunteering is a nice addition to my resume, it is first and foremost an important thing for my personal development. I enjoy meeting new people and I’ve learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses. Also, volunteering can function as a kind of career hack as you can have a lot of responsibilities when working at smaller organizations. This might be different compared to having a side job, for instance. All-in-all, volunteering is not only fun, but it does also not take up much time in your week and it is very rewarding.''

Would you like to volunteer yourself? Then take a look at the volunteer work page on the LU Career Zone and vacancies on the Leiden University Job Portal!

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