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Training and workshops

Understanding the Dutch graduate labour market

information session for international students

Get a head start on your graduate career in the Netherlands.


If you are about to graduate, you may be considering starting or continuing your career in the Netherlands.

If you are not yet familiar with the Dutch labour market, a general understanding of its characteristics will help you start your job search.


  • Date and time

    This information session is offered on:

    • Thursday, 3 October 2019, from 10:00-11:00
    • Wednesday, 4 December 2019, from 15:00-16:00
    • Wednesday, 11 March 2020, from 14:00-15:00
    • Wednesday, 15 April 2020, from 14:00-15:00
    • Thursday, 7 May 2020, from 13:00-14:00
    • Wednesday, 10 June 2020, from 9:30-10:30

    UvA Career Day and UvA Career Skills Week

    This information session is also offered during the UvA Career Day on 7 November 2019 and during the UvA Career Skills Week from 3 to 7 February 2020. The precise data are to follow.

    Individual feedback

    The purpose of this general information session is to help you get started with your job search. If you need more advice and feedback to apply this information to your individual situation, we - at the UvA Student Careers Centre - are happy to help you during one of our workshops or individual coaching sessions.

  • Topics covered
    • An overview of the labour market in the Netherlands for non-Dutch graduates
    • The skills and attributes employers in the Netherlands are looking for
    • Learning Dutch - yes or no?
    • Job search strategies
    • Personal preferences and considerations to take into account

    This interactive information session is especially designed for international students, to help you make informed decisions and help you create plans to maximise your chances of getting into your chosen career.

  • Results

    After this information session:

    • You will have general information about and insight into the Dutch labour market for non-Dutch graduates
    • You will know how to navigate the Dutch labour market yourself
    • You will have an overview of the job search and career planning process
    • You will be able to start or continue your job search in a more focused way
    • You will have a better understanding of Dutch culture and its effects on the job search process.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: international students and graduates of the UvA until one year after graduation
    • Participation: a minimum of 10 participants
    • Language: English
    • Costs: none
    • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).
  • Useful supplement
    • information session CV
    • information session LinkedIn
    • training Career Workout (3 sessions)
    • workshop Networking
    • workshop Ace your job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation is free of charge.
    • You can register up to 2 months in advance. That is the reason you may not see the date you wish in the registration form yet.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.

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Full programme Student Careers Centre (international)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)