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Career events

Career Exploration Talks (in Dutch and English)

An introduction to exciting career topics and personal development. Learn from experts and fellow students, be inspired and gain insight into you next career step.

Orientation to internship or starters job

Every first week of a new study period you can join the Career Exploration Talks. These sessions are designed to help you in your process of personal orientation and growth.

We all know that the orientation for an internship or starters job may be unpredictable. Whether you have no clue yet on what you want to be ‘when you grow up’, or have it all figured out already: these talks will give you that gentle nudge to orientate on your career wishes and plans.

Dates and sessions

Various topics will be discussed during the sessions. The information below will be supplemented, so keep an eye on this page for updates. The language differs per session.

Sustainability and careers: what is your foot print? - in Dutch

Duurzaamheid en werk: wat is jouw footprint?

  • Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 09:30-12:00

Read more about this talk (in Dutch)

Register (in Dutch)

Earlier Career Exploration Talks: 

  • Bildung and creativity - in Dutch
    in cooperation with the Bildung Academie
  • The art of decision making -  in EnglishTry, fail & try again - in Dutch
    in cooperation with Joris Mencke 
  • Dare to be entrepreneurial - in English
  • Future skills: how to thrive in a competitive world - in English

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Practical information

  • Target group: Dutch and international students and graduates of the UvA until one year after graduation
  • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services)
  • Participation: a minimum of 25 participants
  • Language: English and Dutch talks
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration.
  • As soon as your registration has been finalised, we expect you to participate. If you are not able to participate, please let us know as soon as possible and in three work days in advance at the latest, by email to Usually, we have a waiting list for other participants.

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)