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UvA employees

As a UvA employee you can refer students to the career services of the UvA Student Careers Centre. Besides that, the career advisers work together with study advisers, internship coordinators, lecturers and other employees to strengthen career development within the study programmes.

Services for students

The Student Careers Centre offers information, advice, events and guidance for students in the areas of:

  • study choice, switching degree programmes and choosing a Master’s
  • shaping students’ academic career in addition to the supervision provided by the study advisers
  • career orientation
  • translating knowledge, skills, personality and workvalues to the (Dutch) job market
  • job application skills


Our services and events:

Target group

The primary target group of the Student Careers Centre is UvA students, in every phase of their studies until 1 year after graduation. In addition, we offer study choice guidance to external prospective students who are exploring Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes at the UvA.

Together with employees of different study programmes we develop career orientation activities in and outside the curriculum. We also advise employers on offering internships and entry-level positions at an academic level.

For international students

In addition to our online information and individual consultation sessions, we offer a special range of training courses and workshops aimed at international students who intend to work in the Netherlands or in the EU. Students can also easily use the filters on the UvA Job board to view opportunities for international students. In addition, we organise two events each year specifically aimed at this target audience: the International Talent Event Amsterdam and the Career Networking Events.

Services for staff members

Login to the UvA Job board as an employee

UvA Job board is the job platform exclusively for UvA students and recent graduates. Employees of the UvA cannot login with their own UvAnetID. Should you want to see the internships, study related part-time jobs or graduate jobs that are listed for the students of the UvA, please send an email to studentcareerscentre@uva.nl for login details. 

Information on legislation and rules

The UvA Student Careers Centre provides international students from outside the EU with information on the relevant legislation and rules governing interning or working in the Netherlands. We can also provide members of staff with more information on these rules.

Go to www.uva.nl/work

Contributing to a career event

Given our many years of experience holding career events for students, we are well equipped to advise you on the various formats and organisation of these events. In addition, we are able to contribute in the form of information sessions, workshops or speed coaching/CV checks. To get an idea of the topics we offer, you can go to our workshops and training courses page.

Communications and PR materials

Are you looking to communicate the services the UvA offers in this field to your faculty, school or degree programme audience? The Student Careers Centre has communications and PR materials at the ready that can be used for newsletters, narrowcasting screens (TV screens), Facebook and LinkedIn groups, at Student Desks and in study advisers’ consultation rooms. Please contact Vera Maliepaard, careers adviser at the Student Careers Centre regarding any such queries.

Ms V.M. (Vera) Maliepaard MSc

Careers adviser

Use our online video's and printables 

We develop printable pdf's and online video's to share on different platforms and in various situations. For example, our video about networking can be easily placed your Canvas module about Finding an internship. The printables are available online and are easy to share through newsletters and social media. In addition, they can be displayed in visible locations in waiting rooms.

Printables with tips

Application video's

Tailored solutions

We regularly provide information sessions and organise workshops within specific degree programmes, colleges and graduate schools. For example: 

  • What does it entail to find and do an internship (in collaboration with internship coördinators)
  • Writing a Cover Letter for a Master's programme
  • How to tap into the hidden job market
  • The art of decision making

Should you be interested in booking a workshop or information session, please contact us.

Contribution to university topics

Our role regarding service provision within a degree programme or faculty entails both content and advisory aspects. In addition, as content experts in the field of career guidance for students, we contribute to the cross-university debate on subjects such as:

  • (academic) career preparation
  • internationalisation
  • matching and student intake 
  • academic success rates

Who are we?

The Student Careers Centre is made up of a team of study choice advisers and careers advisers with diverse backgrounds.

About the Student Careers Centre

Contact

You can reach us via email: studentcareerscentre@uva.nl 
or by telephone: Central Student Service Desk 020-525 1401