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Training and workshops

Career Exploration Talks (in Dutch and English)

An inspiring start to each study period

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

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.

  • Every first week of a new study period you can join the Career Exploration Talks, alternated in English and Dutch.
  • Do research on your motivations and wishes, learn from experts and share your knowledge with fellow students.

The information below will be supplemented, so keep an eye on this page for updates.

Register for Veerkracht (in Dutch, Friday, 17 April 2020)

Registration is possible up to 2 months in advance.

  • Practical information
    • Target group: Dutch and international students and graduates of the UvA until one year after graduation
    • Participation: a minimum of 25 participants
    • Language: English and Dutch
    • Costs: free of charge
    • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).

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  • Info earlier Career Exploration Talks

    Block 1: Sustainability Day in Education (Thursday, 10 October 2019)

    • Thursday, 10 October 2019, from 14:00-16:00
    • Language: Dutch

    During this Career Exploration Talk, on Sustainability Day for Education in the Netherlands, we will explore what it means to you to study and later on work in a sustainable, green, manner. How do you make sustainable career choices?

    Block 2: The Intercultural Workplace (Wednesday, 30 October 2019)

    • Wednesday, 30 October 2019, from 10:00-12:00
    • language: English

    The ever more globalized and virtual world of study and work requires competences to navigate through cultural differences and to cooperate in transnational teams. In this career talk, we will explore the intercultural workplace and help you strengthen your intercultural competences.

    We will reflect on the dimensions of national culture from Hofstede, and stories from the Culture Map (book) of Erin Meyer.

    Together with the UvA Office of International Student Affairs, the Student Careers Centre facilitates this CET, which is open to all UvA students.

    Block 3: Speaking inspiringly (Inspirerend spreken)

    in cooperation with UvA Communications Office

    • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, from 14:00-16:00
    • language: Dutch

    Read more about Inspirerend spreken (in Dutch) on 15 January 2020

  • Conditions
    • Block 5: Resilience (Veerkracht, in Dutch, on 17 April 2020)Participation is free.
    • 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.

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)

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