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Training and workshops

Career Workout (in English)

training of 3 sessions

Take positive steps towards a career that suits you.

Find work that suits you

You’ve (almost) finished your studies and you’re looking for a job that suits you. You are looking for interesting and challenging work, a place where you’re able to learn and grow.

  • How do you organise your job hunting process?
  • Where can you start and how can you effectively use the opportunities you have?
  • How will you stand out and bring your qualities across?

Small cooperative learning groups

In a small group of fellow students, you will answer these three questions to gain insight in contemporary and venturous ways of orientating and applying for a job. An experienced career coach will be guiding you in this process. You will experience how your personal job orientation process can be both fun and successful.

The Career Workout benefits from the power of the group. In the Career Workout, you will expand your network, learn from peers and receive feedback from different perspectives. Because of the small group size and the multiple gatherings, there is lots of room for personal attention.

Workout focus

The Career Workout consists of three sessions with focus on:

  1. Yourself, in this moment - about exploring your talents, qualities, interests and previous experiences
  2. How to present yourself -  about telling your story, first impressions, how to express yourself (offline and online) and how to verbalise what you are looking for
  3. Labour market and networking - about the art of networking; talking to people and finding your labour market through your network.


After the Career Workout:

  • You’re able to verbalise your qualities and interests
  • You know how to present yourself in a more confident and authentic manner
  • You know where and how to search for work that suits you
  • You know how to talk to people, ask questions and share your story

You know that contacts are a powerful source in the job searching process and you know how to reach them.

Date and time

This 3-half-day-training is offered on:

  • Thursday, 27 November and Thursday, 4 and 11 December, 12:00-14:30
  • Thursday, 7, 14 and 21 March 2019, 09:30-12:00

The training is held in English. There is also a version held in Dutch: Career Workout.

Practical information

  • Target group: Dutch and international students and graduates of the UvA
  • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services)
  • Participation: a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 participants
  • Language: English
  • Costs: none
  • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration.

Useful supplement

You may want to combine this workshop with:

  • Career Exploration Talks
  • information session CV
  • workshop Profiling yourself on LinkedIn
  • practicing a job interview in an individual appointment

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)