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Career Services

On this page, you’ll find an overview of extensive guidance the UvA Student Careers Centre offers UvA students and alumni: career events, CV check, interview practice, workshops, training courses plus more.

Our careers adviser Vera explains in the video below what the career coaches at the UvA have to offer.

  • A fresh look on your choices

    A fresh look at your choices

    You can get started on your own. Occasionally, however, you just need some fresh perspective. Our careers advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre are happy to help and offer a constructive chat, feedback, inspiration and information about your study and employment options.

    How we help you

    Our services are available to all UvA students from all degree programmes. Our broad outlook and expertise allows you to examine which degree programme and career is right for you.

    Key subjects include:

    • Study choice or switching degree programmes
    • Choosing a Master’s
    • CV checks
    • Cover letter checks
    • Insight into your qualities, interests and motivation
    • Interview practice
    • Getting more out of LinkedIn
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Exploring the job market

    Perhaps you would like to discuss another subject related to your studies or future career? Don’t hesitate to contact us. If it turns out we aren’t equipped to help you, we are happy to refer you to another department or organisation, either at the UvA or elsewhere.

  • Workshops and training

    On a weekly basis, the UvA Student Careers Centre offers a broad range of workshops, training courses and information sessions about career topics. These topics focus on choosing a Bachelor’s and Master’s programme, personal development and self-assessment, job application skills and job market orientation.

  • Career events

    The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. Workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and learning to apply.

  • CV check

    Are you working on a CV and would you like some tips? Have a look at our video and CV format to see what you can improve.

    You can also book an appointment for an individual consultation session and get feedback on your CV. This also goes for a cover letter or LinkedIn profile.

  • Individual coaching session
  • Interview practice