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Ties with the job market

Familiarity with and preparation for the job market is assuming an increasing role in the programmes at Leiden University. It ranges from practical information and advice on the job market and applying for jobs to acquiring important skills (21st-century skills) such as leadership, entrepreneurship and presentation.

Preparing for the job market

Preparing for the job market is high on the University agenda. A project is currently investigating how to embed it in the curriculum of 19 degree programmes, and it will continue to be integrated in the programmes once the project has ended.

Integrating the job market in your teaching?

We can help you prepare students for today’s job market. We can provide teaching material, discuss best practices or bring you into contact with employers and alumni, for instance. Contact by mail Nieke Campagne or by phone on 071 527 8025.

Faculty of Humanities Career Service

The Faculty of Humanities has its own Career Service to optimally advise Faculty students on their internship and career opportunities.

Organise career events

Study programmes and study associations can contact the Career Service for advice on how to organise a career event, give a workshop, organise an internship information event or provide information during lectures. Possible topics include skills required for a specific study programme, pitch, vacancy analysis, LinkedIn, etc. (see below).

The Career Service can also advise and help you to create or co-create a curriculum for individual study programmes or groups of study programmes to prepare students for the labour market.

Activities

The Career Service has its ‘own’ activity calendar, open to all Faculty students.

Students can contact the Career Service for any of the following:

  • Individual internship and career advice 
  • Information concerning internships
  • Personal career test
  • CV check, letter and LinkedIn
  • Different kinds of job application workshops (on topics such as insight in your skills, CV and application letter, vacancy analysis, job interview, how to find a job, personal profile, personal pitch, and LinkedIn)
  • Information on the labour market and how to navigate the Faculty internship procedure (per study programme)
  • Contact with alumni and potential employers
  • Vacancies (internship and job)
  • Humanities Career Event
  • LU Career Zone
  • Working visits to potential employers and information events per theme (such working for the government, working as a translator, working in PR, communication and marketing, working as consultant, etc.).

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