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Career support

It might seem a bit early to be considering this, but what will you do after completing your programme? At Leiden University we ensure that all our students are well prepared for the job market, and we’ll do our utmost to help you get your career off to a flying start.

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Student careers service

Your study time will go faster than you think, so you need to consider your study choices and future plans from the very beginning. It’s more than likely that all sorts of questions will arise. You might be wondering about your study plan, for example, or the job market, vacancies or job application procedures? If so, make an appointment with a career counsellor at the student careers service, or participate in one of the many useful workshops they run to prepare you for the job market.

21st-century skills

In our programmes, as well as in the way we support our students, Leiden University devotes a lot of attention to the job market and developing the necessary skills and competencies. During your study, you will work on the so-called “21st-century skills”, which include:

  • The ability to work together in teams
  • International and intercultural competencies
  • Entrepreneurial and leadership skills
  • Digital competencies

Study & career check

Are you curious whether your preparations for the job market have put you on the right track? Do you want to know what else you can do to increase your chances of finding a suitable job? Why not do our study career check. This checklist will soon make it clear to you which activities will boost your chances on the job market.

Leiden University mentor network

Already graduated? One of the ways in which Leiden University can help you find a suitable job is by unleashing the knowledge and experience of our alumni, through the Leiden University Mentor Network. This online platform makes it easy to get in touch with experienced alumni in your chosen field and ask them for advice on career choices and opportunities. You can also ask a mentor if you want to know more about a particular organisation and how it works.

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