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A good network can be an invaluable aid in getting your career off to a flying start.

Leiden University Mentor Network

Thanks to the Leiden University Mentor Network, almost 800 alumni from a wide range of disciplines will be at your disposal. They’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer advice and tips based on their own practical experiences.
Read more about the Leiden University Mentor Network

Review by a young alumnus

"The mentor network gave me the chance to get in contact with people outside my existing network. My mentor helps me discover new opportunities and develop new insights. It’s really useful to be able to exchange views with someone more experienced who has been in the same situation. They can give you much more purposeful information. I think that this mentor-mentee relationship is going to prove very fruitful in the future and I am happy that Leiden University started it!"


Many of Leiden University’s lecturers and professors have extensive networks in their fields of expertise, both in the academic and the professional worlds. They have connections in international and national corporations and organisations, international universities and research institutes. Having access to their networks can prove very useful when you are ready to take the next step in your career.

A mentoring experience

"It was a very good experience to be linked as a mentor to a young alumna. I can still remember vividly the time when I was a new graduate even though it was a long time ago. It was no trouble for me to give some tips and tricks based on my own experience and to be able to make a small contribution to the start of her career.”

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