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Career Service

Leiden University’s Career Service can provide the answers to most of the questions you might have about your career, your personal profile and the job market. It’s also there to help you with job applications.


You’re welcome to visit the Career Service for individual advice about your future career. With a series of tests, one of our career advisers will help you establish personal aspects about you that include your preferred career, your personality, your work values and your competencies. You can also participate in workshops that offer generic and specialised coaching to help you develop the kinds of skills that will prove invaluable in furthering your career. The Career Service also organises career events, and at some of these you can even meet potential employers.

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The Leiden University Career Zone offers you information on all the steps of the career orientation process including self-assessment, exploring the job market, skill development and defining a job-seeking strategy. 

While you study

During your programme at Leiden University you can continuously update your CV to reflect the experience you are accumulating. This could include an internship, time spent abroad, managerial experience, an Honours Academy programme, extra courses, a minor or a second study programme, and relevant part-time or voluntary work.

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