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Campus The Hague Career Event (cancelled)

Wednesday 8 April 2020
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

We regret to announce that we are cancelling the Campus The Hague Career Event on 8 April to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. 

In these unpredictable times, we definitely want to continue to help you prepare for the job market and answer all your questions about it. That is why we're organising an Online Career Week from 11 to 15 May. Save the Date!

Click here for more information about the measures that Leiden University is taking regarding the Corona virus. 

Kickstart your career!

Do you already know what you want to do after you graduate? How do you find out what suits you? And how do you prepare for the labour market? For anyone who asks themselves these questions, there is the Campus The Hague Career Event on 8 April 2020. 


The afternoon will start with a keynote speech by Dr. Jos Akkermans.

Dr. Jos Akkermans is an Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He researches the factors that can contribute to building sustainable and successful careers, and how careers are impacted by career shocks, transitions, and employability. During his keynote, he will address how the transition from school to work has changed, and what you can do to prepare for this transition. In doing so, the core question will be: is it really all about being successful…?

Following the keynote speech, various alumni will give workshops and presentations. After the workshops there will be an information market and network drinks. A unique opportunity to ask them and everything about their careers!

13:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Opening by Career Service & Keynote speech by Dr. Jos Akkermans

14:30 - 14:15

Round 1: Workshops/Presentations

15:30 - 16:15

Round 2: Workshops/Presentations

15:30 - 17:30

Information Market & Network drinks

Costs: €5 (Free coffee vouchers and drinks included)

Register here

Registration is not possible yet.

Workshops and presentations

Accenture - Cyber Security (round 1 & 2)

Accenture Security helps organizations prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along all points of the security lifecycle. Leveraging global resources and advanced technologies, we create integrated, turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Whether we’re defending against known cyberattacks, detecting and responding to the unknown, or running an entire security operations center, we will help build cyber resilience.

This interactive session will dive into the world of Cyber Security. All of this with a business sense, tailored for a non-technical audience that is eager to understand more about Cyber Security!

Accenture Security's Joe Shenouda, Joey Croonenbroek and Jauk Bierema will host this session, share their insights and engage with the audience in discussing trending Cyber Security topics.

Career opportunities after a Bachelor’s degree (round 1)

Congratulations on finishing your bachelor? Now what do you do? In this workshop, we will discuss the various options for new graduates and how those options fit into a happy, secure and fulfilling career (and life). Attendees will fill out a “life plan” to help them think about when to do what, where graduate school may fit in (or not), and how different jobs may add up to one (or more) “careers”.

David Zetland (University lecturer at Leiden University College)
David Zetland teaches various classes at LUC on economics, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and the commons. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis in 2008. Between his BSc (UCLA, 1991) and his graduate studies (2002-2008), he found time to work for two start-ups (both failed) and two non-profits as well as traveling for five years to 63 countries.

Lauke Stoel (Policy officer Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), LUC alumnus)
I graduated from Leiden University College with the class of 2017-and-a-half and majored in Governance, Economics and Development. I combined the last semester of my studies, during which I wrote my thesis, with an internship at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. This internship got extended with another 6 months, after which I was invited to apply to a job at The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO). I have been a policy officer there for a year and a half now. My job is to run a grant programme to which teachers at higher education institutions can apply for funding for educational innovation. I'm also involved with my department's database management and regularly take part in hiring procedures for new junior policy officers.

I would love to share my experiences with you about: finding internships, building up a professional network, beginning a career with a Bachelor's degree and the first steps outside of the comfortable university environment. 

Europa Nostra (round 1 & 2)

Europa Nostra is the pan-European federation of heritage NGOs, which is also supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals. Covering more than 40 countries, it campaigns to save Europe's endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions and has strongly promoted and is actively contributing to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Audrey studied History of Art and French at University College Cork in Ireland before completing an MA in Museums and Collections at Leiden University in 2016 where she focused on museum and conservation ethics. Following an internship at Europa Nostra in 2017, she now works as a Programme Officer for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. The Awards strengthen the capacity of the heritage sector in Europe by highlighting best practices, encouraging the cross-border exchange of knowledge and connecting various stakeholders in wider networks.

Europol (round 1 & 2)

This year, Europol will participate in the Career Event! The department of PR & Events will tell you all about what Europol does, and what opportunities it has to offer regarding Traineeships and Internships.

Two colleagues from the Dutch Desk will be present to talk to you. They can tell you about their practical experiences upon request and are willing to answer additional questions.

Financial Intelligence Unit (round 1 & 2)

Pursuant to the Wwft Act, FIU-the Netherlands is the sole organization in the Netherlands where reporting entities should report their unusual transactions. At the organizational level, FIU-the Netherlands has the status of an independent government body. Internationally, FIU-the Netherlands is part of a worldwide FIU network via the Egmont group, consisting of 164 FIUs, FIU.NET and the EU FIU Platform.

During the workshop examples will be given on new analytical possibilities to optimize the information exchange worldwide.

1. Artificial intelligence (data science / automated)

2. Security (securing international information exchange)

3. Overload of information (how much can a human “handle”)

4. Smart analytics (use of open source tooling)

5. Language barriers (automated exchange of data worldwide)

More on www.fiu-nederland.nl

Find a job in the search year (round 2)

More information about this workshop will follow soon.

Finding a job for internationals in The Hague region (round 1 & 2)

Are you an international looking for the next step in your career? Join The Hague International Centre for a seminar about work and employment. Learn about the labour market and economic state of The Hague. Find out about the key economic clusters of the region and the opportunities for internationals. Gain practical information on job hunting in the Netherlands. Discover what kinds of permits you may need to start working in the Netherlands. Or how volunteering may be a career strategy to unlock hidden work opportunities.

During the workshop on work and employment in The Hague region, you can also find out more on how The Hague International Centre can help you feel at home in The Hague.

Gerko Visée works as adviser for The Hague International Centre, the point of contact for international staff in The Hague region. He aims to make The Hague a better place for internationals. He hopes to share his knowledge on the international clusters of The Hague to help you find new career opportunities. Before working for The Hague International Centre, Gerko worked with refugees across the Netherlands and for an embassy abroad. He has studied political science and religious studies in Amsterdam and Middle Eastern politics in Durham, United Kingdom.

What drives you? (round 1 & 2)

It would be great if you could give your career a flying start with a job that gives you great satisfaction. But where do you find that organization with both the right culture and a position that fits you? This workshop ‘What drives you?’ gives you a first insight into the questions "Who am I?" "What do I want?" "What can I do?" and "What do I desire?".

This workshop game will be provided by trainers of JobBootcamp: experts with the aim to help people find a job that really suits them. JobBootcamp specializes in mobility, providing application training and increase job satisfaction and effectiveness.

From CV to Interview (round 1 & 2)

Increase your chances of success by getting invited to that interview! Learn some essential tips to make your CV look great. Hear from a professional how to strengthen your profile by highlighting skills and strengths.

Teresa is specialised in career transition coaching and training, as well as in group talent development programmes for international employers and employees in The Netherlands.

Certified and Licensed Career Consultant with a Post-Graduate diploma in Career and Talent Development, she has extensive experience in HR and Recruitment before starting her own consulting business.

Teresa also works as a Career, Outplacement Coach and Trainer at Solid Sense and is a member of the ACCESS Trainer's Network.

Oxfam Novib (round 1 & 2)

Oxfam Novib is part of Oxfam International, a confederation of 20 development organizations. Together we are the largest international movement against poverty and we work in 93 countries. In this session you will learn more about our values, projects, public campaigns and research work. We will also talk about exciting career and internship opportunities with our The Hague office.

Picnic (round 2)

More information about this workshop will follow soon.

The Dutch Police: insight into workfield and innovation (round 1 & 2)

Police work entails a lot more than you would normally think. The police organization consists of 60.000 employees, with many different backgrounds and specializations. The Police Intelligence Department (DRIO) will provide a workshop in which specialists will elaborate on their work at the police. They will explain what the police organization has to offer for people with an academic background, with a focus on working on police intelligence. Also, you will be given an insight into technological developments and how this affects policing. There will be plenty of room for questions, so do not hesitate to prepare some.

Learn to speak Dutch (round 1 & 2)

Hoi! We are Kyra and Caresse. Dutch sisters living in Amsterdam and Leiden. We want you to get to know the Netherlands in an original, stylish and not so mainstream way. That's why we offer fun Dutch courses, entertaining and interesting Walk & Bite Tours and awesome self-made Dutch products.

The Survival Dutch language programme focusses on conversation. The course is developed for absolute beginners and contains a combination of learning the language in a classroom and practicing your Dutch with the locals at the (super)market/in a bar or at another place where the Dutch come together. Dare to speak Dutch!  

In this workshop we will give a presentation about what we offer. We will also do a mini class and hopefully make you curious to sign up for a Dutch language course!

Volunteer your way into a job (round 1 & 2)

Are you looking for extra ways to broaden your CV? Did you know that you can volunteer your way into a potential job? Volunteering is the perfect way to boost your resume, gain some new experiences, skills and to extend your network during your time at university. More and more employers are not only looking for candidates who possess the diploma for their field, but are also placing emphasis on past experiences and skills. Universities provide great outlets for students to try out many different focuses, but what about opportunities in the “real world?” Do you feel like you are prepared for the “real world” after graduation?


Application, interview, job offer — wouldn’t it be nice if getting a new gig was always as simple as this? Volunteering can be a smart way to help you ease into the job market and provide you with the necessary support network. Many job seekers do not realize the value of volunteering for building relationships, extending their network and discovering new career opportunities. It might seem as their skills are not needed in volunteer work, or any time they spend volunteering takes away time that could be used for job seeking.


This presentation will help you better understand the value of volunteering for building relationships and career opportunities, as well as for gaining this valuable “work experience” all employers are looking for in new graduates. 

 During this presentation you will discover:

·         how to leverage volunteering for career success;

·         hidden career opportunities;

·         strategies to adopt when considering at which organisation to volunteer;

·         ways to build confidence and help the community;

Working at a University (round 1 & 2)

Did you ever consider a career as a scientist? Every scientific career starts with doing a PhD and writing a dissertation. What does this entail? And how do you get a PhD position? In this workshop, Laura Doornkamp and Eduard Schmidt will tell you all about doing a PhD and their (good and bad) experiences as a PhD. 

Eduard Schmidt is a postdoc-researcher at the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University. January 30th, he defended his PhD dissertation on cutback management in the public sector. In his dissertation, he focused on the role of public managers in managing budget cuts. In his current postdoc project, he focuses on leadership and population health management. 

Eduard obtained a bachelor degree in sociology and a bachelor degree in Public Administration (both at Utrecht University). During his bachelor, he went on an exchange to Mannheim University in Germany and did an internship at the municipality of Leusden. He obtained a research master degree in Public Administration and Organizational Science (MSc, joint program from Utrecht University, Tilburg University and Erasmus University Rotterdam). During his master, he did an internship at consultancy firm Turner. 

During his presentation, he will talk about his experience as a PhD researcher and lecturer at Leiden University, and discuss work opportunities after finishing a PhD. 

Laura Doornkamp is a PhD-Candidate at the Societal Challenges Lab of Leiden University College. In September 2018 she joined an interdisciplinary research project studying the role of parents and schools in the future plans of adolescents. In her dissertation, Laura focusses on schools and the part teachers play in the development and ambitions of adolescents.

Laura obtained a bachelor and master degree in Public Administration at Leiden University. During her bachelor, she obtained her teacher qualification for social studies in secondary education. During her master, Laura worked as a student assistant at both the communication and marketing department of the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, and the Leiden Leadership Centre.

During her presentation, she will talk about her experience as a PhD researcher at Leiden University.  

Working for a global company: Booking.com (round 1 & 2)

More information about this workshop will follow soon

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