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Online Career Week 9 - 13 november

Monday 9 November 2020 - Friday 13 November 2020
Online Career Week Universiteit Leiden 9-13 november 2020

The Leiden University Career Services advise students and recent graduates on the transition from study to first job and offer guidance on study choice and career questions in the bachelor and master.  We want to continue doing this in these unpredictable times and that is why we want to invite you to our Online Career Week from 9 to 13 November.


Date Time Workshop
Monday 9 November 11.00-12.30 Netwerken en je Elevator Pitch, zo word je een Trainee (Ministerie van Financiën) (NL)
  15.00-16.00 Finding a job that fits (ENG)
Tuesday 10 November 13.00-14.00 Webinar: hoe vind je een baan? (NL)
Wednesday 11 November 11.00-12.00 Webinar: Developments on the job market by Randstad (ENG)
  14.00-16.00 Webinar: Working in the Netherlands (ENG)
Thursday 12 November 11.00-12.00 Working for the EU, something for you? (ENG)
Friday 13 November 11.00-12.00 Webinar: Working at an NGO (ENG)
During the whole week   Meet and Match for Interns, the new online internship market (ENG)
    Online Career Time (NL/ENG)



Top Tips om jezelf succesvol te presenteren en goed te netwerken, ook in de huidige tijd waarbij alles anders is door Covid-19. Op de meest onverwachte momenten moet je jezelf tegenwoordig van je beste kant laten zien. Fysiek maar zeker ook online. Vragen als: ‘wat doe je?’, ‘wat wil je?’ en ‘wat kan je?’ kunnen je zomaar worden gesteld, in wat voor vorm dan ook. Moeilijk? Ja, maar gelukkig kan je je er goed op voorbereiden. 

Daarom: Een training over hoe je jezelf succesvol presenteert en over succesvol solliciteren. Hoe doe je dat en hoe maak je nou net het verschil! Tips, trucs en ervaringen van beide ‘kanten van de tafel’. Een workshop waar je je ‘Elevator pitch’ maakt en oefent en top tips om, zelfs in deze tijden, je netwerk succesvol op te bouwen en te gebruiken. Al met al hard werken om je echt voor te bereiden op de volgende stap in je netwerk of carrière. 


During your study you will wonder regularly what you will do “in the future” with all the knowledge and skills gained. What kind of jobs will fit that experience? What kind of employers will be looking for me? And what do I want? And even if you know (just about) what you are looking for, it isn’t that simple to find it. Where and how to start looking?

In this webinar we will discuss how to map chances and opportunities and how this can help you make effective choices. If you already have a clear(er) perspective on what you are looking for in a job, this workshop will help you identify interesting employers as a step towards getting into contact and applying.


Werk zoeken nu we allemaal thuis zitten is net even anders dan voorheen. Hoe pak je het aan? Vind jij je eerste baan via je netwerk of op een vacaturesite? Leer in deze online workshop slimme zoekstrategieën voor het snel vinden van je eerste baan!


Dutch employment agency Randstad takes you through the up-to-date developments on the labor market. Programme advisor Manouk Agterberg discusses matters like current opportunities and ways to find a relevant part-time job during your studies.


If you are a non-EU student or graduate and you are thinking about (starting) your career in the Netherlands during your studies or after graduation, you might have a lot of questions about the official rules and regulations. Or about the habits and do’s and don’ts in the Dutch working environment. During this information session we will provide you with the most important information regarding the legal aspects for non-EU students and graduates and the specific cultural challenges of working in the Netherlands.

For this session we will invite an immigration lawer and an international alumni who managed to find a job in the Netherlands. After the session there is time to ask your personal questions as well.


Dealing with economic recovery, climate change, migration and international trade, EU officials work on issues that are high on the political agenda and affect the lives of more than four hundred million citizens.  
As an employer, the EU offers a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural workplace, with a wealth of career and training opportunities. Join this event to learn more about a European career and the selection procedure for European officials. Take this chance to meet Andreas Zenthöfer (Head of Politics at the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands), Amber Scheele (EU Careers Ambassador) and some trainees to discuss what internships and career opportunities the EU offers and how to successfully apply. 


Have you thought about your ambitions after graduation? It might help to get to know different work fields when deciding about your first steps unto the job market. In this event you will get to know what it is like to work at an NGO.

Are you thinking about changing the world for the better? Working at a NGO might just be your thing, so join the ‘Working at an NGO” event. During the event, several professionals working at an NGO, as well as students who interned at an NGO, will share their experiences with you, give you advice how to join an NGO and answer all your questions. They will share information on which skills are important to have, how they found their jobs and what their day looks like. Make sure you have your questions ready!

Confirmed speakers:
•    Laura de Lange, Junior Fundraiser at SOS Kinderdorpen
•    Fiona Dragstra, Regional Programme Coordinator at Both ENDS
•    Lila Kasi, former intern Plan International NL
•    Pablo Serrano Medina, former intern World Food Programme (Libanon)

During the whole week

Are you planning to do an internship during your studies and want to have easy access to organisations who are looking for you? Come and visit the Meet and Match for Interns during the Career Week!

Watch the video pitches of the participating organisations on Thursday 12 November from 13.00 on a webpage we will send you when you register. 
Found organisations of your interest? Register for a meet and greet until Sunday 15 November 00.00 hours. When and how this contact moment will take place will be communicated by the organisation itself, at a later stage. 

Who knows, you may find a good match to hopefully start an internship soon!

Various timeslots during the week

Are you a student of the faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Humanities? And would you like a professional to look at your CV or LinkedIn profile?

Register for Online Career Time during the Online Career Week and let's discuss your future plans and help you get there! Please register for a 10 minute session to meet a career advisor online. Submit your CV in pdf or add a url to your LinkedIn page.

After registration you will be informed on how you will be reached.

Watch recorded webinars

Most webinars during the Online Career Week of 11 to 15 May and 8-12 June have been recorded. Watch them here:

Recorded webinars 9-13 November:

Recorded webinars 8-12 June:

Recorded webinars 11-15 May:

* Due to privacy concerns, not all webinars of the Online Career Weeks were recorded.

Leiden University Career Zone

Did you know that there is already a lot of information and tips about preparing yourself for the labour market online? Visit our website Leiden University Career Zone, here you will find:

Register here

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