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Students

Please see below the coaching and advice services we offer to our students.

You can book an appointment with one of our Career Officers through the Career Portal. You can also find more information about the Career Portal on VUweb.

Coaching and advice

  • Career coaching

    What type of career suits you best? Or are you finding it difficult to make a choice when it comes to your future? Schedule a Career Coaching session through the Career Portal to help you answer these questions. Prior to this appointment, we ask you to fill out a questionnaire to give you some food for thought. Your answers will serve as the starting point during the appointment. This way you will receive tailored advice.

  • CV and cover letter check

    Would you like to have your CV and cover letter checked by a professional? Schedule an individual appointment with one of our career coaches through the Career Portal. You will receive tailored advice and tips on how to make a strong impression with your CV and cover letter.

    Tip: In the Career Portal you will find some tips & tricks to get you started on your CV and cover letter.

  • Mock interview

    Do you get tense at the prospect of having a job interview? It really helps to practice!

    During the appointment you will have the opportunity to practice your interview skills during a realistic mock interview. By means of the vacancy you are applying to, your CV and cover letter, you will have a mock interview with one of our Career Officers. The Career Officer will take on the role of the recruiter. Afterwards, you will receive extensive feedback. Apart from feedback on your answers during the interview, you will also receive feedback on the general impression you make, your non-verbal communication, attitude and appearance.

    Schedule an appointment for a mock interview through the Career Portal!

  • Internship advice

    An internship is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the employment market and to gain practical experience. It also gives you the chance to test your knowledge in practice. Are you finding it hard to choose an internship or organization? Or are you unsure how to go about finding the best internship? Make an appointment through the Career Portal.

    If you have a specific programme-related question about an internship (e.g. you want to earn credits for your internship), you should contact the internship coordinator for your degree programme.

  • LinkedIn check

    Would you like to have a professional check of your LinkedIn profile to showcase yourself in the best possible way? Schedule an appointment with one of our Career Coaches through the Career Portal to obtain feedback, and tip and tricks to increase visibility and findability on this social media platform.

    Tip: Navigate to Extra Info in the Career Portal to find some tips you can apply to your LinkedIn profile.

Workshops and Events

  • Agenda

    The Career Office regularly organises workshops and events to help you prepare for your career. You have access to a variety of helpful activities, ranging from workshops on how to draft a good CV and a cover letter that stands out from the crowd to to workshops that help you prepare for an interview. For some of the workshops we make use of external coaches. 

    Upcoming events
    Below you will find an overview of all our upcoming events. Please mind the application deadlines on the Career Portal and make sure you register in time! 

    Please visit the Career Portal for more information about upcoming events of the Career Office.

  • Testimonials

    This is what participants say about the workshops in 2020:

    ''I liked the tips given on how to write a good CV, I think it really helped me to know how I can make my CV better.''

    ''I really found the tips about networking and keeping the connection with people useful.''

    ''What I particularly liked about the workshop CV and cover letter were the interactive parts with a peer looking at both our documents.''

Internships

  • Gain practical experience

    An internship can be a valuable experience to complement your study programme. When you wish to do an internship during your studies, you will need to find an internship placement yourself. However, before actually starting to look for internships, it is advisable to thoroughly think about the type of internship you're looking for, at what type of company you'd like to be an intern, and lastly what you would like to learn during your internship.

    To help you answer these questions, we have some useful resources with regards to internships in the Career Portal under ‘Extra info’.

    Additionally, you can always schedule an appointment with one of our Career Officers in case you want to have your CV and cover letter checked for an internship application. Do you need some advice when it comes to deciding what type of internship placement you want and how to find it? We also offer internship advice appointments. You can schedule an appointment through the Career Portal.

    Please contact the internship coordinator of your degree programme for more practical information such as how to obtain credits for your internship.

Do you have questions?

Contact us

The Career Officers will gladly help you with your career during an individual appointment, free of charge. Schedule an appointment

Find useful resources and more on the Career Portal.

Follow us (Career Office Rechtsgeleerdheid VU) on LinkedIn for the latest Career Office news and to stay informed on all developments in terms of your career.