Career Advice

During your study you already get in contact with the labour market via excursions, project group work, Academic Consultancy Training (ACT), guest lectures of company representatives and internship or thesis. Around 35-40% of our students finds a job via their internship or thesis project.

Gaining self-knowledge and focusing on your talents and passions is important to get the position that gives you energy and in which you thrive best in.

Curricular activities

  • Bachelor: during the Bachelor phase you will start orientating about your competences, talents and interests. Some study programmes have their own self-assessment tools; the Personal Motivation Assessment (ELS-51901) is offered to all Bachelor students. 
  • Bachelor: Trigger your talent
  • Master: during the Master you will orientate yourself more towards what type of job fits you best, for example do you want to work as an researcher, advisor or consultant, project manager, entrepreneur or stay in academia. The course Career Development & Planning (ELS-65900) will help you in explaining your preferences and capabilities in a clear way and prepares you on how to profile yourself towards the labour market. 
  • Special Tracks: Teacher Training for BSc and MSc students and Entrepreneurship for MSc students.

Helping each other searching for a job

In Wageningen a group of job seekers organized themselves to help each other searching for a job. The name of this initiative is Werkwiel Wageningen. Job search activities including workshops are free of charge. Registration is greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. You are more than welcome to join the group, share your experiences and get inspired. Time and place: Every Tuesday except holidays in the canteen of Sport Centre De Vlinder, Hollandseweg 7, from 9.30 til 11.30. For information and questions or registration, please email Werkwiel

More information can be found at:
Website: https://werkwiel.wordpress.com
Facebookpagina:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/werkwielwageningen
LinkedIn pagina: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/werkwielwageningen

Are you looking for work, or do you want to move up? Start at the Werkclub!

You will receive personal coaching, follow weekly workshops and receive support so that you can find work in the Netherlands or take a step in your career. The Werkclub works together with the European Union ( AMIF ). Participation is 100% free! 

Go to the website of the Werkclub or download the flyer: DOWNLOAD FLYER (NL)