About us

Student Career Services Wageningen University & Research is part of the corporate staff department Education and Student Affairs and provides a platform for students and organisations. Our goal is to prepare the students for the transition from education towards the labour market to the max, and to give employers an entrance to find the best employees for their business. We are experienced in the human resources field and the labour market. We work together with other career support providers, both internally and externally, and we have a large network.

WUR has excellent students in the Life Sciences domain. Graduates of WUR distinguish themselves through their knowledge combined with a practical approach, good language skills and organisational talent.

Student Career Services Team

Manager Astrid van Noordenburg: Coordinator, contact person for employers and other internal and external stakeholders. Helps students in searching for a job or internship. Trainer in workshops and lecturer of course Career Exploration. Background: MSc degree Social Sciences, worked 9 years as Policy advisor Internationalisation at WUR. Experienced HR advisor, with recruitment in portfolio for 15 years, for several companies, commercial and NGO, including Wageningen University & Research (Animal Sciences Group).

Career Coach Elizabeth Oenema: Professional Career Coach who provides guidance to students during and after their study. Recently joined the Student Career Services team at Wageningen University & Research. Supports the team organizing and executing Career Events and Workshops and providing Personal Career Coaching. Background: Solid experience in working with (international) students, young graduates and professsionals in the corporate industry and at university e.g.; Trainee coordinator at AkzoNobel, Career Consultant at the Business School of Tilburg University. Experienced HR advisor with recruitment in portfolio. Trained Career Coach.

Career Support Officer Mik Paauw: support on how to market yourself to the labour market. Check on CV, motivation letter and LinkedIn. Web editor. Worked and lived many years abroad. Work experience at WUR Student Service Centre.