During the information meetings, the internship coordinator will provide information about the internshipminor in the bachelor's program and about the possibilities to do an internship in the master's program. Students who have done an internship before will tell you about their experiences.
Prepare yourself for an internship or job in the Netherlands or abroad! Check out the calender with workshops and information sessions organised by the Humanities Career Service.
Despite the crisis, our graduates have fared well in recent years. These are the findings of the employment survey of the alumni of the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities who graduated in the period 2012–2015.
Take the Universum Career test to discover your career type and identify employers that fit your profile. By participating, you have the chance to win a city trip or a ‘Raspberry Pi Zero Complete Starter Kit’!
Thursday 7th April the Humanities Career Event took place. Students from all BA and MA programmes gathered to learn from alumni and professionals about their opportunities on the job market. After an inspiring keynote speech by Jelle Brandt Corstius (a well-known writer and journalist and Humanities Alumni), students spread around to attend workshops and presentations of their liking.
The new internship regulations and a new manual are now online.
Great news if you want to get ready for your career: The next semester, all workshops offered to you by Student Career Service Humanities in Leiden and in The Hague are free of charge for students.
Sjors spent three months at the Economic and Trade Affairs Department of the Dutch Embassy in Argentina. He'd like to share his experience with you!
BA and MA students intending to travel abroad as a part of their degree programme at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University (either for study, internship or research/field work) must ensure that their destination meets Leiden University's minimum safety criteria in order to receive credit resulting from their activities abroad.
What is the best way for students to prepare for the job market? What role can – and does – the University play? Some 80 Leiden students, lecturers, administrators and policy makers discussed these questions at a meeting on 2 April at Leiden University.
Alumnus Yuri Villa Rikkers saw his friends struggle to find a job. He wanted to do something about that and founded a platform for academics and employers. Read on to find out what made this happen, what he is doing to turn his dream into reality and what tips he has for you.
Leiden University’s Master’s Information Day was held on 10 October. Throughout the day, students from Leiden and elsewhere were able to attend information seminars about various master’s programmes. Prospective students could also talk to alumni and the career adviser in the Job Market Café. By writing down important questions for the career advisers on a ‘question card’, participants could not only have their questions answered, but they could even win a laptop. Elise was the competition’s lucky winner, but everyone can benefit from the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. All of them have been answered by career adviser Loes Nordlohne.
Anne Kremers (1989) still has to complete her thesis in Art History, but she is already director of a museum. After following an internship at Villa Mondriaan, in September 2013 she took over the position of the oldest museum director of the Netherlands, becoming in the process the youngest museum director of the Netherlands.
When Sun Yuan was awarded her Master’s in Dutch Studies in 2010, she was keen on finding work that was directly related to Dutch language and culture. After scouting out the job market in China, her country of origin, and talking to her thesis adviser, Sun Yuan’s best option proved to be a PhD.
The 2013 University Education Monitor, a national survey among master’s and doctoral graduates from Dutch universities, indicates that the Leiden Humanities alumni of 2011-2012 scored better on job perspectives than the national average of all language and culture study programmes.
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