News & events

Internship information session

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.


Calender 2017-2018

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. 


There are 7 Career Types. Which one are you?

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’!


Looking back on the HCE 2016

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.


Work on your career?

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.


No travel for study purposes to destinations with negative travel advice

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.


Alumnus at work: Founder of an unconventional platform

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.


Frequently asked questions… about job opportunities

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.


An inspired museum director: student Anne Kremers

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.


“A PhD turned out to be a logical follow-on”

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. 


Leiden Humanities alumni score higher on job perspectives

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.