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Future Proof in the Netherlands

TUSS - Intro 2

Are you planning to start your career in the Netherlands? But don’t know where to start? This course will provide you with several interactive workshops to kick start your career on the Dutch labor market. Discover your talent, learn to pitch yourself, write appealing motivation letters and stand out in the crowd during job interview. It will also give you the opportunity to build up a strong network. Make sure that you are future proof in the Netherlands!

Course information

This course in short

  • Content:
    During this interactive course you will follow several workshops related to finding a job on the Dutch labor market. You will gain knowledge on the Dutch business culture and the Dutch Language, learn how to brand yourself towards future employers, how to write a motivation letter and CV and prepare job interviews.
  • Entry requirements:
    Bachelor and master students who are in their final year and are planning to start their career in the Netherlands. Workshops will be provided by different partners.
  • Taught by:
    This course is an initiative from the Development & Alumni Relations office of Tilburg University.
  • Start date:
    Monday 16 July 2018
  • Duration | ECTS:
    1 week | There are no ECTS available for this course
  • Language of instruction:
  • Course fee: €500

Course aims


  • Knowledge of the Dutch business culture and the Dutch language
  • Knowledge of how to find a job at the Dutch labor market


  • Discover your talent
  • Building a strong profile in the Dutch market
  • Developing a strong job search strategy to get a job
  • Skills to write a motivation letter and CV
  • Skills on presenting yourself during a job interview

Personal development

  • Know your personal competences and interests
  • Getting insights in your Unique Selling Points to convince employers
  • Have more insight in yourself and your direction towards the labor market
  • Build up a network

Course content

During this course there will be several workshops that are related to starting your career in the Netherlands. A short insight into the workshops:

  • Dutch business culture and language
  • Develop a strong profile in the Dutch market
  • Creating brand materials
  • Preparing a job interview and sell yourself
  • Developing strong networks

Course materials and specifics

Course materials

  • All course materials are included in the course fee. During the course it is helpful to bring a laptop or a tablet.

Course specifics

  • English proficiency is required
  • You are ready to start your career
  • No prior knowledge required

Application and registration

Your registration for Tilburg University Summer School must be completed by May 31st, 2018. Tilburg University Summer School reserves the right to cancel the course in case there are not enough applicants. If the maximum number of students is reached, a waiting list will be used.


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Registration TUSS 2018

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