Zico Martin_alumnus Organization Studies

Career prospects Organizing for Global Social Challenges track

Learn to understand societal challenges in the context of sustainable development, and to manage projects and people that bring about change, development or innovation in an international context. Become the linking pin in a multidisciplinary team, as a project manager, consultant, policymaker or policy consultant in inter-organizational or inter-governmental partnerships.

Knowledge and skills

As a graduate you are able to:

  • Create a mutual understanding of problems. You learn to frame problems from multiple perspectives, disciplines and levels of analysis, with a focus on group dynamics.
  • Promote sustainable development by analyzing multiple drivers and outcomes of societal issues at multiple levels, as well as of interventions aimed at addressing global challenges. All to promote sustainable development at macro as well as micro level.
  • Lead and participate in the change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle societal challenges.

Domains where you can work

Graduates found work in (non-)profit sector, in multinational organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, government, and the private sector. Examples of employers include Unicef, Phillips, Oxfam Novib, Doctors without Borders, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or Greenpeace. 

Typical starting positions after graduation: 

  • Policy Research Officer
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Consultant
  • Policy Advisor
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Social Impact Report Accountant
  • Project Management
  • Consultant

Recent placements include:

  • Junior Advisor Circular Economy & Energy at Berenschot 
  • Society & Sustainability Specialist at PULSAQUA 
  • Weaver and Co-Founder at The Weaving Lab/ Indigenous & Modern 
  • Lecturer at Tilburg University

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the Organizing for Global Social Challenges MSc track ?

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