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Student Career Services

Do you already have a clear picture of your ideal career? Or do you still need to find the right path? Wherever you stand, Student Career Services is happy to help you along the way. We can help you with your transition to the labor market. We are there for you from the moment you embark on your studies, until one year after your graduation.

Career Portal

  • Are you a student or former student of Tilburg University and are you looking for an internshiptraineeshippart-time job or entry-level position?
  • Would you like to attend events that can help you find your way in the labor market?
  • Or do you want to get inspired by career-related articles, tips and tricks?

Then the Tilburg University Career Portal can open up a world of possibilities! We can help you get connected with the right companies.

Where do you currently stand in your process towards entering the labor market? 

Four phases can be distinguished: self-refelection, orientation, preparation and application.

For each phase we mention what is important, what you can do yourself and how we can help you

1. Self-reflection: what do I find important, what am I good at?
  • Who am I?
  • What do I find important?
  • What am I good at?

What is self-reflection and why is it important?

Looking for your first job, an internship or a study program starts with reflection and with yourself.

Reflection is about: who am I, what do I want, what am I good at?

Why is it so important to have an answer to these questions? If you do what you like and what you are good at, and if you do what fits and suits you well, you will most likely be successful and happy in your work or studies.


How can Student Career Services help me?

Workshops that can help you in your self-reflection are:

If these workshops do not sufficiently fit your needs, you can make an appointment with the Career Services Officer of your School. If you are in need of individual coaching, your Career Services Officer can refer you to a Career Coach & Trainer.

2. Orientation: what organizations and jobs will suit me?
  • In what kind of organization do I want to work?
  • What kind of job suits my knowledge and skills? 
  • How does the labor market function?

What can I do to orientate on the labor market?

  • Find out more about the Dutch labor market in general.
  • Visit the Career Portal for interesting articles, vacancies and career events.
  • Start building your network. You can achieve this by becoming an (active) member of a student- or study organization, joining specific programs like the Outreaching program, becoming a student assistant at Tilburg University or by doing voluntary work.
  • Talk to people who work at companies you may be interested in, e.g. while attending company in-house days, business days and visiting career events.
  • Make use of the social network LinkedIn; join groups which are targeted towards the sector and professionals you are interested in.
  • Check out websites with jobs and internships for non-Dutch speakers in the Netherlands (international students).
  • Gain work experience with a suitable side job.
  • Gain work experience by doing an internship.
  • Register yourself for Tilburg University’s Mentor Program
    Are you a(n) – international – student or graduated in less than one year? Please make sure to get in contact with Student Career Services, so they can help you find an interesting alumni mentor.
    Make an appointment with the Career Services Officer from your faculty and find out which mentor suits you best.

    Why contact an alumni mentor?
    During a meeting you can ask all kind of questions about his or her career. Which were important choices?What does an employer expect from a young professional? In short, you can ask them anything you like in order to get a better insight into your career opportunities.

    SCS ensures the contact, you and your mentor determines the content of this collaboration.


How can Student Career Services help me?

Do you seek help and guidance in your orientation process? 

Student Career Services is happy to help you! You can visit the Get Inspired pages on the Career Portal, or schedule an appointment with your Career Services Officer.

Are you new to the Dutch labor market? 

Then the workshop Road map for working in the Netherlands might be suitable for you! 

  • During this workshop, aspects of how to find a job or internship in the Netherlands will be covered in general. 
  • We will pay attention to questions like: where to start? What specific features does the Dutch labor market have?. 
  • At the end of this workshop, you will have a broad overview regarding career orientation and job application and you’ll know what further steps to take.
3. Preparation: writing a good resume and finding job advertisements
  • How do I write a good resume?
  • Where can I find job advertisements?

How do I prepare myself for the job market?

Preparation is the key to success. Make your path to the job market on the short- and long-term a lot easier by preparing the following:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and checked;
  • Prepare your LinkedIn-profile;
  • Start making valuable connections by expanding your network.

Besides these preparation tips, you might also be searching for ways to build your CV. Here are some examples and tips that may help you enrich your CV.


How can Student Career Services help me?

  • Student Career Services offers several workshops to help you with your preparation to the job market.
    Personal Branding and Networking learns you to answer the question ‘tell us a little about yourself’ much more fluently.
    - After the Oral Presentation (Dutch) workshop, you are able to confidently present in front of a crowd.
  • If you would like to be prepared for the application process, know more about how it works and what is important to know and remember, then check the Get Inspired section of the Career Portal.
  • We also offer you the possibility to visit our consultation hours for job applications if you have specific questions about the application procedure, the job interview or more specific about your CV and/or application letter.
  • If these workshops and consultation hours do not sufficiently fit your needs, you can make an appointment with the Career Services Officer of your School via the Career Portal. If you are in need of individual coaching, your Career Services Officer can refer you to a Career Coach & Trainer or you can visit the Student Desk to make an appointment.
4. Application: cover letters, job interviews, and assessments
  • How do I write a convincing cover letter?
  • How can I be successful in a job interview?
  • How do I prepare for assessments?

Application: what is important?

You are (nearly) graduated, or perhaps you are looking for an internship or (academic) side-job and you want to start applying. 


How can Student Career Services help me?

If you need to know more about the application process, you can check the Get Inspired section of the Career Portal.

Student Career Services also offers several workshops that can help you during the application process, such as:

Next to this, you can also visit our consultation hours for job applications if you have specific questions about the application procedure, the job interview or more specific about your CV and/or application letter.

If these workshops and consultation hours do not sufficiently fit your needs, you can make an appointment with the Career Services Officer of your School via the Career Portal. If you are in need of individual coaching, your Career Services Officer can refer you to a Career Coach & Trainer or you can visit the Student Desk to make an appointment.

Activities you can participate in

We offer various activities that can help you prepare for your transition to the labor market.

Workshops & Training

In order to be fully prepared when entering the labor market, it is important that you understand your own strengths and preferences. 

  • Taking part in the workshops and training courses offered by Student Career Services will give you more insight into yourself. Our workshops and training courses are practical and interactive. 
  • You will receive personal guidance, and there is plenty of time to look at your own personal questions. 
  • Discover what you really want, what you are good at and improve your job application skills!

Learn more about our workshops and training and check our services.

Career events

Study and student associations organize various career events to familiarize yourself with the labor market.

  • Examples include careers fairs, excursions, information meetings, study afternoons, and conferences.
  • In addition, well-known companies regularly organize in-house days and business courses in order to meet students.

Other career events

Check the overview on career events for students and starters

Consultation hours for job applicants

Would you like specific, personal and/or practical tips to successfully apply to a job? We offer you advice on the application procedure, the job interview and/or your CV or your application letter twice a week

Questions we can help you answer are: e.g.

  • Is my LinkedIn profile effective?
  • How should I interpret the text in job ads?
  • How do I prepare for my job interview?

Learn more about our consultation hours for job applications.

Individual coaching

If our workshops and consultation hours do not sufficiently fit your needs, you can make an appointment with the Career Services Officer of your School via the Tilburg University Career Portal. If you are in need of individual coaching, your Career Services Officer can refer you to a Career Coach & Trainer.

Tilburg University Mentor Program

Are you a(n) – international – student or graduated in less than one year? Please make sure to get in contact with Student Career Services, so they can help you find an interesting alumni mentor.
Make an appointment with the Career Services Officer from your faculty and find out which mentor suits you best.

Why contact an alumni mentor?
During a meeting you can ask all kind of questions about his or her career. Which were important choices? What does an employer expect from a young professional? In short, you can ask them anything you like in order to get a better insight into your career opportunities.

SCS ensures the contact, you and your mentor determines the content of this collaboration.