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 internship, traineeship, part-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:

SCS Self-Reflection

1. Self-reflection

  • 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.


SCS Orientation

2. Orientation

  • 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 or SIFE, 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 sidejob.
  • Gain work experience by doing an internship.

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 Roadmap 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.

SCS Preparation

3. Preparation

  • 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 link Applying, how does it work?

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.


SCS Application

4. Application

  • 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.

Questions you may have when applying are:

  • How do I write a convincing cover letter?
  • How can I be successful in a job interview?
  • How can I prepare for an assessment?

How can Student Career Services help me?

If you need to know more about the application process, then check the following link:

Applying, how does it work?

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.


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 a better 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.


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.