Build your curriculum vitae (CV)
Your CV will not stand out if you did not undertake any extracurricular activities. Therefore you should start building up a good CV during your student days. The most useful strategy is to gear your extracurricular activities to the job you are envisaging after your graduation.
Obviously your student days are primarily about studying. However, there is more than that. Much more actually, and all these things contribute to your development and your preparation for the labor market. Employers and recruiters are attaching increasing importance to extracurricular activities. Therefore it is important that you also take part in other activities in addition to your study program.
- Taking Additional Courses
- Applying knowledge in practice
- Serving on a Student Board
- Attending or Actively Taking part in Symposia and Debates
- Promoting Student Participation
Tutoring and Coaching
- Drawing up a Curriculum Vitae (Career Portal)
- Consultation hours for job application
Register yourself for Tilburg University’s Mentor Program
Are you a(n) – international – student and 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 (link naar contact page) and find out which mentor suits you best.
Why contact an alumni mentor?SCS ensures the contact, you and your mentor determines the content of this collaboration.
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.