What extracurricular activities suit me?
Extracurricular activities are a great way to demonstrate your interests and individuality. They underline your commitment and the soft skills you developed. They make you unique, stand-out in the crowd, and really enrich your CV. Organizations are looking for applicants who were active and pursue interests in addition to their studies.
What are examples of extracurricular activities?
There are many extracurricular activities that you can undertake. What is your goal with the activity? Do you want to gain experience in a certain field? Gain specific skills? Enjoy the experience and develop yourself personally? Think about what type of activity fits you and think of the (paid) alternatives, such as side jobs or internships.
This list gives you an idea of the possibilities:
- Board year with a study association
- Active participation in a committee
- Active member of a sounding board, education committee or student party
- Voluntary work
Interesting websites to look for voluntary work in and around Tilburg: vrijwilligerstilburg.nl, nldoet.nl, stctilburg.nl
- Political activism
- Coaching at your local sport club
Active on a board
Making friends, building a network, training your skills, and enriching your CV with practical experience: these are just some of the advantages of being active in the board of a study or student association, a university committee, or a participation council.
Study and student organizations
Study and student organizations take your student life to a whole new level. Meeting like-minded new students and making new friends has never been easier!
Student Participation at Tilburg University. How is it arranged? On what matters can you give advice or co-decide?
Volunteer: become a mentor to a pre-Bachelor refugee student
Do you have an open attitude and do you want to do something for another person? Gain experience by volunteering! For example, become a mentor and guide a young refugee to find their way in student life.
Navigate through the model to take your next career step
Please ask Student Career Services for advice.