Kick-start Your Career in the Netherlands - Winter Edition

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Utrecht Summer School
Course code
Course fee (no housing)
€ 465.00

As an international student (master or PhD), finding a job that fits your ambitions and interests in the Netherlands can be challenging. Can you find your way in the Dutch job market? What are the opportunities and trends in the Dutch job market in your field of expertise? Which regulatory issues do you face when searching for a job in The Netherlands as an international? How do you prepare for  a new working culture? This course helps you to prepare for the start of your career in the Netherlands!

The course consists of three personal coaching sessions that will give you insight into the Dutch job market in your field of interest or related to your field of interest, the rules and regulations that might apply to your situation, understand the Dutch working culture and acknowledge cultural differences. Furthermore, you will improve your personal branding skills, interview skills and networking capabilities and get insight in the career opportunities and career paths in life sciences. The individual coaching sessions (75 minutes) with coaches of Talent4NL will be tailored to your ambitions and needs. The sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis in the week of January 28 - Februari 1 2019. There is no final examination. Students will receive a certifcate of attendance upon completion of the programme.

Course director

Roos Nieuwenhuis & Maggy Ovaa

Target audience

International students at the end of their studies or recently graduated who want to explore their career opportunities in the Netherlands and raise their chances on finding a job in the Netherlands. Students who want to participate need to be (nearly) graduated from a bachelor, master or PhD programme.

Course aim

Upon completion of this program, you will have improved your knowledge and understanding of the Dutch job market and the Dutch working culture, and you will have developed your skills and professional profile. This program contributes to a successful start on the Dutch job market!

Learning goals:
At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Identify the opportunities for international graduates on the Dutch job market in terms of:
• Sectors
• Types of organizations
• Employment versus Entrepreneurship
• Know which rules and regulations you have to comply with in order to work in the Netherlands
• Acknowledge the differences between Dutch working culture and the working culture in your country of origin
• Pitch your professional ambitions in various situations and using various tools
• Present yourself during a job interview

• Optimized CV and motivation letter for vacancies in the Netherlands
• Activated professional network in the Netherlands
• Increased success on the Dutch job market

Study load

Total of 12 hours:
4,5 hours for sessions
7,5 hours for preparation


Course fee
€ 465.00

- Early bird discount: if you apply for this course before December 15th 2018 you will receive 10 % discount on the course fee
- Course materials are included in the course fee and will be provided on the first day.


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • C.V.

More information

E: Roos@talent4NL.com 

T: +31618747689


Application deadline: 03 January 2019