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Career Networking Events

Last modified on 17-10-2022
During the Career Networking Events, international UvA alumni share their experiences in pursuing a career in the Netherlands after graduation.
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The Student-Alumni Career Networking Events are a series of three events with a panel of international UvA alumni who share their experiences in pursuing a career in the Netherlands after graduation. All international UvA Master’s students considering a career in the Netherlands are invited to participate in the events.

Each panel discussion focuses on a different career sector and is followed by informal networking with international students and alumni. 

Last year, the program focused on three different career sectors. This is what last year's program looked like:  

Research and PhD: 10 March 2022 (19:00-21:00)

The research and academic sector has its own unwritten rules and culture. In general, you need analytic skills and a willingness to work hard and thrive in a fast-paced environment that has its own demands and rewards. Understanding the dynamics of academia will help you decide if a research career is right for you and will help you successfully apply for a research position.

Creative and Technology industry: 17 March 2022 (19:00-21:00) 

This event focussed on work in the creative and technology industry, for example app development, data & analytics, digital media, the gaming industry, advertisement, interactive design, etc. What are the possibilities for non-Dutch graduates to work in this sector. During this event, best practices and valuable information were shared, to help you take your steps towards employment.

Non-profit and NGO: 21 April 2022 (19:00-21:00)

Whether you are interested in environmental issues, women’s rights, education, human rights or any other cause, a non-profit organisation is the place where you can work on improving these issues. The non-profit and NGO sector is very broad and includes all organisations that are not privately owned.

It covers everything from large organisations such as the EU and UN to very small, quite unknown organisations. What is it like to work in this sector and how do you find the right career path? During this event UvA alumni shed light on these questions.

Career tips from alumni

Here are some personal stories and career tips from alumni in the three different sectors that were covered during last year's events: