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Training and workshops

Career Workout

for international students only, training of 3-half-day sessions

Start your career with a Career Workout!

Young woman and the panorama of Amsterdam.

Find work that suits you

You’ve (almost) finished your studies and you’re looking for a job that suits you. You are looking for interesting and challenging work, a place where you’re able to learn and grow.

  • How do you organise your job hunting process?
  • Where can you start and how can you effectively use the opportunities you have?
  • How will you stand out and bring your qualities across?


  • Date and time

    This 3-half-day-training is offered on:

    • Friday 15, 22 and 29 November 2019, from 09:30-12:00
    • Friday 28 February and 6 and 13 March 2020, from 09:30-12:00

    The training is held in English and for international students only. There is also a Career Workout in Dutch.

  • Small cooperative learning groups

    In a small group of fellow students, you will answer these three questions to gain insight in contemporary and venturous ways of orientating and applying for a job. An experienced career coach will be guiding you in this process. You will experience how your personal job orientation process can be both fun and successful.

    The Career Workout benefits from the power of the group. In the Career Workout, you will expand your network, learn from peers and receive feedback from different perspectives. Because of the small group size and the multiple gatherings, there is lots of room for personal attention.

  • Workout focus

    The Career Workout consists of three sessions with focus on:

    1. Yourself, in this moment - about exploring your talents, qualities, interests and previous experiences
    2. How to present yourself -  about telling your story, first impressions, how to express yourself (offline and online) and how to verbalise what you are looking for
    3. Labour market and networking - about the art of networking; talking to people and finding your labour market through your network.
  • Results

    After the Career Workout:

    • You’re able to verbalise your qualities and interests
    • You know how to present yourself in a more confident and authentic manner
    • You know where and how to search for work that suits you
    • You know how to talk to people, ask questions and share your story

    You know that contacts are a powerful source in the job searching process and you know how to reach them.

  • Practical information
    • Target group: international students and graduates of the UvA. There’s also a Career Workout for Dutch students
    • Participation: a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 participants
    • Language: English
    • Costs: € 30,-
    • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).
  • Useful supplement

    You may want to combine this workshop with:

    • Career Exploration Talks
    • information session CV
    • information session LinkedIn
    • workshop Ace that job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation costs € 30,- . In the confirmation of your registration, you can find information about how to pay.
    • You can register up to 2 months in advance. That is the reason you may not see the date you wish in the registration form yet.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)