UvA Career Day

Open to all UvA students: Dutch and international

The UvA Career Day is a yearly event which took place on 9 November 2017 in CREA at the Roeterseiland Campus. Recaps and some of the presentations will be accessible soon.

Event Career Day (zowel NL als EN)


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Shape your future

The UvA Career Day is all about taking the next step.  It’s a unique opportunity to explore your future, learn about the labour market, focus your career search and increase your chance of a successful job application.

  • Improve your CV and LinkedIn profile 
  • Develop career skills such as networking, LinkedIn and personal branding
  • Learn more about the latest trends and insights in the areas of job applications, recruitment and work
  • Learn about a variety of career fields
  • Learn how to stay focused when starting your career development

What did the UvA Career Day 2017 include?

  • Workshops and information sessions on LinkedIn, CV, Networking, Personal Branding, E-Assessment and more
  • Workshops on career opportunities like Working in the EU and PhD
  • Sessions in which alumni tell about their field of study
  • Rules and regulations for internships run and work in the Netherlands for international students
  • Personal feedback on CV and LinkedIn by recruiters and career paths
  • A photographer who creates a profile picture for LinkedIn
  • Meet different organisations in the Muziekzaal (see info below)

And new this year was:

  • A Talent Escape Room outside, to discover your talents (see info below)
  • Recording a first Videopitch
  • Day opening with Mythbusters on the subject ‘career’
  • Clothing advice for a job interview
  • Drinks with a DJ, organized by VICE

Talent Escape Room: open the door to your future

Students could challenge their selves in a mystery cube. This unique experience that unraveled career opportunities was brought to us by ABN AMRO in collaboration with Sherlocked.  


Preparation for students for the Career Day Company Fair

Career events like the UvA Career Day give you the opportunity to meet potential employers. You can find a way to prepare yourself to company fairs in the download below.

Programme and registration

Organisation and contact

The ninth annual UvA Career Day was organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre.

UvA Career Day 2016

Published by  Studenten Services

10 November 2017