Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, with 13 undergraduate programmes and 12 graduate programmes. These students have a heart for language, culture, communication or history. We like to give them the opportunity to put their skills into practice. On this page, you can read what our students can do for your organisation.
On average, 250 students from our faculty do internships. This is spread across all programmes but especially in the master's programmes. The criteria differ per programme, but overall, these are internships of around 280 hours, carried out by students over an average period of three to four months. Students work in the day-to-day operations of your organisation, which is largely focused on the discipline of the study (e.g. communication tasks, research work) and sometimes a student also has to carry out an internship assignment for the study programme. Feel free to ask for further details at samenwerken [at] let.ru.nl (samenwerken[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl).
Almost all students want a part-time job during their studies, and all students are looking for a job after graduation. With an average student population of over 2,500, this offers a huge potential for your organisation.
Would you like to increase your brand awareness and introduce students to your organisation and field of work? Then it is possible for a group of students from a Career Day, study association or course to visit your organisation. Students are given a presentation, a guided tour and sometimes even a case study. The content is tailored to your wishes and those of the group of students (what is the reason for the group to visit the organisation).
Client Think Tank
In the third bachelor year, all students take a thematic minor in addition to their main courses. In the theme they have chosen, they carry out an assignment for an organisation in a group (6-8 students) during a semester (September-December/February-May). The prerequisite is that the assignment is in line with the theme of the minor and that you, the client, can provide approximately 8 hours of guidance during this period through four to five contact meetings. You determine the final product of the assignment, and in working out the issue, you will be assisted by the faculty think tank assignment coordinator. With little time investment, you will have an average of around 1800-2000 hours of research capacity at your disposal.
Getting to Know Talent at Job Fairs and Markets
Arts Career Week is a faculty career event that spans several days and will be organised in mid-April. We want to connect students with the professional field in various ways and help them with their labour market orientation. The programme is created annually, and a matching event/job fair/market is expected to be scheduled in April 2024. Are you interested? Then don't hesitate to make an appointment request or information request via the contact button. Keep in mind that these are fields of work belonging to the Faculty of Arts.
In addition to learning the theoretical aspects, we also think it is important for students to hear how practitioners deal with the topics students are learning about. Several courses choose to fill some lectures with one or more guest speakers who share their practical experience on a particular topic, which can be in all sorts of areas. Some examples include guest lectures on crisis communication, how to come up with a strong policy plan, and how to align your programming/course with your target group (e.g. museum education, programming of a cultural institution).
Case Studies in Teaching
To put theory into practice, we offer students case studies to make assignments. Practices are changing, and it is more interesting and relevant for students to work in groups with an actual case study of an organisation. Presenting and the few points of contact with a group of students requires little time investment from you and can give very valuable insights. For the students, the theory comes to life, and the group learns that practice sometimes goes differently than we want or expect.