You have passed the first year of the Bachelor’s programme with flying colours. Congratulations! During this second year, you are going to make decisions that impact the third year of your Bachelor’s programme and perhaps even your Master’s programme as well.
You should use this year to reflect on the direction you would like to go in. What does the field look like? Would you like to take on an internship minor or study abroad?
Career+ for you as a second-year Bachelor’s student
Career+ provides you with a professional preparation programme for the labour market. It is a free programme offered by the Faculty of Arts to support you in making informed decisions during your three-year Bachelor’s programme, as well as afterwards.
Career+ offers the following to you as a second-year Bachelor’s student
- Advisory meetings with a staff member from the Faculty of Arts Career Services or your student advisor
- Company presentations
- Guest lectures by alumni and/or representatives from organisations
- Internship information and selection
- Guides and information on internships and applying for jobs
- Learn all about the options, deadlines, and regulations in your programme.
- Discuss your wishes and options with your student advisor.
- If you would like to do an internship during the third year of your Bachelor’s programme, begin applying promptly. Aim for about 5-6 months before the start date. If you would like to go abroad, set aside at least 6 months to organise everything.
- Map out your network of family, friends, your sports club or your student association.
Workshops that may interest you
- Ready-set-go! - The “What should I do after I complete my studies?” workshop
- Using a success story to find your dream job
- Trigger me - Write a good CV and motivation letter
- How do I present myself?
What else can you do?
- Concentrate on your studies: good grades are often important for obtaining an interesting internship.
- Apply for a position at a student or study association or organise an interesting event. This is how you will learn to lead, plan, organise, and brainstorm for meetings. Companies find the development of practical skills to be just as important as your level of academic education.
- Are you looking for a part-time job? Find one that matches with your study programme.
- Participate in activities during which you can speak with alumni or guest speakers from businesses—this allows you to discover all the kinds of positions and companies that exist.
- Create a LinkedIn profile and update your CV.
- Make an appointment with Ignace de Haes (Ignace.deHaes@ru.nl) from Career Service to discuss your wishes, your obstacles, and your options or to have your CV reviewed.