28 SEPTEMBER | ONLINE PROGRAMME

Livestreams via the platform CareerFairy. Click on the description of the session to register (I'll attend) and submit your questions beforehand!

The workshops below are offered by TU/Eindhoven, Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University. Students are welcome to join each livestream, regardless of the university you are enrolled in or have recently graduated from. All online workshops are offered in English and are free of charge.

10:00 - 11:00 - First aid for writing a cv & cover letter – What to do with gaps on your cv, little work experience or illness? - by Utrecht University

Looking for your first job? In this session you will learn what is common when writing an effective cv and suitable cover letter. Different aspects of a cv and letter will be illustrated with real life examples—with particular attention for questions about little work experience, a gap in your cv or what to mention when you have a chronic disease, for example. Furthermore we will discuss what employers pay attention to when making their selection and how to anticipate to this.

11:30 - 12:30 - How can you make LinkedIn work for you - by Utrecht University

Nowadays, a strong online presence is essential. The sooner you start working on this, the easier it will be to use LinkedIn when searching for a job, or internship. With LinkedIn, you can profile yourself even better compared to a CV. We’ll have a brief look on how to set up different elements of your profile, and explain how to use features like groups and company pages to build your network and finding vacancies. Do you want to know how to make LinkedIn really work for you? Join this workshop!

13:00 - 14:00 - Self assessment - by TU/Eindhoven

During this workshop, you will (1) obtain better insight into your qualities, (2) get to know your core personality traits, and (3) find out where your interests lie. Discover what you have to offer concerning your competencies and what you can still improve as a (young) professional. With the use of the STAR method you will learn how to illustrate your competencies and personality traits based upon previous experiences. During a job interview questions about your strengths and weaknesses might be asked, so this training will help you to be prepared for that as well.

13:00 - 14:00 - Preparing a job interview - by Utrecht University

Do you know what is important during job interviews? How to prepare yourself as best you can? This workshop will help you understand the employer’s perspective and how to play into their needs effectively. We will focus on the interview that you need to do to get a job or internship.

14:15 - 15:15 - How to create a(n elevator) pitch - by Wageningen University

A (elevator) pitch is a short speech about yourself and your skills. Sounds easy, but it can be quite a task to create it! During this training, you will learn how to make an introduction elevator pitch. You can use this pitch specifically during networking events, application procedures or even at a birthday party when someone asks: So, tell me something about yourself?. Having your pitch ready can be very helpful to introduce yourself well in such situations. Want to know more about pitching yourself? Attend this training!

15:30 - 16:30 - Assessment center preperation - by TU/Eindhoven

Some companies make use of an assessment center as part of their selection procedure. During this workshop, you will learn what an assessment (center) is and moreover get an idea on how to prepare for different types of assessment, tests and simulations via theory and exercises. Moreover, you will learn how to illustrate your suitability and have better chances to land the job you want.

28 SEPTEMBER | PROGRAMME AT PARNASSOS

The workshops below are held offline at Parnassos Cultural Centre (Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht). The language in which the description is written is the language in which the workshop is given. Registration will be possible as from September 13 via the platform CareerFairy and will be free of charge.
10:00 - 11:30 - Sollicitatiegesprek voorbereiden - Ruimte 207

Weet jij wat belangrijk is bij sollicitaties? Hoe jij je zo optimaal mogelijk kunt voorbereiden? In deze training word je bewust gemaakt van het perspectief van de werkgever en hoe je daar effectief op kunt inspelen. De focus wordt gelegd op het gesprek dat je voert om een baan te krijgen.

12:00 - 14:00 - De baan vinden die bij jou past? Verken de arbeidsmarkt! - Ruimte 107

Je kent je interesses, vaardigheden en kwaliteiten maar hoe vertaal je dit naar een baan die bij jou past? Hoe kom je werkzaamheden en organisaties op het spoor die jou aanspreken? En wat kun jij doen om je baankansen te vergroten? In deze interactieve sessie verken je de arbeidsmarkt vanuit jouw eigen drijfveren en kwaliteiten. Je leert hoe organisaties nieuwe medewerkers selecteren en welke rol netwerken speelt in het vinden van een baan. Na het volgen van deze sessie heb je meer inzicht in hoe je de arbeidsmarkt kunt benaderen, ben je je meer bewust van de potentie van je eigen netwerk. En voel je je zekerder in het voeren van een netwerkgesprek.

12:00 - 14:00 - Op zoek naar een baan? Manage je energie! - Ruimte 110

Bezig met solliciteren naar je (eerste) baan? Doe dat met een volle batterij! Samen met je dagelijkse taken en activiteiten vereist deze zoektocht fysieke en mentale energie. Tegelijkertijd krijg je energie van verantwoordelijkheden, sociale relaties en vrijetijdsbesteding. Het is belangrijk om voldoende op te laden en een zekere balans te ervaren tussen inspannen en ontspannen.

In deze workshop krijg je meer inzicht in je persoonlijke energiemanagement. Je zult ontdekken dat jouw persoonlijke accu bestaat uit verschillende componenten. Elk component kan leegraken tijdens het gebruik en dient daarom weer te worden opgelaten. Wat vraagt om energie en wat geeft energie en hoe kun je hier duurzaam mee omgaan? Ook onderzoek je hoe verveling, overvraagd worden en het begrip flow met elkaar samenhangen.

Na het volgen van deze workshop heb je meer grip op je eigen energiepatroon. Dit leidt tot minder verspilling en meer flow.

14:30-16:30 - Self-analysis for career oriëntation - Ruimte 107

Are you unclear on what kind of job will suit you, what you are passionate about, or what is possible with your educational background? In this workshop, we will explore these questions to find out what is in your wheelhouse. By consciously and actively engaging with these themes, you will find out what it is you really want.

An experienced career coach will encourage you to look at different aspects of yourself and your life to extract information for your future. By mapping your interests, capabilities, motives and career values, you will determine what is (most) important to you. After that, you will be better able to consider the jobs, organizations and tasks that fit your preferences.

After this workshop, you will continue your job search with more self-knowledge and more self-confidence.

15:30 - 17:00 - CV & sollicitatiebrief schrijven - Ruimte 207

Op zoek naar een stageplaats of ga je solliciteren naar een baan? In deze bijeenkomst leer je wat gebruikelijk is bij het opstellen van een goed cv en een passende sollicitatiebrief.

Aan de hand van instructievideo’s en uitleg over do’s en don’ts krijg je informatie over de verschillende onderdelen van een cv en brief. Ook bespreken we hoe werkgevers hun selecties maken en hoe je daarop kunt inspelen. In de training maak je een begin met de opzet van je cv en brief en geef je elkaar feedback met behulp van een checklist. Er is tijdens de bijeenkomst ruim de gelegenheid om vragen te stellen.

Na de bijeenkomst kun je een afspraak maken met een career officer om individueel je cv of brief te bespreken.

Deze training is een uitstekend startpunt voor beginnende cv- en briefschrijvers.

LINKEDIN PHOTOSHOOT

In need of a professional photo for your LinkedIn? Between 10:00-15:30 you can have your photo taken for free by a photographer at Parnassos! Not only recent graduates are welcome here but UU students as well. No need to make an appointment, simply swing by room 203!

 

CV CHECKS

Want to have your CV checked? Come by in room 204 at Parnassos (Kruisstraat 201) between 10:00-16:00. Rather have an online appointment via MS Teams? Book a session with one of the Career Officers below. You are welcome for any other career related questions as well!

29 SEPTEMBER | ONLINE PROGRAMME

Livestreams via the platform CareerFairy. Click on the description of the session to register (I'll attend) and submit your questions beforehand!

The workshops below are offered by TU/Eindhoven, Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University. Students are welcome to join each livestream, regardless of the university you are enrolled in or have recently graduated from. All online workshops are offered in English and are free of charge.

10:00 - 11:00 - Working conditions and negotiations - by Utrecht University

Negotiating is about influencing others to get what you want and in this workshop you will gain insight into what you can and cannot negotiate about. The objective of the workshop is to gain insight into the terms of employment and how to negotiate them. After this workshop you are more aware of negotiation styles, know how to prepare for negotiation conversations and feel more confident for any future negotiations.

11:30 - 12:30 - Writing a CV and cover letter - by Utrecht University

Using instruction video’s and detailed explanations of do’s and don’ts, we will show you the different components that make up cv’s and cover letters. We’ll also discuss how employers select from all the cv’s and letters they receive, and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage. This workshop is an excellent starting point for students who are new to writing cv’s and cover letters.

13:00 - 14:00 - Personal branding - by TU/Eindhoven

This workshop is especially suitable if you already have a good idea on who you are (personality), what you are good at (skills) and what you would like for your (future) career. During this workshop, you will learn how to combine this knowledge and create your unique personal brand. Tips are shared on how to put your brand to the test during a job interview, networking conversation or by the use of LinkedIn. 

14:15 - 15:15 - Networking - by Wageningen University

Networking can be scary, but also very useful. Why do you need a network, what do you want to achieve with it?  What type of networks are there. How to build your network in a way that fits you. We try to address all these questions in this workshop. Hope to meet you in this network. Networking starts also in this workshop.

15:30 - 16:30 - Surviving the Work Floor - by TU/Eindhoven

Exciting, you are (soon) going to make the switch from being a student to your first internship or job! This usually also means getting to know new people, the company culture and learning about yourself as a young professional on the workfloor. During this workshop, you will learn what to pay attention to in this new phase and get practical tips on how to handle new or difficult situations that might arise.

29 SEPTEMBER | ONLINE PROGRAMME

The workshops below are held offline at Parnassos Cultural Centre (Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht). The language in which the description is written is the language in which the workshop is given. Registration will be possible as from September 13 via the platform CareerFairy and will be free of charge.
12:30 - 14:30 - Zelfanalyse voor loopbaanoriëntatie - Ruimte 104

Heb je nog geen duidelijk beeld wat voor werk je wilt doen, waar je passie ligt of wat jouw sterke kanten zijn? In deze training gaan we op onderzoek uit om te kijken welke richting bij je past. Door hier bewust en actief mee bezig te zijn, ga je zien wat jouw specifieke voorkeuren zijn en wat je écht belangrijk vindt.

Een ervaren loopbaancoach stimuleert je in deze training om verschillende kanten van jezelf en van je leven te bekijken en daar informatie uit te halen voor jouw toekomst. Met behulp van opdrachten en vragenlijsten breng je in kaart waar je interesses liggen,  wat je kwaliteiten en drijfveren zijn en welke waarden er voor jou toe doen. Op basis hiervan kun je op zoek gaan naar werkzaamheden, functies en organisaties die daar bij passen.

Na het volgen van deze training ga je met meer inzicht en vertrouwen op zoek naar werk.

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Utrecht University helps students, next to their studies, stimulate ambition and give insight in career perspectives. With Prepare Yourself we offer a platform for students to round off their degree optimally, to keep track of their wellbeing and to offer a match between student and job market.

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