NB: This workshop takes place online via MS Teams. You will receive a link beforehand from the trainer.
Do you know what skills you’ve acquired at uni? People tend not to think much about these things. Transferable skills are useful in all kinds of professional contexts and you carry them with you from one job to the next.
If you want to convince an employer that you’re the right person for a job or an internship, you need the ability to present your skills with clarity and conviction. This workshop will make you aware of the transferable skills you’ve developed in your studies, at your temp jobs and in your extracurricular activities.
In the workshop, you’ll analyse a job offering and try to assess, as accurately as you can, what the employer is looking for. You’ll learn to distinguish between specialist (though job-specific) and generic skills. You will then catalogue your transferable skills and practice providing examples that show what skills you possess.
Upon completing the workshop, you’ll know exactly what your skills are and you’ll be better able to advertise them.
Who is it for:
3rd-year and 4th-year Bachelor's and Master's degree students and recent UU graduates. Free entrance.
Ellen Ruifrok and Tirsa de Vries
Our no-show policy
We are happy to offer workshops for free to all Utrecht University students. However: free of charge does not mean free of responsibility. Our activities tend to be fully booked well in advance. For every late cancellation or no-show we have had to disappoint students who would have liked to attend. This is how we work:
- Once you have signed up for a workshop, we expect you to attend;
- If you need to cancel your registration, do so at the earliest possible moment, at least 24 hours before the workshop;
- Not showing up without notice will mean you cannot participate in any Career Services activity for 8 weeks. Two no-shows mean you cannot participate for the remainder of the academic year.
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