||Tuesday 13 November 2018 from 13.00 – 18.00 pm.
||Career Services in collaboration with alumni Human Geography and Spatial Planning
||Enrol until 4 November
What career path to choose as a Human Geographer or Spatial Planner after your graduation? During your Master's programme, make sure that you prepare yourself to enter the labour market. How to find that perfect internship and job?
Discover you motivation, talent and interests: it will help you take your first steps on the labour market.
13.00 – 13.15 Welcome and registration in hallway Ruppert Building
13.15 – 15.00 Workshops round 1 (several rooms in Ruppert building): You can follow one workshop
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.15 Workshops round 2 (several rooms in Ruppert building): You can follow one workshop
17.15 – 18.00 Drinks
Workshops round 1
- Workshop 1: Transferable skills
- Workshop 2: Self-analysis for career development
- Workshop 3: Getting to know your way around the labour market and networking
Workshops round 2
- Workshop 1: Using Linked-In
- Workshop 2: Looking for an internship and writing your CV
- Workshop 3: Preparing for a job interview
- Workshop 4: Werken als adviseur (only in Dutch)
Please note that all workshops are in Dutch and English unless otherwise mentioned.
More about the workshops in round 1
Transferable skills are skills you have developed so far as part of your education and you can use in all kinds of professional contexts. In this workshop you are invited to chart your skills and qualities doing assignments. By analysing vacancies/internship assignments you will also get an insight into job specific and transferable skills which are required from you as a graduate. After the workshop you will have a plan which skill or skills you want to improve during the master’s programme.
Needed for this workshop: bring your own job ad (a vacancy for e.g. an internship, a job you want in the future or after graduation).
Presented by Franca Geerdes, career officer Geosciences, Human Geography and Planning alumna
Self-analysis for career development
In order to find the right job you have to know what is important for you and what you want. In this workshop we will do various exercises and you will be encouraged to look into your future. By mapping your interests, qualities and motives you will determine what is important to you. After the workshop you will have a profile you can use for your CV and Linked-In.
Getting to know your way around the labour market and networking
In this workshop you will look into more detail into the kinds of organisations and jobs you want to work in. We will focus on networking and we will look into more detail what the employer is looking for. After this workshop you can do an elevator pitch which you can use for networking purposes.
Needed for this workshop: If you want to join this workshop you can name two organisations you want to work at and jobs you would like to do.
Presented by Rutger Jan Scholtens, trainer/career coach and several Human Geography and Planninng alumni
More about the workshops in round 2
Linked-In is the best online-network. If you want to apply for a job the employer will “google” you in order to find out about your professional background. In this workshop you will learn to make a professional profile on Linked-In and more ins-and outs of this online network.
If you want to participate in this workshop, you need to have made a profile and you have to bring your own laptop.
- Auke Boomsma, Urban and regional planning alumnus
- Jacky Limvers, trainer/career coach
Looking for an internship and writing your CV
Which internships are possible? Alumni of our faculty working at various organisations will give you more insight into the ‘real life’ labour market. In order to obtain an internship you will need to have a CV. We will be working on that as well.
Presented by Robin Krijgsman, Human Geography alumnus
Preparing for a job interview
What is important at a job interview. Alumni will talk about their experience and will help you preparing for an interview.
Presented by alumni:
- Anouk Adang, Geocommunicatie alumna and Lecturer Geography
- Frank Studulski en Rolf Korff de Gidts, Human Geography – Regional Geography alumni (only in Dutch)
Werken als adviseur (only in Dutch)
Hoe ziet het leven van een junior adivseur er uit? Uitdagingen van het vak, oefenen in de praktijk aan de hand van casuïstiek.
Door Jurriaan van Hellemond, consultant bij Advies Talent, onderdeel van Twijnstra Gudde en alumnus SGPL