Career Orientation

What you can do yourself

Reflection on and development of yourself as a professional

  • Explore your options through information meetings on the optional course profile (minor, internship, studying abroad) and the Honours track
  • Find out more about the Master’s programmes through open days and career prospects on the Master’s websites
  • Find out what interests you through lectures, workshops and extra-curricular events (e.g. Studium Generale)
  • Find out what qualities you have and develop skills through volunteering, a side job or board/committee work
  • Participate in a Skills Lab workshop to develop your skills: e.g. presenting, debating, pitching, graphic design
  • Become a Language Assistant and learn how you can use your linguistic knowledge to help others
  • Make an appointment with your internship coordinator or the career officer
  • Year 3:
    • Participate in one of the workshops on self-analysis for Career Orientation organised by Career Services
    • Take the online tests offered by Career Services

Exploring the job market and networking

Profiling & applying for a job

  • Year 3:
    • Have your CV and/or (internship) application letter checked by the career officer
    • Participate in the workshop on Writing a CV and Cover Letter organised by Career Services
    • Submit a mock application to the career officer
  • Watch instructional videos produced by Career Services

What the programme offers you

Contact with the field

  • Lectures/talks with guest speakers (professionals)
  • Go on the industry visits organised by Euphorion
  • From year 2 onwards, you can do an internship. Make sure you attend the internship information meeting
  • You can write your thesis for an organisation

Contact with alumni

  • Alumni regularly attend activities organised in conjunction with Euphorion
  • The degree programme has a LinkedIn group for alumni which students can join

Academic and professional skills

  • You will be trained to think, act and communicate in an academic way (e.g. writing, reasoning and presentation), to communicate appropriately with different audiences and to analyse literary texts (see EER)
  • In the Republic of Letters module (year 3) you will acquire practical knowledge and skills which will prove useful in a wide range of potential roles in the literary field (writer, policy maker, critic, researcher, etc.)
  • Do an internship (abroad)! Acquire professional skills and practical experience and put your academic skills into practice (in a practical or research-based placement)

Reflection on your qualities, interests and motivation

  • Choices in your major and optional course profile to find out what interests you and what qualities you have
  • Careers activities in tutoring sessions or an individual meeting with your tutor

Information on future options

Useful contacts