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 different specialisations
  • 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
  • Attend alumni events organised by your programme or study association AKT
  • Find out what qualities you have and develop (professional) 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 
  • Make an appointment with your career orientation coordinator or the career officer 
  • Year 3:
    • Go on one of the Self-analysis for Career Orientation workshops organised by Career Services 
    • Take the online tests offered by Career Services

Exploring the job market and networking

  • Check out Your Perspective (monthly) to hear alumni talk about their work 
  • Attend the Humanities Career Night for workshops, alumni and inspiration 
  • Explore possible careers on Master’s websites 
  • Attend field visits and alumni events organised by your programme and AKT 
  • Visit or register as a volunteer at festivals like NFF, IDFA, IFFR, CINEKID, IMPAKT, SPRING-festival, Tweetakt and GO SHORT
  • Join Studio M and develop you practical skills
  • Get involved in activities, read blogs or sign up for the newsletters of interesting organisations or (professional) associations (Theatre Studies, Villamedia and Filmfonds who have an overview of all kinds of professional associations)
  • Find out where alumni work with the alumni tool on LinkedIn 
  • Join the LinkedIn group of Media and Culture
  • Look at job ads: what knowledge and skills are required? (e.g. (in the Netherlands) through UU Job Board, Humanities Internship Database, culturele vacatures, mediastages or AKT)
  • Year 3:
    • Participate in Career Services workshops on Exploring the Job Market or LinkedIn (Advanced) 
    • Learn more about networking through Career Services

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

  • The programme invites guest speakers (professionals) in lectures
  • From year 2 onwards you can do an internship (also abroad). Acquire professional skills and practical experience. Make sure you attend the information meeting or talk to you internship coordinator
  • In almost all courses you will bring media and culture in practice (e.g. Workshops, Art, Culture and Society, The City As Stage, Audience and Spectatorship Dutch Theatre and Dance Culture) and you visit organisations (e.g. Beeld en geluid, EYE film museum and Theater Kikker)
  • The course Knowledge for society teaches you about how your knowledge can impact society

Contact with alumni

  • Meet alumni through activities organised by your degree programme and study association AKT
  • You can get in touch with alumni and find inspiration through Media and Culture’s LinkedIn group

Academic and professional skills

  • Academic skills that you learn during your studies will also be needed in your future career. In all courses you will become proficient in, for example, academic thinking, collecting and analyzing data, conducting independent research, writing, collaborating and presenting (see the Teaching and Examination Regulations and course planner)
  • Do an internship (abroad)! Acquire professional skills and practical experience and apply your academic skills

Reflection on your qualities, interests and motivation

  • Use choices in your major and optional course profile to find out what interests and qualities you have
  • Talk to your tutor, other lecturers and career orientation coordinator about your choice of Master’s programmes and options for the future

Information on future options

Useful contacts