Career Planning & Development

Career Planning & Development assists individuals with exploring and defining their personal career goals while developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed. Although most of the focus is placed on current students, the same broad range of services is also available to alumni. 

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Make an appointment 

Welcome to Webster University Leiden Career Planning & Development! We are excited to serve your career needs. Our Career Planning & Development center requires all first-time and returning students to fill in the intake form and to upload their CV/resume. Once the intake form and CV/resume have been submitted, our career coach will contact you to make an appointment.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our career coach is available free of charge to assist you here at Webster Leiden. While our career services are free for students and alumni, they also require a commitment from you. If you make an appointment with the career coach, please make sure that you attend and that you arrive on time. Our career coach is committed to individualized services to you, so we ask that you come to appointments equally committed with questions, documents, and any completed work that the career coach requested you do.

Availability of career advising appointments is very limited! Career Planning & Development already has a waiting list of students. Missing appointments without any notice results in even longer wait times, and you may not be able to reschedule in time to meet the needs you have. If you have a scheduling conflict, we ask that you notify our career coach at least 24 hours in advance to change the meeting format so you can attend (example: in-person to skype), or to cancel the appointment.

Webster University, Leiden does not offer career placement or job recruitment services. The goal of Career Planning & Development is to provide students and alumni with the necessary and most current skills and professional tools to ensure gainful employment in the future. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Career Planning & Development Services

  • Career Counseling: Are you having difficulty making decisions about your academic major or future career path? Do you need assistance with learning how to look for internships and jobs? Would you like to master interviewing and networking? Make a personal appointment with the career coach via the intake form. 
  • Resume and cover letter reviews: Would you like to have feedback on your resume and cover letter? Please use the intake form. 
  • Career workshops: Get equipped with the necessary tools, skills, and insights for a successful job hunt. Career workshops examples:
               How to find a job in the Netherlands
               How to present yourself online
               How to use Linkedin successfully
  • Online internship and job postings: Join our Facebook group Webster University Leiden Career Planning & Development and get daily updates on careers tips and current internship & job openings.
  • Mentoring: Join Webster’s Mentoring Program and benefit from the professional and personal experiences of Webster alumni around the globe.

Educational Programs and Workshops

Career Planning & Development creates customized programming for class sessions, student organizations, student leadership groups, and academic departments. If you're interested in partnering to create a program for your group, please send an email to careers@webster.nl

For Employers

Are you looking for a motivated intern or a high-potential employee for your company? Are you interested in an intern or a new employee who is a global citizen, is at ease with multi-cultural teamwork, and who has developed and strengthened their soft skills during a truly international university education? Webster University Leiden might have the student or graduate you are looking for. Through Career Planning & Development, you will be able to promote your internship or job openings within our student and alumni networks. 
If you have an internship or job opportunity for Webster students, please contact Laura Weijers by e-mail at careers@webster.nl

Our Students

Webster University students are typically multi-lingual and come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our graduate students often have previous work experience in their home countries or abroad both in private and non-profit organizations. A key element of a Webster education is the focus on hands-on, practical knowledge as part of the learning experience. Our highly-qualified academics are experienced in creating an inclusive and stimulating learning environment which is highly responsive to an international student body. The classroom is a forum for discovering fresh perspectives not only on the subject studied, but also on the challenges of becoming a global citizen. Lectures, group work, discussions, case study analyses, and real life- and research projects coupled with team work and student presentations help the students to develop strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Classes are taught in English.

Working in the Netherlands

For more information about working in the Netherlands, please visit the Visa & Residence Permit page on our website. 

Contact

If you would like to receive help from the career coach, please fill out the intake form.
Email: careers@webster.nl.
Join our Facebook group Webster University Leiden Career Planning & Development and get daily updates on careers tips, current internships, & job openings.