Your Career starts now!

Information about the steps you need to take in the process of finding your own path through university. To prepare yourself for the next phase after graduation. These subjects will help you find your way!

Get to know yourself!

Thinking and preparing yourself for your career is an ongoing process in every phase of your study at university (and even after!). Important questions to ask in the process of finding out who you are:

Research your career options

What kind of career will you pursue? Will it be in business? In non-profit? Do you want to start your own business? A career in research? Once you have found out what you want, go out and check your assumptions.

Develop yourself by gaining experience

Be active! Get out there! Join networks, join committees, study abroad, travel the world, have part time jobs, do voluntary work to gain experience and “build your CV”. Know that having (work) experience is highly appreciated by every employer. It improves your chances in finding a job after graduation.

In this section you will find the following subjects:

Pursue your career

Once you have found a job vacancy make sure you write an excellent application letter and CV, these will make you stand out from the crowd. For this reason, your letter and CV should be targeted and tailor-made for the job you apply to. Having passed this first selection round successfully, then prepare yourself for the next round: the job interview.

Finding a job

Applying for a job

Learn about global employability

Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to encourage students to think globally and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to pursue their career, either in the Netherlands or elsewhere in the world. The skills and knowledge you acquire through your academic work are important, but in order to be truly ‘globally employable’ you must also be able to adapt to unexpected circumstances, work with multicultural teams, accept different work practices and be aware of how businesses operate globally.