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Personal advice

We are here for you

Do you have any questions? Do you need advice? Or maybe you’re feeling career stress? Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Our career assistants, study advisors, career coaches and internship advisor are here to help you create your Career Journey with self-confidence.

General career questions

Please feel free to visit our student coaches at the Career Desk during weekly walk-in hours or contact us by e-mail. We can help you with:

  • Booking an appointment with the internship advisor
  • Booking an individual coaching session with a career advisor
  • General information about jobs and internships
  • Information about career development activities relevant for you
  • Quick feedback scan of your CV

Career coaching

Have you put together a CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile and would you like personal feedback? Or do you have an interview coming up and would you like to practice your skills? Our career coaches are happy to help and offer a constructive chat, feedback, inspiration and information about your study and employment options.

Key subjects you can discuss with a career coach include:

  • Study choice or switching degree programmes
  • CV checks
  • Cover letter checks
  • Insight into your qualities, interests and motivation
  • Interview practice
  • Getting more out of LinkedIn
  • Choosing a Master’s
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exploring the job market

You can book a 15-30 minute individual coaching session with a career coach at the Career Desk via e-mail. Please state your specific career coaching questions.

Internship advice

Our internship advisors can help you with all the internship related questions like:

  • how to find an internship
  • what are the requirements of an internship
  • which forms and documents are required

You can make an appointment for a short talk (5-10 min) with the internship advisor at the Career Desk or via e-mail. Please state your specific internship questions.

Study advice & social well being

You can contact our UvA study advisors for questions regarding:

  • making choices in your (future) study programme
  • help you with your study planning
  • your personal circumstances

Make an appointment