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UvA Economics and Business (EB) students have access to several exclusive programmes, tools and information. For instance, you can take a Career Orientation Programme and attend several workshops.

Career Journey

Our tools and programmes fall under your Career Journey. These are four steps that you will undertake in your career preparation. We’ve structured our programmes around these steps, and you’ll find them in the following booklet, and the Career Orientation Programme


This booklet details the steps of your career preparation, comprises the tools and services we provide, and gives you links to just about anything you need to get you from figuring out what you want to getting the job.

Career Orientation Programme

The Career Orientation Programme is an exclusive programme on Canvas that lets you do several different assignments in your career preparation. You can do this in the order, schedule and time you want. If you haven’t already, please enrol in our Canvas page to get access to the programme.

Our programmes

In addition to the things you can do independently, we offer three distrinct programmes for you to take on different points in the year.

  • Professional Development Weeks

    Once every semester you can take two weeks of workshops from expert trainers, on subjects like negotiating, working in consultancy, how to manage creative people, networking and more. Keep an eye on the Career Calendar for when they arrive.

  • Going Dutch

    Going Dutch is an exclusive workshop for international Master’s students. You’ll learn how to look for a job in the Dutch labour market, how to present yourself there, and what you can expect from the work culture here – among other things. Our trainer is an experienced career coach with expertise in the international market. We offer Going Dutch in both semesters.

  • Summer Business Challenge

    The Summer Business Challenge is an annual end-of-year case competition that includes trainings from experienced consultants. If you’re a second-year BSc student, you can take on this two-week challenge at the end of the academic year.