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Career prospects for Young Professionals


  • You have insight in your competences, your drives and ambitions.
  • You can formulate your personal STARR’s to strengthen your self-assurance for a good presentation.
  • To broaden your career perspectives you learn about your favourite career types and workplaces.
  • In the end you make your pitch based on the 4 steps concept of the Golden Circle.


The course consists of exercises that you can do alone or with other participants. You’ll also make a career scan. This allows you to build your storyboard that provides input for your pitch.
You’ll learn about your talents, needs and values, you’ll see the thread in your development and formulate your personal ingredients for job satisfaction.
On the basis of multiple tasks you’ll develop focus in your career and get an understanding of what a good job context is for you.
There is plenty of room for interaction with other participants.
The emphasis is on practical working from your personal situation, equipped with new insights, tips and feedback to make the translation to work and life.
At the end of the workshop you’ll make a personal pitch and give words to your offer in your work life and what is of value to you.  


The results of the career scan can be further deepened in the workshop. We work with diverse work forms including metaphors that appeal less conscious sources. Interact with peers, feedback and theoretical background provide inspiration and clarification. 

It is ideal if you follow this course first and then follow the course Career Orientation and Application.

All UT courses are offered in English.* This is a good opportunity to further develop your English communication skills. If you experience any difficulty in expressing yourself in English during the course, the trainer can always offer assistance.
*unless all participants who registered for the course have Dutch as their first language.

  • Course code

    CP-2011 - CP-2103

  • Programme is for

    Young professionals (PhD's) who want to have more grip on their careers and have questions such as:

    ● What are my strengths? Do I want to pursue an academic career or a different career? What is the best fit for me?

    ● I am able to do a lot of tasks in various directions and a lot of activities and roles interest me. I cannot do it all, so how do I choose? 

  • Date

    - Tuesday 2 November and 23 November 2021 9.30-17.00

  • Time

    The workshop consists of two whole days.

  • Location


  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 6 participants and maximum 8 participants 

  • Trainers

    Geraldine Sinnema
    Een wereld van verschil
    Senior loopbaancoach en trainer 

  • Course materials

    In preparation you make a career scan of 3 tests (about 1 hour). You get your results immediately. Other course materials will be provided during the training.

  • ECTS

    1 ECTS

Further information
S.P. Boekholt (Sofia)
Course Coordinator CDC
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Career prospects for Young Professionals
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