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Career prospects for Young Professionals



To prepare for the course you make assignments at home. The first part of the assignments (Finding your talents) you finish before the first day, the second part (Search directions) before the second day.

The course consists of exercises to discuss the assignments and bring them a step further. 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.
You’ll develop focus in your career and get an understanding of what a good job context is for you.
This all provides input for your personal elevator pitch that you present at the end of this course.


The results of the assignments you make at home will be further deepened during the course.

There is plenty of room for interaction with other participants.
The emphasis is on practical exercises from your personal situation and tips and feedback from the trainer and other participants to make the translation to your work and life.

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) and postdocs who want to prepare for their next career step 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


    14 and 28 June (live)

    21 March and 4 April (Online)

    13 and 27 September (live)

    7 and 21 November (Online)

  • Time

    The workshop consists of two whole days.

  • Location

    Online and U-Parkhotel

  • Course fee

    This training will be paid for by central funds. Participation is in consultation with your supervisor.

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 6 participants and maximum 8 participants 

  • Trainers

    Geraldine Sinnema
    Een wereld van verschil (In English: A world of difference)

    Senior career coach and trainer
    Noloc Registered Career Coach

  • Course materials

    To prepare for the first day of the course you receive assignments that will cost you approximately 4-6 hrs to make.

    To prepare for the second day you receive assignments as well.

    They will take you approximately 3 hrs.

  • 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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*This course is fully booked, if you register now, you will be placed on the waiting list and you will be enrolled if a place becomes available.