You’re likely to spend your first year building networks and making friends. You can join a club or association, or start volunteering or even become an ambassador. Our advice: start developing your adaptability, follow a language course. Think ahead and find out what your opportunities are in your second or third year. Enhance your employability skills by following online learning modules.
Training Introduction to the Library
Introduces students to finding scientific information in an interactive way.
Training Systematic Literature Search
Introduces students to information sources (particularly PsycINFO); they learn to use these sources and collect literature on the subject systematically.
Helps you develop an assertive attitude and work on your self-confidence.
Boost your self-confidence
During this workshop you will learn how to be more aware of your personal emotions and characteristics. You will get tools to give your personal life a positive boost.
Crash course in Decision making
Are you struggling with making decisions? Do you keep putting them off? Do you find it hard to tell what's important and what isn't? Making a decision is difficult, but we can help you improve with this workshop.
Discover your competences
You gain insight into what you are capable of and what you want. You itemise your competencies, key qualities and motives. This workshop will give you a head start in the job market.
Fear of failure training
Always feeling tense and nervous? Do you panic before or during tests or presentations? Then the fear of failure training may be something for you.
Online career library
The Online Career Library has the best websites to help you start off your career.
This interactive, hands-on workshop is built around your presentations – you use them to practise your skills, get feedback and improve.
Self-help: improve your study/professional skills
Tips and tools for improving your own professional/study skills.
Study efficacy increase group
The efficacy increase group is a self-help group for students who find it difficult to concentrate on their studies and tend to procrastinate. The group ensures that you improve your study behaviour and that you use an effective method for studying.
Team building for board members
We can help your board to become a real team (for board members only).
This interactive workshop will give you an insight in your current time management habits and it will help you identify areas for improvement.
Workshop - Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness teaches you to connect with the present and focus on the here and now, increasing your awareness of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. It helps you take some distance from the issues you worry about. This can have a calming effect on your mind and make you feel more relaxed.
Workshop Stress management
Do you find it difficult to find a good balance between study and leisure time? In this workshop you look for your own stress signals and you get tools to keep stress under control.
Academic information skills
A selection of tutorials by the UM Library to improve your academic information skills
Maastricht University's Language Centre offers a broad range of language services to students. We help them communicate effectively in an international environment.
Information on study abroad / Erasmus exchange
Find out about your options and how to arrange your stay abroad during your studies.
Information on internships
Get in touch with your faculty's Internship Office in order to get answers to all internship-related questions.
Student jobs at UM
There are various jobs at Maastricht University for UM Students. These vary from organising the introduction week to photographing and writing for our social media and providing information to high school students.
Get personal support
The career advisers of UM Career Services are specialised in the areas of study and career choices as well as opportunities on the job market. They can help you with all your career-related questions in a 45-minute session.
Individual Psychological Support
Everyone feels a little bit out of sorts sometimes. The signs vary from fear of failure, procrastination and problems with planning to eating disorders, stress, gloom and even depression. Our team of student psychologists is there to help you.
Coping with loss and mourning group
Have you lost someone and do you want to come to terms with your loss and learn to let go? Then the coping with loss group may be something for you.
Quick career advice
Do you have any questions about your career and study? Would you like to know what your prospects are after graduation? Are you unsure about your job application letter, CV or LinkedIn profile? Come for some Quick Career Advice - and yes, the sessions are quick: 15min.