Faculty of Science and Engineering

2nd-year bachelor's

The perfect year to discover the ‘Employability framework’ and find out what your competencies are at Career Services. You may want to consider applying for a student exchange, become a board member of a student association, or follow an additional language course.

 Acquire skills
 Gain experience
 Get personal support

Acquire skills

Assertiveness training
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.

CV & job application letter
In this workshop you will learn how to write a good job application letter and CV. In addition you will take the recruiter’s seat.

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.  

Job applications in the digital era
Recruiters are increasingly using applicant tracking systems, so what does this mean for you when you apply for a job? How do you make a video application? Many job interviews take place at a distance: via phone, Skype or Facetime. How do you prepare for this? This workshop will give you the answers.

Lecture: Networking skills
Learn the basic principles of personal networking and get some hands-on tips and tricks to help you create a strong network.

Online career library
The Online Career Library has the best websites to help you start off your career.  

Personal branding
During this workshop you go in search of your personal brand. What makes you you? By thinking in this way you learn to profile yourself so that you can make it clear to others who you are and what you stand for

Presentation skills
This interactive, hands-on workshop is built around your presentations – you use them to practise your skills, get feedback and improve.

Team building for board members
We can help your board to become a real team (for board members only).

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.

Self-help: improve your study/professional skills
Tips and tools for improving 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.

Time management
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 awarenes 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.

Language courses
Maastricht University's Language Centre offers a broad range of language services to students. We help them communicate effectively in an international environment.

Gain experience

KE@work (DKE)
Combine study and work on a 50/50 basis

Research track honours program MaRBLe (DKE)
Combine study and research on a 50/50 basis

Master orientation (MSP)
Information evening for students about master's choice

Broaden your aperture (MSP)
Monthly lectures organised by Aperture for MSP on scientific topics from external guest lecturers

Information on Study Abroad / Electives/ Minors (DKE)
Learn more about the possibility to follow a semester at one of the partner universities of our global network or which other options there are to tailor make your programme.

Applied Research & Internship Project (UCM)
For an entire semester during their second or third year, students can work individually, or in a small team (2-3 students) for an external client. They work on a research-based task and spend part of their time visiting their client's workplace and partly work from UCM.

Career Day (DKE)
Learn more about what you can do after your studies at DKE.

Master orientation (UCM)
Introduction to 'paired comparison analysis', using fictitious student Bob as a case study, then applied to a decision/dilemma individually.

Become a member of a student organisation
Build networks. Make friends. Find like-minded people

Become a student representative
Students can make a real contribution to improving the facilities and policies of Maastricht University.

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

Career advice
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.

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.

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.

Semester abroad orientation (UCM)
Student and advisor discuss relevance and suitability of doing a semester abroad at the partnering institutions, based on local offerings and student's concentration.