Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Master’s

What are your plans after graduation? Yes, now is the time to prepare for working life in earnest. Talk to a career advisor for personal advice or attend a career workshop. Why not become a student mentor? Explore job opportunities and resources at career fairs or at the UM Vacancy Board. Tap the alumni network and get in touch with the alumni coach café. Sign up for Master Yourself workshops. And of course, expand your skillset through an internship or placement.

 Acquire skills
 Gain experience
 Get personal support

Acquire skills

Clinical rotations
Students participate in workplace learning

Assertiveness training
In this training, you develop an assertive attitude and you 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
Do you put off making decisions, find it hard to distinguish what is important and have doubts after deciding? 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 can and want. You itemise your competencies, key qualities and motives. With this workshop you create a good starting point for entering the employment market. 

Fear of failure training
Always feeling tense and nervous? Do you panic before or during tests or a presentation? Then the fear of failure training may be something for you.

Job applications in the Digital Era
Recruiters are increasingly using applicant tracking systems and what does this mean for you as a job applicant? How do you make an application video? A lot of job interviews take place at a distance, via phone, Skype or Facetime. How do you prepare for this? This workshop aims at answering these questions.

Job interview
During this workshop you learn the ins and outs of the job interview. But you will mainly practise how to respond to questionswhat you should not say, and what you can ask.

Master yourself
Attend workshops provided by organisations in the vicinity of Maastricht University. Build your networks. Get to know more about job-opportunities in the region of Maastricht.

Lecture: employment contract and negotiations
Fantastic! You've been offered a job. But often you're not there yet. You still need to negotiate about your contract, your salary and the secondary employment conditions.

Lecture: getting the most out of LinkedIn
The focus in this lecture is on making you understand how LinkedIn works and in which ways you can use it to your own benefit.

Lecture: Going Abroad
I want to go abroad!” is the wish of many students. This lecture already gives you a taste what it will feel like and prepares you for it.

Lecture: networking skills
This lecture gives an insight in the basic principles of personal networking. You will get hands-on tips & tricks which help you to create an interesting network.

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

Personal Branding
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 –using these to practice, 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
(For Board members only) We can help your board to become a real team.

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 be present attentively in the here and now, so that you are aware of your current experience. It helps you to take some distance from the issues you worry about. An effect can be that your mind becomes calmer and that 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.

Gain experience

Study advisors
They discuss with students their personal development and plans for the future.

Practical internships
Part of the curriculum of the master's programme of medicine is the practical placement, which allows the students to apply and develop their employability competences.

Clinical internship
Part of the curriculum of the master's programme of mental health is the clinical internship, which allows the students to apply and develop their professional competences.

Become a member of a student organisation
Build networks. Make friends. Find like minds.

Become a student representative
As a student you can help improve the facilities and policies of Maastricht University.

Career events calender
Explore different job markets and get in touch with companies.

Honours programme Premium
Work with students from different faculties on a challenging assignment. Receiving coaching on your personal learning goal. Attend workshops and master classes.

Prepare studying abroad
Studying abroad not only brings you academic knowledge and skills, it also brings you a valuable experience in a new and different environment and cultural setting.

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.

UM vacancy board
The UM Vacancy board is the central vacancy platform for students and alumni.

Get personal support

Study advisors
They a.o. discuss with students their personal development and plans for the future.

Personal development plan/portfolio
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, International Track in Medicine - Portfolio to demonstrate progress in competences.

Professional development & competences
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, International Track in Medicine - competency-based education.

Mentor programme
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, International Track in Medicine - Guiding students' study progress and development of competences.

Starting your own business
Learn about entrepreneurship, meet other starting entrepreneurs, and expand your network during inspiring events.

Alumni coach café
Learn from alumni of UM on different professional development themes.

Career advice
The career advisers of UM Career Services are specialised in the area of study and career choices and the job market. They can help you with all your career-related questions in a 45 min. session.

UM Buddy- International Student Ambassadors
Become a coach for international students whilst receiving coaching and training yourself. Expand your skills set in a different cultural context.

Individual Psychological Support
Everyone feels a little bit out of sorts sometimes. You can notice this in various ways: From fear of failure, procrastination and problems with planning to eating disorders, stress, gloominess and even depression. Our team of student psychologists can help you.

Quick career advice
Questions about your career and study? Want to know what you can do after you graduate? Have you got doubts about your job application letter, your CV or your profile on LinkedIn? Come to a Quick Career Advice (15min).

Simulation job interview
The simulation is one of the best ways of training for a real job interview. In 1.5 hours you practise a job interview with a career counsellor in the role of recruiter.

Coping with loss and mourning group
Have you lost someone and do you want to put things in order and learn to let go?  Then the coping with loss group may be something for you.