Besides individual coaching and workshops, UM Career Services also organises lectures. Learn how to: network, negotiate about your employment contract, make smart use of LinkedIn, and prepare yourself to go abroad.
Apply for a lecture and increase your opportunities on the employment market. Below you can find detailed information about the lectures.
Registering for a lecture
You can register via the digital registration list. There you can see when and where the lectures will be held. All lectures are free of charge.
Networking. Everyone talks about it and everybody seems to know how to do it.
It’s the best way to get detailed information about the job market, openings and possibilities. But how do you network?
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. The kind of network that can support your first steps from university into the job market.
This lecture is given in English.
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. A difficult interview that will severely test your reasoning and emotions. You want the job but against what price?
This lecture consists of two parts.
Part one is about the preparations. What can you do before you go to the interview?
• Salary: use salary scales to your advantage.
• Secondary employment conditions: sometimes there are extras you should definitely negotiate.
• Plan B: what if you fail to agree? How far are you prepared to go?
Part two is about the actual negotiations. You will receive tips and tricks. How do negotiations work and what should you think about when you start negotiating? This part of the lecture is meant to be an eye-opener and will give you a different view of negotiations.
This lecture is given in English.
Getting the most out of LinkedIn
In the current labour market, LinkedIn has become so important that not having a LinkedIn account means missing out on both many job openings and valuable networking opportunities. Nowadays many workplaces will post their jobs on LinkedIn only. Furthermore, LinkedIn can be seen as a modern business card alternative and it is truly a great place to post your online C.V.
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.
The learning goals for this lecture are:
- To get a basic understanding of LinkedIn -Profile, Tags, Discussion groups, Job vacancies, Privacy settings
- To gain knowledge on how to connect to other members and thus increase your own network
- To understand what other members see and how to use this
- To ensure that other users will easily find you on LinkedIn
This lecture is given in English
I want to go abroad!” is the wish of many students.
You may want to for various reasons: studying, doing an internship or charity work, gaining life experience or finding your first job.
This lecture already gives you a taste what it will feel like and prepares you for it.
Students who already took that challenge were interviewed.
They will share their personal experiences with you: what is fun, what is hard, what did they learn?
You will get tips and tools on how to prepare yourself and to adjust abroad,
so you can enjoy your stay over there to the max!
The lecture is primarily intended for Dutch students. Especially, if you do not have experience yet what is like to be abroad for a long period of time. The lecture will be in Dutch.
However, the lecture does NOT cover information on scholarships, Erasmus + and Exchange programmes, or internships. You can get more information on these topics from your own faculty or find it in the Online Career Library of UM Career Services.
This lecture is given in Dutch.