Your career

Your time at Maastricht University is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop the skills you’ll need to start a successful professional career. Make the most out of your studies, strengthen your employability and make yourself sought after by graduate recruiters.

Information and support regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures taken by the Dutch government and UM, our support offer will be different than usual during this period.

  • Face-to-face contact with a career counsellor is not possible at this moment, but you can book a Skype meeting for (Quick) Career Advice.
  • We are currently offering part of our workshops online
  • Do you have questions or concerns about your mental health during this period or are you looking for ways to improve your wellbeing? Check out the Student Wellbeing overview.
  • For more information about our current offer, please check the FAQ on the UM website.
  • For the most recent updates and measures UM is taking regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit this page.

  • Do you have questions about how your lessons and lectures will continue? Go to Online education at UM.

Daily Facebook live chat: ask all your career & wellbeing questions

You can ask all your questions regarding your professional and personal development to our Student Guidance Student Team in our Facebook live chat. Every day (Monday-Friday) between 13:00h and 14:00h a member of the Student Guidance Student Team will be available to answer your questions, give you advice and refer you to the many services that UM offers to support your employability and wellbeing.

Go to the UM Career Services Facebook and use our daily live chat opportunity between 13:00h and 14:00h.


UM offers a broad range of opportunities to improve your employability skills. These include activities organised by the faculties and study associations as well as support from the UM Library and the Student Services Centre.

UM is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes they’ll need to gain suitable employment. You can find personalised advice in our Student Portal (check the 'My Employability' tab).

Here are some examples of what's on offer in the portal:

Career advice

How to find the right balance between professional skills, personal ambitions and employers' demands. Read more.

Quick Career Advice
Career advice
Walk-in Career Advice  


Develop competencies

Many opportunities to improve employability skills and learn to become a successful candidate. Read more.

Lectures, workshops and training courses
Simulation job interview
Online Career Modules
Gaining experience

Find work

Information about how to explore the job market, gain experience, expand your network and find vacancies. Read more.

UM Vacancy Board  
Student Challenge Board  
Overview Career Links
Tips & tools
Starting your own business  

Career & Wellbeing videos

Make sure you check out the Online Career & Wellbeing videos, developed by UM Career Services and the UM Psychologists. These short videos contain a collection of handy practices and exercises to work on your personal and professional development. Interested in improving your employability skills, feeling more resilient, boosting your self-confidence, expanding your network and finding interesting vacancies?

 Check out the videos

UM Career Services

Postal address

Maastricht University
​Student Services Centre
UM Career Services