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.
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).
A job that suits you
You cannot do without self-knowledge when you want to plan your career. You will need self-understanding in order to find out which job suits you. It's important to know what you are good at and what you need.
This video can help you do that.
You can also increase your self-knowledge by using our online tools, following a workshop or booking an advisory meeting at UM Career Services:
Impression career events
Kickstart your employability
The UM Career Evening on May 23, 2019 was the first of our new series of career events open to all faculties. The evening started with a Panel event, followed by a social dinner and interactive workshops focusing on topics like Networking, Time-management, Pitching and Entrepreneurship.
UM Career Services Connects
On 5 March 2020, we organised the event 'UM Career Services Connects', where we made connections between UM staff, students and external parties. All this while enjoying a snack and a drink.
Meet Greet Work
Due to Covid-19, both students and organisations needed to find different ways to come into contact. In order to fulfill the mutual need to connect, UM Career Services organised the online networking event Meet Greet Work on June 16th, 2021. During this event, students could meet various organisations in introductory sessions, company speed dates or in-depth workshops.
UM Career Services
Student Services Centre
UM Career Services