Career coaching

Want to find out what job suits you? Want feedback on your CV and letter, or want to practice your interview techniques? We would be pleased to help you further in an individual interview.

Quick questions

We can generally answer any practical questions you may have regarding jobs and careers during our appointments for quick questions.

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Send your CV and draft cover letter together with the vacancy text to Career Services to receive detailed feedback during a one-on-one session. This service is only available to students who have already taken a basic CV and cover letter workshop.

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Also consider the workshop High impact CVs and motivation letters
See some examples of a good CV on the SBE Career Portal

"Thanks to feedback on my CV I was invited for interviews."
Ashwi, alumnus MSc Marketing
"One day after the motivation letter check, I was called for a job interview!"
Willemijn, alumna MSc Business Administration

What are my talents? What career would suit me? Sometimes you may have personal questions you are unable to find the answer to. Find the answers to these and other career-related questions together with a professional career coach.

At the start of the interview with your coach, your coach will help you determine your coaching question. Together, you will then start searching for the answer. The interview finishes with specific plans regarding the next steps to be taken.

Would you prefer to take an online career assessment that provides insight into what motivates you, your interests, and your strengths? Then sign up for the workshop Discover your ideal career.

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Based on your letter, CV, and job vacancy, the career coach will take on the role of recruiter so that you can practice the job interview. At the end you will receive detailed feedback; not only with regard to your answers, but also regarding how you speak, your non-verbal communication, how you present yourself, and your posture. This service is only available to students who have already taken a basic job application workshop.

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"I did not only become better at applying, but also more aware of my abilities"
Koen, student MSc Econometrics & OR and MSc Finance

If you want to find out more about internships or graduation assignments related to your studies, first try the internship information pages. Here you can find out about the internship process, general information for your programme phase, and the internship vacancies. For specific information about thesis research within a company or about an internship for credits, please contact the internships coordinator for your course.

If you still have questions about looking for and finding an internship, then you are most welcome to make an appointment.

Make an appointment

Book an appointment with one of the Career Coaches through the SBE Career Platform. Go to the platform and log in with your VUnetID.

Our career services are free of charge for SBE students. To allow all students to make use of our services, we kindly request you:

  • Sign up for one appointment at the time
  • Be on time
  • Be aware of our cancellation policy (see below)

If you can't access the SBE Career Platform anymore, contact careerservices.sbe@vu.nl to schedule an appointment.

Alumni
Do you still have your SBE Career Platform account? Register now!

If you no longer have access to the SBE Career Platform, contact careerservices.sbe@vu.nl to schedule an appointment. case, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellation policy
We are happy to offer our career services for free to all SBE students. However:

Free of charge does not mean not free of responsibility.

Our activities tend to be fully booked well in advance. For every late cancellation or no-show, we have had to disappoint a couple of students who would have liked to attend.

This is how we work:

  • Once you have signed up for an activity, we expect you to attend;
  • If you need to cancel your appointment or workshop, do so at the earliest possible moment;
  • For individual appointments: you can use the link in the confirmation and reminder of your registration to cancel up to 24 hours in advance;
  • For workshops: we will send you a reminder a week in advance of the workshop. This is your last chance to cancel. Workshops booked within a week before the scheduled date, cannot be cancelled. 
  • If you cancel after this deadline, you cannot participate in any career services activities for 8 weeks. All existing bookings within this time range will be cancelled;
  • Not showing up without notice will mean you cannot participate in any career services activity for 8 weeks. Two no-shows mean you cannot participate for 6 months;
  • The cancellation deadlines do not apply if you cannot attend because of circumstances beyond your control. In this case, please notify us as soon as possible.