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Orientation to the labour market

Even though the job perspective for economics and business graduates is still not bad, at the same time it’s no longer a question of a guaranteed job within a few months of graduating. It’s more important than ever that you know what you want to achieve with your studies. A thorough orientation on the labour market is thus indispensable.

Don’t postpone this until the end of your degree is in sight – start in an early phase of your degree so that the choices you have to make within the programme dovetail with what you want to achieve. It’s also important to try to be a bit different to the rest. Activities outside your studies can help to do this.

Click on the link for more information about the various orientation possibilities, labour market figures, workshops, interview training, individual career guidance, etc:

  • FEB Careers Company, FEB's main provider of Career Services, offers workshops, personal advice, internship advice, CV checks etc, specifically for students at FEB. They also offer you various opportunities to gain practical experience under supervision of lecturers.
  • Career services of the UG also offers workshops, CV checks, etc, for all students at the RUG.
  • EBF
    Via the student society EBF you can receive information about introductory events organized by companies, such as recruitment- and in house days.
  • STEP (Stichting Student en Praktijk)
    STEP is a student organization that organizes open days for Business, Law and IT companies.
  • BRUG
    BRUG is the Management and Organization alumni society of the University of Groningen. Since it was founded in 1983, it has grown into one of the largest and most active alumni societies in the Netherlands.
  • Test yourself
    Discover your competences via Intermediair.
Background literature
  • De sollicitatiegids (Amsterdam, VNU/BPA), B. Edens. Available from the UB.
  • De testgids (Amsterdam, VNU/BPA), P. van der Maesen de Sombreff. Available from the UB.
  • Suc­cesvol sollici­teren (Deventer, Kluwer), J.P.M. Peters. Available from the UB.
  • Solliciteren kun je leren , AIESEC.
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