Kickstarting your career with THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS you need

Once you have completed this Master’s programme, you will possess all of the competencies described in the Child- and Adolescent Psychologist professional profile (NIP, 2012). Professional practitioners were closely involved in the drafting of this professional profile.

Basic professional skills

During the optional Academic Professional module, you will learn vital basic skills needed in various professions. These vary from employment orientation, maintaining professional networks, and professional ethics, to dealing with conflicting interests of patients and clients, peer consultancy, and life-long learning.

Contact with the professional field during your studies

In your courses you will benefit from the supervision of lecturers who are solidly grounded in professional practice, as many lecturers have a double appointment with the university and a clinical institution. This allows the lecturers to provide a window to your future profession. You will also have an opportunity to explore your career options during your internship.

Contacts with alumni

Students and alumni exchange their experiences, knowledge and career opportunities via a LinkedIn group.

Career-planning and work-field orientation
FSW What's Next

What's Next?!

Every year, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organises What's Next?! to prepare you for the world of further studies, internships and job-hunting. Over the course of two weeks, you can attend all kinds of free workshops intended to help you plan your future and acquire new skills which will come in handy after your studies. Keep an eye on the What's Next?! web page for more information about the upcoming edition of this event.

Career Services

In addition to the activities organised by the programme and the faculty, Utrecht University offers several university-wide services to familiarise you with the labour market.

Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an job application letter and a resume or how to conduct a job interview. Every faculty has its own Career Officer who can help you discover your talents and interests and help you orientate on future career prospects.

You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Careers Day

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises the Careers Day, which brings students and companies together. The Careers Day offers you the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the Career Fair. For example, you can attend a job application training or have your resume checked.