Throughout the MSc in Economic Policy courses, you will have a number of opportunities to speak with professional economists, receive their insights and advice, and build up a professional network. The study association ECU’92 organises regular career events, where you have a chance to speak with potential employers.
In addition, U.S.E. often invites practicing economists to lead meetings and discussion groups. You may also wish to take on an external research internship, an excellent way to gain experience and make contacts. If you are interested in an internship, it is a good idea to talk about it with your teachers: they will be happy to offer advice, introduce you to their academic and professional networks, and help you find a placement in your area of interest.
UU Career Services
UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand networks and skills.
UU Careers Day
Once a year, Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, have your resume assessed, and meet recruiters.