Career Development

Studying abroad was in many ways a valuable contribution to my academic and personal development
Renée Vulto, alumna Musicology

During your programme, you will work on academic and professional skills. You are also invited to prepare yourself for your future career in more practical and explicit ways, by:

  • Reflecting on your motivation.
  • Researching your opportunities on the job market.
  • Creating ties with potential employers.
  • Practicing skills needed for job applications and interviews.

This way, you will establish yourself as a professional.   

National and international network

Through the mentor system, you are closely supervised when stepping outside academia into employment or when applying for a PhD position. All teaching staff have an extensive national and international network that they make available to students and alumni of the programme to establish contact with potential employers.

Moreover, alumni of our Musicology programme are found everywhere in Dutch and Flemish music life, and increasingly in music-related academic and research institutions around the world, thus forming a powerful network that will help you find your way into a job. In addition, the programme facilitates contact with other networks, e.g., through the semester abroad.

Career Services

Career Services offers events, tests, coaching and training in and outside your Master's programme, related to professional self-analysis, career orientation and job application skills. You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Your Perspective

Your Perspective is a monthly career orientation meeting for students and alumni of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. Each month we explore a different workfield or theme that is relevant for students of various disciplines within the humanities. 

Career Night Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities organises a Career Night Humanities with interesting partners who will illustrate the diversity in career opportunities for humanities graduates and give you possibilities to develop yourself by joining their projects or attending their services. 

Careers Day 

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. This Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to participate in a job application training or have your résumé checked.

UU Careers Day