Knowledge and skills
The jobs of those working in the field of New Media and Digital Culture are characterised by a strong analytical focus on the thorough interconnectedness of media, technology, and society. Whether you work as consultant, designer, journalist or policy maker, your NMDC background has trained you to critically reflect on how dominant ideas and assumptions about new media influence day-to-day decision-making processes, and to find the materialised and institutionalised forms in which they shape our culture.
As an NMDC graduate, you will be able to spot the hype before it emerges, to advise on smarter use of (social) media, to explain what consequences certain new technologies will have on business strategies, to incorporate gaming principles in public education projects, to design better interfaces, and so on. We provide the academic framework, and you fill in the rest.
Media of Tomorrow symposium
Twice a year active students organise - with help from staff members and alumni - a ‘Media of Tomorrow’ meeting, bringing together students, alumni, and internship organisations that exchange experiences and ideas in a small symposium format. The goal is to show you what you can expect to do and learn during the internship, and to give you some idea of what an NMDC profile can do for you when looking for a job. For internship organisations, this is the perfect moment to engage students to come and work for them.
Your personal supervisor will guide you through the individual phase of your programme and discusses other career opportunities with you. The supervisor knows the tricks of the trade, and will be able to tell you in detail what options you will have once you graduate.
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 Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.
Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The 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 join a job application training or have your resume checked.