Career Development

This Master provided me with the right balance between fascinating courses on contemporary media technology developments, challenging discussions on cultural and political impacts and conducting my own research
Lindsy Szilvasi

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.   

Media of Tomorrow symposium

Once a year the programme organises an internship information event, bringing together students and alumni working in organisations, companies, and institutions relevant to the field of new media and digital culture. During the event, experiences on moving from theory to practice, and from studying to work, are exchanged and discussed. The goal is to show you what you can expect to do and learn during the research internship, and to give you some idea of what an NMDC profile can do for you when looking for a job.

Keep in mind that while quite a lot of organisations in the Netherlands use Dutch as their working language, there are plenty of opportunities for English-spoken internships. You can also do an internship abroad, at a research project at a university or at an international organisation.

Personal supervision

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

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