During your time at Maastricht University, you’ll be taking the next important step in your career. Go for it!

Grab the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop the academic, social and other skills you’ll need when you enter the job market after graduation.

There are plenty of ways to boost your employability. You can build up a network straight from your first year, follow a language course, join a workshop or take a job on the side.

More information on our special Employability page. It lists your options per year, as you’ll see in the following video.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask for support. Go to UM Career Services for advice or information on ways to make yourself sought-after by employers.

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1. Career advice

The advisers at UM Career Services are specialised in study and career choices and the job market. Most services are free of charge. Read more.

A lot of information is available 24/7 in the online career library on the UM Intranet. This includes tests and information about working abroad.

+31 43 388 5263

You may even start contemplating setting up your own business – who knows? If you do, check out the Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It will guide you on the road to a successful start-up. Go to website >

2. Develop your competencies

How to write a job application, prepare for an interview or improve your overall presentation skills? Go to a lecture, workshop or training session.

UM Career Services offers plenty of possibilities for students to develop their competencies. Alumni are also welcome to attend the workshops or make use of the services during the first six months after graduation.

3. Finding work

Check out the online vacancy board for students and alumni of Maastricht University. It has internships, part-time jobs, voluntary positions and more.

Or register with InterUM, the employment agency of Maastricht University.

+31 43 388 5263

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UM Career Services is part of the Student Services Centre, located in the heart of Maastricht:

Bonnefantenstraat 2 (Above Coffee Lovers!), 6211 KL Maastricht, Room B1.21

Scroll down and go behind the scenes. Take over the controls and have a look inside the building.

In this video, Felice will give you an overview of all the services you can find at the Student Services Centre:

In addition, there are several UM projects aimed at boosting students’ employability:

  • Master Yourself – Workshops and masterclasses for graduating master’s students at key companies and organisations in the Euregion.

  • Student Employability Portal – coming soon: a one-entry digital environment where students can find all relevant information related to employability.

  • UM Star Show 2021 – provide opportunities to connect with other students and alumni


Finally, employability is a two-way street at the Brightlands campuses, set up by the provincial government and three universities in close partnership with leading companies.

Focusing on innovation and sustainability, the four campuses in Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Heerlen and Venlo offer state-of-the-art facilities to scientists, entrepreneurs, students and investors. Brightlands gives them the opportunity to create new chances, solutions and jobs in sustainability, health, nutrition and digitisation.