Test yourself: what sort of person are you? What do you like?
When looking for the right job, it’s important to know the following about yourself:
- What sort of person are you
- What are you good at
- What do you like to do
If you know yourself well, you can make the right choices during your studies, which in turn will help you on your way to the ideal job.
Take the Personality test
Take the Career test
Choose the right electives / minors
Consider carefully which electives and minors you want to follow.
- Take a look at the options in the e-prospectus.
- Attend information sessions about how to best use your electives space.
- Consult your study advisor.
Visit job fairs and job market conferences
Your study association, faculty and/or study programme organises job fairs and job market conferences every year. During these events, you can start gathering information about career options and get in touch with employers. You can also have your CV checked, follow challenging workshops and perhaps even speed date with companies about future job opportunities.
Develop your job skills
Be an active member of your study/student/sport/volunteer association by getting involved in committees or on boards. Look for a position or role that appeals to you, for example organising a study trip, congress or social event. This can help you develop your job skills, for example team work, planning, problem solving and communication.
Become an active association member
Work & Life skills
Gain relevant experience
A part-time time job or volunteer work, in an area relevant to your studies, is a good idea. You’ll gain practical experience which will be a great asset when you come to look for a job.
LU Job Portal
Plan your search for an internship
If you want to do an internship during your Bachelor programme, start searching for a place as early as possible. It can take some time.
LU job portal
Plan a period of study abroad
Are you interested in studying abroad? If you want to make this a reality, start planning at least one year in advance. You need to consider application procedures, finances, accommodation and a number of other aspects.
Read more about studying abroad
Develop job application skills
Knowing how to formulate your CV and LinkedIn profile well, how to write a good application letter, and what questions you should anticipate in a job interview takes time and preparation. Develop you job application skills in order to increase your chances of getting an internship, part-time job, volunteer work, place on a Master programme or your first job.
Workshop job application
Read more about applying for jobs in the LU Career Zone.