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Internships

An internship is an important part in your preparation for the job market. You gain relevant work experience and get a better view of what the job entails and what the organization is like.

For many master's programmes, an internship is compulsory. Even if it is not compulsory, we still advise you to include an internship in the third year of your bachelor's degree or during your master's! 
 
Ten reasons to do an internship:
  1. Discover whether you really want to work for your potential employer.
  2. Put theory into practice.
  3. Explore what your interests are.
  4. Get inspiration for a topic for your thesis.
  5. Increase your networking potential.
  6. Gain experience with applying for jobs.
  7. Familiarize yourself with the pace of work.
  8. Get your bearings on the labour market.
  9. Use your practical experience to complete your studies.
  10. Gain work experience for your CV.

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