Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kickstart your Career with Academic Skills - Think Outside the Box

online course
when 10 January 2022 - 14 January 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 800

The goal of this online course is to identify your transferable skills, and how to put them into practice in order to gain the most out of your degree. Understanding your options, potential, motivations, and ideologies can help you find a career that is well suited to you, as you make the decision to continue on in academia or transition into industry.

Course leader

Faviola Brugger-Dadis
Faviola is a passionate entrepreneur, lifelong student, and mentor whose goal is to help individuals think outside the box in order to recognize their full potential!

Target group

Final year Bachelor students, Master’s students and PhD candidates from all disciplines are welcome to apply. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please contact us via

Course aim

This online course will:

• Identifying the most valuable transferable skills you gain from university and how to apply them.

• Understanding your potential, motivations, and ideologies in order to find a successful career that fits you.

• Career opportunities inside and outside academia.

• Transitioning from academia to industry.

• How to structure your CV/Resume and motivation letters, and prepare for a successful job interview.

• How to balance school/work and mental health.

Credits info

3 EC
Contact hours: 40

Fee info

EUR 800: Fees
- Students and PhD Students: €600
- Professionals: €800
- Students, PhD students and employees at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC: €500
Applications received before the 1st of October (Early Bird Discount) receive €50 discount!

The tuition fee includes:
- Application and registration
- Exclusive course content for a limited number of students
- Individual/group guidance from course organiser
- Access to all online VU facilities such as the library and online learning environments
- A certificate of attendance after completing the course
- A transcript of records mentioning the grade and the obtained ECTS
- Full support of the winter school team
- Optional online social activity


VU Graduate Winter School offers several scholarships. More information can be found on the website.

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