Leiden University Career Zone launched

Since April, the Leiden University Career Zone can be found on the university’s website. This portal provides students and young alumni with a lot of information in both Dutch and English about the job market and potential careers.

The LU Career Zone contains a lot of practical tips, examples and information about:

  • Free career tests

  • Vacancy search engine JobXS

  • Applying for jobs

  • CV and application letters

  • The career action plan

  • LinkedIn 

  • Networking

  • Personal Pitch

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Workshops

  • Career opportunities with your diploma

  • And more


Simplifying the transition to the job market

The LU Career Zone aims to help students make the switch to the job market. Vice-Rector Simone Buitendijk emphasized the importance of these kinds of initiatives during the launch of the LU Career Zone and promised that the university will do whatever it can.

‘In our mission statement we say that we want to provide the job market with good students. But the world around us is complex and changing rapidly. That’s why we want to map out that changing job market and the skills – academic and other– that the student of tomorrow needs. We are also looking at what else we as a university can do to better prepare and guide our students.’

With the launch of this portal, the university is doing what it promised.



Visit the LU Career Zone

During the launch event for the LU Career Zone in April, when the portal was presented to the boards of the student societies, students responded enthusiastically to this new initiative.

The LU Career Zone is free to use. Students and young alumni wanting to use the tests or the vacancy search engine on the website can do so by logging in with their ULCN account. They can continue to do so even after graduating.

If you have any questions about the LU Career Zone or about your personal career, please contact the Student Career Services.

(18 May 2015)

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Last Modified: 18-05-2015