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Meet our new rector for 1 week!

Thursday the 6th of July was the bootcamp of "Rector for 1 week" in the U-Residence. The 4 finalists had an intensive day with presentations, a business game, a debate and a speeddate session with the rector. At the end of the day the jury selected Jana Goyvaerts as the sidekick of Caroline Pauwels for 1 week.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

What do we do?

The VUB Career Center is a central service of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel that aims to reduce the gap between students and the labour market. This service is exclusively for VUB students and VUB  alumni.

We give advice concerning the creation of your resume and cover letter, as well as in the search of your first professional experience. We will guide you through the whole application process. These services are offered by means of individual training sessions or group workshops. The VUB has a partnership with The Adecco Group since October 2016 and their career coaches are happy to help.

The VUB Career Center is also responsible for the creation of your internship agreement and its approval of your faculty dean. You can deposit your internship agreement in our letterbox or send it by e-mail to internships@vub.ac.be.

Team

The team consists of three enthusiastic professionals who are delighted to advise students, alumni and PhD-students concerning their resume, cover letter and job possibilities. 

Caroline Vercauteren

Caroline can rely on 10 years of experience as selection consultant, office manager and project manager. As a selection consultant Caroline has interviewed, screened, advised and guided various candidates during their search for the right job. In 2016 she was the project manager of the “CEO for One Month” project of The Adecco Group. This project offers an unforgettable one month experience of working alongside the Country Head of The Adecco Group in Belgium. If you want to get more insight into your own strengths, improve your communication skills or get the perfect preparation for a job interview, you can contact Caroline by e-mail: caroline.vercauteren@vub.ac.be.  

Aline Baeyens

In May 2016, Aline was a finalist in the "CEO for One Month" programme of The Adecco Group in Belgium. She gained two months of national and international experience working alongside two members of the management board. Following this fantastic experience, she started working at the VUB Career Center in November 2016. Aline studied Literature and Linguistics at the University of Ghent and is passionate about social media and literature. If you have a question about your resume or cover letter, Aline is happy to help! She can also help you professionalize your LinkedIn profile.

Do not hesitate to contact her on: aline.baeyens@vub.ac.be 

Laure Hermans

Laure joined The Adecco Group in Belgium in November 2014, and from February 2017 started work at the VUB Career Center. She studied Educational Sciences at the VUB. Her biggest passion is travelling and she is really interested in social media. She is happy to help you with your resume or cover letter and offers assistance in various workshops. 

You can contact her by e-mail: laure.hermans@vub.ac.be

Services for students

The VUB Career Center helps students during their search for a first professional experience after graduation. This concerns the creation of their resume and cover letter but also covers interview and presentation techniques. You can make an appointment or register for a group workshop.

Are you looking for a student job?  The VUB job service can help you with that!

Workshops

The VUB Career Center organises various workshops.  Would you like a tailor-made workshop for your student club or your faculty? That’s possible! Send us an e-mail and we will discuss the possibilities together.

  • Insights in your skills and ambitions: Interactive workshop with the objective to get more insight in your own competences and qualities.
  • Social media awareness: Workshop that stimulates your awareness about the professional use of social media.
  • Assessments revealed: Workshop that helps you understand the nature of assessments and other tests that are part of an application. You will have the opportunity to complete some tests in advance as preparation and get feedback during the workshop.
  • Personal branding: Workshop that will offer you some tips and tricks about personal branding. How do you present yourself as the best candidate? How do you stand out during an application?
  • Career journey: Workshop with the objective to give you better insight into job opportunities that fit your study, your interests and your competences.

You can find the upcoming workshops in our calendar.

Interested? Register here!

Individual Training

Have you followed a workshop but still have more questions? Do not hesitate to make an appointment with us!

The VUB Career Center offers three types of individual coaching:

  • Resume and cover letter: Do you struggle with the creation of your resume and/or your cover letter? Feel free to make an appointment with us so we can give you some tips and tricks.
  • Interview techniques: What to expect from a job interview? How to react to certain questions? How to behave? We will guide you through this process!
  • Career journey: You are approaching the end of your studies but not sure what to do next? We will guide you through the labour market and help you define your options.

Important: Due to the high amount of requests for the individual appointments, we decided to limit them to two individual training sessions per person. This is not the case for the workshops, you can subscribe for various workshops besides the two individual appointments without a problem.

Services for PHD

The VUB Career Center offers specific workshops for PHD-students to prepare them for the labour market. They can choose from three different workshops:

  • Understanding your skills and ambitions: Interactive workshop with the objective to get more insight into your own competences and qualities.
  • Personal branding: Workshop that will offer you some tips and tricks about personal branding. How do you present yourself as the best candidate? How do you stand out during an application?
  • Career journey: Workshop with the objective to give you more insight into different job opportunities that fit your study, your interests and your competences.

In addition, the VUB Career Center offers workshops for PHD-students in collaboration with the central PHD office. Of course, PHD-students are also welcome to request an individual appointment

We offer PHD students the possibility to get a more in-depth analysis of their competences and expectations towards the labour market. This is done in collaboration with external partners. For more information: careercenter@vub.ac.be

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Internships

You can apply for two types of internships while studying at the VUB:

  • Internship that forms an integral part of a course: For more information you can contact your faculty.
  • Voluntary internship: You can choose to do a voluntary internship while you study. If this internship is offered in Belgium, you have to fulfill 3 conditions:
    • The internship is unpaid.
    • The internship takes places during the period that you are enrolled as a student at the VUB.
    • The internship is related to your study.

If you want to do an internship abroad, you have to consider the local labour laws and regulations of the country.

The internship needs to be approved by the VUB.

  • Internship that forms an integral part of a course:
  1. Approval of your internship by your supervisor
  2. You will receive the internship agreement from your supervisor or from the Career Center
  3. From supervisor: you are responsible for the signature of your internship organization, the dean and yourself                                                                                                                                        
  4. From Career Center: you are responsible for the signature of your internship organization and yourself. The Career Center takes care of the signature of the dean. You will get an e-mail when your   internship agreement is ready.
  • Voluntary internship:
  1. Download and fill in the request form
  2. Deliver it to the Career Center (deposit in our letter box or send it by mail)
  3. Approval by mail of your internship
  4. Fill in the internship agreement
  5. Deliver it to the Career Center in threefold, signed by yourself and the internship organization
  6. You will get an e-mail when your internship agreement is ready and signed by the dean

Deliver 3 copies of your internship agreement to the Career Center, signed by yourself and by the internship organisation. It takes approximately 3 weeks until the internship agreement is ready.

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Services for alumni

Are you a VUB graduate with a couple of years of professional experience under your belt? Feeling ready for a new challenge? The VUB Career Center is happy to help you reorientate in the labour market. You can partake in various workshops or make an individual appointment.

Workshops

  • Insights in your skills and ambitions: Interactive workshop with the objective to get more insight into your own competences and qualities.
  • Social media awareness: Workshop that stimulates your awareness about the professional use of social media.
  • Assessments revealed: Workshop that will give you better insight into the nature of assessments and other tests that are part of an application. You will have the opportunity to complete some tests in advance and get feedback during the workshop.
  • Personal branding: Workshop that will offer you some tips and tricks about personal branding. How do you present yourself as the best candidate? How do you stand out during an application?
  • Career journey: Workshop with the objective of giving you better insight into job opportunities that fit your study, your interests and your competences.

Individual training

Have you followed a workshop but still have more questions? Do not hesitate to make an appointment!

  • Resume and cover letter: Do you struggle with the creation of your resume and/or your cover letter? Feel free to make an appointment with us so we can give you some tips and tricks.
  • LinkedIn: Many companies today recruit through LinkedIn. A good LinkedIn profile is therefore indispensable! You don't really know how to start? We will help you!
  • Interview techniques: What to expect from a job interview? How to react to certain questions? How to behave? We will guide you through this process!
  • Career journey: You are approaching the end of your studies and not sure what to do next? We will guide you through the labour market and help you define your options.

Important: Due to the high amount of requests for the individual appointments, we decided to limit them to two individual training sessions per person. This is not the case for the workshops, you can subscribe for various workshops besides the two individual appointments without a problem.

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Job options

Here you can find an overview of internship possibilities, volunteering opportunities and vacancies for permanent and temporary jobs in Belgium and abroad. If you are looking for a student job you can contact the jobservice of the VUB.

Are you an employer and would you like to share your job offer with (ex-) VUB students? That’s possible! The VUB Career Center has developed a job board in collaboration with Jobat where you can post your vacancies for free. You can publish internships, volunteering opportunities, student jobs, temporary and permanent job offers.

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Employers

Young graduates are a fresh gale in your company and can offer you innovative approaches. The VUB Career Center wants to close the gap between students and the labour market by offering workshops and individual training sessions to students to prepare them for a first professional experience.

The VUB Career Center will soon launch its own Campus Recruitment Service, so stay tuned! Should you already want to receive some more information, do not hesitate to contact us: careercenter@vub.ac.be

Are you looking for a student job for your company or organization? The Job Service of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel can help you to find a student to work for a short or longer period during holiday periods or on irregular working hours. With more than 15.000 students, our university offers you a big group of highly educated students.

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The VUB Career Center is always open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am - 12.30 pm and 1pm - 4 pm. Individual training sessions are available only by appointment. During the opening hours you can also deposit or pick up your internship agreement. If the Career Center is closed you can use our letterbox.

You can also make an appointment for the campus in Jette. Send us an e-mail for more information!

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