For students

Careers Day 2018

Every year, the Careers Day is organized for students from Utrecht University. We want to show you what the possibilities are with your education (internships, side jobs, traineeships and starter jobs). Regardless of your studies or education phase, there are several interesting organizations present for each student. The Careers Day 2018 has an integrated programme.

You can connect with the present organizations on the Careers Day in several ways. You can meet recruiters at the fair, you can attend workshops and/or you can have a personal interview with recruiters. Furthermore, you can have someone check your CV, take a professional photo or get advice for your thesis. To end the day well, there is an informal gathering after the market. The Careers Day 2018 is a unique possibility to broaden your career perspectives. Besides, participation of the day is completely free! 

Check out the participating organizations here!

Meet organizations and discover their possibilities. What is it like working at a certain organization? What kind of challenges does a consultant face? And what makes a municipality disruptive?


Personal interviews
Have a one on one with a recruiter! In 30 minutes, you talk about internship, job, and traineeship possibilities or a specific vacancy.


Recruitment lunches
Do you want to get to know an organization in an intimate way? Sign up for one of the recruitment lunches.


Company fair
In the afternoon, a company fair is hosted at which organizations are present at a stand. Talk to organizations informally and find out what they have to offer.


Networking drink
At the end of the event, you can stay for a drink. This is your chance to network with organizations that caught your eye.


Time schedule

09.00 a.m.: Walk-in, opening of registration

09.30 – 10.30: Workshop 1

The content of the workshops depends on the organisation. There are several kind of workshops, such as company presentations, company workshops, business cases and so on.

10.45 – 11.45: Workshop 2

The content of the workshops depends on the organisation. There are several kind of workshops, such as company presentations, company workshops, business cases and so on.

12.00 – 12.45 Speakers

Plenary opening

13.00 – 14.00: Workshop 3

The content of the workshops depends on the organisation. There are several kind of workshops, such as company presentations, company workshops, business cases and so on

14.00 – 17.00: Company fair

Company fair with more than 80 different organisations.

17.00 – 18.00: Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to identify myself on the Careers Day? Is a student card sufficient?
    Yes, like you are obligated by law, you will need to bring an official identification document. You will also need your student card.
  2. Until when can I register myself? 
    The registration for CD 2017 is already opened. You can register for workshops with a resumé check till 24th of January 2017. For workshops without a resumé check you can register till 2nd of February. On the 8th of February the registration for the company fair will close.
  3. I didn’t receive a confirmation of my application. What now? 
    If you haven’t received a confirmation, we advise you to check your spam box.  If you do not see the e-mail there, please send an e-mail to with your name and activities you signed up for. We will help you from there.
  4. My browser gives an error when I try to register.
    It is possible that your browser is out of date, or that you are using the wrong browser. Trying again with another browser might help.
  5. What do I need to do when I want to opt out for a workshop, interview and/or the fair? 
    You can opt out by logging in with your booking code on our website. In the registration system you can easily change your booking or unsubscribe for the whole event.
  6. There is a workshop I like to sign up for, where a resume is asked. Can I apply for two workshops where you need to give a resumé, in case I will only be selected for one, or neither one of the workshops?
    Yes, this is possible. You can sign up for all the workshops you want on the website and after that, you upload your resumé in the registration system.
  7. When will I hear if I am selected for  the workshops with selection and/or interviews?
    You will receive a message at the end of January. This way, you will still have time to subscribe for another workshop, when you are not selected.
  8. Is there a dress code?
    No, there is not. Clothing is up to you. But remember, your clothes are part of your personal branding. 
  9. What do I need on the Careers Day?
    You certainly need your student card, an official identification document and the confirmation of your registration.  The latter is the most important, because there is a QR-code in it we need to scan when you arrive on the day. You can get your badge at the registration desk . That way, you are recognizable for the companies and recruiters.
  10. Where will the Careers Day take place?
    It will take place on the Uithof. The workshops take place in the Marinus Ruppert building. In your confirmation e-mail you will find the specific room. The company fair takes place in the Educatorium and in the rooms Alfa and Beta.
  11. Is there a wardrobe? 
    No, unfortunately we don’t have one. Therefore, make sure not to bring too many personal items.