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Communication Science: Political Communication
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Career Prospects

The career prospects for our alumni are encouraging. A recent study (2020) shows that graduates who started looking for a job immediately after graduation have found a suitable job within two to three months (n=231).

The track provides the basis for editorial, policy, advisory and research positions in the media sector, government, politics, civil-society organisations and the commercial world.

Graduates can be found working as:

  • spokespersons 
  • information officers 
  • PR managers 
  • journalists
  • documentary makers
  • communication consultants for numerous organisations ranging from local municipalities to the European Union and from non-governmental organisations to ministries.
  • PhD positions and academic research jobs

 Other graduates started  their own:

  • communication consultancies 
  • publishing companies 
  • online service companies

These jobs are situated both in Dutch and international business, political, academic and diplomatic environments. Non-Dutch students also often take up key positions in their country of origin after their studies in Amsterdam.  

'I found a job as project assistant at the think tank of the European People's Party!'
Hege van Dijke

Career Events

  • Would you like to practice your job interview skills? Craft a LinkedIn strategy that could get you hired? Or would you simply like to know more about the labour market in the Netherlands? The advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help you students of the UvA with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competences, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals. 
  • Five times a year, the Graduate School of Communication hosts a colloquium series called Communication Science on the Spot. During these sessions, a communication professional is interviewed by a Graduate School lecturer or researcher. Attendees are always encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation in order to help stimulate a lively debate. Previous speakers include Maurice de Hond, Geerte Udo (iAmserdam), Kay van de Linde and Ashley Vinson (Twitter).
  • We regularly organise events and workshops under the name Career Matters that help you prepare yourself for entry into the job market. The workshops are designed to help you gain practical, relevant skills that will help improve your employability after graduation. Think of topics related to online marketing for example, such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics or Social Advertising, or to the field of journalism, such as writing an effective press release or a journalistic blog. 
  • Master’s students are warmly welcomed to the events organised by the Alumni Circle Communication Science. The meetings and workshops are a perfect opportunity to start building a professional network and to stay informed of the latest developments in the field. The events are announced on the Alumni Circle’s Facebook Page as well as on the AUV website.