Where do our graduates work?
- Project Employee Sustainability at Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM promotes innovation, cooperation and new business in the Amsterdam region)
- Geography teacher at a secondary school
- Geographic Information Systems expert at Dutch water board
- Science Coordinator at UNU-EHS: United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security
- Director Viafrica Foundation (ICT service and projects in Africa)
Within various interdisciplinary and problem oriented projects, the programme encourages students to develop their skills in:
- GIS – Geographical Information Systems
- Social Science research methods – both qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and mixed methods;
- Presentation and Communication – to pitch an idea or present research outcomes;
- Cooperation – to work in teams and evaluate the work of peers.
The combination of taught skills, together with the specialisation track and the focus in the thesis will prepare students for their future career as a geographer in a wide array of institutional contexts: either public service, profit sector or civil society, either local, national, international or transnational organisations.
Pepijn did the Master's Urban Geography (Human Geography) and is currently working at a social housing corporation. What is his advice for students who are thinking about their future?
Career coaching during your Master's
You can make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more.
The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs.