Graduates of our programme find employment in the media, in policy and research positions in European or international organisations and institutions, in national, regional or local governments, in NGOs, as well as in publishing, cultural institutions, and festivals. Examples: Policy advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; United Nations Officer; Project manager at the academic-cultural center SPUI25 in Amsterdam; staff-member of DutchCulture (a body affiliated with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that helps cultural institutions to acquire funding from the EU); Journalist for a Dutch newspaper; Business Analyst at Rabobank; Press-officer of the Holland Festival.
As alumni of our research-oriented programme, some of our students proceed to PhD trajectories (in or outside the Netherlands), in the fields of European studies, international relations, cultural studies, history, literature etc. Recent graduates have, for instance, moved on to PhD positions at Cambridge University, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Amsterdam.
After graduating, you don't have to say goodbye to the University of Amsterdam! We are happy to help you develop your career. You can join the young alumni programme, which will assist you in mapping out your career. And as an alumnus, you can also still use the Student Careers Centre.