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Labour Market Orientation (for the last year of the BA CA-OS)

Course
2018-2019

Description

For a complete description of the Bachelor's position, see the Labour market orientation tab.

The following questions and topics are central to the third year of the Bachelor’s CA-OS:

  • Information about the MA programme: What will I do after my BA? How does that fit in with my career planning?

  • Anthropologists’ career day: What are other people doing? How did they get where they are now? What will employers want from me?

  • Application training: How do I find a job? How do I profile myself? How do I write a good application letter? How can I network well? How do I prepare a job interview? And so on...

Interweaving with courses

In addition to plenary meetings there are clear links to the labour market within the courses. There will be excursions to the professional field, guest speakers from the field and students will learn skills applicable to different functions.
Two courses in which very specific skills are trained are Visual Methods and the Field School in the Philippines.

In Visual Methods students gain experience in the use of different audiovisual methods and techniques.

Within Area Study Sustainability Philippines students gain experience of working in a multi-national and interdisciplinary team in which they will focus on a problem-oriented research assignment. Research skills and experience will be expanded.

Students will gain experience in the field of water-related concerns and water management in a developing country.

Schedule:

  • September 2018 - June 2019: Practical assignments, guest speakers and excursions within thematic electives from the third year

  • t.b.a.: Masterdag of Leiden University, including information about the master CA-OS. Register via www.mastersinleiden.nl.
    Most Dutch universities hold their master's education in the autumn and spring. For information about the masters of other universities, please visit the websites of relevant universities

  • December 2018: Job interview training: Attention for: application letters, profiling, CV, LinkedIn, networks and job interviews

  • March 2019: ** Masterdag ** of Leiden University, including information about the master CA-OS. Register via www.mastersinleiden.nl.
    For information about the masters of other universities, please visit the websites of relevant universities

  • March 2019: FLO - Faculty Career Orientation Day. Further information follows via Blackboard and the website of the FSW

  • April 2019: Anthropologists Career Day.On the basis of interviews with anthropology graduates you will receive answers to the following questions: How can I convert what I learn during my study into the qualifications that are needed in the labour market? What are my qualities? What can I do during my studies to get my‘dream job’? How do I network? How does the labour market actually work? The day ends with a Speeddate with alumni/alumnae and light refreshments.

  • June 2019: Closing activity: Completion of the bachelor phase. Looking back and looking forward with fellow students and teachers.

Completion

Career preparation is not tested and no credits are awarded, although during the meetings assignments are given which must be completed satisfactorily. Participation is strongly recommended to all CA-OS students.

Blackboard

For the Labor Market Orientation trajectory Blackboard is used for, among other things, providing information about the trajectory, the dates of meetings, internship vacancies and events. Students are added to the Blackboard module by the coordinator of the course.

Study materials

Students need not purchase any study material for this course. Information and assignments are provided during the meetings.

Contact and coordination:

Simone de Boer MA
NB: The activities surrounding labor market orientation are organized in close cooperation with the Student Career Center. For additional advice and / or specific courses, visit the faculty website