Skills for success
Your future career is important to us, so we are now offering a career preparation service as part of all of our academic programmes at the Holland International Study Centre.
The CareerAhead service is designed to give you head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and employable graduate.
How CareerAhead works:
Before you arrive
You will receive information and advice from our admissions team about CareerAhead and what it can do for you.
When you arrive
You will get a full overview CareerAhead and complete an online skills assessment in your own language. You will then receive a full report that highlights your existing skills and specific areas you need to focus on developing.
At the International Study Centre
You will develop a whole range of employability skills and create your own career skills portfolio with help from expert tutors and a combination of one-to-one and group sessions. You will complete a range of assignments to help you develop these skills, such as writing an elevator pitch and taking a leadership role in group work and societies.
Once you start your studies at university you can continue to improve your employability skills with the university's own careers services. You will be able to find practical career support with workshops and advice on CV writing and interview preparation.
How we help our students develop at the International Study Centre
"I think it’s a good thing that I’m here in Holland at the International Study Centre because I’m trying to have a really good foundation before university. We’re already studying subjects that we will take in university so then it won’t come as a shock for us and it won’t be such a difficult adjustment. It’s good that we get a solid foundation because, rather than learning new terms when we’re in university, it’ll be learning in-depth. Then we can join extracurricular activities and build our CV rather than focusing on things that we have already learned here.
"My dream is to work for the United Nations. I want to work in International Relations but focus on economics, because that’s what I’m studying, so I would love to work for the UN one day and try to do something to change the world, to make a it a better place."
Victoria from Venezuela
Studying International Foundation Year in Business and Management
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