A career in our field

Lifetime experience

Following a training programme at a university of applied science such as VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) is a lifetime experience for many young people. They establish friendships for life and in many cases the ties to the ‘school’ remain intact. Alumni (those who have graduated) are the ambassadors of any training institute. They represent the training programme they have completed and often give something back, for example by providing guest lectures or masterclasses.

The school, in turn, is happy to provide former students with this opportunity, as it contributes to awareness of the school and the reputation in the field. Graduates from VHL have their own LinkedIn page and associations in Leeuwarden and in Velp. Information days, lectures, symposiums, workshops, job interview training sessions, labour market surveys and career days are organised every year. See our page for alumni for more information.