Learn how to design your future!

Class will be held both at EUR campus Woudestein and online; and will start on the week of May 9th, see time slots in the form below.
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Tackle life with a plan: design thinking applied to your professional life

What do you want to be when you grown up? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Chances are you don't have a concrete answer to this questions.

Either way, in this 6-week course you will give you the right tools to build the career that you have always wanted: a fulfilling one.

Through activities like journaling, prototyping and mind mapping, you will let go of limiting beliefs and embrace a designer-like creative mindset where career co-creation is not only made possible but also made fun!

If you are unsure which career path to take, join this rewarding journey of self-discovery, creative design and action taking! It could change the trajectory of your life!

Browse the Lesson Plan

Week 1: Introduction and self-discovery

You'll meet your instructor and get to know the other participants. You will be confronted with common limiting beliefs such as “I need to find that ONE BIG passion of mine” or “I should have figured it all out by now”. You will understand why such beliefs are dysfunctional and how to apply design thinking principles and tools to combat them.

Week 2: True North

In this session you will formulate your personal True North statement: an invaluable compass that will guide your quest of finding a meaningful and fulfilling career. 

Week 3: Game Plans

In this session you will unleash your creative power and develop several realistic life scenarios for yourself, called game plans. You will discuss them in the group and assess them based on several key parameters such as alignment with your True North statement.

Week 4: Prototyping

In this session you will “test drive” your game plans. Through performing low-risk prototyping activities you will understand whether your life scenarios can actually withstand reality.  

Week 5: Job finding

In this session you will understand how the recruitment process traditionally works. You will also learn useful tips and tricks that will help you navigate it better. Lastly, you will learn how to access a “hidden” but abundant job market using the power of networking.

Week 6: Taking off

In this session you will present and discuss your career plan with the group and receive valuable feedback. This is usually the most emotional moment from the course as you will realize how far you have come in just a few weeks!

Students trained


with a 87% course satisfaction rate

The Career Design and Development course was a worthwhile experience. Taking part in the course has been revealing and it has helped in my career design process. I really enjoyed the interactions, exercises, and the fact that we received feedback to assist us in the right direction. It was a great learning opportunity.



Career Design and Development was more than a course. It turned out that we immensely improved ourselves both spiritually and mentally to have a fulfilling career path in only 6 weeks. Thanks to our trainer and my classmates, I enjoyed every second of our class which has a supportive and peaceful atmosphere. Hence, I gladly recommend this course which can be rarely found.



If you would like a holistic and well-structured approach to career development, this is the course for you. In 6 weeks I really went from internal exploration to taking action steps in the work field. Combined with supportive guidance and interesting material, I would highly recommend this course.




Afrodita Dobreva       

Is a CEMS Master graduate with 2 years of international work experience in the hospitality industry. Learning & Development has always been a leitmotif in her life: during her Bachelor's study in The Hague she worked as a student tutor, and during her subsequent employment in Dubai she looked after the training of an 80-member team of 15 different nationalities. Since her arrival in Rotterdam, Afrodita has been a member of Toastmasters International - an educational organisation that promotes communication and public speaking skills.

What you need to know


Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).


You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.


We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Claim your spot for Career Design & Development!

Sadly our May cohort is full! We will be back in September!

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