What will your future look like? Let's start designing it!

This 6-week training program will be held on January 2021. Sign up now, reserve your spot and be the first to receive the available time-slots..

Design thinking principles applied to your professional life.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

It's finally time to find you answer. Join the Career Design & Development course to learn how to build a career that is meaningful, joyful and fulfilling! One that looks good and feels even better.

Stop wondering and start prototyping: build a meaningful career

Career Design & Development is a free 6-week training program, with the ultimate goal of giving your the right tools to build the career that you have always wanted: a fulfilling one. Learn to analyze your past and present experiences to draw connections and identify patterns, create realistic designs and develop confidence and ease in making life decisions.
Week 1: Introduction and self-discovery

You'll meet your instructor and establish a comfortable group. You will understand the principles of design thinking and the difference between gravity and design problems.

Week 2: True North

In this session, you will learn how to formulate personal work and life views, examine synergies and clashes to draw connection between them and develop your personal "compass".

Week 3: Wayfinding

Learning the right techniques to identify and analyze patterns is essential. You will learn how to perform "good time" journaling and how to apply AEIOU to journal logs related to past and present events.

Week 4: Game Plans

Time to develop your own career plan. 

Week 5: Prototyping

Prototyping is a crucial step in design thinking: you will learn what it is, why it is used and how to apply it to your personal game plans.

Week 6: Taking off

It's important that you understand how job descriptions work. You'll learn technique to co-create your dream career.


Be the first to experience the benefits of applying design thinking to your career plan.


Our team of trainers consist of experienced teachers. Each group will have a dedicated trainer that will lead you throughout the whole program.

Afrodita Dobreva       

Is a CEMS Master student 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.


Get a certificate

Upon completion of the course and successful delivery of the final assignment, you will receive a digital certificate.


The course

These sessions will last on average 2h.

EUR has a policy for blended education during term 1 and 2. While some of our courses will have offline and online version, Career Design and Development will take place on campus Woudestein.

Yes, you will get our beautiful Career Design and Development certificate in PDF format.

Conditions to apply

You can sign up for any of our courses from August 31st to September 11st. You just need to fill up the form. We will contact you to confirm your participation in the course. Selection will be done based on motivation.

Career Design and Development is open to EUR students, fresh EUR alumni and Hogeschool Rotterdam students.


No. The whole LifeVersity project is possible thanks to the support of Community for Learning and Innovation and Students-4-Students. All of our courses are completely FREE for students and fresh alumni.

We are supported by the Students-for-Students Platform, part of the Community of Learning and Innovation. Want to get support too? Visit eur.nl/s4s