Advisor, Career & Personal Development

0,8 - 1,0 fte
4 december 2022

The challenge

The Nyenrode Career & Personal Development (CPD) department plays an important role in the development and growth of our students, working closely with all students of the full- and part-time MBA, MSc in Management and BSc in Business Administration programs on an individual basis and in a variety of mandatory CPD courses. In alignment with Nyenrode’s personal approach, we strive to focus on students’ personal development questions on a more individual basis. Together with students, we work on their personal and career development challenges, to help them understand their strengths and define and articulate their ambitions. We guide students in their job search and in outlining their further career steps after graduation. The department also provides support, expertise, and guidance to Nyenrode alumni. CPD is key in linking students and alumni to the (international) corporate community. Although some structure is needed in each role, CPD provides you the freedom to co-create your own role within a small team.

As Career & Personal Development Advisor, you enjoy giving advice to current and former students and provide career coaching. Maintenance and continuous improvement of CPD resources and tools, for instance the LinkedIn groups and Nyenrode career platform that are key to our students’ development, will also be a key responsibility. Further, you manage events such as student-alumni networking sessions and the annual Nyenrode Career Event, some of which may take place on evenings and/or weekends. You are the first point of contact for organizations wishing to reach out to students, and you support the communication between CPD and the corporate community and co-coordinate job postings and content for other publications of CPD materials. As the Advisor CPD works with students across different programs, the role brings you into regular contact with diverse groups of colleagues across the university, including program management teams, marketing and recruitment, the International Office, Alumni Relations and faculty.


Who are we?

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode is a private, internationally oriented university, which was founded in 1946 by and for the business community. We offer degree and executive education programs and conduct research in a variety of fields. In the coming years, our strategic focus will be on realizing social impact, shaping transformative education, and further strengthening our academic foundation. Our purpose ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’ forms the basis of this objective.

Central to everything we do are our core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship. Do you recognize yourself in this?

The career advisor is positioned within the cluster Career and Personal Development. This cluster is part of the Academic Services Center. This center supports the university in the broadest sense with about 30 employees and is responsible for the Media Center, International Office, quality assurance and education innovation.

Who are you?

  • You are hands-on, with good planning/organizational skills and proactive – responsible for your own projects
  • You enjoy being part of a small team that believes in the continuous growth of both young  starters and experienced professionals
  • You’re sociable, outgoing, a networker
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit – be on the lookout for opportunities and see how you can make them reality
  • Experience with (career) coaching and recruitment is a must
  • Experience in giving trainings and/or workshops is a plus
  • You have at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • You master both the English and Dutch languages
  • You are prepared to work in both Breukelen and Amsterdam


What do we have to offer?

Nyenrode is a knowledge institute that is characterized by a personal, informal atmosphere and a professional approach. Result-oriented work methods and attention to personal development go hand in hand; for instance, you can participate in exclusive seminars and lunch classes. Nyenrode has a dynamic work environment in which you are given a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to objectives in your own way.

  • A gross salary between €2.904, - and €4.605, - depending on your seniority and work experience, in the case of ft employment (scale 10)
  • 30 vacation days (with the possibility of an additional five) 
  • Fixed 5,1 % end of year bonus
  • Flexible end of year bonus, up to 4,5%
  • Allowance of € 850 to be spent with Coolblue to facilitate a home office
  • Reimbursements for internet and working from home costs, travel allowance
  • Pension scheme through ABP



We would love to hear from you! Please apply through our website, including a motivation letter and current CV. Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Victoria Bressers, Sr Advisor, CPD at



Nyenrode Business Universiteit ambition is to create an inclusive working environment where everybody feels involved, valued and recognized. In addition to your talent, experience and motivation, the specific aspects of your identity ernriches our organization in various ways. Talent as basis, diversity as power.