Your path to a dream job

Would you like advice on how to find a job? Do you have questions about arranging an internship? Don't hesitate to visit the Humanities Career Service. We're here to help.

Our services include:

  • Individual advice on internships and career

  • Information on internships

  • Help with the Faculty's internship procedure

  • Workshops and webinars career skills

  • Online Career Week
  • Personal career tests

  • Employer and alumni contacts

  • Job market information

  • Humanities career event 

  • Internship market

  • Vacancies (jobs and internships)

  • CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile check


0031(0)71-5272235 Career Service Humanities Humanities Faculty - Universiteit Leiden

Our team

Job market survey for Leiden University's Humanities alumni

The job market survey

In spring of 2020 we conducted the job market survey for Leiden University's Humanities alumni who graduated between 2016 and 2020. The survey consisted of an online questionnaire. By Humanities alumni we mean graduates with a bachelor's and/or master's degree in the field of languages, history, cultures, art, religion or society. We approached 4,843 alumni of which 1,222 completed the questionnaire (25.2%).

Non-response analysis

A non-response analysis was conducted to establish whether the respondents were representative of the group as a whole. The analysis showed that there is no reason to assume there were any significant differences between the respondents and non-respondents. The non-respondents did not differ significantly from the respondents in terms of paid employment, satisfaction with choice of degree programme and career development.