Career assessment

Course schedule

This course is not scheduled yet.

Course description

There is a new format for the Career assessment as of 1 January 2024, for information see Wageningen Graduate Schools Courses (

In the last stages of your PhD, it is time to broaden your professional horizon. What is your next career move after finishing my PhD? Do you want to stay in academia or take the step to corporate life? Which competences do you need (to develop) to succeed in your current and/or future job? How can you reach your career goals in a more effective way?

A Career Assessment can assist you in answering these questions. It consists of different questionnaires that measure skills, competences, strengths and weaknesses, career values and team roles.
A career coach will give personal advice, based on the results of these tests. The career assessment also provides the opportunity to start working on a (career) action plan.
Depending on the results, candidates can be advised to follow certain training or workshop that will help in improving necessary skills, or attend personal coaching sessions.

This Career Assessment is also part of the course Career Perspectives, so if you would like to follow this course, you do not have to take this assessment separately.

For PhD candidates that have already taken the assessment at the start of their PhD, the results of this assessment will also be taken into account in the career assessment. The assessment coach will look into progress made on points of attention that were mentioned in the first assessment. 

General Information

Target Group: Primarily meant for PhDs from the third year onwards
Group size: Individual
Course duration: Time to fill in questionnaires and one meeting of approx. 1.5 hours
Language: Dutch or English
Credit points: 0.3 ECTS
Self-study hours: 2
Name lecturer: Jessica Tummers (Meijer en Meijaard)

Agro Business Park 54, Wageningen

Programme and Expected Results

You will be asked to hand in your curriculum vitae in advance.
After registration you will receive the questionnaires and will be asked to return these to Meijer en Meijaard.
Within two weeks after completing the questionnaires you will be invited for a personal meeting of 1.5-2 hours.
You will receive a test report before the meeting.
After the personal meeting you will receive a final rapport with conclusions and recommendations

This Career Assessment gives PhD's insight in:

  • Their personal skills, competencies, strengths and weaknesses
  • Future career possibilities based on personal skills and competences
  • In what needs to be developed and how to do so


1) Reduced fee: PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) and postdocs of Wageningen University that are registered at one of the graduate schools of Wageningen (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK) € 250
2) Full fee: All other PhD candidates / post-docs and staff of Wageningen University € 500

Cancellation condition

Before making the tests, cancellation fee is free of charge. After this date you will be charged with the full (not reduced) fee. 
Note: When you have a valid reason (circumstances beyond your control) to cancel, you will be charged the reduced fee. In this case a written statement of the supervisor/superior is required.


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