Business and Economics

Finding your first job

Both during and after your studies, the faculty and its student associations offer plenty of ways for you to discover your talents, develop your (soft) skills and take your first steps toward the business world.

Browse jobs on the Career Center

The Career Center FBE is the place to go for career guidance and orientation. On this platform, students and hundreds of national and international companies find each other through vacancies, internships and events related to career development. 

Create a free profile as a student or visit this page for more information. Besides that, as a student, you also have free access to the worldwide internship platform offered by EFMD.​​​​

Follow leadership and career development track​s

Career Development Track

As a student, you can partake in the brand new Career Development Track, a series of webinars and workshops organised by the faculty, Randstad Young Talents, some of our alumni and the student associations. 

During the track, you will learn more about the job market, discover your talents, network with alumni, attend job fairs, and so on. At the end, you will receive a certificate that looks great on your resumé. Register via the Career Center.​​

Leadership Track

This track aims to prepare students to take on a leadership role in a dynamic multicultural context through several workshops:

  1. intercultural awareness: recognizing and developing intercultural competences that foster cooperation in multicultural teams. 
  2. leadership styles: to determine which kind of leader you are and how you can translate your strengths in a team 
  3. structured problem solving: learning to analyse and solve a consulting case in a structured and effective way.

Meet companies during Career Week

The Career Week is the job and information fair for graduates, PhD students and alumni at the University of Antwerp. Each year this fair welcomes more than 120 national and international companies looking for interesting profiles. 

You have the opportunity to gather information, attend one or more info sessions and have your resume screened for free.​​​

Consult with Randstad Young Talents​

The Faculty of Business and Economics works together with Randstad, a temporary placement agency, to connect students with the business world during their studies. 

They have a special programme focused on students and young graduates called ‘Randstad Young Talents’, and you can book an on-campus meeting with one of their consultants.

Start your own company​

In 2014, the Antwerp University Association started with the development of a student entrepreneurship program named TAKEOFFANTWERP

This program focusses on the development of competences related to entrepreneurship by students in their bachelor’s or master’s degree, regardless of their field of study. TAKEOFFANTWERP support students who are interested in running a business, as a self-employed professional or an entrepreneur.​​​​

Do a PhD after your studies

Interested in research? Then a PhD might be something for you. Doing a PhD after your degree shows that you can make a significant, independent contribution to your discipline. 

The 'Dive-into-PhD' training programme that gives students the opportunity to learn more on what a PhD entails and helps you writing a FWO PhD application.

Meet companies during your studies

A testimonial by business student Arpan

FBE Career Center