Recruit A Student offers the best side jobs and starter positions in various industries. From automotive industry, cleaning jobs, jobs in the catering industry to full-time administrative functions.
Where to Look for Side Jobs
If you are eligible to work and looking for a student/casual job, the best place to start Recruit a Student, which has lots of part-time opportunities across the North.
Working in hospitality (horeca), which includes restaurants, hotels, and cafes, is also a common bijbaan (side job) for students, whether you speak Dutch or not. If you are located in Groningen, Horeca Groningen has plenty of vacancies in horeca establishments across the province. You can also visit the national site Werken in de Horeca to search for vacancies near you.
Universities, study associations, and student associations across the North host regular career events with companies present. You can also get support for entering the job market with workshops, C.V. support, and industry orientation.
- Career Event of the Faculty of Arts
- Beta businessdays
- Careers Week Faculty of Business and Economics
Beyond applying for job listings and contacting companies where you would like to work, another way to network is by Joining a student association. It is a good way not only to make friends – there’s a wide range of associations, from Christian to LGBTQI+ to theatre lovers to pretty much every sport you can think up – but they can also potentially jump-start your career.
Becoming a member of one of the biggest and oldest verenigingen is often first and foremost a professional goldmine: these associations, which started on religious grounds, have existed for hundreds of years, which means that membership gets you access to many generations of professional contacts.
People who are former members of the same verenigingen tend to hire other members, but they’re not very accessible for foreign students: in the best professionally connected associations, fewer than 1% of their members are internationals (on average, nation-wide).
You can also check out Make It in The North for more job-search tips for internationals, be it for a part-time or full-time job.