skillslab logo

Skills Library

Our skills library is full of useful information. You can search for keywords in the boxes below, and even filter what kind of medium you like while learning. Are you interested in one topic in particular? Visit our guided learnings about teamwork, presenting and writing. You can always check out the upcoming workshops to see if the skill you want to improve is available this quarter.

Blog Iris Huisman: Why skills are so important for career success

Technical skills are far more tangible than soft skills, but nonetheless soft skills are crucial for your career. You may believe that there is nothing wrong with your soft skills, and probably you are right. During your life your soft skills have been developed by your environment from birth onwards. However, have you deliberately developed one soft skill more than another? Not always!

Academic phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers.

Documentation styles e.g. IEEE and APA

This guide provides an overview of some documentation styles.

Goodbye Blog Ashly Berghuizen: I opened my mail
Ashly has decided to move on to another student assistant job. We are very sorry to let her go, but we are happy she chose to continue her personal development in this way. We hope her goodbye blog will inspire you all to do the same and maybe to apply for a job within the TU/e SkillsLab team ;)
Guided Learning: Use of source material

Referring to sources in your text and in the reference list acknowledges that part of your work is based on the work and material of others. All academic work is part of a greater body of knowledge. Showing where your work fits into this is an important part of academic practice at university.

Referring to your sources using APA style
This is an excellent webpage about citations and references using APA style, which is commonly used at TU/e.
Undertaking a literature review
This guide is the second of three looking at the purpose and process of conducting a literature review.