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We are a student team that is in contact with many professional trainers to supply you with the skills you need, to get the career you want. Click on one of the links below to get started!


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Writing
Presenting
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TEGO: Egbert the Fish The Career Cookbook A week full of activities

The newest version of TEGO is out! In this TU/e escape game online (TEGO), you and your friends or fellow students will learn more about TU/e's pet koi fish, Egbert. Find out more by clicking on the picture.

What is the link between food and your career you might wonder? This unique TU/e Career Cookbook gives you the answer. Download your copy by clicking on one of the images below. Bon appetit.

In the week of 17 until 21 May, all boards on the university will organise different activities to help students with their career. This will be a week full of prices, events and activities. Click below for more information.

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Online training

Online training

We are constantly expanding our supply of online content. Our interactive e-course about teamwork is a great example of how learning skills can be fun and quick. Next to the interactive e-course, we are currently also recording workshops. This means that even though you couldn't be present at the event itself, you will still get the opportunity to learn new skills from our website. Finally, we also provide written e-courses with questions and articles which will help you in a wide variety of topics.

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Teamwork

Teamwork

You are probably not aware about the many assumptions you make when you meet someone. In our teamwork workshop you get the chance to understand how words can have a completely different effect on people compared to what you think. When you are aware of this, and you know how to pick up those signals, you can benefit from this in both your professional and personal life.

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Writing

Writing

In the workshops that address academic writing skills, important facets of writing different sections of your thesis will be discussed. Although each of these different chapters tells their own part of the thesis story, similar writing schemes can be used to successfully write that particular section. Readability strategies can and have to be applied in your entire thesis and will therefore mainly be covered during these workshops.

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Presenting

Presenting

We believe that great presenters are not born, they are made. Made by the unavoidable process of hitting the dirt before going sky high. That’s why we provide you with place to try, fail and improve your presentation skills.

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Other workshops

Other workshops

Besides teamwork skills, presentations skills and academic writing skills we also address every other skill you can think of, for example time management, creativity skills and project management. There are also e-courses coming up, so stay updated!

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Events

Throughout the year, we organize events that are connected to developing skills that can improve your professional future. Here you can check out our upcoming events.

How to get projects and stuff done?

We all know the feeling of having a full agenda that never seems to end. In this workshop you will learn to manage your time and clear that to-do list as fast as possible. Read more

Professional collaboration

This workshop will be useful for those working in teams in the next few months and years. Gain the “win-win” mindset were everyone is able to develop themselves and enjoy their role within the team. How do you share information effectively? How can you create a sense of team spirit? How do I work with a multidisciplinary team? This interactive workshop will answer these questions and helps you to develop your team player mentality. So, join us to find out why there is no I in teamwork. Read more

Presenting & Defending your MSc Thesis

This workshop helps you focus on the key aspects of presenting and defending your Master’s graduation project, with a special focus on the online environment. By participating in this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you highlight the key points of your thesis and handle (difficult) questions from your graduation committee. Read more

How to deal with stress?

Everyone experiences stress every now and then. Stress can be healthy and can help us in meeting targets and deadlines. Unhealthy stress, however, will eventually make us less effective in work and in life. In this two-hour workshop, the PhD/PDEng psychologist will teach you to identify stress at an early stage and how to cope with it. Read more

Practice Powerful Presenting

What do I do with my hands? Should I move around or stand still? And how do I use my voice to draw attention? These are some of the questions we address in our workshop Practice Powerful Presenting. We will give you some tips and tricks, help you with nervousness but especially let you practice in a safe environment, because practice is the key to success. Since this workshop will be held online, it is the perfect moment to practice that online presentation or job interview that you may have! However, 'normal' presentation skills will still be tested. We hope that after this workshop, you will raise your hand when someone of your team asks: Who is willing to do the presentation? Read more

Writing your MSc Thesis Literature Review

Writing your MSc Thesis Literature Review: How difficult can this be? It is probably as easy as getting lost in a tropical rain forest. Similar to a forest with its many trees, the internet is overloaded with papers, reports, and articles that are related to your topic. But . . . how do you determine which ones all relevant to your thesis question? How far do you have to set your boundaries for your topic? How do you logically structure and combine all the information in your literature review to make it understandable for others? If you find yourself struggling with these questions, then this workshop is ideal for you. Read more

Visual Communication

Over 60 percent of our brain activity is dedicated to visual processing. Although professional communication is dominated by written language, drawing can be a powerful tool to make sense of complex concepts, discuss and share them with others. Perhaps you have noticed it while sketching models to communicate to your team members, or using a map to share the best hotspots in town. This hands-on workshop is meant to help you tap into the potential of visual communication, as a way to draw to think, collaborate and share. Read more

Navigating Life in Times of Change

Although change is a central part of our existence, we find dealing with change quite difficult. We often do not learn how change behaves as a phenomenon; what it takes away from us and what new it creates in turn. We get stressed when unexpected changes suddenly occur, and too often try to exercise control in places where exercising control is not possible or beneficial. As a result, we sometimes make choices that are counterproductive, and this has a negative impact on our mental well-being and life path. Given the number of changes we have to deal with in life, it is beneficial to learn how to understand, embrace, and deal with them so that we are not surprised nor unprepared when it reappears in life Read more

SkillsLab team

These are the TU/e Career & Skills Student Team members.
They are responsible for organizing helpful content with professional coaches,
and reaching out to their fellow students to improve their personal and professional development.

 

Tom van de Wijngaart

Tom is mainly responsible for organizing workshops. His creative ideas take care of new workshops each quarter.

Koen Vlot

Koen is our designer and takes care of other creative tasks

Lonneke Lardinois

Lonneke is responsible for leading general meetings and collaborating with other student associations. With her previous experience in another board, she knows what we can accomplish as a team.

Sonja Babac

Sonja is responsible for promotion, planning, and website. She makes sure that everyone is aware of how crucial it is to develop soft skills.

Fabiënne Lucas

Fabiënne is responsible for organizing workshops (especially the Thesis workshops), updating the website, and making the newsletter. 

 

Mariana Souza

Mariana works on our social media and website teams.  She is passionate about career development.

Iona Beerling

Iona takes care of the workshops and the internal team structure

Charlotte Meertens

Charlotte is responsible for promotion & Social Media. She is also involved in TEGO.

Ioana Stefanescu

Ioana works on promotion, Social Media & TEGO

Lotte Capel

Lotte is responsible for organizing workshops for TU/e Skillslab, also in collaboration with other parties such as student teams and study associations. 

Merel Schouten

Merel takes care for promotional activities, the internal team structure, and the website

Mervyn Franssen

Mervyn is responsible for organizing workshops (especially Practice Powerful Presenting) and getting in contact with other student associations for possible collaborations

Pascalle Ickenroth

Pascalle works on organizing workshops and promotional activities