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Q&A with Jeffrey Bottse: a Successful Thesis Writing Workshop
Presenting your final work for professors, family and friends. For some (technical) students this may seem a last hurdle in the graduation project, presenting lots of difficult data in complex tables and graphs. However, this presentation is one of the best opportunities you can get in your student career to convey YOUR message! Jeffrey (24) has learned in the ‘Presenting and Defending’ Workshop that the presentation should not focus on the data and technical or financial results of your graduation project, but on the societal meaning and impact of the outcomes. This blog tells the story of Jeffrey, presenting his thesis for over 40 attendees the day after the workshop.
Speak up! Or let’s ban all students from Metaforum
Workshop First Impressions: some tips
During the first minutes of an encounter or a presentation people are unintentionally defining what kind of person they have in front of them. They are creating a first impression. Posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, appearance and the use of the voice create this first impression. Anne Wil, Student Ambassador Industrial Design organized a workshop for influencing your first impression, and gives you some tips to start practicing!
Blog Jochem Gieles: Prefer doing over thinking!
The deadline for writing this blog has expired more than a week now and it is due to the kindness of my colleagues that this fact has not grown to a serious problem. If I ask myself why it has come this far I will answer in twofold: “First of all, it is one of all the small tasks that distract me from writing my Bachelor End Project. Secondly, I do not want my blog to be about some random topic and of intermediate quality. I want to excel when writing my blog.” I would define this behavior and thinking as me being me, a stereotypical thinker. In my concern to write a good blog I postpone the actual writing part with the paradoxical consequence that no blog is written at all. The final result: no blog, but more importantly no development on my writing skills. In this short blog I will discuss the impact of mindset, attitude and behavior on outcome and development.
Blog Iris Huisman: The SkillsLab Assessment S*cks!
As a student who is often present in the crowded Metaforum, I catch familiar complaints. Or students are sighting already by the idea of completing this long list of questions presented to them. Sounds familiar? What would you say if I told you that you can enhance your personal development, and that it may start with reading your personal assessment report? And by reading I do not mean scanning. In the next 4 steps I will share my personal experience and outcomes with you to help you understand how to use the outcomes as a tool for your development.
Interview: Teamwork at team STORM
You can hardly have missed it: on the 2nd of November, team STORM arrived back in Eindhoven after their 80-day lasting trip around the world. The team consisting of students from TU/e Eindhoven drove around the world on their self-made electrical motor. This achievement requires a lot of effort from the students: they had to negotiate with (potential) sponsors, cooperate intensively with strict deadlines, speak to the press, and organize a lot of events.
Blog Sophie Arends: dare to disagree!
In group work, you probably want to avoid conflicts as much as possible. However, people who disagree seem to be the leaders of the future. Why do we want to be right, and why do we fear to be wrong? And how can we approach conflicts in a different way than we are doing now?
Learn from the best!
Don't be afraid to take best practices from excellent public speakers, and use their mannerisms and techniques to improve your own speaking abilities
Metaforum is getting fully loaded and the coffee machines are sucked dry: Wow, the - among TU/e students - well-known 'white week' has already started.