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The Power of Influencing as a Student
As a student you find yourself regularly in a position in which you want to steer the process, but you do not have the authority to do so. Influencing skills is an ability in which you can influence people in those situations in which you cannot use formal authority
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!
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 ;)
Blog Mylene Frankfort: Workshop Time & Stress Management
Last week I participated during 'de Wervingsdagen' in a workshop called Time & Stress Management. This is what I learned during and from the workshop:
“Life is hard without soft skills”
Cursor wrote an article about our event 'Let's bring skills to the table' (In Dutch). The article gives a good overview of the discussion and the overall event.
Blog Bart van Campenhout: Reviewing the first TU/e SkillsLab Teamwork session
Bart van Campenhout is 21 years old. He is doing his master in Chemical Engineering at the TU/e. Besides his studies, Bart likes to teach high school students and has a job at the university as well. In these different roles, communication and teamwork have proven to be very important for him. In this blog he writes about the TU/e SkillsLab teamwork skills session he participated in.
Blog Mylene Frankfort: Review Alison Online Grammar Course
On Alison you can take free online grammar courses: AngloLink offers a clear introduction to English Grammar, tenses and sentence structures. You will learn examples of Past, Present and Future tenses, the common mistakes made when using these tenses, and their correct usage. You will also learn the word order of a sentence structure and how to turn a sentence into a negative or a question.
Alumni Coach Network: Explore your future career with the help of alumni
Recently, TU/e introduced the Alumni Coach Network. This online network brings TU/e students, young professionals and experienced alumni together. You get the opportunity to talk about your ambitions with experts from the field and learn from their career challenges. Experienced alumni, from all TU/e departments, are willing to share their professional insights and experiences with you. They can help you explore your career possibilities.
Blog Nienke Rovers: Feedback? Yes, please!
A couple of weeks ago, we received an e-mail from Rob Leijssen (a recently graduated student from BIS) with his findings on TU/e SkillsLab. He told us that even though he really liked SkillsLab and appreciated the initiative, he also missed some important content. Since we value any kind of feedback highly, we asked Rob if he wanted to drink a cup of coffee with us and chat about his e-mail and other suggestions he has for SkillsLab.
Blog Roeland Kooiman: Get the maximum out of it
Roeland Kooiman is currently president of the Federation of Study Associations Eindhoven (FSE). Last year he was the co-ordinator at the Study Association of Chemical Engineering, T.S.V. Jan-Pieter Minckelers, or Japie for short. Based on his intense contact with companies last year and on his own experiences and those of his fellow students, he feels professional skill development is of utmost importance for students. In this blog he reflects on his experiences and what he has learned!