Two weeks filled with training sessions, workshops, and cases. Providing you with the opportunity to develop yourself personal and professional competences. The Workshop Weeks will prepare you for your future career, prepare yourself for the next step: further developing the contact and relations between you and the companies. You could even test your skills during the Company Experience Weeks. Learn how to negotiate like a pro or find out how to properly dine during our Etiquette diner. Below you can find all our workshops.

Presenting yourself with perception

Pitching your startup to potential investors, giving a presentation to colleagues, customers, fellow students or employees, etc. Not everyone is a born speaker. But you can learn to tell your story in a compelling and convincing way. The closer you stay to yourself, the more convincing you are to your audience. We work practically with various techniques and methods. From stress-free preparation to a convincing conclusion.

  • 27 February 2024
  • 09:30 – 12:30
  • Vrijhof Amphitheater

Making a great first impression

In this workshop, participants will proactively work on various exercises regarding; First impression (including how do I leave a good impression and how do I look at someone else), how does our brain work when it comes to processing such information, what differences and similarities there are in the types of people, how do we communicate with each other and what influence does that have (including non-verbal and verbal communication), how do these topics relate to collaboration (effects and influences). The purpose of this workshop, and the associated theory and exercises, is to gain insights into your own thinking and actions and to obtain practical tips and tricks in communication and collaboration.

  • 27 February 2024
  • 13:30 – 16:30
  • TechMed Centre Auditorium

Effective negotiation

How do you get what you want? This workshop teaches you how to get to a 'yes!'. Or just as helpful: get past a 'no'. You discover how to find a win-win solution, improve the relationship with the other person and do all of this efficiently. This workshop is also unusually fun. It's not just sitting and listening. You practice and test the principles by negotiating with Ivo (the trainer) and your fellow students.

  • 28 February 2024
  • 09:30 – 12:30
  • Designlab INFORM

Etiquette dinner

How to survive a formal business dinner? During this 3-course dinner Lilian leads you through modern dinner etiquette and social manners. In an informal way she will share tips & tricks, anecdotes and background of wining and dining in business settings. You will be well prepared to score during the company dinners in the Company Experience Weeks!

  • 28 February 2024
  • 18:00 – 21:30
  • Restaurant De Broeierd

Using AI to your advantage

How to keep up with the development of AI? And how can you use AI to your advantage? In this workshop you will gain more knowledge about AI and how to apply it to make your work more successful. We will also teach you to develop an AI mindset, and you will learn how to use tools like ChatGPT to make your work more effective and efficient.

  • 29 February 2024
  • 13:00 – 16:30
  • Designlab INSPIRE

Amazing application

It can be a challenge to apply for a job that suits you best. We help you to look outside of the beaten track of the job vacancies and help you in seeking opportunities. This way you prevent yourself from being on the stack of hundreds of letters. And even if you end up on that pile, we’ll show you how you stand out in a way that suits you. This is not a workshop for doing a letter, resume or application as it should be; this you can find via Google just like everyone else. But how do you go beyond this base? Your dream job is somewhere out there and the manager wants to be convinced. Want to know how, apply to this workshop.

  • 5 March 2024
  • 09:30 – 12:30
  • TechMed Centre Auditorium

Balancing your student life

As a student you have a lot to deal with! You have to study, work and also pay attention to your social life. How do you balance all this? In this training you will work on different working methods that can help you manage your time and energy well in a day. You will learn, among other things, how to set priorities, take a close look at your agenda and learn to make choices based on what you find important.

  • 5 March 2024
  • 13:30 – 15:30
  • TechMed Centre Auditorium

Mastering assessments

An assessment is often a fixed part of a job application procedure. During this training, we will guide you through what an assessment entails and provide you with exercises where you actively experience what is involved in an assessment day. *Most suitable for master students who are in the last phase of their study

  • 6 March 2024
  • 13:00 – 16:00
  • Langezijds 2409

The art of giving feedback

We've all been there: collaborations that don't run smoothly. Think of a teammember who often submits documents late, affecting your ability to complete your work. Or a teammember who never books a meeting room and always just settles in wherever, disrupting the space you had reserved. In these situations, you'd like to address your teammember. Make it clear that you're not comfortable with their behavior. But how do you do that in a way that makes them feel understood, prompts them to change their behavior, and improves your collaboration?! Well, that's what we'll teach you in this workshop. During this workshop, we'll teach you how to address your teammember clearly and kindly using a handy step-by-step plan.

  • 7 March 2024
  • 09:30 – 12:30
  • Designlab IDEATE

Personal road to success

Putting a career plan on paper can give you a better chance of effectively achieving your goals. Reflect on the impact you want to make. Some people know at a young age what they want to be when they grow up. But that's not the case for everyone. There are also people who aren't too concerned about it and 'will see' what comes their way. What do you dream about, and when do you consider yourself 'successful'? What does success mean to you? Does having a good work/life balance matter most to you, or perhaps you want to travel the world as a digital nomad? Dream big, start small.

  • 7 March 2024
  • 13:30 – 16:30
  • Designlab IDEATE