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Homework assignments for workshops

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Homework assignments for workshops NPD 2017

In preparation for the National PhD day 2017 on September 23rd at Radboud University in Nijmegen (Comeniuslaan 2, 6525 HP Nijmegen) a few workshops have homework assignments to help you make the most out of your attendance. Check the overview below to see if your workshop is asking you to do such an assignment! Haven’t registered yet? It’s still possible here!

Workshop: Design a thesis cover that stands out!

Hi PhD!

Thank you for subscribing for my workshop! I’m sending you a small, fun assignment to do at home as a warm-up.
Over the next week look around you. Gather things you like, take pictures. What do you like about them? The colour, the composition, the letters? You can have a look at theses, but you really don’t have to. Magazines, tickets, music posters, they can all inspire you.
Please take everything you found with you to the workshop. It’ll help you to get going. Also, don’t forget to take a pencil.
Enjoy, you’ll see the world with new eyes!

Evelien

Workshop: Do you dare to live to your capabilities?
Preparative assignments

Take a couple of minutes to scribble down your thoughts on the following questions.

  1. What made you decide to go for a PhD?
  2. Who are your role models, if you had to pick some?
  3. Have you ever experienced a complete sense of “flow”, of being exactly at the right place at the right time? When was that? What were you doing?
  4. Suppose you enjoy full financial independence. You can afford anything. What are you going to do?
  5. What do you want to experience?
  6. What fascinates you, really keeps you occupied?
  7. What do you want to learn?
  8. What would you like the epitaph on your grave to read?


Workshop:
 How to stand out during your dissertation defense

Write down and bring 5 questions that you expect to be asked during the defense.


Workshop: Shape your career

Home work: describe your ideal job in 5 key words.

Workshop: Shape your career

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Shape your career
A workshop by drs. Harry Linders, career coach/advisor with his own bureau sinds 2007. Selected projects: NWO/FOM career planning and individual guidance, Phace Utrecht, UvA, NOVA career program, University of Twente career orientation.

Description of workshop:
An overview of approach and strategies of (Dutch) labour market. The reality of the labour market is discussed and the workshop explains differences in CV, the use of cover letters and the importance to build and use a professional network. Additionally, the workshop explains in detail what PhD candidates need to prepare and plan their next successful step in their careers.

Workshop: Building a Business out of your PhD

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Building a Business out of your PhD

A workshop by Madis Talmar, lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TU/e and JADS.

Description of workshop:
Ever wondered if you could become an entrepreneur? In this session, we will consider if and how your PhD could be turned into a business. You will learn how to play around with the main concepts in entrepreneurship, such as opportunity, value proposition and market segment. We will then try to translate your research work into these entrepreneurship concepts and discuss how to empower oneself to take action towards becoming an entrepreneur.

 

Workshop: Do you dare to live to your capabilities?

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Do you dare to live to your capabilities?

A workshop by Chiat Cheong, PhD, Qia Consultancy & Training (qiaconsultancy@icloud.com) & Ralph Rousseau, PhD.

Description of workshop:
How do you arrive at the decisions that determine your career as a PhD? The options may be far more extensive than you may imagine, especially in today’s world. So what  is going to determine these choices? Your knowledge, your capabilities, the opportunities that just happen to arise
We challenge you to discover your PhD Power and the internal factors that drive you in what you do. The question then becomes: to what extent will you dare to let your true motivation determine your career path?
Both trainers are PhD graduates and pursued research careers. When they took the leap and applied their PhD skills outside research, it resulted in unexpected but successful and rewarding career paths. Take a few minutes to read about those career paths here!
There is an assignment in preparation for this workshop.

 

Workshop: Design a thesis cover that stands out!

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Design a thesis cover that stands out!

A workshop by Evelien Jagtman, Graphic designer.

Description of workshop:
Would you like to give just that extra touch to your thesis? Would you like to design something yourself? Make something that’s unique, really you and stands out of the crowds? Then, come to my workshop! We’ll work on your unique idea, we’ll discover your style and I’ll explain some basic things about graphic design. These are the most important elements to create something stunning. The rest will follow by itself.
There is an assignment in preparation for this workshop.

 

Workshop: How to stand out online!

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How to stand out online! Using Social Media for an Optimal Online Profile 

A workshop by Alex den Haan, Client Services Manager at AcademicTransfer

Description of workshop:
Does your online profile convey your expertise and experience? Is all your (scientifc) output conventiently accesable with a single click? Which tools can you use to your benefit,both during your PhD trajectory and afterwards?
We will cover basics, like Linkedin but what about Facebook? There will be room for questions and discussion, so join this session if you want to learn more about how to power up your professional online profile.

 

Workshop: How to stand out during your dissertation defense

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How to stand out during your dissertation defense?

A workshop given by Dr. Caro Struijke, senior lecturer Radboud in’to Languages.

Description of workshop:
You are nearing the end of your PhD track. The defense is approaching. Are you looking forward to it or are you dreading it? Are you afraid you will get questions you won’t be able to answer? During this workshop you will learn what to expect during the defense, how to prepare, how to answer any challenging questions, how to feel in control, how to stand out, and how to turn the defense in something you will actually enjoy.

 

Workshop: Dare to present in an outstanding way

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Dare to present in an outstanding way
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
What if you could present your exciting results in an equally exciting way. Theatre has the tools to do just that. In this workshop you will learn what it takes to give excitement to your performance and do justice to the content at the same time.

 

Workshop: The secret of writing great sentences

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The secret of writing great sentences – dare to steal prose writers skills

A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you found something really cool, and you are going to publish it. Before you know, all the relevant details try to creep into this one long sentence. That sentence is everything but a great sentence.
Prose writers know better. They can write sentences that capture your mind completely and do justice to the content at the same time. What’s their secret? In this workshop we are going to explore the secrets behind great sentences and help you write great papers.

 

Workshop: Me at my best

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Me at my best – dare to show the best of you on stage

A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you are invited to present your work. And along with your work you present yourself. If you would get the best part of you on stage it would be fine. But since you are fully occupied with the content the best parts of you become invisible. This workshop focuses on getting the best part of you on stage and do justice to the content with simple tools from theatre.