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Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken opens Career Minor Faculty of Arts

03 September 2018

Today, September 3rd 2018, the first Faculty of Arts Career Minor officially begins. Rector Elmer Sterken officially opened the first day in a ceremony with students. “Dive into uncertainties instead of avoiding them” he advised them.

The 30 ECTS Career Minor is one of the optional courses for students in the 3rd year of their Bachelor of Arts degree. The minor prepares students for the labour market and aims to increase their employability. This means strengthening knowledge of a specific sector the skills and attitudes necessary to function properly. General knowledge and skills will be acquired in plenary sessions that consist of lectures, workshops and assessments. In addition, students choose a specific theme that is linked to their interests, educational backgrounds (their degree) or future career goals.

The three themes this year are:

1.       The Governance of International Solidarity and Sustainable Livelihoods: Dutch Perspectives
2.       Beleid voor een Duurzame Stad
3.       Een veilige wereld, een veilig Nederland

In the 2nd block, students can opt for an individual assignment (with a placement or their own entrepreneurial case) or a group assignment, in which they solve a problem for a company in a project team.

The Faculty Board and Career Minor team members are very proud to present the programme. It is interdisciplinary, intercultural and puts students in direct contact with employers. The students will meet with many interesting guest lecturers. The programme is founded in cooperation with the central Career Services center and the University Center of Entrepreneurship.

The Career Minor is part of Cluster 4. Sipke de Hoop is the coordinator.

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