The purpose of this initiative is to give the students an insight into their own academic competences, an understanding of the career paths to which their programme might lead, and concrete role models. The motivation for the activity is that academic competences are related to practice and that the career perspective is incorporated in the course.
Both activities are described in the first half of the course handbook and are well suited for a course that contains introductory elements regarding the academic competences.
In groups, the students should explore who the tenured experts in the programme are and what their jobs involve. This exercise runs over two teaching sessions.
Two hours are scheduled for the first teaching session. In this session the students should investigate who their assigned experts are and what their jobs involve. They may visit the department’s website or Pure to answer the following questions:
In groups, the students must investigate what alumni from their own degree programme work with. This exercise runs over two teaching sessions.
The students meet face to face with relevant people who may act as professional role models, and the exercise is one way of getting an idea of what their future work might be.