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The Employability Framework

In the project Implicit-Explicit , or 'The Employability Framework', we developed a framework to analyse our study programmes with regards to employability competencies. The framework is linked to the EDLAB project ‘constructive alignment  . We defined four groups of competencies that we view as equally important in becoming employable: academic expertise and skills, self-awareness, adaptability and social responsibility. At all faculties, we carried out a pilot for the implementation of the framework. In October 2017 we will discuss further development.

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Academic Advising

In the Academic Advising project, we aim to outline an ideal academic advising curriculum for our students. The curriculum will be designed to raise students' awareness on employability and encourage them in becoming employable. Furthermore, we want to support staff with selecting and implementing practices, by developing a new tool.

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The Student Journey

The Student Journey is our anchor point. It describes the route we expect our students to follow during their studies at UM in relation to employability. In this journey, we have defined the moments to inform and support our students in their process of becoming employable. We aim to continuously evolve the Student Journey through discussions with students, staff, alumni and external relations.

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Partners for life

We are convinced that students and alumni can benefit from a closer connection. In the project 'Partners for Life' we are working on establishing closer connections between our students and our alumni. At several points in the student journey (Pre-study phase, Study Orientation phase, Education, Labour Market Orientation and Recruitment), alumni could play a role in supporting students with regards to their employability.

Our first initiative to facilitate the connection between students and alumni is the alumni coach café.
 Read this news release on the latest coach café edition.

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Career Services

Career Services is in a continuous process of optimizing services for students and staff. After an extensive stakeholder analysis (more than 60 interviews with staff members at all faculties and responses by 1.000 students on a short survey) they are now in the midst of the process of adjusting and improving their offerings to students and staff. 

More information about the new Career Services can be found on their website.

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Interns

Within the 'Interns' project, we are working on three themes:

  • The development of a company portal to present all opportunities for companies to work with UM students;
  • The optimisation of internal processes and translation of these processes to supporting tools;
  • Exploration of how we can improve our relation management at UM with more exchange and cooperation between faculties.
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Student Employability Portal

We are working on a one-entry digital environment where students can find all relevant information related to employability. Students will receive a personalised support offer and they will be able to assess their own employability ‘status’. In the build-up to the portal, we will launch a website on short term, where students will be able to find all employability-related information in one place.

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Master Yourself

A first pilot of the 'Master Yourself' programme   took place in May and June 2017. With Master Yourself, we aim to improve students’ practical professional skills through free workshops and masterclasses. Furthermore, we want to provide students with a chance to expand their professional network in an informal and easy way and thus to improve their chances on the labour market. Through Master Yourself, we connect students to organisations in the region and create awareness for the possibilities of employment in the region. 

 Read this news release 

We are now in the midst of organising a second series of workshops, in which we hope to expand to more organisations, in Germany and Belgium as well. The workshops will take place in February-March 2018.

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  • Academic Advising

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  • The Student Journey

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  • Partners for life

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  • Career Services

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  • Interns

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  • Master Yourself

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