Additional mandatory components

Alumni Night (2IPS1) 

As a computer scientist, you can work in a lot of different places. Each year, on the first Tuesday of December, the Alumni Night is organized. During this evening, you’ll discover some of these workplaces and -fields. This may help you pick electives and help you decide on further education after your bachelor. The evening consists of 3 parts:  

  1. To let you gain the most insight on this evening, you’ll prepare the speed dates you will have with the alumni. During a preparation session at the start of Q2 you will discuss with a few other students the alumni you picked and the questions you want to ask.  
  2. On the evening of Alumni Night, you will meet four alumni from the department. They graduated some time ago and came back to the TU/e specially for you. We will arrange a lot of alumni to choose from, you’ll pick your top-5 and an algorithm will create a schedule.  
  3. After the Alumni Night has taken place, you will create a reflection video (or document) to look back on what you have learned about the field and yourself.   

2IPS1 assesses professional skill “Reflection” where you’ll reflect on your future career and can adjust your learning plans if there is need for this. Unless an exception to postpone was granted, one participates in 2IPS1 during their second year. It is mandatory to have passed 2IPS1 before you can start 2IPE0! If you aren’t automatically enrolled during Q1, make sure to register for 2IPS1 in Osiris.   

If you have any questions about the Alumni Night, feel free to reach out to the Alumni Night project team.   

Recruiter training

In your third year, you will finish your bachelor. Maybe you’ll continue education or maybe you will start working somewhere. Your final year is the time to further develop your professional identity. For this, a recruiter training is organized. The training consists of three parts:  

  1. You will prepare your curriculum vitae (CV) and hand it in. After this, you will receive feedback from experienced recruiters which you use to improve your CV.   
  2. You will prepare and hold an ‘elevator pitch’ in front of a panel of real recruiters from the IT field. The recruiters will give you feedback on how you presented yourself. Furthermore, they will also review your CV once more   
  3. After the pitch, you will write a reflection report which will help you in establishing a clear picture of your current professional identity.   

The recruiter training assesses professional skill “Presentation” where you’ll learn to pitch yourself, but may also be handy for other pitches. Furthermore “Writing” is assessed in the creation of your personal CV. Additionally, professional skill “Reflection” is assessed by letting you reflect on your own professional identity and the way you present yourself. You will participate in this training when doing 2IPE0, but in rare occasions you may do it earlier after making arrangements with Elisabeth MelbyIt is mandatory to have passed the recruiter training component to obtain a grade for 2IPE0!  

Studium Generale

Part of your USE learning trajectory is participating in at least 5 Studium Generale activities marked with a USE logo.

The Studium Generale (SG) office promotes the social, intellectual and cultural interests of students. SG organizes lectures, discussions, concerts, exhibitions, excursions, theater and film performances and workshops with and for students. SG also has the task of strengthening the cultural role of the university in the city and the region, and of supporting and promoting student amateur art.

To participate in these activities, sign up at Studium Generale. They will register your attendance at the activities. If you participate in at least five activities by the end of your USE learning trajectory, you can successfully complete the USE learning trajectory. You are, of course, welcome to join in more Studium Generale activities. They are social, intellectual and a way of broadening your cultural interests.

Note: if you have chosen to take both teaching degree elective packages and don't follow a USE trajectory, the SG activities need to be part of your second elective program.

* If you started your bachelor’s degree program before 2014, SG is not a mandatory part of your USE learning trajectory

MyFuture Activities

As of the academic year 2020-2021, MyFuture Activities are a compulsory part within all TU/e bachelor’s programs. All activities approved by the Education Board (whose members are the Dean of the Bachelor College, Dean of the Graduate School and the Director of ESA) are seen as a MyFuture Activity and can be recognized by the MyFuture logo. To complete your bachelor, you will need to have participated in a sufficient amount of MyFuture Activities to obtain a value of at least 7. The MyFuture Activities kick-off with the first-year excursion, which is valued as 2 MyFuture Activities. The remaining five can be obtained by participating in MyFuture Activities of your own choice. The assigned value to the activities varies from 1 to 3. There are no course credits associated with the MyFuture Activities.

For more information about the MyFuture Activities, visit the MyFuture website.

To check how many Studium Generale events and MyFuture points you have collected, you can check the Academy Attendance page.