Career Orientation (Molecular Sciences)
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL412
Credits (ECTS)1
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
B.M. Ligthart, MA
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B.M. Ligthart, MA
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Contactperson for the course
B.M. Ligthart, MA
Other course modules lecturer
B.M. Ligthart, MA
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2023
KW1  (04/09/2023 to 05/11/2023)
Starting block
KW1/  KW2/  KW4
Course mode
RemarksFor Master students of Molecular Sciences only
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listYes
Placement procedure-
After taking this course you:
  • can reflect on your personal qualities, competences and ambitions.
  • can define your career goal and professional preferences.
  • know how to orientate on the labour market.
  • are able to present yourself professionally (CV, motivation letter, LinkedIn profile and during a job interview)
In this course we shall focus on practicing skills that help you enter the labour market. First of all, you will find out what qualities make you unique and we will do some research on your personal career values and ambitions. Second, you shall explore the labour market, learn how to use LinkedIn and search for possible jobs. We will simulate an application process. Therefore, you will select a vacancy, write your CV and motivation letter and an interviewer will check if you are ready for the job!

Instructional Modes
4 x 2 h tutorials on campus (compulsory). 

Presumed foreknowledge
Typically you take this course toward the end of your Master's programme.
Test information
Participation and completion of the assignments. Result will be pass/fail.
This course (1 EC) is a mandatory element in the Master's programmes Molecular Sciences, irrespective of the chosen specialisation. Taking the course is a requirement for all students who have started their Master's programme after 28 August 2016.

Please contact Babs Ligthart (b.ligthart@ru.nl) if you already took the elective NWI-FNWI001A Career Orientation course (3EC).
Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Assignments and active participation
Test weight1
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock KW1