Research Skills and Career Perspectives

2018-2019

Course Objective

The goal of this course is to provide information on various topics
related to research skills and career perspectives.

By finishing the course, the student:
- knows what aspects are important when looking for an internship and
what can be done to maximize the chance of finding an internship
position
- is able to write a clearly structured application letter with a clear
goal and reasons as to why a particular (internship) position is a good
fit
- knows why scientific integrity is important, which pitfalls exist for
researchers and what may happen as a consequence of breaches in
scientific integrity (fraud, questionable research practices, etc)
- is aware of the different career options when obtaining a master's
diploma and knows about the different aspects of pursuing a PhD position

Course Content

Within this course various topics will be covered, including:
- How to arrange an internship and write a good motivation letter
- Scientific integrity
- Career opportunities (alumnisymposium)
- It is possible that extra topics are added in due time.

See canvas for the most up-to-date overview of the course

Teaching Methods

Lectures and assignment(s)

Method of Assessment

Students will only pass for the course when all the different parts are
successfully completed

Target Audience

First year students Drug Discovery & Safety (mDDS)

Additional Information

Contact the course coordinator if you have any questions regarding this
course via: d.j.scholten@vu.nl

General Information

Course Code XM_0002
Credits 0 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 0
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. D.J. Scholten
Examiner dr. D.J. Scholten
Teaching Staff dr. D.J. Scholten
dr. S.J. Dekker

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
Target audiences

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