BEST Soft Skills Track 2020

         

 

What is BSST?

A lot of companies expect much of graduates. The hard skills were conceived during the classes they took at university, but what about the soft skills? Those are expected to be known, but are not covered during their studies. For this particular reason, BEST has come with a solution for this problem: the BEST Soft Skills Track! This year we provide you with two different tracks. Each track will provide five sessions from five different companies who will each explain a certain soft skill and on how they apply it within their company. Each session will thus focus on a different soft skill. After each session there will be a small networking event where you can talk with the company representatives. At the end of our track, you will receive a certificate that you achieved these soft skills.

What are Soft Skills?

Soft skills represent your personal attributes and are described as more intangible, general and non-technical. While hard skills are more important in the technical aspect of your job, soft skills can ease them for you. Examples of these skills are communication, teamwork and adaptability. These skills can be used in any situation, but will make any situation hard if not used correctly. These skills might mean the difference between you and the other candidate for the same job application, because companies value these skills more and more.

How do I sign up?

We aim for master students, but are as happy with bachelors and PhD students. This track is meant for students from various engineering and science faculties such as the Faculty of Engineering Science, Bioscience Engineering, Engineering Technology and Science.This year we are back with two different tracks to choose from – Upgrade Yourself and How To Keep Track. During january we will reveal the topic and the partner of one session every couple of days. Each track has  a limit of 30 students and if you would like to follow this track, you can register starting from  the 15th of January. Once the application period starts, you will be able to register via the online form on this website. You will need to write a motivation letter and upload your CV during the registration, so make sure to have those ready. When you register, you will be able to choose which track you would like to follow. Once registered, this does not automatically mean that you will be able to follow this track. You can register until the 19th of February at 22h. Afterwards you will receive a message saying which track you got accepted in.

 

Track 1 – Upgrade Yourself:

EY – Negotiation Skills:

 

When?                   

4th of March 2020, 19h30

 

BASF – Presentation Skills:

 

When?                   

12th of March 2020, 19h30

 

Exellys – Self-Awareness:

 

When?                   

18th of March 2020, 19h30

 

Lanark – Time Management:

 

When?                   

25th of March 2020, 19h30

 

myShortlist – Networking & Branding:

 

When?                   

1st of April 2020, 19h30

 


 

Track 2 – How To Keep Track: 

Amazon – Public Speaking:

 

When?                   

4th of March 2020, 19h30

 

ExxonMobil – Team Management:

When?                   

12th of March 2020, 19h30

 

Johnson & Johnson – Diversity & Inclusion:

When?                   

18th of March 2020, 19h30

 

Cyclops – Stress Management:

 

When?                   

25th of March 2020, 19h30

 

myShortlist: Networking & Branding:

 

When?                   

1st of April 2020, 19h30