8 Very Specific New Skills at d’Overbroeck’s
The skill set professionals require is anything but constant. At d’Overbroeck’s the Young Professionals programme takes this into account. Students have been learning not just from tutors, counsellors or presenters, but even more so from each other.
Moreover, it is amazing how much our counsellors and tutors managed to pick up from the way students get to grips with various tasks and activities in week 3. Here are some of the skills we practiced:
- Crafting an elevator pitch
It is obvious that a wealth of information is quickly consuming the attention of its recipients. Students practiced getting ideas through in less than 60 seconds. They were concise enough to hold the attention of a goldfish.
- Holding an Oxford-style debate
Students proved that the formalised structure of an Oxford-style debate can be applied to almost any topic – from online shopping to aggression in video games.
- Producing a news segment at Sky Studios
Not only did Media and communication students had a guided talk through the sets of the Studios but also got their hands on some real and very expensive equipment. We all realised that there are a great number of resources, both people and equipment, that go into producing a news programme.
- Picking up a 13kg gold bar worth over a third of a million pounds at the Bank of England Museum.
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- Crash testing with a high velocity eggsporter
Engineering students learned how vehicles are designed to keep us safe in a collision and used this newly obtained knowledge to protect an egg passenger during a real crash test.
- Applying DNA replication techniques
On the Study in action excursion to London, the Medicine steam used enzymes to break down and build up DNA molecules during the process called DNA replication.
- Presenting projects in front of an attentive audience
- And finally – everybody’s favourite – punting