Master Kick-off 2019


Master Kick-off 27 - 29 August 2019

The Master Kick-off program is challenging and educational and will help you optimally prepare for the start of your master’s degree program.


The Master Kick-off consists of 3 full days, where each day focuses on a different aspect of the Graduate School: the Department Day, Company Day and the Challenge Day.

27 August, Department Day

On the Department Day you will get to know your department in terms of education, State-of-the-Art research and the facilities you will use as a Graduate student. In the morning new students will receive important practical information from the department. Because current TU/e students are already familiar with this information, a separate parallel event will be organized focused on career. Beware, your personal program is determined by your Department and you will receive it via an email. During lunch groups will reunite and after lunch the Departments will provide with an in-depth and challenging program. Following this a broad array of exciting workshops will be organized which will prepare you further for your upcoming master. To finalize the day your study association will prepare dinner and organize a fun activity and a drink.

28 August, Company Day

The Company Day has its emphasis on your upcoming career and you will visit a large number of companies at the High Tech Campus, ASML and Brainport Industries. For each mastertrack companies are selected to make sure that you will meet interesting employers. Through inspiring workshops and lectures you will get to know them in an interactive and informal setting and expand your network in a fun way.

Dinner will be served at Forum (Metaforum) on campus after which the evening program will be supplied by TU/e’s cultural associations. Afterwards we will end the day with a Silent Disco at the The Hubble!

29 August, Challenge Day

The last day is about challenging yourself. On this day you will tackle a tough and topical challenge in a multidisciplinary team. You will not be doing this alone, you will be supported by researchers from the TU/e, delegates from industry and members of TU/e’s student teams. There is also a reward: in the evening the best teams will pitch their ideas in front of the Grand Jury, after which the winners will receive their price.

In between there will be a sport event at the SSC, where you will meet the sports associations of the TU/e. Afterwards there will be a tour through Eindhovens city center during which we will visit several pubs. Afterwards the week will be closed with an amazing afterparty at the Effenaar!

The program can be downloaded below.


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