Coaching and career orientation

As a student of the Graduate School, you are responsible to build your own future. This means that you are expected to work independently towards your own goals by making a good planning of your study program, a development plan for your professional skills, by preparing an international experience, by orientating on career possibilities etc.

Of course, we will help you with all of this if necessary:


All students of the master program CME have a personal mentor. The main role of the mentor is to support you in getting the best possible start to your career. The mentor is available to help you with questions concerning the choice of courses, development of professional skills, and career plans. Your mentor can suggest challenging courses, introduce you to people in relevant research departments and companies, and help you choose a career profile or a combination of profiles.

With your mentor you should:

  • Discuss and develop your personal study plan (PSP)
  • Discuss your personal development plan with regard to Professional Skills
  • Sign the declaration concerning the TU/e Code of Scientific Conduct

In the Download section, you can find suggestions for topics you may want to discuss during mentor meetings.

Your mentor is assigned to you by the coordinator, Aloys Borgers. You should contact the coordinator for this as soon as possible.

Study advisor

You can also contact the study advisor Mrs. Josée Pulles if you have questions regarding the curriculum, your personal study progress, or in the case of personal circumstances.

Visit the Education & Student Affairs Office to make an appointment (VRT 2.12, 12:00-14:00) or contact her directly using the following e-mail address:

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More information

Want to know more? Contact prof. dr. ir. Bauke de Vries  at +31 40 - 247 2388 or via the contact form below.