New round PREMIUM honours programme

After last year’s successful pilot programme, Maastricht University will once again offer excellent master’s students the opportunity to participate in PREMIUM. This honours programme offers talented and motivated students an extra challenge and prepares them for the labour market. During 3-4 months, groups of 5-7 students work on a task assigned by a client (company/NGO or educational institution). The assignment can take the form of a business plan, marketing research or a feasibility study, depending on the client’s needs.

 

Competencies development

A carefully crafted career package will support PREMIUM students to get the most out of their assignment. The package includes online psychological tests, a teambuilding assignment, and a series of workshops and master classes on topics including creative thinking, team dynamics, project management, presentation skills, networking, leadership qualities, and giving and receiving feedback. A project tutor and experienced competency coaches will guide and support the students throughout the programme.

Extra-curricular challenge

PREMIUM is a programme for talented master’s students who are looking for an extra challenge. This programme has an workload of 250 hours, (approximately 20-30 hours per week) of which 175 hours are allocated for the group assignment and 75 hous will be spent on competencies development. Attendance is compulsory at all PREMIUM activities. No ECTS credits will be awarded for taking part in this programme.

Please inform master’s students about PREMIUM. Registrations are open from Monday 3 September until Monday 17 September. On www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/premium you can find detailed information about admission requirements.

Contact For more information, please go to www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/premium or contact the faculty project leader Christine Neuhold or the programme management team Bu-premium@maastrichtuniversity.nl

“PREMIUM helped me a great deal. During interviews employers were particularly interested in my participation in the programme and the corresponding project. So I dare to say that PREMIUM did not only provide me with great learning experiences, but it also helped me get interviews for potential jobs. It seems that employers are looking graduates with this type of experience.”  Paula Wolff, alumna of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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