Seminar : Economics - Professional World

lecon2492  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : Economics - Professional World
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
The objective of this seminar is to get to know and experiment the keys of a succesful access to the job market: what to do, how to approach companies/organizations, how to build your CV, your motivation letter, how to run an interview.
This seminar requires an active participation of the students.
The major component of this seminar is the preparation of an internship inside a hosr company/organization.
Teaching methods
The key point of this seminar is to prepare the student for to look for a job thanks to a real life case and step by step:
  • Introduction of the methodology and process (plenary)
  • Buiding your CV (intercative sessions)
  • Interview (motivation and interest areas) with the holder of the seminar, and preparation of the interview(s) with the host company/organization (the content of this internship needs to be approved by the ESL so that it meets the requirement of the active use of the theoretical competencies acquired by the student)
  • Interview with the internship supervisor of the host company/organization
  • Half-time evaluation of the internship through a first presentation by the student
  • Final presentation of the content of the internship to illustrate the practical competencies acquired by the student (presentation in front of the other students and two professors) 
The above mentioned interviews may be digital (e.g. Teams)
Evaluation methods
Evaluation of the seminar - by one Professor and the holder of the seminar
  • Written report covering the content of the internship, the use of ecenomical concepts and a personal evaluation of the internship - 50% of the mark
  • Oral presentation with powerpoint support - 50% of the mark
Evaluation of the internship - report filled by the internship supervisor (5 ECTS):
  • Evaluation of the aquired competencies - 50% of the mark
  • Evaluation of the professional soft skills - 25% of the mark
  • Open questions (including internship objectives) - 25% of the mark
The oral presentation and the Q&A may be digital (e.g. Teams)
Other information
Three documents must be filled before the start of the internship:
  • Your CV
  • The descritpion of the internship (template)
  • The internship agreement (template)
Online resources
The information about the internship are available on the intranet of the ESL
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Economics: General