Employability Skills

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Learning goals, expectations and career plans

This Journal Assignment is dedicated to exploring the participants' learning goals and expectations of this MOOC.

You may also share some information about your current career situation, if you wish. This may help you find peers in similar situations and expand your network.

Please answer the below questions using a couple of sentences for each. Feel free to explore and comment the answers of others as much as you like. Let's become a large community! Also, this is a flexible exercise so you can set free your creativity!

  1. What motivated you to register onto this MOOC?

  2. Where do you come from and what is your area of studies or work?

  3. What do you value in your career or job?

  4. What short-term career plans do you have - what will be your next move?

  5. What long-term career plans do you have - what will your career be like in the 2020s?

Masters Student- Production Systems Engineering


I discovered MOOC through the student counseling services at my university. The course and material outline for the units covered a broad variety of the skills that I felt would be essential for further development.

I am currently in the last semester of my M.Sc. in Production Systems Engineering at the RWTH Aachen. I am very drawn by the tasks of optimization and challenges in working with production machines. My plan after graduation is to seek direct employment as Production/Process Engineer. For the long term, I would like to achieve a Team leader position after gaining further mastery and practice in my field of expertise.

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