ELS-66900 Networking


Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. C Oonk
Lecturer(s)dr. JTM Gulikers
dr. N Woldman
dr. ir. C Oonk
Examiner(s)dr. JTM Gulikers

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Continuation courses:

Other MOS courses like ELS-65900 Career Development and Planning, ELS-66100 Entrepreneurial Skills, ELS-66200 Consultancy Skills, ELS-66300 Management Skills


This course provides you with an introductory practical experience with and theoretical background on the relevance, content and techniques for networking. It raises awareness about:
- the 'why' and 'when' of networking i.e. the relevance of networking to achieve certain short-term and long-term goals, and the situations in which a network and networking might be of importance;
- the 'what' of networks and networking: what is a network? What tasks are involved in networking? This also involves identifying your own network (size, depth, functionality), those of others, and the support of others in using their networks;
- the 'how' of networking by means of techniques to build a network, to perform as a networker, and to maintain your built network.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply relevant networking-theories to identify their own network and set goals to enlarge and activate their own network required for achieving a specified (professional) goal;
- experiment in face-to-face settings with diverse network techniques to activate, enlarge, deepen, and maintain their networks;
- critically review their own networking skills, in collaboration with peers, and undertake action to develop these.


- interactive tutorials (3 times 4 hrs);
- assignments (e.g. network bingo, network analysis, visiting both in-class and real world network events);
- peer feedback.


The course will be finalized with a final assignment in which students describe and reflect on two undertaken (face-to-face) networking activities related to their identified networking goal and resulting in the addition of at least two new people to their network.
The final assignment will be assessed using a rubric describing levels of performance for the learning goals. Active participation during the three classes is prerequisite to pass the course.


Literature will be provided through Brightspace.