A week of a Tesla student

To give you an example of what the Tesla minor looks like on a day-to-day basis you will find an example of the calendar of a Tesla student below.

Training sessions
You can see a training on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. On average, there are 1 or 2 training sessions each week. On Wednesday afternoons there is usually a guest lecturer, which is either invited by the Tesla coordinators or by the Tesla students themselves.

Once every two or three weeks, there are intervision sessions in small groups (4 a 5 people). The goal of these sessions is to discuss problems within and outside the project groups. Hence, the intervision groups always exists of members of different project teams, meaning that you never have intervision with your direct team members. This is to ensure that you can freely discuss any team-related problems, should they occur.

Besides educational activities, sport is also an important aspect of the Tesla minor. Each Monday there is Bootcamp, on Wednesday morning there is a time slot for alternating sports (climbing, fencing, kickboxing, etc.) and on alternating Thursday’s (once every two weeks) there is Synergy, which is some form of fitness.

There are two weekly, official moments during which the progress of the project work is discussed. On Monday mornings, each group has a 30 minute meeting with a Tesla coordinator to discuss the project and their activities for this week. On Friday, each group presents his progress of that week and/or discusses a problem that they have encountered. During these sessions the Tesla students help each other by giving tips, advice and feedback (both on the presentation and content).

Other activities
The schedule below does not display everything that a Tesla student will do during the 5-month minor. Tesla students are encouraged to organize their own activities, such as excursions to clients or interesting initiatives. Besides this, Tesla students also organize a yearly Tesla event, which brings students into contact with different companies and the Tesla minor.

average Tesla week5