Week of a Tesla Student – an insiders perspective
Watch the video to get an impression what it is like to be part of the Tesla minor!
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.
Each week there are 1 or 2 training sessions in average. They generally take place during Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. On Wednesday afternoons it is common to listen to a guest lecturer, which is either invited by the Tesla coordinators or by the Tesla students themselves. You can find a list of the past guest lectures here.
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 Thursday’s there is Synergy, which is some form of HIIT 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).
The schedule above 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