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Midterm Event

April 21, 2021

Tesla Minor Info Event: Come one and come all either online or in-person (at Start-up Village, we will follow all covid-19 regulations), everyone is welcome – just follow this link (https://buff.ly/2QHUNkC) or scan the QR code and sign up!

What is the Tesla minor? The minor is a selective 5-month program of 30ECs for beta/gamma science MSc students that introduces us to the world of science consulting. During this course, students consult on a science project for a real company while developing hard and soft skills through lectures and workshops. The minor is available for all Universities in the Netherlands. Wanna know more? Join us on the 30th!

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Tesla Minor 2021 Deadline

May 19, 2020

The application deadline for Tesla minor 2021 is fast approaching!

Apply before June 1st!

Start working on your application now, so that next year you can generate impact on sustainability or health for a real client!

Polish your CV, write your motivation letter and hunt down someone for a recommendation letter! For more application requirements and details, please visit this website.

The Tesla minor attracts ambitious, pro-active and open-minded students and is unique in it’s character to bring 24 students together to make impact and education a team effort.

We’re waiting for you!

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Tips for working from home

April 1, 2020

It has been a couple of weeks since the start of quarantine due to the spread of COVID-19, binding us to work on our Tesla projects from home. We wanted to share a couple of tips to help you with focus and productivity while working from home.

Have a dedicated work space

Where you can sit down and focus. Personally, I have been utilising my dining room table as my designated work area. After I am done with work for the day, I make sure to clean it and put all of my notebooks, planners and tech devices away. It can be hard to differentiate between work and home; therefore, it is important to have a separate area, while keeping it clean (up to your standards).

Set your work hours

The last two weeks we’ve spent most of our time writing and implementing feedback for our project plans. However, deadlines have since passed and we’re moving onto next stages of our projects. We recommend you set your work hours to match your team members for project work and the planned activities in the Tesla calendar. Remember that the minor is designed to focus 60% on project work and 40% on other fun activities. Just because we are working from home does not mean that you need to work more hours. For example, you could work from 9:30 am to 5 pm, including a lunch break from 12-1 pm. If you are not a morning person, you can adjust these hours accordingly.

Take breaks

Having several calls per day, among other things that you need to get done for your project, can be exhausting. Don’t forget to take consistent breaks while working and go on that mandatory once a day walk too!

Create to-do lists and have daily stand-ups with your team

We hope that you’re utilising the scrum method for your project work and keep up with daily stand-ups. You can schedule calls and discuss your team’s to-do list at the start of the day. Breaking down big tasks into smaller and more manageable tasks will help you make progress on your projects. You will definitely feel accomplished once you start crossing items off your list!

Stay focused

If you’re struggling with focus while working at home we recommend you try utilising the Pomodoro technique. It’s a time management method that uses timers to break your work into intervals. These intervals can be between 25-30 min to 1 hour in length separated by 10-15 min short breaks in between. There are many digital tools available or you can simply use a timer on your phone.
Some of our favorite app recommendations include Forest, Flipd, Self-control and Focus Keeper.

Reward yourself

It’s hard to be isolated, not having any social events to look forward to, but you can treat yourself with small acts of kindness every day. Make yourself a nice latte, go for a walk, make a nice meal, have a dance party to your favorite song or watch an episode of your favorite TV show/movie. These are all of the things that you can look forward to while working from home.

We hope that we are not too late with these tips and that you find them useful. Stay sane while maintaining productivity. If you think that we’ve missed something important or have other great productivity app recommendations do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments!

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Tesla’s first Lustrum!

April 16, 2018

In the beginning of 2018, the Tesla minor celebrated its first lustrum! In the aftermovie we hope you can experience the fun activities and great conversations that were happening that day.

 

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Meet the Tesla minor!

April 16, 2018

Ever wondered what you can do outside of research? Have you always wanted to bridge the gap between science, business and society? Then the Tesla minor is something for you!

On Thursday, May 3rd, we have an info-session. Come over to Startup Village and meet the current Tesla students, ask all your questions and join in short activities that represent a typical Tesla week. We hope to see you there!

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Team Harbour is showcasing their work!

July 23, 2015

Team Harbour will be launching a showcase of four IJ-lands in the Oude Houthavens in Amsterdam. The IJ-lands will be placed next to REM-eiland. Construction starts in two weeks; come see the IJ-lands during SAIL2015 or afterwards!

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Site update

May 14, 2015

Similar to education, websites should also adapt to changes in society and technology. Hence, we are currently updating this site. We apologize for any inconvenience!