To complete the EEBL degree and fulfill the established requirements, students must choose to participate in a further training activity from those indicated below. Upon completion of the activity, students are required to submit a request for the credit recognition of 6 credits. For the 2022-2023 academic year, students may choose one of three ways to earn 6 extra activity credits: STATA Seminar, Soft Skills Seminar, or an Internship.
Introduction to Data Analysis with STATA
This seminar is an introduction to data analysis using the statistical software STATA. The ultimate goal of the course is to enable students to answer a research question via processing and analyzing data, interpreting the output of an analysis, and presenting it in a publication-quality style. The course is of specific interest to students interested in doing an empirical thesis or wanting to continue their academic career by way of a PhD program. In order to receive extra activity credit, students must be present for each lesson (no less than 80% attendance).
In particular, students will learn about:
- importing data from Excel
- data management and descriptive statistics
- making the reader understand a graphical representation of the data
- building maps in STATA to represent spatial distributions
- interpreting the output of a simple OLS regression
- exporting publication-style tables and graphs
Students can access the STATA software here. Simply login and follow the instructions to receive the email containing the link to download the activation codes (pdf file).
Seminar Dates for 2022
Seminar Times in Classroom P9
|Monday, 31 October 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Thursday, 3 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Monday, 7 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Thursday, 10 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Monday, 14 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Monday, 21 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Thursday, 24 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Monday, 28 November 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Thursday, 1 December 2022||9:00-11:00 am|
|Monday, 5 December 2022 (EXAM)||9:00-11:00 am|
Soft Skills Seminar (2022/2023)
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Grammenos Mastrojeni will present a useful series of lectures on how to be more professional and prepared to enter today's workforce. The workshop lectures will take into consideration an array of skills that are essential for finding a keeping a job. Students are encouraged to read the material regarding public speaking as well as negotiation techniques. In order to receive extra activity credit, students must be present for each seminar (no less than 80% attendance). The seminars will be structured as follows:
- Intercultural Relations Prejudices, comparison of scales of values, personal "filters", levels of language (verbal, somatic, space management).
- Negotiation Techniques and tactics, interests and rationalization of negotiations; from the positional negotiation to the search for mutual benefit; interest analysis techniques; the "BATNA" (Best Alternative to A Negotiated Agreement); agreement on the substance of an agreement vs agreement to make an agreement; typical negotiating dynamics; training and cohesion of the delegation; management of non-verbal spaces and dimensions; exercises.
- Public Speaking and Relations with the Media: a) Frontal exposure - the difference between the illustrated substance and the desired result; audience analysis; logical-verbal dimension; postural and environmental management; times of attention; rhetorical expedients. b) Cooperative debate - establishing an "alliance"; the "grafts"; the reinforcement echo; timing and order of interventions. c) Competitive debate - negotiation on stage; attack the opponent or attack his arguments; the basic choice, endorse or delegitimize the opponent. d) Relations with the media - standard methods of communication (press release, interview, press point, press conference); "web" mode; the rules of Quote engagement, in off, confidential; the "relationship" with the journalist, get him on your side. Careers in Development Cooperation a) Introduction, "life choices rather than professional choices"; b) The NGO world; c) The European Union; d) The United Nations universe; e) How to write an application.
|TBA MAY 2023||9.00-13.00/14.00-17.00||TBA|
|TBA MAY 2023||9.00-13.00/14.00-17.00||TBA|
|TBA MAY 2023||10.00-13.00/14.00-17.00||TBA|
EEBL Curricular Internships
Curricular internships are excellent opportunities for gaining useful experience in the workplace where skills can be honed and practical experience can be achieved in specific professional sectors. All curricular internships must be formalized through the Desk Imprese Office or through the Erasmus Traineeships Office in order for students to request credit recognition. All internships must be initiated during the time of study and completed at least 45 days before graduation. For further details regarding current traineeship opportunities, students should consult the Curricular Internships page of the EEBL website.
Summer school and other training opportunities
The EEBL Programme Office, upon explicit request by individual students, will also take into consideration qualifying summer school programmes, information technology certificates and other activities that can be considered relevant to the EEBL degree programme and/or preparative activities for entrance into the workforce. Proposals submitted by students will be evaluated on an individual basis by the EEBL Academic Board. In order to be considered, all activities proposed by students must be initiated during the time of study and completed at least 45 days before graduation. Students may send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should seek pre-approval before beginning any activity, to request the explicit consent that CFU may be achieved through the completion of the specific activity.