Assignment 4 IHM. Beijing, April 2011 Albertien Kijne. Study program PFM. IELTS SCORE. IELTS = 6.0 Officially before 1 May 2011, see PFM manual If IELTS ≥ 6: You need to do the whole programme for admission to the Netherlands.
Beijing, April 2011
IELTS = 6.0
Officially before 1 May 2011, see PFM manual
Getting insight into the business activities of an organisation in the field of IHM
Networking and finding a company to do a 2 weeks placement!!
Study load: 20 hours (each individual)
Topics: UBM-model, IHM companies
UBM = way to understand any organisation /company.
Together with an IHM classmate you choose a IHM company or organisation.
Try to find a company or organisation that has a website where they not only present what they offer as products / services but also who they are.
- summer placements,
- possibilities for final thesis,
- guest lecturers.
Ask them what they expect from students who want to do a summer placement with them!
Study the UBM model. See the information of this lecture and www.howarddowding.com.
Choose company/organization (in pairs) and get approval
Collect information through the internet, brochures and other sources
Focus on the 6 aspects identity, purpose, structure, participants, activities and deliverables
Make a start with your report
Present the information in one chapter per aspect. Use paragraphs for the underlying elements.
Organise a meeting/interview with the manager of the organisation, after!!! your desk search.
Prepare yourself well! What do you need to know to complete the UBM? Make a check-list. Refine the check-list, based on who you’ll meet.
Do the visit and interview.
Use the information of the interview to complete the UBM.
For all information in your report make clear where you got it from (company website, interview, flyer, other organization, you saw it yourself etc.).
Still information gaps? If yes: do your very best to add to the report what’s still missing. E.g. call the company etc.
If it’s really impossible to get the information, write in your report which information is missing and why.
Report on the possible cooperation (placement+ thesis possibilities, excursions and guest lectures) between the organisation and CAU (students) in a separate chapter.
Now: You do a UBM quick scan for a company or organisation.
Later: Keep in mind that in the (near) future this organisation might be your:
1. UBM report (as a pair), includes:
2. An application letter for a summer placement of 2 weeks in China (individually). This includes:
(More explanation CV and letter later)
Start with info desk research
Supplement with information from interview, own observations etc.
Use the UBM-model, 6 aspects with brief but to the point information for each element of the 6 aspects
But: clearly separate facts own insights in your report!
/ Internal organization
/ Internal organization
Maximum = 1 page!!
(later in your career 2 pages)
The CV should make clear immediately what is important about you for the company you are writing to. Therefore:
1. The UBM report (as a pair), it includes:
2. An application letter for a summer placement of 2 weeks in China (individually), it includes:
Only compulsory for the students that go to the Netherlands
About 20 multiple choice (mc) questions
About horticulture, UBM, excursions etc.
Exam ≠ pass / fail, but the result says something about your motivation and capacities to learn about horticulture