MyFuture LL.M.

Working on... a dream.

You have entered an important stage of your college education. Your final year is about to start, and pretty soon you will receive your LL.M. diploma. After that accomplishment, you will take the plunge into your professional career. How will you make sure that this phase of your life will be as successful as possible? Are you well-prepared for the journey, and the encounters you might have along the way? That is where MyFuture comes in. Invest just a few hours in yourself and notice the difference immediately!

MyFuture offers you a series of workshops to help you prepare for the journey ahead. An abundance of essential aspects will be addressed: from goalsetting and presentation skills, to stress management and networking. By participating in MyFuture, you’ll get all the tools you need to finish your LL.M. successfully, and to make some great strides during the first phase of your career. Thanks to the workshops of MyFuture, you will have the head-start that might make all the difference!

The MyFuture LL.M. programme 2019-2020 consists of three modules. First up: the start of your LL.M.

When you attend at least four workshops, you qualify for a MyFuture Certificate. With this certificate, you can show your (future) employer that you have worked on your skills during your studies. MyFuture is the way to be one step ahead of your fellow applicants.

Create your own Future.

MyFuture in your LL.M.

  • In two months and five different workshops, we take you through the basics of personal leadership, and we give you useful tools to get the most out of your degree. Learn to make your own choices and spend your time and attention effectively. Learn more about who you are, what your goals are, and how to be sustainable in this everchanging society.

    Note: If due to other activities from your LL.M. you are unable to stay untill 11:15 am. You are allowed to leave the workshops earlier. Any missed information will be sent to you afterwards.

    • A busy schedule, 138 to do’s, 23 unforeseeable things, 42 appointments and meeting your friends at 8 o’clock. Sometimes it feels like 24 hours in a day is not enough. Manage yourself. Manage your schedule. It is really possible!

      In this workshop, you will learn to plan and to set clear priorities. You learn to set better goals for yourself. You will also receive tips to manage your schedule effectively. Then convert your acquired knowledge into actions, and you may even have time left.

    • As a professional, you want and long to motivate and inspire the people around you. In this workshop, you will learn how to shape and strengthen your position in every organisation and situation. Learn about the effect your behaviour has on others, how to utilise your strongest assets, and how to guide people in a particular direction.

    • Stress is the number one occupational disease in the world. Low amounts of stress make you perform optimally daily. But be aware, increasing stress levels will harm you. Learn to control stress and to manage your stress levels. MyFuture will help you.

    • During your studies, work and daily life, you have to deal with pressure and setbacks. Together with a sparring partner, you will learn to battle your obstacles and become more resilient.

      Please note: for this workshop, we advise you to wear comfortable clothing.

    • Feedback is indispensable. Sometimes you have to tell someone their work is good or perhaps could improve without it hurting your relationship. In this workshop, you will learn how to give and receive feedback positively and effectively.

  • Knowing yourself is an essential skill in the labour market of today and tomorrow. In this module, you will genuinely get to know yourself. Your personality, the language your body speaks, your digital footprint, your powers. Your potential.

    This module shows you different ways in which you can characterise yourself, and you learn skills that will help you make an excellent first impression. This module also addresses your digital footprint and how you can adequately shape your online identity. After following this module, you will enter the job market with a clear picture of yourself — your personal profile.

    Note: If due to other activities from your LL.M. you are unable to stay untill 11:15 am. You are allowed to leave the workshops earlier. Any missed information will be sent to you afterwards.

    • How well do you know yourself? What moves you, and what is your ideal work environment? You need to know this because you want to find a job that matches your personality and style.

      In this workshop, you will get a better understanding of your personality with the help of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). There are no right or wrong answers to the questions of this test: it is about your preferences. Your answers determine the four characteristics of your personality type.

      We do go further than making the test and determining your personality type. You get clarity about your personality, your preferences and your ideal (work) environment.

    • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn. It doesn't stop. Google yourself, and it can be confronting: the internet knows everything about you and this information is more accessible than you might think. 2018 was the year of Facebook's downfall with the amount of Facebook memberships in the Netherlands declining for the first time. 2016 was the year of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is one of the most significant changes in data privacy regulation in the past 20 years.

      We can identify a trend of being more aware of our digital image and what we show of ourselves on the web. But are we truly aware of our digital image? Is your perception of your digital image correct? In this workshop, you will dive into your online portfolio and make your digital image future proof!

    • A hand gesture, your posture or a raised eyebrow will strengthen or weaken the message you convey with your words. You often convey more information with your non-verbal signals than with your actual words. Therefore, it is important to be aware of your non-verbal communication!

      In this workshop you learn how you come across to others and how you can improve your non-verbal communication. At the same time you learn to recognize, analyze and respond to the non-verbal signals of others.

    • You can only make a first impression once. A first impression also usually lasts. How do you present yourself? On- and offline. What is the impression you leave behind? How can you make your memory last? For example, how do you decide which headshot to use on your profile?

      Learn how to make your impression unforgettable. In this workshop, you will learn to tell a great story – your story - in a short amount of time.

    • Getting a job is one thing: getting a fair contract is something else. How much can you demand? How much can you expect? How do you go about the process of getting a fair deal?

      In this workshop, you will learn about the process of negotiating a contract so that you can get the most out of your next contract. But wait. Negotiation skills are not only useful in your next job, and you can immediately incorporate these skills on a daily basis!

  • When: May 2020 (TBA)

    OurFuture is an event entirely devoted to your step onto the labour market of the future. Your Next Step.

    At this event, we take you through the challenges you will face tomorrow. After taking a professional headshot, you can choose two different workshops. For example, one of the workshops you can choose from is how to make assessments. The choice is yours!

    After the two workshop sessions, we will have a market entirely for your next job application. We will organize this market together with the disputes of the Juridische Faculteitsvereniging Rotterdam (Legal Faculty Association Rotterdam). At this market, there will be different stands. You can have your resume, and LinkedIn profile checked. You can get etiquette and clothing advice, and you come into contact with some alumni of Erasmus School of Law. No better person to get advice from than someone who has preceded you!

    At the end of this evening, you ready for your step onto the labour market. You will be future proof!

Registration form

You can register for the MyFuture programme in two ways:
  1. You register for an entire module. If you attend at least four workshops within one module, you qualify for the MyFuture Certificate of that module.
  2. You register for seperate workshops.
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For example: if the workshop takes place on Monday, you have to cancel your registration on the Wednesday prior to the workshop/event at the latest.

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