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About to choose your minor? No stress at the Minor Event

Minor Event 2015

Choosing a good minor can by difficult. With loads of options, it’s sometimes tricky to say what would be most valuable for you: deepening your knowledge on a certain topic in your field, broadening your horizons outside that field, going abroad for a while or even doing an internship in stead! It’s all possible, but don’t stress! At the Minor Event on 23 April at the Auditorium, you’ll find out more about our TU Delft Minors.

Today we spoke with Jan Koenders and Sander Brockhus (both IDE students) about how they chose their minor. Jan opted to stay in Delft for his minor, while Sander went abroad to experience new cultures and other types of education.

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Sander went to Sweden during his Minor period. 

‘I wanted to experience what it would be like to live abroad for a while.’ The courses offered in Sweden differed from the TU Delft curriculum, which also attracted him. ‘A new adventure, that was what I was after. Besides, it was a perfect opportunity to improve on my English and to get to know Swedish culture better.’

What did Sander get out of his experience in the end? ‘Most of all, my minor abroad has given me so many awesome memories’, he says. ‘I have made a ton of international friends and was able to make a lot of trips in Sweden surrounding countries.’

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Jan stayed in Delft. He even stayed at his own faculty.

‘To be honest, I did consider multiple options’, he says. In the end, his choice came down to two things: going abroad or staying in Delft. ‘I could have gone to Lund, in Sweden. But when I compared the courses they offered with this minor in Delft, staying here seemed to be much more valuable. I got to go abroad during my current Master programme, so my wish to see more of the world came true in the end!’

But what was it about this minor in Delft and its courses that attracted Jan? Mainly, the fact that Delft had a specific minor on Prototyping that he felt was lacking in the regular curriculum: ‘I was very interested in prototyping and that is exactly what I got in Delft. I built and designed multiple prototypes, of which one even got into the collection of the Architecture faculty!’

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