Developing the professional project (Master)

The development of the professional project :

  • Thinking about a professional project to consolidate it.
  • Training with writing CVs and cover letters
  • Various activities to develop interesting contacts for future career.

Presentation of the various workshops of this pillar :

Getting a Better Understanding of the Muslim Economy (ECOM)

Language : french
Teacher-pilot : Marc Deschamps
Type A

The workshop aims to (re) discover the Muslim Economy through an approach:

 1.  From the foundations and principles of Islam, to address the Halal and Islamic Finance markets in a Maqasid Al Sharia approach

2.   Who gives the floor to witnesses and experts active in the field, in this economy

3.   Who promotes an open dialogue on the modernity of Islamic concepts, and particularly the notion of 'Halalan-Tayyiban'

4.    That remains pragmatic, with a focus on cross-border halal e-commerce, subject of a practice exercise, carried out in groups and (partially) in session. The workshop is open to everyone, without academic or practical requirements! 

Getting Ready for Employment (EMBA)

Language : french
Teaching-pilot: Sabine Hauser
Note : The workshop is not accessible to students who will take the seminar on Research Accompaniment and Internship Preparation (M1 - GRH)
Type B

This workshop means to take students along the paths leading from studies to employment. 

The aim is also to train them in the essential stages of reflection and self-questioning for effective research that respects their personal goals.  

The methodology of the workshop is based on interaction and adapted to the profile of the participants and their professional projects.  

The themes are: to get to know each other better, to define one's professional project, to build one's argumentation, to write a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation adapted to one's profile and the function in question, to improve one's communication and strength of conviction during interviews hiring

Explore a Foreign Market (EXFO)

EXFO-Lisbon
Langue: anglais/français
Enseignant pilote : Anne-Christine Cadiat
Type B

This portfolio is organized collaboration with the « Agence Wallonne de Exportation » (AWEX) as part of the Explort program.

Students will work on local and actual business cases of companies willing to expand their activities abroad. The first step will be to study the company situation and, from a distance, the targeted market as well as to prepare the field trip. Students will then travel to the destination (for one week) and meet with potential customers and partners. Back in Belgium, they will produce a report that will answer the company expectations in terms of international development.

At the end of the portfolio, students will be able to organize a market research (desk & field), plan a field trip, manage meetings, analyze a situation, develop recommendations about a market extension strategy and communicate the latest to the partner company.

Willingness to take part in the field trip and pay 160€ for a European mission or 280€ for a mission outside EU.

This export mission will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and will focus on the sustainable or renewable energy sector.

The first meeting should be planned as soon as possible in order to be able to organize the field trip. 

The trip will take place in April 2020.

Students should be in possession of a valid ID or passport.

Each student is allowed to 1 short distance field trip and 1 long distance during his studies. Students who already participated to a long distance field trip from the AWEx Explort program should not apply to a second one.


EXFO-Austin
Langue: anglais/français
Enseignant pilote : Anne-Christine Cadiat
Type B

This portfolio is organized collaboration with the « Agence Wallonne de Exportation » (AWEX) as part of the Explort program.

Students will work on local and actual business cases of companies willing to expand their activities abroad. The first step will be to study the company situation and, from a distance, the targeted market as well as to prepare the field trip. Students will then travel to the destination (for one week) and meet with potential customers and partners. Back in Belgium, they will produce a report that will answer the company expectations in terms of international development.

At the end of the portfolio, students will be able to organize a market research (desk & field), plan a field trip, manage meetings, analyze a situation, develop recommendations about a market extension strategy and communicate the latest to the partner company.

Willingness to take part in the field trip and pay 160€ for a European mission or 280€ for a mission outside EU.

This export mission will take place in USA and more specifically in Austin, Texas. This edition will focus on the digital sector.

The first meeting should be planned as soon as possible in order to be able to organize the field trip.

The trip will take place in March/April 2020. Students should be in possession of a valid passport.

Each student is allowed to 1 short distance field trip and 1 long distance during his studies. Students who already participated to a long distance field trip from the AWEx Explort program should not apply to a second one.

Represent HEC Liege in a Management Contest (GEST)

Language: french/english
Teaching-pilot: Anne Bils
Note : noprerequisites.
Type B

In this workshop, the students will represent our University in a national or international management contest.

Depending on the contest chosen by each student, the aim will be to manage a company or to solve a management issue.

Students will be split into teams of 4 or 5. To reach their goal, team members will have to use their knowledge and know how on different topics (organisation, analysis, marketing, finance, forecasting, human relations,...) and to concieve management tools (assessment charts,...).

These contests take place online and in English : registration, information, starting file, decision making and results.

The problem to solve will usually be set one week before the start of the simulation. This activity is very rewarding, be it through the occasion it offers to use the student's operationnal knowledge, or through its organisationnal and human aspects.

Project Management: Culture and Business (IBEX)

Language: english
Pilot-teachers: Pierre Deneye et Christine Puit
Type B
Note : Be available Carnival week - This will involve preparatory sessions in Q1 and a final report after the trip. Cost: 550 euros (financed by activities during the year). This workshop is only accessible to students of the IBE Master. 

The course hinges around a trip abroad with HELMO Gramme industrial engineering students. It is planned during the week of the Carnival break and is mainly oriented towards business, technical and cultural aspects. It includes 5 visits to various companies, along with minimum 3 others exploring the cultural richness of the country or region and the organization of at least one common social activity.

Students will prepare the trip project within the recommended budget:

  • Raising funds for the project
  • Taking into account the logistical and financial aspects of the trip
  • Finding 5 companies to visit according to a time planning drawn up with the help of a project manager
  • Choosing and integrating at least one social activity
  • Assessing the engineer's role within the company
  • Integrating the general theory of management and organizations
  • Presenting and writing in English

Developing responsible interpersonal skills and know-how, and integrating values:

  • Specifying the tasks and levels of responsibility within the group
  • Assisting the group members by committing in a cooperative mode of operation
  • Defining an issue involving values linking cultural resources, management and technological environment
  • Harmonizing points of view through the drafting of a well-argued essay

Découvrir les piliers de l'Information Literacy (INLI)

Langue: français
Enseignants-pilotes: Matthieu Uyttebrouck
Type A

Vous êtes perdu dans la bibliothèque? Vous ne savez pas comment exploiter les bases de données? Vous voulez maîtriser la méthodologie scientifique? Vous voulez vous garantir une bibliographie optimale et une rédaction soignée pour votre TFE?

Ces ateliers visent à donner les outils essentiels aux étudiants pour exploiter au mieux les ressources documentaires à leur portée, bases indispensables pour un bon TFE. Ils sont une opportunité pour se familiariser avec la recherche d’information et de littérature, la constitution d’une bibliographie structurée et optimisée ainsi qu’avec la réflexion critique pour exploiter de façon optimale et critique le résultat de ses recherches.

 

The trades of the figure (MECH)

Language: french
Teacher-pilot :  Salvatore Tinnirello
Note : no prerequisites  
Type A

Comptable, fiscaliste, expert-comptable, des métiers sans doute mis de côté trop vite par de futurs diplômés HEC. Pourtant, métiers en pénurie qui offrent de belles perspectives d'avenir, des challenges très techniques :

  • fiscalité patrimoniale, des entreprises, internationale
  • digitalisation de la comptabilité  et utilisation d'outils intégrants de plus en plus l'intelligence artificielle
  • questions comptables intégrant de plus en plus les innovations sociétales : crowdfunding, lending, green technologies, ...

Cet atelier vous immerge dans le monde des fiduciaires en vous intégrant au sein d'une fiduciaire, en vous présentant des acteurs de terrain et en vous mettant en contact avec une profession libérale, c'est-à-dire réagie par un ordre,  l'ITAA (anciennement IPCF et IEC). Vous aurez également l'occasion de découvrir les challenges digitaux qui attendent nos professions ainsi que les opportunités du métier.  

Reveal high potentials and boost your team's talents (PRCO)

Language: french 
Teaching-pilot: Céline De Leo
Type A

Have you ever heard of these so-called "High Potentials" profiles?

You are intrigued by atypical profiles: gifted, hypersensitive, multi-potentialistic, mental factors, HPI, ...? Who are they and what are their particular skills and behaviors? And if our singularities made each of us irreplaceable talents within a team? And if there were as many potentials as individuals? How to identify and deploy this individual wealth to constitute and evolve collectively within tightly knit and multidisciplinary teams?

This workshop offers avenues for reflection to answer all these questions, at the heart of current concerns of companies, while providing keys for:

  • Identify your talents and those of others to look for complementarity in a team
  • Improve your ability to communicate effectively and showcase yourself
  • Manage relationships within a group and find your place within a team Future HR managers, project leaders, managers of tomorrow, ... after this workshop, you will have acquired tools to bring and enjoy diversity in your organization. project team or during a recruitment, to understand and optimize the dynamics of team work and thus develop your talents and those of others for fulfilling careers.

Professional co-development : Rely on the group to improve your practice (STAG)

Language: English
Pilot-teachers: David Homburg et Simon Tonon
Type A
Note: This workshop is intended for students in their traineeship or in their project-thesis. If you are NOT on traineeship or in your project thesis on the second quadrimester 2019-2020, please DO NOT register for this workshop. The schedule (4 Saturday mornings) is made to allow trainees to follow the workshop.  

Since you entered school, you have been surrounded by people whose aim was to educate you, to train you, to give you skills: parents, teachers, educators, professors… all these people are there to make sure that you learn.

As you are about to enter your professional life, you get ready – probably quite eagerly – to take the plunge, to leave the educative system. However, you are not done with learning: be it on your demand or on your employer’s, many coaches, mentors and trainers will still pop up in your life to provide you with new skills and help you evolve. Their interventions will nonetheless be occasional, motivated by a third person, and generally expensive.  

Yet, there is a coach who is free and deeply concerned with your own objectives: you. And he can be assisted by many other consultants who are easily available and want to share their expertise: your colleagues.

This workshop will make you acquainted with the technique of professional co-development, creating a group of professional support and advice made of peers. By using this method on your traineeship experience, it will help you to optimize your learning in the last months of your studies, and provide you with useful tools to evolve in your career.

Travel abroad for a Summer School Program (SUMS)

Language:English mainly (depending on the offer of our partners, some programmes may be in German or Spanish)
Teacher-pilot: David Kroemmer
Type B
Number of places limited to 15 (selection during Block 1 of the Master and summer school between Block 1 and Block 2).
Note: Registration for this workshop is done in parallel with the regular system due to the complexity of admission procedures in summer programmes.

If you are interested in this workshop, please contact David.Kroemmer@ulg.ac.be, who will assist you in the registration process. After completion, your stay will be validated as a skills workshop within your study programme. Please note that summer programmes are not free of charge, and that each student has to take responsibility for covering the costs of their stay.

In addition, the "skills workshop" course must be included in your 2nd year Master's programme because the grades will only be available in October after the stay (i.e. after the 1st year of the Master's degree).

Spread your wings and spend some time in an HEC Liège partner university! Depending on your destination and a specific theme, a combination of courses, company visits and cultural activities will be offered. 

For 2 to 4 weeks, discover the arts, history and economy of Northern Europe, or immerse yourself in Asian culture and management! You will be part of an international experience in a multicultural context with students from all walks of life.

Last update :22/09/2020