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Soft skills 2022-23

Master in Life Sciences, ENS
BIO-M1-SOFT-S1 | Soft skills
Year and Semester : M1 | S1
Duration : 8 hours
First and last day of class : from 8th Sept. 2022 to 26th Jan.2023
Hours : 11am - 12am on Thursdays


Morgane Thomas-Chollier - Andrea Dumoulin



Course objectives and description

This original course, in the form of tutorials, workshops and discussions, aims to help students gain core knowledge and skills on the general topic of research, which are often not covered in the disciplinary courses. Although not compulsory within the masters curriculum, we estimate that it is crucial that students become familiar with all the subjects covered by this course.

Sessions cover different topics :

  • regarding internships, it covers how to search for a host lab, write a CV and a cover letter, fund it, and how to prepare for the written report and oral presentation to validate the second semester
  • manage your references and bibliography database
  • the organisation of academic research in France and abroad
  • career prospects after the Master and ENS
  • Ethics in the era of social networks

Sessions will be held on Thursdays 11:00-12:00 (see exact dates in the planning). All Master 1 students are encouraged to attend these sessions.



Course material

See Moodle