18 March 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00

Workshop: How to manage your supervisor

An internship in the lab or a research project comes with many challenges. You have to organize your research activities and are expected to handle workload. At the same time you are responsible to report your ideas, findings and progress to co-workers. Communication competency is essential to professional success and well-being.

In this workshop we will focus on the communication between you and your supervisor. Managing your supervisor and co-workers starts with managing yourself. You will do a short questionnaire to discover/reflect on your own working-style. We discuss the differences between styles and zoom in on possible pros and cons. Next you explore the leadership-style of your supervisor. We will discuss different types of leadership and how to deal with them. Ultimately we will simulate feedback-sessions where students can practice their personal learning goal and improve on their communication competency.

The result of this workshop will be that you have a better understanding of your own communication style and that of your supervisor. By combining these insights with experiential learning you will be able to improve the communication with your supervisor in practice. 

Who is it for

Master students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences


Rutger-Jan Scholtens


Our no-show policy

We are happy to offer workshops for free to all Utrecht University students. However: free of charge does not mean free of responsibility. Our activities tend to be fully booked well in advance. For every late cancellation or no-show we have had to disappoint students who would have liked to attend. This is how we work: 

  • Once you have signed up for a workshop, we expect you to attend;
  • If you need to cancel your registration, do so at the earliest possible moment, at least 24 hours before the workshop;
  • Not showing up without notice will mean you cannot participate in any Career Services activity for 8 weeks. Two no-shows mean you cannot participate for the remainder of the academic year.


Please contact us: careerservices@uu.nl. You can find our privacy policy on our website.
If you are unable to attend, please deregister in a timely manner.


Start date and time
18 March 2019 14:00
End date and time
18 March 2019 17:00