Kā studijas no mājam padarīt efektīvākas?

Attālinātas mācības tiem, kas studēt klātienē, liek sastapties ar daudz jauniem izaicinājumiem. Rīgas Tehniskās universitātes Karjeras centra psiholoģe Viktorija Gaina apkopojusi galvenās problēmas, ar ko sastopas studenti, un ieteikumus to risināšanai.
Darba vides sakārtošana. Ir ļoti svarīgi sakārtot vidi savā mājoklī vai vietā, kur notiek studijas, mācību vai darba vajadzībām.
  • Pārdomā, kurā telpā un pie kura galda darbosies, kādi materiāli būs nepieciešami.
  • Ja dzīvokli vai istabu dali ar citiem, būtu vēlams norunāt «klusās»  stundas, kad katram būs iespēja koncentrēties.
  Skaidri noteikumi. Neskaidrā vidē ir būtiski ievērot vai pašiem radīt noteikumus.
  • Pirms sākt darboties, uzmet uz papīra dienas darāmo darbu plānu.
  • Ja ķersies pie noteikta studiju priekšmeta vai darba, noformulē – ko tieši vēlies izdarīt tuvākajās stundās.
  • Ja kaut kas nav skaidrs par kursa organizāciju, nodošanas termiņiem vai formu, izpēti informāciju Ortus, estudiju vidē, sazinies ar lietvedi vai priekšmeta pasniedzēju. Produktīva darbība nav iespējama, ja nav saprotams un zināms, kas tieši no tevis tiek prasīts.
Sistēma un regularitāte mācoties ir tik pat svarīga, kā treniņos. Pat ja tas ir grūti, ir svarīgi strādāt pie studiju darbiem regulāri un aptuveni vienā laikā. Uz šo laiku ir iespējams raudzīties arī kā uz brīnišķīgu iespēju iemācīties pašorganizāciju un pašmotivāciju, ko tik ļoti novērtē darba devēji. Vispārīgi principi:
  • Vienā piegājienā strādā pie viena uzdevuma. Var likties, ka mūzika vai seriāls fonā netraucē, bet mācoties no mājām, jebkas mūs iztraucē daudz ātrāk nekā klātienes nodarbībā.
  • Piedomā pie ienākošu ziņu sakārtošanas. Ja iespējams, mācību laikā vismaz izslēdz skaņu un vibrosignālu.
  • Uzsākot darba dienu, sāc ar kādu darbu, ko vari izdarīt dažu minūšu laikā vai ar kādu nepatīkamu darbu. Tas palīdzēs gan iesildīties darbam, gan sniegs pārliecību, ka darbojies efektīvi.
  • Arī strādājot no mājām, atceries par regulārām atpūtas pauzēm un rūpēm par sevi. Pauzei noder kāda fiziska aktivitāte vai īsa pastaiga svaigā gaisā. Ja šādas iespējas nav, tad vismaz dažas reizes dienas laikā kārtīgi izvēdini telpas, kurās uzturies. Silta un pilnvērtīga maltīte vismaz dažas reizes dienā un pietiekami daudz ūdens palīdzēs uzturēt kārtībā arī domāšanas procesus.
Vēl dažas viltības darba efektivitātes paaugstināšanai:
  • Gatavojoties darba dienai, uzvelc «darba» drēbes, lai nodalītu darba laiku no brīvā laika. Ja ir iespēja, tāpat var nodalīt darba telpu no atpūtas.
  • Izveido darbu sarakstu, jo pierakstītais parasti mēdz atšķiras no iedomātā un izdarītus darbus var izsvītrot. Pieraksti darbus, kas jānodod, cilvēkus, kam jāpiezvana vai jāuzraksta, e-nodarbības un sapulces.
  • Darāmo darbu sarakstu lakām uzrakstīt jau vakarā nākamajai dienai – tad no rīta pieķerties darbiem var ātrāk, netērējot laiku plānošanai.
  • Saliec atgādinājumus par svarīgākām lietām.
  • Bieži vien tieši darbu uzsākšana ir pats grūtākais. Atstāj telefonu citā telpā un noliec taimeri uz 20 minūtēm. Pēc pirmajam 20 minūtēm būs daudz vieglāk turpināt iesākto. Ņem talkā vai nu parasto kulinārijas taimeri vai aplikāciju The Pomodoro Technique.
  • Atceries, ka darbus vajag ne tikai laicīgi uzsākt, bet arī laicīgi pabeigt! Arī pašizolācijas laikā tev ir tiesības uz veselīgu slinkošanu. Daudz brīvā laika var radīt trauksmi par to, kā to vērtīgi piepildīt, bet arī ar to nevajag pārspīlēt.

Kā sagatavoties telefonintervijai un tiešsaites video intervijai?

Koronavīrusa izplatība maina mūsu ikdienu, studiju un profesionālās dzīves ritmu. Gan Latvijā, gan citur pasaulē daudzi darba devēji un personāla atlases uzņēmumi drošības apsvērumu dēļ pāriet no klātienes sarunām uz telefonintervijām un tiešsaites video intervijām. Lai gan darba intervijas jautājumi, visticamāk, mainījušies nav, pastāv dažas atšķirības starp interviju klātienē, telefoninterviju un tiešsaites video interviju. Telefonintervija Telefonintervija vēsturiski izmantota kā kandidātu pārbaudes un atlases sākotnējā metode, bet tagad tā tiks pielietota aizvien plašāk. Padomi, kā sagatavoties telefonintervijai:
    • Redzot nepazīstama numura zvanu, atrod klusāku vietu sarunai. Ja tas nav piemērots brīdis sarunai, nekautrējies laipni palūgt pārzvanīt pēc noteikta laika;
    • Iepriekš sagatavo informāciju par sevi vienā līdz divos teikumos. Pārlasi motivācijas vēstuli – ja esi veltījis laiku, lai to sagatavotu, visas atbildes tev jau ir;
    • Nav nepieciešams atbildēt uzreiz. Ja nesaprati jautājumu, nekautrējies pārjautāt. Parādi interesi un uzdod jautājumus;
    • Pēc telefonsarunas pajautā sev – kāds ir tavs iespaids? Vai tu joprojām vēlies praksi vai darbu konkrētajā uzņēmumā?
  Tiešsaites video intervija Tev noteikti ir jābūt 100% gatavam. Tava tiešsaites video intervijas kvalitāte ir atkarīga no divām lietām – tavām atbildēm uz jautājumiem un prasmēm lietot mūsdienu tehnoloģijas. Pirms intervijas izmēģini to kopā ar draugu, kurš var novērtēt tava datora skaņas un attēla savienojuma kvalitāti. Šādās intervijās visbiežāk izmanto Skype, Whatsapp, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, kā arī citas programas. Pirms video intervijas pārliecinies, vai intervētājam ir tavs mobilā tālruņa numurs, ja tomēr vajadzēs veikt telefoninterviju. Padomi, kā sagatavoties tiešsaites video intervijai:
    • Izvēlieties klusu, labi apgaismotu vietu telpā ar neitrālu fonu, apsēdies tā, lai tu varētu ērti skatīties kamerā, un tavs attēls nebūtu izkropļots;
    • Pārliecinies, vai tava telpa ir tīra un nevajadzīgi priekšmeti nenovērš uzmanību no intervijas procesa;
    • Sagatavo savu datoru, pārbaudi interneta savienojuma ātrumu, sava datora mikrofonu un kameru pirms intervijas;
    • Apģērbies tā, it kā dotos uz sarunu klātienē – intervija no mājām nenozīmē, ka var ģērbties mājas apģērbā;
    • Apsver iespēju izvairīties no spilgtas krāsas apģērba vai lielām rotaslietām, kuras var novērst uzmanību;
    • Plāno savu laiku, ja nedzīvo viens – vienojies, ka telpā būsi viens, brīdini radus/ draugus, lai tie tevi netraucē;
    • Aizver datorā nevēlamas programmas, izvairos no negaidītiem traucējumiem un svešām skaņām;
    • Sagatavo savu CV un piezīmes, kas izceļ, kāpēc tu būtu īstais kandidāts šajā vakancē;
    • Pirms intervijas izpēti informāciju par uzņēmumu un izlasi jaunākajās ziņas;
    • Padomā par jautājumiem, kurus tu varētu uzdot intervētājam. Vislabāk šos jautājumus ir uzrakstīt uz līmlapiņas un pielīmēt pie monitora;
    • Pievērs uzmanību savas balss intonācijai, tembram, jo monotona balss ir ātrākais veids, kā intervētājam zaudēt interesi par tevi;
    • Sagatavo glāzi ūdens un noliec to sev blakus;
    • Skaties vairāk kamerā, nevis datora ekrānā.Ja patiesi vēlies iegūt praksi / darbu, pēc intervijas parādi to, uzraksti pateicības vēstuli intervētājam. Visbeidzot, esi pacietīgs, jo šobrīd tavam intervētājam lēmuma pieņemšanai var būt nepieciešams nedaudz ilgāks laiks nekā parasti.Esi sabiedrisks un aktīvs Šobrīd tava aktīva darbība sociālajos medijos, piemēram, LinkedIn ir svarīgāka nekā jebkad agrāk. Kopīgo un komentē rakstus, kas attiecas uz tavu studiju / profesionālo jomu. Pievienojies diskusiju grupām, komentē un publicē savus rakstus. RTU studenti karjeras konsultācijas var saņemt attālināti, rakstot Eva.Patmalniece@rtu.lv. Plašāka informācija: RTU Karjeras centra izdevums “Karjeras diena 2020” (20.03.2020.) Gabija Čeledinaitė Psychologist, career counselor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (20.03.2020.) 5 things you must do to have a successful job interview on video during the COVID-19 outbreak (20.03.2020.) 5 Tips for Job Searching During Coronavirus (20.03.2020.)

RTU psychologist’s recommendations for emotional survival of an emergency

Now we experience a strong alarm – the cancellation of plans, the change in rhythm of life, the uncertainty of what is happening at this time. Despite the fact that Covid-19 is new to all people, this is still well known stress reaction that affects our emotions, thoughts and behaviors. During this time, we feel excited and anxious. It is possible, you may easily become angry or overly sensitive. Perhaps what is happening around us is quickly irritating and you want to distance ourselves from people. This is a normal reaction to stress. What can you do to feel better in this situation? The main source of anxiety in such situations is the feeling that we can no longer control anything and it is important to regain some control over our daily routine. • Distinguish real dangers and difficulties from imaginary or exaggerated ones. • Take a pause and respect your emotional hygiene. As much as possible, avoid surfing the social networks or the media for ever new information about the spread of the virus. This informational noise affects our emotions and increases our sense of anxiety. The more anxious we are, the more we watch the news again. This creates a vicious circle that prevents us from being calm. • Choose and follow some reliable sources. For example, follow the instructions from the World Health Organization in case of illness, the instructions of Consular Department of your country on what to do if you stacked outside your country, or any trusted person such as experts you trust. • Follow the usual schedule and your daily routine as much as possible. Get up at the usual time, follow your eating routine. If you exercise, keep doing it at home or in the fresh air. Attend lectures online or take time to write homework or theses. In times of uncertainty routines help us to regain a sense of control. • Try to maintain physical activity, walk and exercise in the fresh air. • Distract your attention from worrying news by focusing on something you’ve long wanted to learn. For example, listen to a new lecture, learn something new on online training platforms, make a video-chat with your friends, and explain to your classmates what you are best at. • Connect with people. It is important to maintain the usual communication, even in a virtual space. Use video calls to connect with family and friends. However, try to avoid each conversation turning into a discussion of the latest news about the virus. • Support Someone! Ask how do near people feel. Perhaps someone feels even more confused and lonely. For example, a child, an elderly family member or other foreign student staying in Latvia. • Get involved in some unusual challenge. For example, talk to someone you have not been in contact with for a long time. Look out the window every day and find something new you have not noticed before. Or cook yourself a warm meal every day. Or listen to a new music album every day. • Take care of yourself. If you find it difficult to cope on your own, contact a RTU psychologist. Advice during quarantine is still available. Write to viktorija.gaina@rtu.lv and schedule time for online consultation.

CV Mondays

In preparation for the largest career development event in Latvia – Riga Technical University (RTU) Career Day, which will take place on March 6 at the International Exhibition Center in Kipsala, the RTU Career Center invites students to focus on career guidance.

RTU Career Center invites you to bring your CV with you to the event, so that the student’s interview with potential employers can be more successful, so you should prepare or update it in advance and improve it. «A CV is a business card for a potential employer and also a picture of ourselves. During the consultation, it is possible to get an ‘outside view’, which can help you tailor your CV to a particular job or simply notice details that you missed yourself, ”says Career Consultant Aleksandrs Tartisnkihs at RTU Career Center.

To create or improve their resume, students are invited to face-to-face career counseling on four Mondays, February 10, 17, and 24, and March 2  starting at 10am. 10am to 4pm in person at the Student Service Center, Azenes Street 6 or by sending a CV to Aleksandrs.Tatrisnkihs@rtu.lv. You can get acquainted with the program and follow the latest news on the website of the RTU Career Center and the RTU Career Day 2020 Facebook page.

According to the order of RTU Vice-Rector for Studies Professor Uldis Sukovska on March 6 from 12.30 to 16.00 Lectures are canceled for RTU full-time study programs, providing all students with the opportunity to attend RTU Career Day.

Potentialpark Study 2020

We know that searching for jobs may be easy, but finding the right one is not a walk in the park.     By sharing your thoughts in our study, you are shaping the future of recruitment!     And as a thank you gift, you will get access to several rewards!
  • Exclusive tips and tricks on landing your dream job
  • Attendance to a Personal Branding Webinar
  • Chance to win Amazon Vouchers
  • Tailored list of internships from Top Talent Friendly Companies
  • An opportunity to meet top global employers at our Potentialpark Conference.
  Start the SURVEY and score all the rewards!    When you complete the survey you will be sent a tailored list of internships based on your answers!

Biotech & Sustainability

To honor our new residence – the former faculty of Biology – at this months meet-up we want to talk about the awesomness behind biotech. For the last decade it’s been a particularly hot topic not only among scientists, academia and policy makers worldwide, but has become a considerable issue even in our households. While Biotech develops breakthrough ways to fight diseases, feed the hungry, have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life. Our speakers are experienced in both and will gladly share their ways. Join us October 17 at 18:00-21:00 at TechHub Riga Kronvalda bulvaris 4, Riga. Find applications form in the Facebook event description.   Solvita Kostjukova has a more than 10 year experience in product R&D within various Universities and Public companies. She is co-founder and CEO at ALINA – a company that uses innovative zero waste technology in manufacturing paint and coating materials by thus reducing environmental pollution, and impact on people’s health and wellbeing.   Anna Ramata-Stunda is the co-founder and CEO at Alternative Plants – a start-up dedicated to bring natural treasures and sustainability to cosmetic industry. She is a PhD candidate in Biotechnology and has vast experience in botanical extract characterisation and in vitro efficacy and safety testing. If you are interested in finding desk space and be a part of our community you can join us here.

Internship and Jobs Opportunities in Greece with Job Trust

On November 28 at 15:30 in Riga Technical University (RTU), Azenes street 12/1, room 116, Job Trust company will inform students and graduates about the Job and Internship Opportunities they have around Greece. For more than 12 years, Job Trust has been recruiting, selecting and placing highly qualified personnel in luxury hotels and resorts around Greece and beyond. We pride ourselves in being able to combine cost-effective and suitable HR services for the tourism industry with free of charge placement and advice for thousands of selected candidates. Through our collaboration with more than 500 universities in more than 20 countries, we are able to provide a large number of luxury hotels and resorts in Greece and abroad with staff carefully selected at the highest standards.   Every year, thousands of students from all over Europe choose Job Trust to come and work in one of Greece’s finest hotels and resorts. They get to complete their training on the job, work at top hotels, in top tourist destinations, alongside top professionals. They experience how large hotels and luxury resorts work and they enrich their CV’s before even getting their degree. They do a lot more than work though. They learn how to adapt to a different culture, they meet people from all over the world, they get to practice their foreign languages, they take in all the beauty that Greece has to offer, and last but certainly not least: they make friendships that last for a lifetime.   If you want to participate in presentation, please fill application form.   For more information you may visit our company’s site

NOCCA project

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in another great SSE Riga project If you have a business idea and want to develop it locally or internationally or just want to test your ideas and entrepreneurial skills while working with international business experts then- Come and join the NOCCA project – (Novel Opportunities for new Company Creation and Accelerated growth). Even if you already have a startup: you are welcome to join the event that will give you an opportunity to take your company to the next level.   The first project event in Latvia: Hackathon, will be organized by SSE Riga on September 27-29/2019.   It will be a 48h challenge where you will be able to develop and validate your ideas, verify their international potential and get the advice from local and international entrepreneurship experts. Also, you will be provided with great networking experiences and opportunities to find your dream-team to develop your idea further. The best teams from the event will get the opportunity to participate in the next phase: acceleration and growth facilitator event. Furthermore, the successful teams will participate in greatest international startup events in the Baltic region like Latitude 59 (Estonia) or Slush (Finland)- the global gateway to meet the investors and boost your startup. The Hackathon will take place outside Riga where accommodation and catering will be provided free of charge. This will give you the opportunity to focus on your ideas and visions. Number of places is limited so do not hesitate to apply. How to apply? Click and provide the necessary information. The deadline for application is 10th of September.   If you have some more questions please contact project coordinator (nocca@sseriga.edu, +37129242502)

Winter Courses on International Law

The Winter Courses are a new programme since 2019. The second Winter Courses will be held January 6-24 2020, a period of 3 weeks, during which high level courses on International Law (both Public and Private) will be given at The Hague Academy of International Law.   Programme, application guidelines and scholarships can be found at Hague Academy website.

ICSS Brussels on 12 July 1C3-5E9

You are welcome to join ICSS XIX, 19th International Conference on Social Sciences in Brussels on 12-13 July 2019 at the premises of Université Libre de Bruxelles. You are welcome to register with your abstract, full paper and poster presentation in person or virtually until 30 June 2019 at: https://euser.org/icss19/ The conference has 5 sessions in the fields of Social, Educational, Language, Economics and Multidisciplinary Sciences. The accepted abstracts/full texts are published in proceedings book with ISBN and the full texts in one of the 12 scientific indexed journals, four of which published by De Gruyter. Important Dates Registration & Abstract Deadline: 24 June 2019 (early registrations and abstracts are appreciated) Payment Deadline: 5 July 2019 (early payments will be helpful for better travel planning) Conference Dates: 12-13 July 2019 Authors can send the full text: within a month after the conference We will publish full text proceedings: within 5 weeks after the conference We will publish scientific journals: within 5 weeks after the conference Participation Fees In-Person: 1 author: €210, 2 Authors: €140 each, 3+ Authors: €130 each* Virtual: 1 author: €190, 2 authors: €110 each, 3+ authors: €100 each** Second Paper of the same author(s): €140 Contact information: Email: icss19@euser.org Tel, WhatsApp:+32 258 806