Each year about 45 E&E engineering students start the second year of their study. This is the target group for the PROUD program. The first step is an introduction of the PROUD honours program nowadays given by participating students. Besides that posters are used to inform the first year students. In the first year about 20 students were interested but only 11 students applied for a place in PROUD by sending their application letter and CV. Two members of the PROUD committee interviewed these 11 students. In this first round only three students passed.