3. Career Dialogue: "Dr. Barbara Diehl - How entrepreneurial thinking can support your career aspirations?"

Career Dialogue

  • Date: Sep 17, 2020
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Barbara Diehl
  • Our guest will be Dr. Barbara Diehl, who is responsible for entrepreneurship in the Helmholtzgemeinschaft.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Room: For zoom details write an email to careercenter@ipp.mpg.de
  • Host: Career Center
  • Contact: careercenter@ipp.mpg.de
For the Career Dialogue we invite people with different backgrounds who will initially tell about themselves, their career or their networks and will then answer your questions and engage in a dialogue with you. The purpose of the Career Dialogue is to provide insight into different career paths, to bring you in contact with people outside IPP and to enhance our networks in all directions - science, industry, entrepreneurship, science management.

Businesses and employers across all sectors presuppose the academic and technical excellence of graduates. However, they must increasingly differentiate and identify future employees based on core competencies and skills, such as creative problem-solving, teamwork, understanding of risk and overall resilience. Recent reports by professional bodies like the Chartered Institute for Professional Development have drawn attention to the “skills mismatch” between graduates and the labour market, especially vis-a-vis the percentage of graduates working in professions which traditionally would not have required a degree.

For third level education providers as well as research institutions this presents a unique opportunity and a societal responsibility to prepare students and young researchers for the changes ahead. In many countries academic institutions are very slow to adjust, partly because traditional career advancement in academia is more dependent on research activity than on teaching or on other transfer related activities. In the same way as labour markets and workplaces are undergoing rapid change, higher education and research institutions need to adjust in order to stay relevant. This requires entrepreneurial thinking among students, researchers and staff alike.

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