Today’s world simply speaks one language: Globalization. Opportunities and threats arise not only for the global economy but also for the potential stakeholders involved. The ones who are often forgotten, are the students, tomorrow’s future!
The life of a student is not comparable to that of the previous generation. The time in which you simply finish school, go to college or university, graduate and eventually get a job, are over.
Interesting quote, but what are the drivers for this? Especially in times of recession, stagnating economies and a loss of jobs, competition among graduating students increases tremendously.
For students, what does it mean? What can they do? They must simply broaden their international perspective! Who says you have to study in your home country? Who says you have to start your job in your home country? Many – and that’s a big problem.
Regarding the still very few who recognize the trend and see the importance of a future global career, what can or rather must they do? They must be different! Don’t go with the stream. Risk a difference and experience as much as you can. A Spanish studying in France, doing exchange semesters in Singapore, Mexico and Tunisia, completing internships at major companies also at international locations and eventually starting the career in one of those countries. It sure sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Not only that! This is what a student’s future looks like.
Studying hard, completing as many stays abroad as possible, as much work experience as you can and not to forget, the language and social capabilities, which should also be there. Deciding to achieve higher education is a full-time job! Those who realize this will be among the most successful. Future, here we come!