In a globalized world, people with international and cross-cultural experiences are more competitive and successful on the international job market... - at least, that’s what plenty of employers from different sectors are looking for in their job advertisements.
And nowadays, students and early career researchers, especially in Germany, have plenty of options to gain international experience – be it through student exchanges, research stays abroad, conference visits, or by simply working in an international research environment at their local chairs and research groups. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities outside of study and academia to gain international experience early on, such as a school year abroad, internships, work & travel, au-pair, etc.
However, depending on the career path we choose, not all of our international experiences may be of interest and relevance to future employers. Taking into account the current developments in world politics, some of our previous international experiences, research collaborations, or exchange destinations might even be counterproductive in the long run.
We are very pleased to welcome the following panellists on this topic:
- Prof. Dr. Juliane Winkelmann (Institute of Neurogenomics), Senior Vice President Global & Alumni Affairs at TUM
- Prof. Dr. Friedrich Simmel (Physics of Synthetic Biological Systems)
- Prof. Dr. Cristina Piazza (Professorship of Healthcare and Rehabilitation Robotics)
- Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser (Chair of Public Policy, Governance and Innovative Technology), Dean of the TUM SOT & Rector of the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy at TUM
Join our fireside chat and meet our panelists from different personal and scientific backgrounds. Get inspired by their stories and personal experiences and benefit from their insights on whether there is an ideal international personal profile in their respective line of action.
This Fireside Chat is moderated by Samira Körner and Johann Ioannou-Nikolaides, both TUMJA scholarship holders of #class23.