Learners have the opportunity to engage across disciplines and naturally learn to understand the importance of networking. While pursuing their degrees, students may tend to connect only with those in their respective programmes.
Our goal is to enable meeting with everyone we could learn from beyond the campus or our community and reach out across different locations worldwide, via social media, zoom and hopefully in the future also through VR! Many students also hesitate to interact with staff members. This old 'hierarchy' paradigm needs to change.
Participating in creative events and the ability to collaborate while facilitating this network. It allows students to engage in other than academic activities and create a more positive relationship with their environment. Feelings of inclusion and belonging especially for those who study far away from their homes or are only able to join online can also be extremely helpful. It is an opportunity to encourage each other whether on campus or online. Last but not least, to enhance one’s skillset while engaging in a safe yet constructive discussion.
What are the key topics we hope to engage students in? How to seek feedback after an interview? How to project self-confidence in a job? What are the skills of the future? How to overcome video and phone anxiety so important for our presentation skills or how to succeed in a job such as business development? We can’t wait to find out what topics our students will come up with on their own!