Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.
(Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize 2014)
*** In case you have missed the webinar, check the video at the end ***
On the 25th of January we celebrate the International Day of Education.
Unesco has set this 3rd edition of the International Day of education under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’ to stimulate international collaboration and solidarity “to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery.”
COVID pandemic has highlighted the importance of science and the importance of scientists and their multidisciplinary collaboration. Researchers, Scientists, in general people working in science are normally curious minds who feel the constant need to learn.
But as our career advances is sometimes difficult to choose the right path that will allows us to continue to learn what we want. Making the correct choices on keeping on working in what gives us joy (at the different levels) is not always easy or even possible to do it alone.
Actually “2 out of 3 researchers believe that career future in science is uncertain” and that creates anxiety and compromises their wellbeing and capacity to perform well the job they are supposed to do. JRC has highlight the role of digitalization in education. Can still this type of education be explored digitally?
In the Portuguese semester we celebrate the Education day on the 25th January with a webinar on career development for scientists, with Dr Pedro Resende from Chaperone. In his talk, he will highlight the importance of having a career planning and how to do it using digital platforms.
If you still doubt on the importance of career advice in your enrichment, we quote the FORBES magazine in one of their latest articles:
"Career services may be the most important yet underappreciated function in higher education. Historically located in the literal basements and physical fringes of campus, career services is poised to become a core facet of the student experience – as central to student success as the curriculum. For colleges and universities that put career services at the top of their strategic plans, it will become one of the most important drivers of enrollment growth as students and parents seek career outcomes as their top reason for attending."
Please join us and bring all your questions!!
About the Speaker
Chaperone Co-founder and Director
Researcher at i3S, Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto
Chaperone (www.chaperone.online) is an online marketplace of personalised career development for scientists. On this platform, students and science professionals can browse and book online 1-to-1 sessions with career consultants (career specialists, advisors, counsellors and coaches). Chaperone aims to empower scientists in the management of their careers.