Discover opportunities of the world

We live in the world of an immediate access to all information, opportunities of connecting with anyone on earth, limitless ways of creating and expressing one’s creativity. We have the best options of developing and acting in history. They move beyond the walls of schools and universities, turning the world into one big campus.

We entered the fourth industrial age. Breakthroughs in AI, machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, genetics and biotechnology induce more and more innovations that transform our world. New technologies span physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines and sectors, challenging even the notion of what it currently means to be a human being.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGV1tNBoeU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwBSWOqaM40

By 2020 the demand for social competencies like persuasion, emotional intelligence and ability to teach others will raise in all sectors, and decrease in technical abilities, such as programming or operating machines.

10 most needed skills in this era of miracles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZRyCrTX9oQ

how does the future of learning and work looks like?
CREATE IT

 

Take part in an event or a conference

They are one of the best places to meet people who share your interests and can recommend you further sources that might deepen your understanding of certain topics. For people that are brave and full of passion conferences might be the easiest places to find business partners, partners for collaborative learning or even work – thanks the chance of attracting potential employers.

How can you use them?

STEP 1: Go to an interesting event and talk to people sitting next to you.

STEP 2: Ask a question during a panel or a lecture and be active in a discussion, try to discover as much as you can.

STEP 3: Talk to a lecturer or a panel guest. Next time maybe you will become one or might organise a similar event.

you might find interesting:

TUversity

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TUversity/events/

Grupa TROP

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GrupaTROP/events/

Campus Google

https://www.facebook.com/pg/campuswarsaw/events/

SWPS grafika

https://www.facebook.com/pg/grafikaswps/events/

Konferencja Innowacyjna Europa

https://www.ie2017.pl

4 DESIGN DAYS

http://www.4dd.pl/pl/

Get an internship

An internship can be a direct way towards a job. It’s also a great opportunity to try out new things, gain some experience, knowledge, learning by osmosis and test different roles and functions for yourself.

How to get it?

STEP 1: Find places which mission and work culture suits you. Aim high, make sure that this experience will allow you to develop crucial skills, gain knowledge and broaden your contacts. This will help you widen your further options or be closer your final vision.

STEP 2: Think what you can offer or how can you help certain organisation. Write this in an email and try to schedule a meeting. Instead of sending CV, create your personal website or build a portfolio. Show your creativity, originality and engagement.

STEP 3: Sometimes e-mail can fail. You can always try to talk to people from a certain organization during an event or go directly to a secretary’s office. If this also doesn’t help, try somewhere else, there are plenty of options.

You might find interesting:

https://www.absolvent.pl
business model canvas – you can use it to make your personal value proposition or as part of creating your personal brand.

Make a project

By making a project you can create a change and simultaneously broadening your contacts, getting experience and skills, which will allow you to act on a bigger scale during next initiatives.

STEP 1: Think what would you like to change in the world and start your own project or find people, who already work in your desired area and join them.

STEP 2: Define the problem that you want to solve and try to find out as much about it as you can. You can also talk to people that are affected by it and find other solutions that were designed to address it.

STEP 3: Find where are the best areas to make  an intervention with your solution, by mapping the system’s’ elements and breaking down the problem.  Brainstorm and write down as many ideas for a potential solution as you can.

STEP 4: Choose one idea and build a prototype of a solution to check how it will work by putting little time and effort.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEyjOkRCpV8&index=3&list=PL-1XuaghXYh_PbtXBaN9n_3JdzOe1Gke6

STEP 5: Design an improved version of your idea, implementing conclusions from testing a prototype.

You might find interesting:

business model canvas & value proposition

https://strategyzer.com/canvas

design thinking

https://dschool-old.stanford.edu/sandbox/groups/designresources/wiki/36873/attachments/74b3d/ModeGuideBOOTCAMP2010L.pdf

lean startup

http://zwinnalodz.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/The-Lean-Startup-.pdf

theory of change

http://www.theoryofchange.org/what-is-theory-of-change/

nvc

http://thefearlessheart.org/blog/

sinek’s golden circle

https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

toolbox for collective collaboration

http://toolbox.hyperisland.com

Become a volunteer

There is plenty of organisations and foundations that are looking for volunteers. Search for those, which actions and goals you find most appealing and offer your help.

You might find interesting:

http://e-wolontariat.pl

http://ochotnicy.waw.pl

Make an online course

Make use of free platforms with courses online and roll up for one that you find interesting – from arts, business, to new technologies. Decide what you wish to learn and get access to knowledge from top universities.

You might find interesting:

u.lab: Leading Change in Times of Disruption by MIT

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies by Harvard

edX

https://www.edx.org

Coursera

https://www.coursera.org

Google – Open Education Online

https://edu.google.com/openonline/

Read, read, read

Read books, articles, blogs, dig through websites and facebook groups. You can get whatever information you need in a split second, if you know where to look for it. Reach for information when you need it. You don’t have to devour 100 books about business before you start to act. It’s much easier to learn when being able to refer to your own practical experiences or challenges.

You might find interesting:

TUversity blog

https://medium.com/tuversity

Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com

Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org

Disrupt Design

https://www.disruptdesign.co/articles/

Listen to podcasts

You can find many high quality and diversity recordings. You can listen to things that interest you and deepen your knowledge while working out, commuting to work or school, letting your eyes a little rest from the screen.

You might find interesting:

Anatomy of Next

https://soundcloud.com/anatomyofnext

a16z

https://soundcloud.com/a16z

FoundMyFitness

https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes

The Knowledge Project

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-knowledge-project-a-farnam-street-podcast/id990149481?mt=2

Find a mentor

They might not only guide you and support in your current challenges, but also connect you with potential partners, co-workers and clients. If nobody that you know comes to your mind, you can always find such person at networking events, industry meetings, through social media or online mentoring platforms.

You might also try to be in touch with few people that are more experienced in specific fields and think about potential areas that you might support them in. To form a true relation there needs to be a mutual flow. To give you some clue, typically young people are more familiar with social media and image, can also provide a valuable feedback from a position of a potential customer.

If you would like to get support in designing your learning space, getting know more about creation processes or running an organisation, you can contact us via email: tu@tuversity.pl

Mentors4starters

http://mentors4starters.pl/en/

Take part in an alternative educational programme

 

There are many institutions and programmes offering perspectives of development closer to the realities of the world of today. Creating space for professional rebels and agents of change desiring to act in whatever area to explore competencies in practice, while working on meaningful projects. Challenging, pushing one’s barriers forward. Focusing on holistic development, not only this intellectual.

you might find interesting:

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