Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee

Value-driven career plan for students

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CenSE researchers: Eef Cornelissen, Ingeborg Duytschaever & Tim Gielens
Partners: Howest, European Social Fund (ESF)


With the support of the European Social Fund, Flanders and Europe, Odisee and Howest are working on a value-driven career plan for students. Thanks to this program, it is being investigated how students can make more sustainable career choices. After a thorough test project in Howest and Odisee, it will be evaluated whether this service can become valuable for all students.
Odisee and Howest receive EUR 199,999.99 from the European Social Fund for this, EUR 199,999.99 from Flanders.
The project "Value-driven career plan for students: the key to sustainable employment" aims to make students aware (early) during their career of their own choices that they can make towards a sustainable career. Research shows that nearly 1 in 2 employees are already looking for another job within the year. In addition, their own surveys within the universities of applied sciences show that the majority of students do not consider the supervision of internships and work to be adequately addressed by the university. There are also huge differences in the study options at the universities of applied sciences whether and how students are prepared to make the right choice for an internship or a later job. The surveys also show that students are not made sufficiently aware that a freelancer or the development of their own company is also a possibility within a career plan.
With this project we want to combine digital value applications with the existing expertise within Howest and Odisee on values ​​and context and test them in practice to be able to offer a professional, innovative service.



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