Entrepreneur – a rather new career path in Germany

September 14, 2009 at 5:01 am Leave a comment

When I finished my studies in 1992 I can’t remember a single fellow student who was planning to become an entrepreneur after the exam. Even in the classes nobody was focusing on this potential career path. The tutors were always talking about careers at the big enterprises.

Fast forward to today – 17 years!

Today, the entrepreneurship centers and classes of the important universities are established and overcrowded. New additional business schools have opened the doors; students are joining start-ups for an internship and are not only interested in the big brands and enterprises. More and more students aren’t just joining start-ups after they finished their studies or – even better – they’re creating start-ups.

But there is still much to accomplish if we compare this positive trend with the business schools and universities in the US. In order to positively infect the students with the idea to become an entrepreneur the students have to see and to listen to more successful entrepreneurs during their studies. The professors can teach the theory but sharing the entrepreneurial experiences is crucial and important to motivate even more students to neglect offers from the big consultancies and investment banks (well, these offers are blessedly not that much interesting anymore).


Entry filed under: Entrepeneurs, Life, Startups.

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