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Hey, Talents: Cross-Training Can Save Your Career!

March 24, 2015, by Jaspar Roos in: How-to's

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I remember my graduation day like it was yesterday. I was so excited to finally be done with all the long nights of studying. I was eager to get my foot out of academia and into the real, professional life…and if I never saw another textbook, it was still going to be way too soon. You get the picture – I was done with being a student; Let me be a professional instead! Looking back, I und[...]

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Ready For A Business Challenge?

January 26, 2015, by Mihaela Georgieva in: Innovation

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Future Ideas Worldwide Academic Competition is a powerful way to kickstart your career and get recognized for the hard work you have already done during your studies. But is this all? Is there a Future Ideas after-life, after the competition has ended? - Well, yes, there is! Once you have gone through the competition you can dive into the world of Future Ideas Business Challenges, where yo[...]

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Give Your Future Idea an Extra Push

January 26, 2015, by Aneliya Evtimova in: How-to's

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At Future Ideas our first priority is always to help our community to achieve their full potential. This extends to the Worldwide Academic Competition where participants start by submitting their idea on the platform. In this spirit we are launching a new initiative where prospective participants can sign-up to receive a 15 minute one-on-one consultation session with Simone Verbaken, our own "H[...]

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Round and round the platform goes

December 10, 2014, by Mihaela Georgieva in: How-to's

We provide you with an opportunity to share your idea by submitting it in one of the six themes of the Worldwide Academic Competition. The platform also allows you to browse and comment on other awesome innovative ideas. Log in, create a profile, connect with your peers and get inspired!

The official deadline for idea submission to the Worldwide Academic Competition is just about here and we have some exciting news to all the procrastinators out there - the Future Ideas Worldwide Academic Competition deadline has been extended! For the past two months we have been working hard to improve the new platform and make it easy and intuitive to use. And just like a pair of fancy [...]

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Massive Open Online Courses – opportunities, concerns and social implications

October 21, 2014, by Olga Penkovska in: How-to's

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Knowledge is now available worldwide regardless of age, level of literacy or financial viability. Online education has brought a lot of excitement considering that access to the Internet is the only (technical) requirement one needs to be able to refresh or enhance their knowledge. Unfortunately, we need to take into account not only the opportunities that access to “free” online education [...]

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Fight the post-vacation stress

September 22, 2014, by Mihaela Georgieva in: How-to's

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Another summer has gone by and the sunny holiday days that we were all looking forward to are behind us. It's time to go back to the old routine, open the agendas (I for one have at  least four) and dive into the piles of emails and to-dos. What many people encounter after a vacation and when returning to work is a rapid decrease in happiness. So if you feel a bit under the weather, don't de[...]

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Breezing through your thesis, part 3: On planning (and why it’s stupid)

August 26, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: How-to's

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This is a guest post by Tom van Rheeden. This article is the third in a series of articles on how to make the process of writing your thesis (or any big project in life for that matter) more enjoyable, more effective and less... well, annoying. In the first article I outlined how we are culturally conditioned to put too much faith on talent and intelligence and too little on work and experi[...]

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Gamification: Learning From Games and Appreciating FUN

August 11, 2014, by Olga Penkovska in: Technology

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In August 2012, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania gave the opportunity to every person around the globe, with access to the Internet and interest in learning new things, to take professor Kevin Werbach’s course in Gamification on Coursera (the free online learning platform). The most fascinating insights about this course revolve around new creative ways to solve business ch[...]

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