Or at least we were told. I’ll be doing my best not to let my frustrations affect me, since a too biased and exaggerated viewpoint rarely convinces anybody, and only appeals to people who already agree with you.
In order to get you – the reader – up to speed, I’ll quickly set the scenario: We are presenting our business in front of an advisory board, who are to decide whether Graduateland is selected for a Danish incubator programme for Danish start-ups. The short version is that we were not selected, which it really disappointing, obviously, but since we don’t know who we’re competing against for the limited programme places, we can’t really argue against this decision.
However, we were told that the advisory board doubted the whole concept of Graduateland, and this is where I can only encourage you – the reader – to join the discussion.
“We don’t believe that there is a tendency that young academics are ready to move to another country, in order to pursue an education or a career abroad”, they said.
Stating our perspective is somewhat irrelevant, since it is illustrated via our commitment to the creation of an international career portal. But what do you guys think? Are international career possibilities just not interesting, since nobody is ready to pursue them?
Is providing an overview of universities across Europe not important, since nobody wants to study abroad? Well I did just that, but that may because I’m an extremely internationally oriented person (notice the sarcasm).
Help us prove those conservative advisors wrong! Give the blog your comments, even if you think I’m an idiot, who can’t face a disappointment. Maybe even share the post with your friends, who may be able to contribute to the debate. In these times it’s far more important to have the support of the crowds, so screw you, authorities, you’re so last year.