Keynote speech by prof. Mike Jetten
The ‘magic’ mix for an outstanding career in science
What makes your lecture stand out?
My PNN lecture stands out as it provides self-confidence and academic leadership skills as magic ingredients for a successful career in science.
Description of lecture
With all modern developments and methodological advances, the future is bright for young scientist. Nevertheless, the impediments of a scientific career are often perceived as disproportionate. The continuous competition for projects and the lack of security are not appealing, especially for women that lack role models. In addition to scientific guidance, excellent university mentors should teach academic leadership skills that contribute up to 85% of your success. As a strong positive self-image is one of the best preparation for great achievements, positive feedback, praise and a growth mind set are essential ingredients for an outstanding career in science.