Are you interested in learning more about what it is like to design your own future career? Do you see yourself as your own boss working independently on cutting-edge projects that helps shape the future? Join us and actually meet people who have chosen this lifestyle and are happy to share their experiences, including how they utilize opportunities and manage risks in order to navigate this career path. This course is co-taught by an experienced CEO who supports professionals in this career path, and by a researcher who specializes in the gig economy. This course provides you with an opportunity to learn from and network with professionals within many disciplines. They have one thing in common – they decided not to take on traditional fulltime employment but instead followed their passion. Learn from these professionals who now work independently on projects and short-term contracts in the vibrant gig communities of Stockholm and Lisbon.
Included Travel Component
In the travel component of this course, we go to Lisbon. The Portuguese economy is doing well, and some of the world’s largest companies are opening up new technology focused hubs in Portugal. Lisbon has been experiencing a steadily increasing influx of freelance contract workers from all over the world – possibly attracted by the nice climate and tax benefits. We will meet with different stakeholders to gain their perspectives on the thriving gig scene in Lisbon.
This trip will come at no extra cost to you but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place over three days during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’