You evolve sort of naturally working with IDEA League by collaborating with so many different institutions inside and outside academia. I did my master’s thesis in Nottingham. Then they asked me to stay on and eventually I did my PhD in Zürich while continuing my research work in England. There’s a clear line in my career that can be drawn from when I started with IDEA League to where I am today.
Because of the high quality of the participating students, many organisations offer IDEA League students opportunities to do master theses, like we do here at Berkeley Lab. I’m always happy to work with students doing the joint master’s programme.
You get in touch with so many people who now hold professorships of their own. Or they work in a field related to mine. I still work together with some of the students I was collaborating with during my joint master’s programme at IDEA League today. It was an inspiring atmosphere. At times competitive, at times delightfully nerdy, always sharing this passion for nature and sustainability.
IDEA League offers you opportunities that reach beyond the university. That really helps in getting to know more people, shaping future paths and friendships you would otherwise never have encountered.
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