It is increasingly recognised that an enterprising mindset is an absolute necessity for most, if not all, university educated professionals. Employers search for talented employees who have not only mastered their professional fields but who are also entrepreneurial minded. In business, this can go as far as employees actively pursuing new business opportunities as “corporate entrepreneurs.”
Of course, one can be entrepreneurial in many other ways. One could also behave entrepreneurially by starting one’s own firm. Many students have such entrepreneurial aspirations. That is why we have made the building of awareness and the the provision of inspiration a key task of our Centre.
At Maastricht University we believe that anyone can be entrepreneurial, yet all of us will have to learn how to be successful at it. Intriguingly, those students that aspire to become entrepreneurs usually also indicate that they do not expect that they will actually become one. This may also apply to you.