“The truth is that we need to understand that not everything is black or white and to learn to enjoy the journey of becoming our best selves.”
Who are you and what is your connection to SSES?
My name is Johann and I’m currently studying Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management at KTH. It was through an Ideation course at university that I first heard about SSES. I was intrigued by all the resources they offered to students. That’s when I decided to get in touch and become part of SSES as a course assistant.
What courses were you involved in as course assistant?
Over the course of the year I have been able to help the following courses:
What is it like being a course assistant?
It has been a very rewarding experience. On one side, I have been able to learn from many great teachers from different backgrounds and universities. And on the other, I has also been able to help them and also help students get the most out of their courses. It was exciting to see multi-disciplinary students from different universities come together to learn topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
I really feel like SSES creates a perfect ecosystem for students to grow from teachers, from each other, and from the environment.
What are your biggest takeaways and most memorable moments from this semester?
It has been one of the best decisions to join SSES while studying in Stockholm. It’s a great place to learn, connect and grow as a person. The many inspiring people and activities make SSES a fun environment to be in.
One of the key takeaways from my time as a course assistant has been learning to engage in multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate and come up with great ideas. A lot of fun!
What trend are you most fascinated by at the moment?
I’m intrigued by the fact that many students and young entrepreneurs are in search of self-actualization, always trying to become the best version of themselves. Media has polarized us to believe in extremes, we are either successful or we are failures. The truth is that we need to understand that not everything is black or white and to learn to enjoy the journey of becoming our best selves.