There are currently around 7.9 billion people on earth, and there are at least as many crises and challenges. These remain unresolved if only a few have the passion or determination to tackle them. Our world needs committed people who have enthusiasm for what they do and who want to make an impact. But how are young people supposed to get to this point if they don't know what careers are available and what the everyday business of these positions entails? How are they supposed to find their passion and, in a next step, turn it into their career, if the employment market appears to be an unfathomable jungle? This means that current job vacancies often remain unfilled.
"Everything was better back in the day..." rarely actually rings true. But when applied to the labor market there is a grain of truth in it. These days, classic careers such as teacher, lawyer, and doctor stand side by side with job descriptions such as Identity Security Consultant, Digitalization Evangelist, and Vision Clearance Engineer. In addition to this, courses such as law, medicine and teaching are now only a fraction of the degree programs on offer to young people trying to find the right course for themselves.
The selection after finishing school is big for anyone interested in going to university: in 2021 there were 20,359 different degree programs at German universities alone. So what is the right course of study? At which university? Some degree programs are so wide-ranging that, on paper, you could become anything with them. Others, in contrast, are so deeply specialized that the accompanying practical role on the job market will be very hard to find. While the multitude of degree programs and job options means a big opportunity, young people are faced with an immense challenge when it comes to choice of degree program and career. In trying to find the right way through the jungle of degree options and career opportunities, young adults often find themselves becoming increasingly disoriented and resigned. There is a lack of information about which degree program or career fits with their own interests. After finishing school, during the degree program, or even after starting their career, young people these days need new forms of decision-making tools in order to get to grips with the labor market.
Why not practice first in the metaverse, where it is low cost, you can do things in an infinite way, and you can make the impossible happen? Those types of things really offer people more efficiency and productivity.”