Rüdiger Hesse- Rüdiger Hesse was member of the PhD students’ representation 2015-2017 -
I am a grant holder of the Hans Böckler foundation and member of their doctoral study course "Qualifikatorisches Upgrading in KMU - Fachkräftebedarf und Akademisierung im Mittelstand" (en. "Qualification upgrade in KMU - demand for skilled labor and academization in the middle class") and doing my PhD at the chair of business education and human resources development. My thesis deals with the employability of students graduating at universities with Bachelor degrees. I explore the students' educational aspiration, and typical contextual structures in terms of labor market integration. My social sciences studies at the Georg August University in Göttingen had already been interdisciplinary. Moreover, I did a foreign study year at the university of Uppsala (Sweden). Furthermore, I am currently involved into the work of the National Report on Education as a research associate, describing the effects and returns of education.
We PhD students will have to make a choice, sooner or later, about what road we will continue to take professionally. Therefore, the development of information about the many possibilities after we have finished our doctorate is very important to me. To this end, I represented the interests of the PhD students in both the "AG Promorat" (en. working group "PhD council") and "AG Karrierewege" (en. working group on careers) in the past legislation of the GGG's PhD representation. On the one hand, I would like to update, extend and spread the presentation of ways to the "dream job scientist". On the other hand, the perspectives in free economy need to be focused more strongly, also on a local basis in terms of small and medium companies. This is why I would like to actively inform about the modalities of the respective employment situation and contribute to the successful transition to the labor market. Moreover, I would like to continue my work as a PhD students' spokesperson by vehemently advocating for the improvement of our research and working conditions. Therefore, the agenda for the next electoral year should include a critical approach to the German universities excellence initiative. Another objective is to provide for continued employment to better guarantee the quality of research and teaching as a consequence.