The ATHENA Sci-Cafe Talks is a series of seminar talks with an objective the ATHENA research community to get introduced and moreover to get introduced with researchers beyond the ATHENA ecosystem.
The talks are organized for the 2022 period by the Hellenic Mediterranean University and happen every Friday at 11.00 Athens time (10.00 CET). each colloquial talk lasts 45 minutes and then there is time for Q&A.
All the Sci-cafe talks are recorded and been uploaded to the ATHENA and HMU IRO Youtube channels.
To get, and keep, a job you typically need a repertoire of technical skills. Dentists need to know how to fill cavities. Secretaries need to type 100+ words per minute. Accountants need to be certified.
Beyond the technical skills, though, which dentist do you go to? The one who is pleasant and takes time to answer your questions; or the one who treats you like a number in a long line of numbered mouths? Which secretary do you retain when times are lean? The one whose attitude is positive and upbeat, and who is always willing to help; or the one who is inflexible and has a hard time admitting mistakes? Likewise, think about accountants. The one who has a great work ethic and encourages his colleagues is the one who will, most likely, excel in his position and organization.
In these situations and all the others like them, it's the soft skills that matter. While your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what open most of the doors to come. Your work ethic, your attitude, your communication skills, your emotional intelligence, and a whole host of other personal attributes are the soft skills that are crucial for career success.
The Hellenic Meditteranean University in collaboration with the Politecnico do Porto and the University of Cusano organize this course in order to inform the community of the importance of soft skills for personal development and sustainability within very competitive professional environments. More than this an introduction to research skills students need will be introduced.