The leap into self-employment after graduation: Humanities graduates start their own business!

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  • Date:30.05.2022
  • Time:10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:Campus Holländischer Platz
  • Organizer:Practice coordination

We are in the year 2022, and what does our world look like? Is this how we imagined it when we went to school or even started our studies? Do we actually know what it will look like in 2050? The English acronym VUCA is not without reason indicative of the ever-changing conditions of our environment. Volatility stands for the fluctuations and fast-moving nature that characterize our working world. Uncertainty stands for the unpredictable and unplannable developments, complexity for the interconnectedness that simultaneously creates chaos and confusion. Ambiguity stands for the ambiguity that makes our orientation more difficult. So, on the one hand, we live in a very challenging time, and on the other hand, we are experiencing how conventional norms and structures are falling away and new opportunities are emerging. 

The framework of our working world has changed fundamentally and an interdisciplinary team with diverse fields of competence is now taken for granted. 

In this context, starting a business also becomes an attractive and quite feasible alternative at the start of one's professional life. In this lecture you will learn how this alternative was realized by a humanities graduate after her studies at the Faculty 02. 

TransCompass - Training, Consulting & Business Services was founded by Rucha Ambekar immediately after her master's degree in 2014 in Kassel. Today, the entrepreneur lives and works in Frankfurt and travels globally as an intercultural trainer and consultant. 

In this presentation, she focuses on the following points:

  • The current market "out there": what are the opportunities for humanities scholars with start-up plans?
  • Self-employment, freelancing or starting a business: What does the start-up landscape look like?
  • I am my own boss: a short plan on the feasibility of the start-up project
  • Not the straight path: challenges and solutions for new entrepreneurs
  • The success story of TransCompass and exchange of experiences

During the discussion you will have the opportunity to ask the speaker your individual questions. Get to know the speaker in this short video: 

Learn more about TransCompass at:

This event will take place on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10:00 am (s.t.) via Zoom and is expected to last an hour and a half. Please register using the online form. The link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.


If the link to the registration does not work or you do not receive a response after 2-3 working days, please write an e-mail with the desired event to: praxiskoordination.fb02[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating your first and last name, your matriculation number and your course and subjectI will get back to you as soon as possible.