Sibel Ozasir Kacar

Sibel Ozasir Kacar
Being an educator and having a chance to interact with young minds are always keeping me motivated, up-to-date, and satisfied as I see that I can contribute to society.
Name
Sibel Ozasir Kacar
Programme
International Business Administration
Current role
Assistant Professor

Sibel Ozasir Kacar is an assistant professor at Radboud University.

Can you introduce yourself?

I am Sibel Ozasir Kacar, an assistant professor in the SHRM chair in the Department of Business Administration. I am a teacher and a researcher. I have been teaching for the last 7 years in various universities in the Netherlands (VU, UvA, Radboud). At Radboud, it has been 5 years of teaching for me. I teach in the Bachelor's program mostly in the 1st year. The courses I coordinate are Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Introduction to International Business. Besides coordination, I provide lectures in these courses and teach in the workgroup sessions. Additionally, I teach workgroups for the 2nd-year course, Strategic HRM. Students can also see me as their supervisor when they write their Bachelor's thesis. I choose topics in line with my research area - inclusive entrepreneurship to be able to help my students in the thesis process in the best way possible. 

Why did you choose to study/work in this field? What makes this field so interesting?

Before my academic career, I had corporate experience. I worked as an auditor in two auditing firms (EY and PwC) among the so-called Big 4. After that, I did my Master's in entrepreneurship and became an entrepreneur. Yet, I liked the theoretical part and also teaching so much that I switched to academia. Being an educator and having a chance to interact with young minds are always keeping me motivated, up-to-date, and satisfied as I see that I can contribute to society. That's the reason I like being a teacher and spending time with my students. 

What do you like best about being a lecturer?

I like the interaction with the students which includes exchanging ideas and developing ourselves. I like to see my students grow regarding the topic of interest throughout the course. 

What are you currently doing your own research on?

I do research in the field of entrepreneurship, in particular inclusive entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is my passion and I am also coming from an entrepreneurial family. Recently, I have been studying the couple entrepreneurs and the power dynamics regarding migrant entrepreneurship discourse. 

What advice do you have for students making their study choice?

They need to spend time before making their choices, ie; go to the campus, attend the example lectures, talk with the students, and search for possible jobs after graduation. They need to be interested in the topics discussed in that program and the jobs that they can have afterwards. But I also invite them to think broadly, because nowadays we do not have conventional jobs anymore, so they are not restricted to classic jobs. It is the topic that needs to be interesting for them and the skill set that should match their ideals. 

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