In this video Raquel Justo discusses her recent research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018.
Her research examines university students' entrepreneurial intentions based on their experiences with employment while studying.
She finds that student employment increases the opportunity cost of choosing entrepreneurship over paid employment and therefore decreases entrepreneurial intentions.
Another key finding of her research is that diverse employment experiences lead students to more general skills and increases the likelihood of them becoming self-employed, thus proving that early career decisions and experiences matter.
Justo, R (2018), 'Student employment and entrepreneurship' [Online Video], 26 April 2018, Available from: http://www.crse.co.uk/