Dr. Judit Beke – Co-Creator of GiLE Foundation, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Judit Beke is an experienced university lecturer and researcher, who holds, among other qualifications, two university diplomas in education (from Eötvös Loránd University and Szent István University, Hungary). Having spent three decades in education, she understands just how much teaching can contribute to young people’s employability, particularly where the development of their soft skills is concerned. As a researcher and a teacher of research skills, Dr. Beke is also keenly interested in promoting effective knowledge sharing. She has presented papers at several international conferences, published more than 50 papers in various journals, is a co-author of a number of books and is an author of two books. She has also been a guest editor for scientific journals and a reviewer for several international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. William E. Donald - Managing Editor
Dr William E. Donald is a research scholar at the Ronin Institute (USA) and a visiting research fellow at the University of Southampton (UK) as a guest of Professor Yehuda Baruch. Will is a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, and an affiliate of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services. His research interests include the university-to-work transition and sustainable graduate careers. Will is also a member of the Editorial Board for Career Matters and sits on the Research and Policy Steering Group for the Institute of Student Employers. Will is based in the UK, retired on health grounds, housebound, and uses a wheelchair. Will previously worked as a Graduate Recruiter for an Investment Bank in London, UK between 2011-2012 and completed his PhD at the University of Southampton between 2014-2017 in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Will is a qualified life coach and has a passion for coaching and mentoring early careers talent. He has published in academic journals including Studies in Higher Education, Personnel Review, Career Development International, Australian Journal of Career Development, and Management Research Review with co-authors from around the world.
Dr. Niël A. Krüger - Associate Editor
Dr. Niël A. Krüger is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His primary research focus has been in risk management and its interaction with SMMEs. He chaired and worked with the Young Entrepreneurship Business Organisation at North West University, South Africa, for three years which focused on the development of essential soft skills for students and potential entrepreneurs. As a lifelong learner himself he has a vested interest in professional development and the role of human capital in the ever more automated economy.
Khin Khin Thant Sin - Assistant Editor
Khin Khin Thant Sin is a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School of Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. She was a high school teacher in Myanmar for three years. Currently, she is an assistant lecturer at Yangon University of Education. She has taken part in “European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) project” and contributed her works in academic journals and co-authored on a book chapter. Her areas of research interests are school-university collaboration, soft skills training, teacher education and teacher learning, knowledge creation and management, and higher education studies. She enjoys participating in learning organisation where knowledge sharing and soft skills trainings are valued and she is eager to share and collaborate with others in order to support youth and young researchers. Currently, she is also a student ambassador at the National Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Candidates representing her country.
Jeny Jose - Assistant Editor
Jeny Jose is an eclectic and creative individual who champions the cause of broadening skillsets and perspectives when possible. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Doctoral School of Plant Sciences at the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural (Plant) Biotechnology from then Szent István University, Hungary.
Besides being a budding scientist, Jeny has been an avid writer and has published her work in her own blog as well as on other online platforms. She hopes for her written works to contribute to the encouragement and empowerment of the readers. She now intends to combine her acquired learning and passion for writing as a member of the academia and present it in a comprehensible manner, paving way for collective growth.
After all, every piece of information is nothing but a fact till it reaches the right audience in the right way.
Sizile Makola - Assistant Editor
Sizile Makola is a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa. Her current research focus is on the multigenerational workforce in the South African higher education sector. Sizile has published journal articles and presented at academic conferences. She is passionate about youth development and empowerment, to this end she presents a workshop on grit and entrepreneurship to students during the annual UNISA research and innovation challenge. She is also part of the Tateni Breaking the Cycle of Poverty project where she organised career expos at township schools in Pretoria, South Africa.