november, 2019

mon18nov(nov 18)17:30wed20(nov 20)14:002019 EFMD Career Services ConferenceExperience, Engage, Explore17:30 - 14:00 (20) CET Location: Rome, Italy

Event Details

Helping students prepare their career paths and find work placements is a crucial part of the student experience and instrumental to the added value of an institution. It has become increasingly complex to respond to students’ expectations and engage them at the same time.

The EFMD Career Services conference focuses specifically on the issues career services directors and staff are facing as they navigate real-life parameters of their work, such as recruitment, job mobility, internationalisation, employability and the latest trends on the labour market, while keeping up with all the technological advancement that impact how they can facilitate career services.

Target group:
Directors of career services and business school career services staff involved in the strategic decisions of career services.

Please note that this conference is for professionals in career services only: third party providers will not be accepted.


Rome, Italy


18 (Monday) 17:30 - 20 (Wednesday) 14:00 CET


Luiss Business School

Villa Blanc, Via Nomentana, 216 00162 Rome, Italy


Monday 18 November

16:30 – 18:00


17:30 – 18:00

Welcome by EFMD and LUISS Business School

18:00 – 20:00

Ice-Breaking Activity
Rome can be considered as the city with the most renowned museums and art galleries in the world. To break the ice and enjoy our first evening all together, let’s invite art and mix it to you career department and institution value. Be prepared to develop your creativity!

20:00 – 21:30

Networking dinner at LUISS Business School

Tuesday 19 November



09:00 – 09:15


  • Chairperson: Mario Vitale, Head of Corporate Relations and Career services, LUISS Business School, IT

09:15 – 09:30

Setting the Scene

  • Henry Chesbrough, LUISS Business School, IT

09:30 – 10:30

Plenary I: Engage

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Workshop Session I:
Building on the previous plenary, participants will be invited to split in groups for more in-depth discussion.

12:00 – 12:30

Feedback from Workshop Session
Participants will report in plenary the discussions from their workshop groups.

12:30 – 13:30

Plenary II: Engaging with Recruiters

  • Mauro Ghilardi, Global HR Executive, Enel, IT
  • Paola Boromei, Executive Vice-President HR & Organisation, SNAM, IT
  • Francesca Giraudo, HR Director, MED Region, EY, IT
  • Davide Rivolta, Head of HR Oncology, Novartis, IT

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

Best Practice Session I: Enagaging with Students
Aim: The session will start with small introduction and example of student’s engagement. Participants will split into small groups and report back in plenary.

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Best Practice Session I: Enagaging with Internal Stakeholders
Aim: The session will start with small introduction and example of internal stakeholders engagement. Participants will split into small groups and report back in plenary.

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner

Wednesday 20 November

08:30 – 14:30


09:00 – 09:15

Info Session

09:15 – 11:30

Let’s Get Practical Tools !
Aim: Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share tools they use in their respective departments.

11:30 – 13:00

Plenary II: Artifical Intelligence : How it Changes the Recruitment Landscape

  • Luca Ortolani, General Manager, nCore, IT

13:00 – 13:30

Closing of the Conference

13:30 – 14:30



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