2019 EFMD Career Services Conference

mon18nov(nov 18)17:30wed20(nov 20)14:002019 EFMD Career Services ConferenceExperience, Engage, ExploreLocation: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.


Register here


Monday 18 November

16:30 – 18:00


17:30 – 18:00


  • Magdalena Wanot, Director Marketing & Communications, EFMD
  • Paolo Boccardeli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT

18:00 – 20:00

Ice-Breaking Activity
Experience, Engage, Explore with fellow colleagues while baking and having fun 😉

20:00 – 21:30

Networking dinner at LUISS Business School

Tuesday 19 November



09:00 – 09:15


  • Chairperson: Mario Vitale, Director of Business Development, Stakeholder Engagement & External Relations, LUISS Business School, IT

09:15 – 09:30

Setting the Scene

  • Henry Chesbrough, Maire Tecnimont Professor of Open Innovation, LUISS University, IT

09:30 – 10:30

Plenary I: Engagement and Mission
The vital importance for a business school (and career offices inside the business school) is to have a mission that support the greater good of all its stakeholders in order to engage them into their development journey. Not simply looking for a job but looking for something that really engages people and make them happy to go working.

  • Flaminia Tamburi, Project manager and Event Strategist, Dynamo Camp, IT

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
Aim: Diversity is at the top of the agenda of many companies worldwide. But how is it applied and how does it affect the recruitment process? The session will look at practical examples from a selected group of companies.

  • Paola Boromei, Executive Vice-President HR & Organisation, SNAM, IT
  • Mauro Ghilardi, Global HR Executive, Enel, IT
  • Fabio Longo, Group HR Tod’s, IT
  • Davide Rivolta, Country and Pharma HR Head , Novartis, IT

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30

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.

  • Led by Maria Moragianis, Career and Alumni Director, ALBA Graduate Business School, The American Colege of Greece, GR

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Best Practice Session II: 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.

  • Led by Tony Somers, Director Employer Engagement, Careers and Corporate Partnerships, HEC School of Management, FR


Bus departure from LUISS Villa Blanc

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner at Palazzo Ferrajoli, Piazza Colonna 355, Rome


Bus departure from Palazzo Ferrajoli to LUISS Villa Blanc

Wednesday 20 November

08:30 – 14:30


09:00 – 09:15

Future-Proofing Talent Perspectives
As the world becomes a smaller place with rapidly advancing technology and increasing talent mobility, the “war for talent” is soon to become the “global war for talent”. Traditional HR selection processes are unravelling and the focus is shifting towards talent spotter initiatives, talent analytics and a hunger for diversity and inclusion. This means that Career Services must engage in initiatives to leverage the power of alliances to gain strength, momentum and visibility for their talent. This session will shed light on the fundamental changes taking place and what this means from the recruiter, academic and talent perspective.

  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services
  • Kendall Brown, Career Services and Marketing Manager, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

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: How Artifical Intelligence is impacting Talent Acquisition
Aim: Digital recruitment is happening now and will increase in the year to come. However, what is the impact on the different actors of the market (candidates, companies…)? nCore is transforming the experience for both candidates and companies but could also be applied to business schools. Lets experience this live! And lets see how A.I can substitute humanity.

  • Luca Ortolani, General Manager, nCore, IT

13:00 – 13:30

Closing of the Conference

13:30 – 14:30


14:00 – 17:00

Optional – Rome Tour : The Heart of Rome
(Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi)
The experienced Tourist Guides will bring you into the historical Heart of Rome, starting from Piazza Campo de ‘Fiori, one of the most famous open market in Rome.
After a quick stop, you would have the chance to visit Piazza Navona, with the prestigious works of art of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. The tour will indeed go toward the Pantheon, the ancient pagan idol temple that turned into a Christian Cathedral.
Then, the tour passes through via Condotti, the 5 stars shopping boulevard and Palazzo Madama (Senate of the Republic), the Marco Aurelio Column and Montecitorio (Parliament of the Republic). It will end with a visit to the Trevi Fountain, where “La Dolce Vita” has been shooted, and the Spanish Steps.


Rome, Italy


Luiss Business School

Villa Blanc, Via Nomentana, 216 00162 Rome, Italy


november 18 (monday) 17:30 - november 20 (wednesday) 14:00 CET