november, 2021

wed24nov(nov 24)14:00fri26(nov 26)16:002021 EFMD Career Services ConferenceWhat"s next with career services: sharing is caring14:00 - 16:00 (26) Location:Online

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 professionals faces as they navigate the real-life parameters of their work, such as recruitment, job mobility, internationalisation, employability and the latest trends on the labour market. All the while keeping up with all the technological advancement that impact how they can facilitate career services.

Supported by EFMD steering committee members
This conference is designed with the expertise of our committee members from the following institutions:

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: we will not accept third party providers.


Register here


Draft programme that may change slightly in the next few weeks

Wednesday 24 November

12:00 – 12:30

Discover our Conference Platform

12:30 – 13:30

Welcome EFMD & The New World or Work

How can we prepare the students for the new world of work ?

13:30 – 13:45

Let’s break!

13:45 – 14:45

Workshop A1
Sharing is caring: Tools

What are the most recent tools that you are using and what can you recommend in different areas such as CV editing, Learning management systems, platforms, scheduling etc

  • Maria Moragianis, ALBA Graduate Business School, GR
  • Tony Somers, HEC Paris, FR
  • Workshop A2
    Sharing is caring: blended learning and the virtual world

    How has blending learning affected the role of career services?

  • Moderated by Naomi Love, University of Bath, UK
  • Moderated by Alexandra Baretto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, PT
  • 14:45 – 15:00

    Let’s break!

    15:00 – 16:00

    Network and catch-up with colleagues in a virtual environment

    Thursday 25 November

    12:00 – 12:30

    Lunch date

    Interested in a lunch date – Why don’t you reach out to a colleague via the chat or just video call each other

    12:30 – 13:30

    Panel Discussion: Recruiters Panel

    Recrtuiters from a diverse set of industries will share insights on how their perceive recent development in recruting and what they expect to come. What are the future threat ? How does impact and sustainability play a role ?

    13:30 – 13:45

    Let’s break!

    13:45 – 14:45


    Sharing is caring: Employability

    We are all aiming at getting employability right but the are many different aspects that play a role. Different schools share different examples such employability labs, coaching strategies, curriculum innovations or how to cater for students that want to become entrepreneurs.

  • Moderated by Silvia Ticolpe, LUISS Business School, IT

    14:45 – 15:00

    Let’s break!

    15:00 – 16:00

    Speed networking

  • Friday 26 November

    12:00 – 12:30

    Inner Development Goals – Transformational Skills & Qualities for Sustainable Development
    The UN’s Agenda 2030 sets out the ‘what’ in its Sustainable Development Goals across 17 critical sustainability areas. The Inner Development Goals project (IDG) addresses the ‘how’, by identifying the capabilities, qualities, and skills that are needed to successfully achieve the UN’s sustainability goals and targets.
    In this session we will find out more about the newly published IDG framework, and start the discussion about the role Business School careers services can play in equipping our students with the skills needed to achieve a sustainable global society.

    • Speaker Thomas Jordan, Inner Development Goals, Sweden

    12:30 – 13:15

    Workshop Part 1

    Personal resilience/ Leadership
    So what can you concretely due to build up your resilience? Learn concrete techniques and coping exercises on how to deal with this challenge.

  • Moderated by Dominic Prosser, University of Exeter, UK
  • Moderated by Hannah Backlïn , University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, SE
  • 13:15 – 13:30

    Let’s break!

    13:30 – 14:15

    Workshop Part 2

    Personal resilience/ Leadership

  • Moderated by Dominic Prosser, University of Exeter, UK
  • Moderated by Hannah Backlïn , University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, SE
  • 14:15 – 14:30

    Let’s break!

    14:30 – 15:30

    Closing roundtables on learnings from the conference

    Career Services are facing a changing world. Work environments and recruiting happen in hybrid settings. Employers are looking for new skills, and life-long learning becomes the norm and the future of work requires a new set of skills. How should career services position themselves to be ready for this ever changing world?

    Presentation of Next Year’s Venue
    Thank you by Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, EFMD, BE

    Practical information

    EARLY BIRD UNTIL 22 October

    • 435,60€ (360€ plus 21% VAT) members of EFMD & affiliate members of EFMD
    • 786,50€ (650€ plus 21% VAT) non-members of EFMD

    NORMAL FEE UNTIL the conference starts

    • 617,10€ (510€ plus 21% VAT) members of EFMD & affiliate members of EFMD
    • 925,65€ (765€ plus 21% VAT) non-members of EFMD

    Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 25 October 2021, we will charge an administrative cancellation fee of (75€ 21% VAT). After that date, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives a notification of a substitute’s name, title and address.

    Institutions participating in EFMD Virtual Career Fairs are eligible for a 100 EUR discount


    Amandine de Dorlodot

    Programme and general event information:
    Amandine de Dorlodot




    24 (Wednesday) 14:00 - 26 (Friday) 16:00