november, 2022

mon28nov(nov 28)12:00wed30(nov 30)14:002022 EFMD Career Services ConferenceA career in careers: A Spotlight on us12:00 - 14:00 (30) CET Location:Vienna

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.

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.

Conference Theme:
Career as a profession: Spotlight on us

This conference will look at the role of the Career services professional from varies angles, this making sure that participants understand the depth of their profession preparing them to be even more effective in their roles at their institutions.

First the conference addresses fundamental questions such as: What is the role and purpose of a career’s professional ? How do you define what a (successful) career professional is? What are the different stakeholder expectations that need to be managed?

Thereafter the programme will look at the question of how career professionals can develop professionally and how they can and should upskil before asking the question of how other stakeholders in particular recruiters see career services.



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Draft programme that may change slightly in the next few weeks ALL INDICATED TIME SLOTS ARE CET (BRUSSELS TIME)

Monday 28 November

17:00 – 17:15

17:15 – 19:00

Ice-Breaking activity

19:00 – 21:30

Networking Dinner @WU

Tuesday 29 November

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome Address

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, EFMD Global, BE
  • Ursula Axmann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Prof. Dr. Margarethe Rammerstorfer, Vice Rector, Academic Programmes and Student Affairs, WU

09:15 – 10:15

Plenary I: Careers as a profession: Spotlight on use What should a career office actually offer and what should be our focus?

  • Moderated by Ursula Axmann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Follow-up discussion on plenary I Participants meet in working groups to discuss the big questions raised in the first panel and connect them to their own day-to-day reality and answer those question for them on an individual level. Where do we want to go? How do I define the role of careers professional for myself? What does success mean for our career services? What is our main focus? (start, continue or stop doing things.)

12:15 – 13:45

Informal Lunch

13:45 – 14:15

ViCaPP, Vienna Career Panel Project (attractiveness of specific career goals and paths/the assumed increasing complexity of careers/outcomes of specific career transitions/a better understanding of career habitus)

  • Moderated by Ursula Axmann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

14:15 – 15:15

Workshop Sessions Group coaching/mentoring Take advantage of the community and get advice from your peers on the issues and challenges that you face in your work situation.

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

14:15 – 15:15

Speed networking : « My personal career path »

19:00 – 21:30

Conference Dinner @WU

Wednesday 30 November

09:00 – 10:15

Panel Discussion: Recruiters Panel What do employers expect from career services? What does it mean that companies do they own recruitment events? How does the quest for talent and changed student expectations change recruiting practices?

10:15 – 11:15

Breakout Upskilling and professional development How can we best prepare ourselves do be excellent at our job? What tools and competencies should we master? What KPIs are relevant? What professional development opportunities are there and how do we get trained and can upskill?

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45

Closing Keynote

  • Ali Mahlodji, Co-Founder of Whatchado, Storyteller and author, AT

11:45 – 12:45

Closing Remarks

11:45 – 12:45


Practical information


  • 720€ (600€ plus 20% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 900€ (750€ plus 20% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1080€ (900€ plus 20% VAT) non members of EFMD

NORMAL FEE UNTIL 16 October 2022

  • 960€ (800€ plus 20% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1140€ (950€ plus 20% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1380€ (1150€ plus 20% VAT) non members of EFMD

LATE FEE UNTIL the conference starts

  • 1080€ (900€ plus 20% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1260€ (1050€ plus 20% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1560€ (1300€ plus 20% VAT) non members of EFMD

Cancellation policy date: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 16 October 2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ 20% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, 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 notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.


Leah Takata

Programme and general event information:
Leah Takata


WU Wirtschafts Universität Wien - Vienna University of Economics and Business




november 28 (monday) 12:00 - november 30 (wednesday) 14:00 CET


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