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"Find your future profession"

Recruiting events under the motto of "Find your future profession" have been taking place at the HSG since 3 October. With a focus on five industries, students are being provided with an overview of exciting career options and are getting personally acquainted with companies. An article by student reporter Ann-Sophie Kowalewksi.

13 October 2016. The Career & Corporate Services (CSC) team in cooperation with institutes and student associations of the University of St.Gallen work out a wide variety of exchange opportunities between company and students in every semester. For the first time the recruiting events HSG Consumer Goods and Retail Days, HSG Industrial Day, HSG Luxury Day, HSG Insurance Day and the HSG Banking Days have been concentrated into three weeks. Panel discussions, workshops, presentations and informal meetings are providing an ideal platform for students to find out which industries and which companies suit their own future plans best and what options are open to them.

As Head of Corporate Services at the University of St.Gallen, Patrick O. Brauchbar is pleased with how things have panned out so far. Events have registered a very good footfall, and interesting discussions have emerged. This is unlikely to have been possible without the months of preparation work and all the team members’ active involvement.

Companies also profit

The HSG Luxury Day, for instance, took place at the HSG for the first time this year. The corporate representatives on site opened a panel discussion and presented themselves personally and in an accessible manner. They expressly stated that recruitment was not the sole motive for their involvement – in times of digitalisation and changing customer expectations, companies also envisage helpful contributions and suggestions from young students.

Tackling current challenges together

Many workshops are in fact set up along these lines. Besides working on the impression they want to make on others and collecting information about career start options and insights into the professional world, students cooperate with companies to tackle current challenges between innovation, tradition and growth.

What is certain: in their quest for their own professional future, participants have already been able to glean many pointers and impressions. The "Find your future profession" recruiting events will continue until 21 October 2016.

This coming spring semester students and companies have again the opportunity to meet and exchange. At the HSG TALENTS Conference, the University of St.Gallen’s biggest career event that will be taking place from 1 to 22 March 2017, over 100 companies will present themselves, discuss their current challenges, show career opportunities in their businesses – and some of them will even directly conduct interviews.

Ann-Sophie Kowalewski is studying Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG) in the first semester.

Photo: Ann-Sophie Kowalewski

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