Participating in student initiatives Student initiatives such as the renowned St.Gallen Symposium (ISC) have been a defining part of the HSG’s image for decades and are one of the main pillars of our university. For many students (over 50%), taking on responsibility in student initiatives and standing up for others are a natural part of their time at university. In addition to high quality research and instruction, our students’ outstanding community involvement is one of the defining characteristics of our university. HSGtalents, St.Gallen Symposium and oikos Student projects such as the graduate fair HSGtalents, the internationally renowned St.Gallen Symposium (ISC) and oikos (students for sustainable economics and management) are a defining part of the HSG’s image. These projects are organised by students as an extracurricular supplement to their regular studies. With more than 100 clubs, initiatives, project teams and the Student Union, students work towards realising their ideas and play an active role in shaping the university. Many students invest a great deal of hard work and free time in their projects. Hands-on experience, unforgettable events Though unpaid, these types of community involvement offer students rewards in the form of hands-on experience, unforgettable experiences and many friendships. The University supports this involvement, not least through Campus Credits, which in some cases are equivalent to conventional coursework.