MIAs Meet the Market Various informational and consulting services support you in your career planning and entry into the job market. MIAs Meet the Market Each semester we invite several practitioners to offer insights into their diverse jobs and career paths, and to give you some advice on how to plan your own career. Some of these experts are graduates of the MIA Programme or the former political science degree course. The following speakers have participated in «MIAs Meet the Market» at the HSG in the past: Dr. Cornelia Meyer England, Japan, USA, Saudi Arabia - her years in the private and public sector already allowed her to visit a great part of the world. Now as a freelance consultant, Dr. Cornelia Meyer benefits from her vast experience. On 23 October 2013 she came back to St.Gallen for us. Lorenz Isler We were happy to welcome back Lorenz Isler five years after his MIA graduation. Now, thanks to him CSR at Microsoft Switzerland works! How, why and how he got there he told us on 30 April 2013. Dr. Werner Schäfer Yes, he did do a Ph.D. But obviously that was not what Werner Schäfer had come to tell us on 25 October 2012. As one of the first MIA-DDP Alumni with Sciences Po, he illustrated his interesting career in the consulting industry at McKinsey. Remo Daguati Member of Research Staff Canton Zurich 2001. Head of Location Management Canton St.Gallen 2004. Head of Location Promotion Canton St.Gallen 2007. Head of Swiss Foreign Promotion osec 2011. We were impressed by Remo Daguati's career (class of 2001) on 18 April 2012. Josua Burkart From OECD via the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to Head of the Regional Office of the NGO Horizont3000 in Kampala, Uganda: on 6 March 2012, Mr Josua Burkart told us about his career in development cooperation after having finished the MIA Double Degree programme with Sciences Po in 2006. Dr. Benedikt Wechsler Ambassador Wechsler visited us in Autumn 2011, and gave a speech about what happened between his graduation from HSG in 1991 and his current position as Chief of the Cabinet of the Heads of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz As a special guest, we welcomed a HSG graduate in Business Administration at MIAs Meet the Market in spring 2011, when Ernst von Kimakowitz told BIA and MIA students about his involvement in Humanistic Management. Daniel Schmutz Daniel Schmutz (CEO of Helsana Group) talked about his career after his studies at HSG on 20 October 2010. Dominik Stillhart The MIAs Meet the Market series of events was started in the Spring Semester 2010 with a visit from Dominik Stillhart. Dominik Stillhart has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for 20 years, at the headquarters in Switzerland and as a delegate to places such as Angola, Somalia, Rwanda and Sudan. Dr. Manuel Rybach On 17 December 2009, Dr. Manual Rybach (Executive Director at the Office of the Regional CEO Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse, Hong Kong) spoke with BIA and MIA students about his career. Dr. Christian Blickenstorfer On 9 November 2009, students had the chance to meet with and learn more about the professional career of Dr. Christian Blickenstorfer, Swiss Ambassador in Berlin. Dr. Markus Seiler The Secretary General of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (VBS) and graduate in political science at the HSG, in April 2009 Dr. Markus Seiler discussed with BIA and MIA students possible career opportunities and his professional career. Markus Mader In November 2008, Markus Mader, lic.rer.publ., Director of the Swiss Red Cross, reported on the course of his career. Dr. Sven Bradke Dr. rer.publ. Sven Bradke, an independent economics and communications consultant and CEO of Mediapolis, talked about his professional career in 2008. Prof. Wolfgang Schürer Prof. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Schürer, Visiting Professor in residence for Public Affairs at the University of St.Gallen and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MS Management Service AG, discussed in May 2007 with BIA and MIA students strategies for starting a career. Alison King In June 2007, Alison King, partner at King Zollinger & Co. Advisory Services and a graduate in political science at the HSG, talked about her activities in international development work and her professional development to become an independent consult. Lutz Reulecke In November 2006, a discussion was held with Lutz Reulecke, lawyer and lobbyist at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on Lobbying & Public Affairs in International Law Firms and career opportunities at the intersection of politics and law.