Long Night of Careers 2019, where STEM meets the humanities

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Finding ways to combine STEM and the humanities will be crucial to respond to the global challenges of the 21st century. We will need holistic thinkers with a humanistic background as well as experts with vertical technical knowledge: how are companies organized and how will they cope to respond to these new needs? What will the new professional profiles be and what skills should they have? These topics will be discussed at the opening roundtable of the fifth Long Night of Careers, on November 14, 2019 at the Lugano campus, in parallel with 9 other universities throughout Switzerland.

After the welcome addresses delivered by the Rector of USI Boas Erez and the Mayor of Lugano Marco Borradori, the panel “Making the best out of graduates in STEM and Humanities. The viewpoint of companies” will begin (at 6PM in room A-21, Red building), featuring:

  • Marzio Grassi, Director Regione Ticino, Credit Suisse
  • Luciano Monga, Audit Partner, Deloitte
  • Vittoria Gozzi, CEO Wylab, Duferco Group
  • Michel Gagnon, Director, LAC
  • Stefano Santinelli, CEO at localsearch and delegate CEO for Ticino at Swisscom
  • Lorenzo Cantoni, Pro-Rector for Education and Students' experience, USI (moderator).

The Long Night of Careers, which caters to Bachelor, Master and PhD students and graduates, is an opportunity to gather ideas, meet potential employers, establish contacts and refine one’s application skills in an informal and relaxed environment. The evening event will be attended by more than 50 business entities and 150 professionals, where students engage with companies in numerous activities: one-to-one meetings with a variety of professionals, CV reviews with corporate HR experts, seminars on career topics, sessions on how to develop an online (and offline) CV that will have an impact on recruiters, meetings with Federal institutions (FDFA, SECO...) on the subject of international careers, workshops that explain how to create a startup, how to make a career in a family enterprise, or learn about the new opportunities in the digital domain, in the fashion business (with finance and technology), and, last but not least, sessions on the subject of equal opportunities in the workplace.

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