Success for the Long Night of Careers


Institutional Communication Service

24 April 2023

More than five hundred students took part in the eighth Long Night of Careers, which took place at USI on Thursday, 20 April. The event, organised by USI Career Service, is an important opportunity to prepare for a career by discovering new paths, meeting potential employers and networking.

Some 57 national and international companies and over 250 professionals participated in the Long Night, presenting their various roles and professional realities and advising students on how to present their CVs; around ninety students offered to serve as "student angels", welcoming and acting as a point of reference for the guests.

Among the professionals attending, around 71 were alums of Università della Svizzera italiana: former students who returned to the university to guide and assist students. Among them was Geraldine Becchi, Partnership Development Specialist for United Nations Volunteers, the UN programme to promote volunteering. "USI is a point of reference for me, and I like to show everyone interested in international cooperation a potential future career," she explained. Geraldine Becchi completed a Master's in Intercultural Communication at USI, followed by the EMBA, "an experience that enriched me a lot".

Luca Camerini attended the event to represent the software development company of which he is CEO, "a company born out of the USI experience, given that three of the partners come from Università della Svizzera italiana: we come, or rather we return, here because we want to be present in the area and we know that it is USI that trains the profiles we potentially need".

Fabio Bossi, who holds a PhD in economics from USI, is a delegate of the Swiss National Bank. "I represent the SNB in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland and collect information on economic trends from companies. Participating in the Long Night of Careers "brings Università della Svizzera italiana closer to the SNB, leading to opportunities for students and collaborations in research or teaching".