Event

2015 EFMD Career Services Conference

Hosted by: University of Groningen

The event will start on: 18 Nov 15 23:00
And will end on: 20 Nov 15 19:30

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact:
virginie.heredia-rosa@efmd.org

Theme
Connecting for Success

Target Group
Directors of career services and business school career services staff involved in the strategic decisions of career services

For Logistic Questions (registration, invoice, hotel bookings):
MCI
T +32 2 789 2300
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More Information

Programme

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
18:00 – 18:15 Welcome Session
  • Nadine Burquel, Director Business School Services, EFMD
Chairperson: Wijnand Aalderink, Director Career Services and Corporate Relations - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
18:15 – 19:15 Ice-Breaking Activity
  • Elise Kamphuis, Corporate relations and internships manager, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
  • Sujatha de Poel, Trainer/Coach, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
19:30 – 22:00 Welcome Dinner

 

Thursday, 19 November 2015
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome
  • Harry Garretsen, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
Chairperson: Wijnand Aalderink, Director Career Services and Corporate Relations - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
9:30 – 11:30 Plenary I – Future Trends
Aim: The session will explore future trends but also the future students and how career services should manage the ‘new’ mindset. At the end of the session, there will be time for Q&A.
  • Louise Fredbo-Nielsen, Futurologist, Future Navigator, DK
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Students’ experiences in connecting study to international work experience
  • Abdul Erumban
  • Clarissa Bohlmann
  • Frank Steemers
  • Oliver Henrich
11:30 – 11:40 Introduction on the Corporate Master Programme (CMP) of the Faculty of Economics and Business Groningen, University of Groningen
11:40 – 12:20 What is The Conference Board and how does it connect to companies? Student testimonials about participating in the CMP and their learning experience at the Conference Board.
12:20 – 13:00 Discussion and sharing best practices.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Best Practice Workshops:
The aim of the session is to share good examples, exchange ideas and learn one from another after the presentation of a concrete example on the subject:
 

A1: Connecting online Tools and Resources:
As social media become more and more prevalent in the job search for all generations, what are the exact implications for our students, both graduate and post-graduate? Will platforms such as LinkedIn be the default recruiting tool in the future? Is the CV dead a thing of the past when it comes to profiling oneself for the job market?
What about online resources that careers services could use to enhance their offering to students? How much will video technologies play in these developments?
These and other questions will be addressed during this workshop. Current research and best practices will be shared and discussed so that participants will have ideas, resources and shared experiences as takeaways

Moderated by: 

  • Tony Somers, HEC Paris, F
  • Nathalie CalzaHEC Paris, F
 

A2: Connecting Corporate Relations with Students:
Do you want to know more about the structure, aim, and experiences with our course on business research and consultancy? Do you want to get informed about this course: that is partly designed and funded by companies in the region; is interdisciplinary; involves dedicated skills training; links students to companies; and that learns how to actually apply business research?. Or do you have a general interest in or experience with linking students’ competences to specific companies’ problems in order to boost regional innovation? Then this session is a ‘must’ for you, and you are most welcome to join.

Moderated by: 

  • Elise Kamphuis, University of Groningen, NL
  • Sujatha de Poel, University of Groningen, NL
 

A3: Connecting the Stakeholders: ROI of Career Centres
Can you evaluate and measure the impact of effective career services? Are you tired of your Career Center being seen by key stakeholders only as a cost center? Join the discussion on the benefits of defining and implementing KPI’s, tracking key data and training your team members to be more sales oriented. Take home effective, practical tips to increase your effectiveness and positively impact your school’s ranking or positioning.

Moderated by:

  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez, IE Business School, SP
  • William Dávila, Chief Commercial Officer, Studyportals, NL
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Repetition of Best Practice Workshops (see above):
  A1: Connecting online Tools and Resources
  A2: Connecting Corporate Relations with Student
  A3: Connecting the Stakeholders: ROI of Career Centres
19:30 – 23:00 Dinner

 

Friday, 20 November 2015
09:00 – 10:30 Best Practice Workshops:
The aim of the session is to share good examples, exchange ideas and learn one from another after the presentation of a concrete example on the subject:
 

B1: Connecting Career to Curriculum:
This workshop will examine what makes a great careers curriculum for business students, whether graduate or post-graduate. It will also look at how to position careers-related soft skills into existing parts of the degree curriculum, and how to maximize synergies where possible
If you are in the process of setting up or expanding your careers curriculum, the workshop will examine such issues as how to ensure that your curriculum receives the support of program management and faculty. 
Current research and best practices will be shared and discussed so that participants will have ideas, resources and shared experiences as takeaways.

Moderated by: 

  • Tony Somers, HEC Paris, F
  • Virginia Sartoretti, HEC Paris, F
 

B2: Connecting and retaining students for career events:
Join us for this exciting event journey taking you through our approach to planning, marketing and executing successful career events. We offer a show case of how a professional partner relations and communications setup is organized at Aarhus BSS Career & Alumni and how we by using content across different communication platforms before, during and after events are able to attract and engage our students.
Besides sharing our best practices we will facilitate a workshop where you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at your own setup for involving partner relations at career events and how to establish a good marketing flow as well as learn from other schools/universities.
3 reasons why you should attend?

  • Learn how to develop exciting career events in collaboration with external partners
  • Learn how to plan and execute a marketing campaign
  • Learn how to engage students during career events

Moderated by: 

  • Dennis Arnsbæk, Aarhus BSS, DK
  • Ann Cathrine Lebech Hoé, Aarhus BSS, DK
 

B3: Connecting Career Center Stakeholders through Partnerships:
The Career Center comes into daily contact with its stakeholders whether it be businesses, industries, local and global institutions. Mutually beneficial relationships are crucial to achieve outcomes that extend beyond what organisations can achieve in isolation. But what kind of relationships and partnerships do you have with your stakeholders? How much do you involve them in the activity of your Career Center?
During this workshop we will share best practices and discuss how a more strategic and systematic approach to stakeholder engagement can be enhanced in order to get the best for your organisation.

Moderated by: 

  • Antonella Magliocchi, Universita di Pisa, IT
  • Heiny Eilkes, Head Student Guidance / UM Career Services, Maastricht University, NL
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Repetition of Best Practice Workshops (see above):
  B1: Connecting Career to Curriculum
  B2: Connecting Alumni and Career
  B3: Connecting Career Center Stakeholders through Partnerships
12:30 – 13:15 Plenary II: Employability - a collective engagement - how we can all succeed.
Aim: This presentation will review the collective responsibility for employability across Higher Education and explore the ways in which we can enhance the interconnections of stakeholders, more clearly articulate their responsibilities and improve the routes of communication. Employability is more than an employment outcome - it’s a mindset, a way of thinking, a framework for reciprocal success, but it requires mutuality and explicit understanding of the needs, wants and motivations of all parties.
  • Sonia Hendy-Isaac, Programme Director, Centre for Enhancement of Learning & Teaching, Birmingham City University, UK
13:15 – 13:30 Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks
Chairperson: Wijnand Aalderink, Director Career Services and Corporate Relations - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at Groningen University
  3. Registration
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Direction to reach Groningen
  7. Tourism
  8. Useful links
 
1. Venue

University of Groningen
Academic building
Broerstraat 5
9712CPGroningen
The Netherlands

 
2. Contact at Groningen UniversityTop

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Corporate Relations and Internships Manager
University of Groningen
Faculty of Economics & Business
Careers Company
+31 (0)50-363 71 82/9384
http://www.careerscompany.nl

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Secretary
University of Groningen
Faculty of Economics & Business
Careers Company
+31 (0)50 363 5529
http://www.careerscompany.nl

 
3. Registration

Please click here for the online registration form.

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 19th June 2015
    • 600€ (+ Dutch VAT) members of EFMD
    • 750€ (+ Dutch VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
    • 900€ (+ Dutch VAT) non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 16th October 2015
    • 700€ (+ Dutch VAT) members of EFMD
    • 850€ (+ Dutch VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1000€ (+ Dutch VAT) non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 16th October 2015 (payment by credit card ONLY !)
    • 800€ (+ Dutch VAT) members of EFMD
    • 950€ (+ Dutch VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1100€ (+ Dutch VAT) non members of EFMD

Cancellation policy date: 16th October 2015
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI, EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 16th October 2015, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ + VAT will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

 
5. AccommodationTop

The EFMD Conference Secretariat has negotiated preferential rates in the following hotels: Rooms can be booked via the conference registration form.
Please note that you have until 17 October 2015 to make your reservation. After this date, the reservations will be processed upon availability and the discounted fees many not apply.

HOTEL Corps de Garde

Room type (including breakfast, Wifi and tax)

Historic room:
  • Single use 95EUR
  • Double use 109 EUR
Standard Room:
  • Single use 120EUR
  • Double use 137.50 EUR
Comfort Room:
  • Single use 130EUR
  • Double use 147.50 EUR
Deluxe Room:
  • Single use 150EUR
  • Double use 167.50 EUR

Cancellation Policy:
The individual would be liable in case of cancellation, no show or early departure. The individual cancellation deadline will be 72 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations and no shows within 72 hours from arrival will be charged the first night only.

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys:

Room Price:
89.00 EUR, per night, excluding Breakfast (€ 12.50 p.p.) and excluding Tax (€3.50 p.p.p.n.).

 

 
6. Direction to reach GroningenTop

By plane
Arrival in the Netherlands and travelling to Groningen
You will probably be arriving at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. From there, the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. Entrances to the underground train station are located at Schiphol Plaza, just a few minutes’ walk from the baggage-reclaim areas.

By train
The main railway operator in the Netherlands is Nederlandse Spoorwegen, abbreviated to NS. Follow the yellow signs ‘Naar de treinen’ (To the trains).
It is important to buy your train ticket before you enter the train.
For the train schedule, please check this website. There is direct train to Groningen from Schiphol. The journey is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.
We recommend that you take a taxi to your accommodation when you arrive in Groningen. There is a taxi rank outside the Central Station.

By car
Plan your trip by using one of the following links:

 

 
7. TourismTop

Groningen Tourist office
Groningen University website

 
8. Useful linksTop

Amsterdam Airport Schipol
Plan your train journey
Weather in Groningen