The future of careers: connecting business, personal and global goals

On January 11th - 13th 2017, ESCP Europe Berlin will host the Global Career Week, a symposium with about 150 international Master in Management students and 50 professionals from business and civil society. The symposium creates a space for the students to discover their strengths and motivation, to reflect personal, entrepreneurial as well as societal goals and to work on concrete next steps to successful life planning.

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Each of the three days students will work together with different experts on specific topics.

Day 1 is about orientation. Together with ESCP Europe's Corporate Relations & Careers department, students are going to develop their personal career planning model. The day will be closed by a panel discussion with extraordinary personalities, who will share their motivations, experience and learnings to create a life with impact.

The reflection of personal and societal goals is the focus of day 2. We are happy to welcome several outstanding representatives from business and civil society. In 17 workshops students will learn about the United Nations Global Goals (SDGs), come up with ideas how to reach them by 2030 and reflect their personal impact. In a public "world café" the groups will share their learnings with guests and experts. How business can learn and profit from the SDGs will be discussed in the closing panel.

"Take Action!" is the motto for day 3! In a keynote by Oliver Viel, students will understand how employers think and act while on the hunt for talent. In several application trainings with coaches from consulting and industry students will think about career strategy, improve their application documents and learn how to impress in interviews.

Check out our event gallery on Flickr!

Global Career Week 2017 | ESCP Europe Berlin Campus

Agenda

January 11th: Day 1 - Orientation

9:00-9:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee Ballroom
10:00 Introduction to the global career week (Jan & Michaela about the three days)
- Welcome by Ulrich Pape, Academic Dean Master in Management
- Introduction by Jan Ehlers, Head of Corporate Relations & Business Development
- “Taking charge of your career” by Max Lehmann, Head of HR Sixt Leasing
- Q&A
Lecture Hall 1
11:00 Workshop part I: Business Model You – unfold your potential
- The ingredients of successful career planning by Michaela Wieandt
- Business Model YOU as means for career strategizing: For successfully planning your career, you should be aware of your goals, your motivation, your key skills and your passions.
Lecture Hall 1
13:00 Lunch House B ground floor
14:00 Workshop part II: Working on your business model & personal pitch (several exercises in small groups)
- Assignment I: Key resources – who you are and what you do have
- Assignment II: Key activities – skills and abilities
- Assignment III: value provision – motivation and purpose
- Results / Key learnings: Students’ resources, skills, and value provided.
Lecture Hall 2, 3, 4
16:30 Coffee Break behind Lecture Hall 1
17:00 Workshop part III: Pitching yourself – how to sell your skills
- Intro: Secrets of self presentation in networking talks
- Group Work
- Results / Key learnings: Students learn and rehearse to present themselves.
Lecture Hall 1
18:00 Biographies with impact: Stephanie Bschorr, Jörg Rheinboldt, Till Behnke, Gaelle Waltinger, Stephan Breidenbach, moderation by Marion Festing
- Welcome by Marion Festing
- 3 min CV-Pitch, 2-3x Question from Audience x 5 Biographies
- Open Q&A
Lecture Hall 1
19:00 Get-together Ballroom

Key learnings: you will learn about your personal motivation and your strengths for developping your perfect career plan, for orientating in the jungle of opportunities and for standing out in the application process.

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January 12th: Day 2 - Reflection

8:30 Registration Ballroom
9:00 Key Note by Dr. Imme Scholz, VP of German Development Institute Lecture Hall 1
9:30 Key Note by Alexander Holst, MD and Partner Accenture Strategy Germany Lecture Hall 1
10:00 Key Note by Florian Landorff, Head of HR Welthungerhilfe Lecture Hall 1
10:30 Introduction of the facilitators Lecture Hall 1
11:00 Finding your groups & Coffee Break behind Lecture Hall 1
11:30 Workshop part I: Catch the Goal diverse (check your schedule email)
13:00 Networking Lunch House B ground floor
14:00 Workshop part II: Connecting global, personal and business goals diverse (check your schedule email)
16:30 Set up World Café & Exhibition (students) & Networking Coffee (facilitators) House C ground floor/Ballroom
17:00 World Café - share your work!
- All facilitators, panelists and keynote speakers are invited to check the results
House C ground floor/Ballroom
18:15 Presentation of your self-made videos Lecture Hall 1
18:30 Panel: Dr. Ioannis Hatzopoulos (P&G Global Communications Leader for Baby Care Sustainability), Axel Bachmann (Coca Cola, General Manager Sustainability), moderated by Dr. Florian Wecker (Executive Board Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis)
- ESCP Europe Student results of the Workshops (20min)
- The SDGs at Coca Cola & P&G
- The relevance of SDGs for Business & Career
Lecture Hall 1
20:00 Facilitators' Lounge Bar

Key learnings: discover business challenges in a fast changing and demanding world and learn about their implications for your career by exchanging with experts from business and civil society.

Workshop facilitators: 

January 13th: Day 3 - Take Action

8:30 Registration Ballroom
9:00 Key Note – Oliver Viel: Uncovering recruiters' secrets Lecture Hall 1
9:45 "Top 10 mistakes of students when applying" with Michaela Wieandt Lecture Hall 1
10:30 Coffee Break behind Lecture Hall 1
11:00 Application workshops with companies & career experts part I:
- Workshop “Case Study Interviews”, AT Kearney
- Workshop „How to prepare for a job interview”, BearingPoint
- Workshop "How to rock an Assessment Center" with Anna Röser (L’Oréal)
- Workshop "Mastering your job interview", Janina Freigang
- Workshop “Startup first or consulting first after studies?”, Deloitte
- Workshop “How to prepare your application”, Lesara
- Workshop "Application training" with Can Koseoglu, P&G
diverse (check your schedule email)
13:00 Lunch House B ground floor
14:00 Application Workshops part II:
- Workshop “Case Study Interviews”, AT Kearney
- Workshop "How to rock an Assessment Center" with Anna Röser, L’Oréal
- Workshop “Startup first or consulting first after studies?”, Deloitte
- Workshop “How to prepare your application”, Lesara
- Workshop "Gain insights into the working methods of the world's leading strategy consultancy and learn to approach interviews with competence and self-confidence - through an exclusive interview training", Boston Consulting Group
- Workshop "Application training" with Can Koseoglu, P&G
diverse (check your schedule email)
17:00 The Final: Wrap-up, Feedback & Get-together Lecture Hall 1/Ballroom

 

Key learnings: translate your previously gained learnings and insights into an outstanding application performance.

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the video about the SDGs (opens new window).