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Jobs for “Generation Y”

The HSG Talents Conference will be taking place from 25 February to 21 March 2014. A public panel discussion will look into the question of the imprint that the next generation will leave on the world of work: “Generation Y – vitamin or valium for the economy?”<br/>
Source: HSG Newsroom


12 February 2014. The HSG Talents Conference is organised by HSG students and by the Career Services Center of the University of St.Gallen. It attracts representatives from more than 100 regional, national and international firms to St.Gallen. Students can talk to corporate representatives, sound out professional perspectives and have application documents scrutinised.

Debate about the future world of work
The HSG Talents Conference will be launched on 25 February 2014 with a public panel discussion on “Generation Y – vitamin or valium for the economy?” This debate will be about what the future world of work will look like. Will Generation Y invigorate or paralyse the economy with its demand for self-realisation and work/life balance? How will companies react to the new generation’s demanding attitude, and what style of leadership will be adequate? And how will companies compose their workforces in an optimal manner?

The panel discussion will start in the Audimax, Room 09-010, at the University of St.Gallen, on Tuesday, 25 February 2014, at 6.15 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Dirk Schütz, editor of Bilanz.

The panel will be made up of:

• Heike Bruch, Director of the HSG Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management

• Carolina Müller-Möhl, investor, philanthropist, President of the Müller-Möhl Group

• Romeo Lacher, Head of Private Banking Western Europe, Credit Suisse

• Georges Kern, CEO, IWC Schaffhausen

• Julia Belfrage, HSG student representing Generation Y

Job fair day on the Olma premises

The key part of the HSG Talents Conference, the job fair, will take place in Olma Hall 9.1 on Wednesday, 5 March 2014, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. More than 90 companies from various industries will be represented at the job fair day, among them IWC Schaffhausen, Credit Suisse AG, BMW (Schweiz) AG, Coop Genossenschaft, KPMG AG, Coca-Cola HBC Schweiz, the Nestlé Group, the Federal Administration, Raiffeisen and Bühler AG.

Workshops and career advice

From 26 February to 21 March 2014, firms will conduct a number of workshops, presentations and interviews on the HSG campus. International groups, but also regional enterprises, will introduce themselves to students. In the workshops, students will also have an opportunity to train and demonstrate their knowledge and skills. The interviews aim to find suitable candidates for vacancies in the various companies.

Between the start of the semester on Monday, 17 February 2014, and the beginning of the HSG Talents Conference on Tuesday, 25 February 2014, the Career Services Center (CSC-HSG) will provide interested students with targeted preparation for their first career step. This includes the configuration of application documents, interview training sessions and preparation for a visit to the job fair.