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Career Centers in focus when business schools from 22 countries meet in Gothenburg


Starting today, the School of Business, Economics and Law is hosting the EFMD Career Services Conference. This annual conference is aimed at employees at business schools around the World, who work with the strategic and operational development of the schools’ career centers.

This year's theme is "Co-Create and Innovate" and discusses issues such as employers' challenges of engaging, attracting and employing young professionals, and how career centers can develop their business to be relevant to employers, students, and the schools’ programs and courses.

"Getting to meet and interact with people from all over the world who work with the same questions is incredibly rewarding. Many times we are struggling with the same kind of challenges, and to be inspired by how others developed their business and what they offer their stakeholders is amazing”, says Hannah Larsson, Certified Coach at the School of Business, Economics and Law and chair of the conference.

The conference is organized by EFMD, an international organization for business schools and companies aimed at being a forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. EFMD also runs the EQUIS accreditation - the internationally recognized system for quality assurance of higher education in business and leadership. The School of Business, Economics and Law has been accredited since 2004.

The EFMD annual Career Services Conference alternates between different countries and it is the first time it is held in Sweden. 86 delegates from 22 countries will participate, most from European countries, but also Singapore, South Africa, Lebanon and Canada are represented.

"It is very nice to host the conference and to showcase the School of Business, Economics and Law in an international context. I’m also very glad that several of our researchers also are involved in the program”, says Hannah Larsson.

Career Service at the School of Business, Economics and Law

The Career Service of the School is working to strengthen students' personal and professional development. This is done through modules integrated in the educational programmes and open activities with event and career discussions. Career Service also serves as a strategic support for the School’s partner companies and, in part, other employers in their efforts to attract and recruit the right staff.