Giovani nel Mondo Association will guide you!

As the sun shines, Rome welcomes the International Career Festival Fair 2017. The fair will be in place from the 13th to the 14th of March. Don’t miss out!

This morning hundreds of students both from high-schools and universities lined up in front of the UNINT (University of International Studies of Rome), waiting for the fair’s doors to open. Students are full of vibrant expectations concerning  prompts and opportunities  that the non-profit organization  Giovani nel Mondo has organized.

Let’s take a step back to understand what and who we are talking about. Giovani nel Mondo Association pursues educational and cultural goals at the national and international level. Its primary focus is assisting and accompanying youth and young adults, between eighteen and thirty years old, on their educational path and encouraging their whole growth.

The  two-day-fair  hosts more than 50 stands varying from universities such as the University of Padova to non-profit organisations such as Amnesty International and WWF, united by their mission to inform young people about what opportunities they have on offer. As the representative of Amnesty International Marek Rembowski explained to us, their purpose at the festival was to give young people an insight as to the ambitious work that is at the root of the organisation as well as possible internships.

An ambitious project which finds its core uniqueness in the capacity of combining organizations that operate at an international level as well as locally. Such a varied event is a rare chance that must be awarded for attempting to build a bridge between the education system and the world of work. Often this is the hardest hurdle to overcome as a young person trying to find their way in the world, it is for this essential reason that a fair which enables greater communication and guidance during this time is necessary aid.

The CEO and executive president Daniela Conte, who assisted  the fair, discussed the main goal of the Fair that consists in filling the gap that emerges between theory and practice which is the University-Work  dilemma. 

So start building that bridge! What are you waiting for?

Shanthi Kodituwakku and Eleonora Orso, Team 2

On the 13th and 14th of March the International Careers Fair took place at the UNINT of Rome. It is an opportunity for students of all ages to come across several and diverse chances to apply for students’ exchange programmes, University courses, interniships and volunteering programmes in Italy and abroad. Walking inside the exhibition pavillon is the perfect way to taste the international and intercultural flavour of the Fair.

 

Exploring students’ exchange programmes, the World Education Program offers a wide range of choices. WEP was born in Belgium in 1988 and it owns 5 official offices in Italy nowadays(Milan, Turin, Bologna, Udine and Rome). This organization covers all ages, starting from high school programmes to employment opportunities and internship opportunities in companies. WEP promotes cultural, educational and linguistic adventures in 62 countries, dealing with 20 different languages.

 

Among all those organizations, there is Fulbright that started in Italy in 1948 and became a bi-national program in 1975. “The Fulbright Program” was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries”. Fulbright offers 7 scholarships to all disciplines up to a total of $38.000, 2 scholarships for MBA up to $100.000 in cooperation with Ethenea and one scholarship to law students up to $20.000.

 

Since the global hospitality industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of growth, the Business & Hotel Management School of Lucerne City in Switzerland trains the global leaders of the future. B.H.M.S. allows students to choose between the Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management and the Degree in Global Business Management. The peculiarity of this School is that each year is divided in 6 months of lessons and 6 months of internships paid up to 2.000 euros. B.H.M.S. includes the Culinary Academy that introduces students to the world of food production through basic operation techniques and hands-on core competency training.

 

If you are a student looking for practical experience in global development the World Bank’s Internship may be right for you. It offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working, the Bank Internship seek students specializing in economics, finance, human development, social science and other related field. Internships are at minimum 4 weeks and at maximum 3 months.

 

AIESEC is the biggest organization in the world run only by students. It offers students the chance to be citizens of the world and to acquire the experience and the skills that the job market requires today. AIESEC internship programme abroad is called Global Talent. It provides graduated students with the opportunity to live a real professional experience in the field of Marketing, Teaching and Business. The main destinations are India, Colombia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia, China, Spain and Brazil.

 

In conclusion, for those interested in volunteering as a very valuable and learning experience, there is Lunaria. Lunaria is an Association for Social Promotion. It was founded in 1992 and it is defined as a non governmental body, autonomous from religious and political affiliations and not-profit. The activities of the association are based on research and action research, training and communication on several social issues. Lunaria believes in the importance of informal and non formal education through the promotion of international voluntary service. Lunaria sends over 400 volunteers to short-term initiatives abroad therefore, it definitely represents the international set and background of this event.

 

If you would like to discover the world and, at the same time, do the job of your dreams, go and explore the Fair. Now, it’s your turn to play!

Written by Jessica Cannucciari and Marzia Costanzo

 

“When you post your opinion online -excuse my language- frankly, no one gives a f**k!” Gabriele Zagni, Producer for Piazza Pulita, a talk show on Italian T.V network LA7, on a speech about TV Journalism and How to Manage Social Media. Zagni talked about the three main aspects that correlate TV journalism, and the mainstream use of social media. If it’s one thing that every person in this world looks for in the news, a Facebook post, or a tweet from their favorite celebrity, it’s whether or not they feel entertained afterwards.

 “Feeding your audience” something that every successful journalist has been able to master in order to perpetuate and grow their fan base. The age old adage “everything you post online will stay there forever” has never held more truth than it does today. Any embarrassing facebook photos you’ve posted from 2004, heartfelt breakup tweets, or instagram pictures of you in your favorite Christmas sweater? Every time you apply for a job, or your friends want to evaluate your profile, they are able to see an extensive history of everything you’ve done online leading up to today. Applying to journalism as a credible personality, everything posted online should be thoroughly thought out and strategized to be clear, coherent, cohesive, and sharp. The videos you show, the pictures you take, the guests you interview, and the moments shared, they should all work together to paint the clearest image to your readers so that nothing you say is misunderstood. One of the most detrimental things that can happen to a journalist, is that they are misinterpreted by their fans and an unintended image of themselves is presented in spite of the originally intended message.

Imagine a successful freelance journalist, whom in the peak of her career built up such a substantial fanbase that she was offered a prime time television slot on the BBC as a decorated anchorwoman. With three shows completed and her fans exponentially growing, a tweet surfaced in which she talks in depth about her affiliation with various progressive fascist groups. No matter how much she tried, it was irrefutable that the things she said were true at some point, and that the majority of her fanbase was discontent with continued support of her show. From that moment on, her rating plummeted and although she was regretful and neutral about the whole situation, it further concretes the idea and importance of the character and the credibility of a journalist.

No matter if you’re young and wild, or a CEO of major company, your online legacy will always proceed you. In our growing age of digitalized information, your cyber footprint is one of the most important things you can look after.

By Harley Derrickson and Salma Ibrahim

 

 

 

 

 

“Listen to yourself, find your talent, follow your passion, imagine your future and then build on it”: this is the encouraging message from the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Deputy of Political Director, Francesca Tardioli, who attends the opening ceremony of the “International Career Festival” at the Auditorium della Tecnica - Confindustria in Rome today, 11th March 2017.

Deputy Political Director Tardioli is extremely pleased with young people’s interest in international affairs and careers. She believes that young students are most likely to be the leaders of tomorrow. To be committed is essential if you want to fulfill your aspirations in any international career you want to pursue and the Festival may be a starting point for a future successful career. Every young person should take full advantage of the opportunities offered by universities and institutions in order to help improving personal abilities and knowledge. Erasmus+, MUN programs, internships are some of the chances promoted by universities. She also emphasizes that the capacity to face challenges is the key of professional growth.

The Ministry offers international conferences and CRUI internships, aimed at integrating the university’s educational path with direct and concrete knowledge. The “Concorso diplomatico”, a public contest to access to diplomatic career, is another interesting initiative. Being a public contest, everybody is given the same opportunities. Other possibilities can be found in the official website of the Ministry, such as the Junior Professional Officer Programme, a great opportunity for those interested in UN and humanitarian work.

As she answered to a delegate’s question, she says that not only does administration of foreign countries offer similar opportunities to young people, but Italy also gives access to some initiatives to foreign people.

A second participant asked about the activities of Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs in Afghanistan. In giving her answer, Francesca Tardioli stresses on how Italy plays an important role in Isaf (International Security Assistant Force) and in military and social activities and projects in East Afghanistan. That’s a long-term commitment, which leads Italy to invest on school programs and small enterprises. The aim is to support and accompany the country to a better status.

The reaction to Tardioli’s speech was mixed. Rome UN Denmark Delegate thinks the speech is interesting, but too general. She believes it is too long and doesn’t focus enough on practical information. Rome UN Lebanon Delegate states that, even though the speech is interesting and quite clear, it lacks on information about opportunities for foreign people in Italy. However, he stresses that the speaker speaks with interest and that she is very nice to answer questions from participant. Despite the small critiques, what everybody can say without a doubt is that Tardioli shows great passion for what she does and great interest for participants’ opinion and questions. That is generally appreciated and raises the quality of the speech.

“Do not hesitate, show great determination and invest on your future”: that’s the final advice that Francesca Tardioli gives to the participants of the Festival of International Careers. “Dialogue and negotiation is important in our multicultural environment, which our fathers contributed to create. A person who loves diplomacy is a person who believes in a world of justice, respect and freedom.”

 

By Giulia Minonne, Paola De Francesco, Marianna Agata Strano, Elisa Pezzato

The second edition of International Career Festival started this morning, Saturday 11th March in Rome. The Opening Ceremony was held in Confindustria’s “Hall of Technique”, where various relevant speakers took the floor. The main topic was about international careers and how to undertake them successfully. In particular, the debate evolved around the future of PhD programmes, the importance of languages in a globalised world, and the role of international organisation facing global challenges.

However, the audience attention was caught by two “unconventional” speeches, showing how just collecting academic titles is not the only way to succeed in an international environment.

“We have to create a new kind of wisdom” stated Mr. Erino Colombi, President of Tecnopolo. “If we really want to do something new, we have to be heterodox, impertinent and rebels towards the ones who came before us.” Mr. Colombi was born in South Africa – “I had the privilege to be white where all the others were black” – and he made its way with passion, talent and creativity. He was very pleased to be at the presence of such an international, young audience, and he encouraged everybody to follow their attitudes and purposes.

Mr. Colombi was not the only one that stressed out this point. “It is not true that international organisations are that unreachable”, said Mr. Paolo Petrocelli, President of Youth Committee of UNESCO Italy, “and the achievements in Rome and Naples witness it.” Mr. Petrocelli is an international affairs expert and lectures at leading universities (New York, Paris, Hanoi, Rome); he founded the first Youth UNESCO Committee in the world which, through passion and hard-working, received a special remark from UNESCO’s headquarter. Therefore, he believes that no distance could remain uncovered between international organisations and young applicants, if there is determination, commitment and creativity.

By Francesca Palombo and Federico Sessolo

“Listen to yourself, find your talent, follow your passion, imagine your future and then build on it”: this is the encouraging message from the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Deputy of Political Director, Francesca Tardioli, who attends the opening ceremony of the “International Career Festival” at the Auditorium della Tecnica - Confindustria in Rome today, 11th March 2017.

Deputy Political Director Tardioli is extremely pleased with young people’s interest in international affairs and careers. She believes that young students are most likely to be the leaders of tomorrow. To be committed is essential if you want to fulfill your aspirations in any international career you want to pursue and the Festival may be a starting point for a future successful career. Every young person should take full advantage of the opportunities offered by universities and institutions in order to help improving personal abilities and knowledge. Erasmus+, MUN programs, internships are some of the chances promoted by universities. She also emphasizes that the capacity to face challenges is the key of professional growth.

The Ministry offers international conferences and CRUI internships, aimed at integrating the university’s educational path with direct and concrete knowledge. The “Concorso diplomatico”, a public contest to access to diplomatic career, is another interesting initiative. Being a public contest, everybody is given the same opportunities. Other possibilities can be found in the official website of the Ministry, such as the Junior Professional Officer Programme, a great opportunity for those interested in UN and humanitarian work.

As she answered to a delegate’s question, she says that not only does administration of foreign countries offer similar opportunities to young people, but Italy also gives access to some initiatives to foreign people.

A second participant asked about the activities of Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs in Afghanistan. In giving her answer, Francesca Tardioli stresses on how Italy plays an important role in Isaf (International Security Assistant Force) and in military and social activities and projects in East Afghanistan. That’s a long-term commitment, which leads Italy to invest on school programs and small enterprises. The aim is to support and accompany the country to a better status.

The reaction to Tardioli’s speech was mixed. Rome UN Denmark Delegate thinks the speech is interesting, but too general. She believes it is too long and doesn’t focus enough on practical information. Rome UN Lebanon Delegate states that, even though the speech is interesting and quite clear, it lacks on information about opportunities for foreign people in Italy. However, he stresses that the speaker speaks with interest and that she is very nice to answer questions from participant. Despite the small critiques, what everybody can say without a doubt is that Tardioli shows great passion for what she does and great interest for participants’ opinion and questions. That is generally appreciated and raises the quality of the speech.

“Do not hesitate, show great determination and invest on your future”: that’s the final advice that Francesca Tardioli gives to the participants of the Festival of International Careers. “Dialogue and negotiation is important in our multicultural environment, which our fathers contributed to create. A person who loves diplomacy is a person who believes in a world of justice, respect and freedom.”

 

Giulia Minonne, Paola De Francesco, Marianna Agata Strano, Elisa Pezzato


“Be the change you wish to see in the world” might sum up the Opening Ceremony of the second edition of International Careers Festival that took place in Rome, 11th March 2017.

All the guests of the Ceremony shared the same view: youth represents the leaders of the future. They are called to improve their skills, believe in themselves, find their dream work and <<practice, practice, practice>>. Among the speakers, Eva Ratti told her story to prove that it is difficult and yet possible. She graduated in Astrophysics and made her wish come true by taking a Doctorate at the Dutch institute for Space Research SRON. Now she is the founder of “Find your Doctor” project - a non-profit startup by Consortium for Technology Transfer C2T- to inspire young people to follow her steps. The aim of “Find your Doctor” are: change the paradigm of how scientific expertise is accessed; provide career perspective for PhDs; inject innovation power into society. The Doctor Programme is the highest academic title which has French Medieval origin and was introduced in Italy in 1980. Every discipline can be subject for the PhDs. Ratti highlighted many times that it is not a Master but a training for work. Moreover, another point of strength is its internationality. Taking a PhD abroad allows you to develop specific skills such as education, orientation, information, job matching and consultancy with an open innovation approach. She went on saying that Doctorate programmes are devoted to build a connection between science and society. At the end of this academic path you will have the satisfaction of realizing a study about a subject never explored before. As Ratti said, the PhD represents a possibility in many fields and

It is not only linked to the scientific research. It is possible to carry the PhD in a literary issues and it proves the completeness of this opportunity. The story of Dr. Ratti teaches us that nothing is precluded. Believing in dreams and let them happen is up to us, young students. Let’s play our turn!

                                                                                                                                                     Vincenzo Francesco Romeo

By Cecilia Filaseta and Giorgia Battiato

 

The international careers festival has started! And what is better than starting with the Italian National Anthem? The Italian “Banda nazionale garibaldina” delights us with some traditional songs. After this beautiful beginning the Ceremony is directed by Luca Marco Giraldin von Lanhstein, the director of the business game.

 

Fabio Bisogni (Delegate for international relations of UNINT university) talks about the importance that UNINT pays to languages: “by choosing a language you are actually choosing a door”; a door that leads you to a different culture with its own traditions.
In addition, Fabio also emphasizes that the reason of this festival is to give students answers, to shape their professional journey and to create bridges between cultures and people.

After Marco’s speech is the turn of Mr Colombo from Tecnopolo that gives the participants his own experience. Tecnopolo said that “we have to create our own future”. Colombo uses a quote from Keynes to inspire the participants to challenge the past and make a concrete change.

Afterwards, Daniela Conte (Executive Director of the festival) explains the reason behind the creation of the Rome International Careers Festival. It was born to help students to understand that an international career is not only a dream but is actually possible. Daniela lists some skills that are strongly recommended but the key word is: Practice! “You must challenge yourself and take your time to think about what you truly want.” She said. Daniela believes that the real reason for being here is to discover ourselves and to answer our questions.

The is time for programs directors to introduce their activities.
Luca Marco Giraldin von Lanhstein as the Director of the Business Game focuses his attention on the crisis which brought about a need for a new approach driven by people instead of profit.
Ebenezer Essilfie Nyame (Director of the Rome Model United Nation) says how “everyone is important and one of a kind and that everyone bring something to the table”; thereby, encouraging us to celebrate diversity and different opinions. Ebenezer is so passionate about the topic that tells the participant a story to better explain it.
Last but not least, for the Press Game, Eleonora Mantovani. She reminds us of the importance of journalism as the only keeper of the truth.

To sum up, each speaker really believes in the power of the younger generation. They believe the young have many beautiful ideas that needs to be realized and they see in the Rome Internationals Careers Festival the chance to give students the right instruments to do it.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Today during the opening ceremony of the International Career Festival Monika Altmaier, the HR Director  of FAO, gave some guidelines to the participants  in howto begin an international career, with a special focus on the opportunity that FAO can give as an international organization. FAO is an organization which concerns about eradicating hunger and poverty through the development of programs based on the respect of natural resources.

FAO’s main aims are to help people facing problems related to the lack of food and malnutrition as well as reduce rural poverty through changing the ways agriculture, forestry and fisheries  being conducted. According to forecast, by 2050 population is expected to increase  by 2 billion units. This data can make people wonder if food will be enough for all. Thorough a program called “Food For All”, Monika and FAO believe this goal is achievable. This is an international goal which requires an international enrolment.   Then What kind of skills are requested to start an international career in an organization like FAO?

As  the director of this organization, Monika focused her attention on explaining particular skills needed to work in this field. The first one is to embrace diversity and be open-minded to different cultures and points of views, then it is very important to believe in long-term success and be able to balance the differences in a multicultural context.

This field offers a variety of opportunities which allows you to gain the job experience, learns new skills as well as gives you the chance to represent your country and work in a global community.

At the end of the speech, she describes two different categories an international career can be divided in to: professional and general services. She also made a list of the professional post requirements, which include academic qualification, work experience and a good knowledge of at least two of the UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian). The participants had the chance to acquaint themselves with the opportunities for students and recent graduates that FAO offers, such as junior professional programs, associate professional officer program, FAO internship program and other volunteering opportunities.

 

By Battiato Giorgia, Burri Arianna, Eleonori Sara, Filaseta Cecilia.

 

According to the Director of the online magazine OFCS.Report, Francesca Musacchio, nowadays Journalism is facing a great challenge following the changes due to new media of communication appeared during the last years.
 
Their project, she explained, is a challenge and gives a new and fresh point of view in the field of journalism. In fact, the main goal of this magazine is to experiment new editorial lines and policies allowing young journalists to be the protagonists of their own reportage. This is a new kind of communication that combines several formats and fuses together the reality in their videos with new media, such as Internet and Social Networks. They could be defined as an hybrid, since, as the Director claimed, they write on printed paper but they are not just a newspaper, they use videos but they not consider themselves as a Television programme or a Radio programme. They are all this, and much more.
 
The main slogan of OFCS.Report, “La percezione della sicurezza” (“The Perception of Security”), perfectly reflects their main topic, which is talking about everything and everyone they think is worth focus on. This online magazine is divided in four macro-areas, that discuss International Relations, Economics, Artistic Heritage and Wellness. According to their statistics, 60% of OFCS.Report users read the International Relations section, and they are aged among roughly 20 years and 40 years.
 
The greatest perks of this newest project is that, unlike Television Journalism, there are not space and time limits thanks to the web. In fact, they can examine in depth any topic they are interested in and when they want to. For instance, their aim may be to film or write an investigative report on various topics, as the US Presidential Elections held in 2016. Although their goal is to create a new point of view for journalism, they can not avoid the most important rules of this field, such as not spreading fake news (a real and complicated problem for journalism in our era).
 
Director Musacchio concluded her intervention asking one intriguing question, “have you heard the music and songs playing outside? Did you ask yourselves what are these songs for? Who would like to find out and film a report about it?”. Questions, she explained, led by her own curiosity about the intriguing music. Curiosity must be the main input in journalistic field, since journalists must look for news and the truth everyday and, most importantly, verify it.
 
Martina Fedeli

 

 

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