03-11-2017

Students take the lead

Students take the lead

Julia Gimatova, Floriana Canadè

March 11, 2017 – The Rome International Careers Festival opened its doors to hundreds of young talents from all parts of the world. The ceremony took place in Auditorium della Tecnica – Confindustria, Rome.

The sun was shining; everyone could feel the warm breath of spring. What a great time to start something new, explore new opportunities and meet new people with different visions. Students has come to Rome exactly to this end. The Rome International Careers Festival offered young people a possibility to take part in festival and explore new talents. Started with compositions of orchestra La Banda Garibaldina di Poggio Mirteto, the opening ceremony of the festival hosted prestigious guests who shared with participants their experience, emotions and passion. Truly, they became an inspiration for students.

Dr. Daniela Conte, the executive director of the Rome International Careers Festival, greeted all the participants and focused on the important issue of discovering personalities and true dreams. According to Conte, every student had to "challenge himself". "Take your time, you are young," she said, "Who are you? What makes you happy?". The festival was created in hope that every participant will find the answers to these crucial questions.

Francesca Tardioli, Italian Minister Plenipotentiary, emphasized the idea that every student had to start getting experience and new skills as soon as possible, starting from the choice which university to enter and what field to study. She explained that the festival was a place where every student could make a new step of professional growth. The Minister focused on the career in diplomacy and described the opportunities that Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered to young professionals.

Rino Colombo, the president of Tecnopolo, the company that enhances on industrial innovations, was glad to see a lot of young people, 'of different countries, with different visions'. He hoped that everyone would get "a luggage of experience".

If you were in the hall where the opening ceremony took place, you would be pleasantly surprised by interest and excitement of future diplomats, business professionals, journalists and translators. "It is the first time when I took part in such a huge international event," Fatima Chaker, Italian student, said, "I feel that this festival will help me to make the first step in my future career".

The Festival will take place during 4 days during which every participant would be able to take part in workshops, meet companies’ representatives and even get an internship or job offer.

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