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Career Day Finance – an interface between students and companies

At the end of November, the University of Liechtenstein held another “Career Day Finance”. It provided students and employers from Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland with the opportunity to get to know each other and to make new contacts.

The aim of the event, which took place in the run-up to the Banking Day awards on the same day, was to strengthen collaboration between the university and companies from various areas of financial services. The Career Day offered students the chance to meet attractive potential employers and allowed companies to present themselves to potential employees. Students from business economics degree programmes and ten companies took part in the Career Day: Accenture, BTV, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, KPMG, LGT, Liechtensteinische Landesbank, Lopag Trust reg., Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

New perspectives

Following the welcome address by Rector Jürgen Brücker and Professor Dr Marco Menichetti, Chair in Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management, Michael Weiser, Project Manager, LOPAG Trust reg. and alumnus of the University of Liechtenstein, prepared the participants for the day with a kick-off speech and gave the students valuable tips on job applications and starting a career.

In the individually designed workshops that followed, the companies familiarised the students with their corporate practices, the latest case studies and the way their companies work. At the same time, the company representatives were able to get to know the working methods of the students and work together with them on fascinating issues. “This year, the Career Day Finance was once again a valuable platform that allowed us to exchange ideas with students from the University of Liechtenstein. As part of our workshop “a customer journey”, we were also able to provide the participants with a practical insight into our working environment” emphasized Kristina Nitzlnader, responsible for Group Learning & Development at the Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG.

 

Benefits for both sides

While enjoying the Career Day drinks and snacks, the students were able to meet the individual representatives of the companies personally and to obtain information while at the same time broadening their personal networks. “The Career Day Finance provides us with valuable personal contact with the students of the University of Liechtenstein and a great opportunity to get to know each other” said Jasmin Schindler, Human Capital Marketing Specialist at PwC in Zürich. The Career Day was seen as a resounding success by the students and companies alike. As well as the professional exchange during the workshops, both sides particularly welcomed the opportunity for personal discussions and networking. “It was fascinating to see what topics the companies are currently working on and what opportunities there are for graduates” said a student at the Career Day. The event’s organisers, Dr Lars Kaiser from the Chair of Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management, and Verena Burtscher, head of the career service at the University of Liechtenstein, were equally pleased with the successful third Career Day Finance: “We are delighted to be able to offer an interface between students and companies and thus provide added value for companies in Liechtenstein and the region.”