The IMT School’s Placement services are aimed towards quickly finding employment in academia, institutions, firms and entrepreneurial sectors that valorize the PhD degrees earned by the School’s students.
There are multiple tools that are used by the School to support job placement activities in a variety of contexts.
Individual orientation activies have the objective of supporting IMT School students and alumni with respect to:
- identifying and guiding personal job placement strategies for academia and/or the labor pool
- managing research and work activities competently and autonomously
- gaining concrete knowledge of the local, national and international job markets
The principle tool for individual orientation are counseling sessions.
Those interested initial interviews aimed at identifying expectations and availabilities for employment, work and education related experiences for professional career development, competences, propensities and inclinations towards finding an employment opportunity may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Second-level individual orientation interviews (carried out with an occupational psychologist) were carried out within the framework of the E-Cubed project.
The School has been a partner of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna for the JobFair for Schools of Excellence in Italy since 2014. The fair provides companies with the opportunity to present themselves and for these companies to set up one-to-one meetings with students from the participating Schools. The last JobFair was held in Pisa on October 23-24, 2019. The 2020 edition of the JobFair is under development.
The IMT School has participated, since the 2017/18 Academic Year, in national Placement initiatives with the “Borsa del Placement” (meetings between companies and university representatives) and forDoc, the first national event – organized by Emblema – that is specific for PhD students and graduates, for job interview meetings with employers specifically interested in candidates with doctoral degrees.
The 2019 forDoc meeting was held at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona from October 1-3 2019 and it was preceded by preparatory webinars open to all participants.
Companies interested in:
- advertising a job opportunity
- getting into contact with IMT School students or alumni
- presenting their company
may contact email@example.com
Seminars held by speakers from the industrial sector
The Student and Alumni Association carries out an important role with respect to the career mentoring activities, in synergy with the Placement services of the School. On June 7th and 8th 2019, the School held its first Annual Meeting of the Association, providing a space for idea exchange, networking and mentoring through the collaboration with the members of the Association. During these two days, students and alumni had the opportunity to meet other members of the IMT School community, present their research projects and professional experiences and explore new collaboration opportunities, cementing the objective of developing a network that actively supports placement services, reinforcing synergies and shared values.
At the end of 2019, the IMT School and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa jointly obtained funding from the Tuscany Region for a 12-month project of careers guidance and support, as part of the Regional Operational Program (POR) of the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, called The Challenge of the Third Mission - technology transfer, placement and social impact aka E-Cubed Two.
The project, which intends to continue and expand the activities carried out in 2018 with the project (always in the POR-ESF area) E-Cubed: Explore, Engage, Empower also aims to develop a shared placement policy, specially designed for the specificities of the two Schools and to design a plan of interventions structured and included in the broader framework of actions of the Third Mission.
This project, therefore, offers the opportunity to participate in a structured and modular guidance program designed to meet the different needs of the students from the two Schools, coming from different educational paths and disciplinary fields, but sharing a strong aptitude for specialization and an inclination towards excellence, also in terms of expectations and needs with respect to the services directed to them. The realization of the project is fundamental for the implementation of strategic objectives for the standardization of relations with the network of alumni, external partners, institutions and other stakeholders.
The challenge also consists in the development through an "on-the-job training" of new skills within the Placement Services, aimed at creating a professional know-how to support the strategic objectives of the Schools, acting as a connection between students’ needs, training courses design and networking with the job market.
Interested companies may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students interested in receiving job opportunities may also contact email@example.com.
- Erasmus+ for Traineeships
- Internship opportunities: internship opportunities to students and alumni are usually advertised via email. Companies interested in advertising their internship opportunities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org, +39 05834326562. Students interested in internships may contact email@example.com.
With the aim of sharing the objectives and inspiring active participation, in addition to monitoring Placement services, a survey was carried out at the end of July 2019 with IMT School students, alumni and faculty. The results of this survey offer interested insights with respect to future development.
The School carries out periodic monitoring of the employment statuses of its alumni through the internet and social media searchers and direct contact with the alumni. At the end of July 2019, the IMT School could count 312 alumni. Of these, 45% work for universities or research institutes, 26% work in the private sector and 19% work for other types of institutions. Approximately 42% of IMT School graduates currently work abroad.
Among the universities and research institutes in which IMT School alumni work, there is DTU (Denmark); KU Leuven (Belgium); Lund University (Sweden); UCL University College London (UK); Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (Italy); Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Italy); IMSaT University of Dundee (UK); Belgian nuclear research centre (Belgium); University of Alberta (Canada), University of Hamburg (Germany), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Fraunhofer IAO.
Among the private sector companies, there is McKinsey & co.; Amazon Development Center; FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Edison Trading (Italy); Fluidmesh Networks; British Telecom (UK); UBS (Switzerland); Lam Research (Austria); Banque Centrale Populaire (Morocco); Google Inc. (Switzerland), Bonfiglioli, RGI Group, Airbnb (USA), Microsoft Cambridge (UK).
Among the institutions, there is the Italian Parliament; the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic; the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Bank of Italy; North-West ESATV; the Italian Navy, the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.