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  • Wednesday October 9

  • 4:00 – 5:00PM  Arrival and registration

    Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), KU Leuven, Naamsestraat 69.

    5:00 – 5:30PM  Welcome 

    5:30 – 7:30PM  Seminar

    The Four Worlds of Future Work
    Exploring the four worlds of work paper by PwC. Participants will actively discuss the future of work and leave their own future statement.

    Pre Work: Visit the PwC site and take a quiz to discover what world would suit you the best. 

    8:00 – 10:00PM Dinner and networking

  • Thursday October 10

  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM  Presentations and breakout discussions:

    Venue: Vlerick Campus Leuven, Vlamingenstraat 83.

    The Role of Technology in the Future Worlds of Work (Handshake)
    How machine learning and artificial intelligence can help to bridge the gap between university and employer. Presentation and discussion.

    Employer Perspective
    How can employers and universities cooperate? How can they relate to possible changes in the world of work?

    Representatives of the corporate world will share their insights and ideas about innovating the cooperation with universities.

    • Vivian Roks, Innovation Manager at Randstad, (academic perspective)
    • Daniel Eckert, Global Head of Data Collection at Universum – ‘Start-ups disrupting big corporations ‘Employers’ assumptions about students’ preferences’ (employer perspective)
    • Bob Athwal, Senior Talent Manager at Skyscanner, (recruiter perspective)

    University Careers Service Provocations
    How can Career Services help to prepare successful students for the Future of Work? Presentations followed by discussion.

    • Griet Blieck, Head of Corporate Relations Office, Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven – ‘How to develop a taxonomy of employability and professional skills that help students to reflect on their professional aspirations’

    • Marc Lintern, Director of Student Experience at Newcastle University – ‘Using institutional strategy, data & technology to embed our Careers Services into University life’

    • Kate Daubney, Head of King’s Careers & Employability at King’s College London – ‘Embedding without Invasion: how to make Employability meaningful for All’

    • Wijnand Aalderink, Director Career Services and Corporate Relations, Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Groningen -‘Learning Communities as Innovation Spaces for Employability and Curriculum Development’

    Networking and Close


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