Programme


The Summit is a daytime and evening event with a full programme arranged from the evening of Monday 13th March through to and including the evening of Thursday 16th March. To make the most of your time with us we ask that by committing to attend the Summit you commit to our community and avoid making any other plans during the Summit.

We are busy finalising the programme for London 2023, and is subject to change. Please check this page for exciting programme updates.

Please note that all sessions will be delivered in English.


  • Monday March 13

  • 14:00 – 16:30  Optional: The Careers Group will be showcasing some of their practices in repeating 40 minute sessions, enabling delegates to attend up to 3 that interest them during that time. Topics include:

    • Being inclusive by design: implications for careers and employability in curriculum – Aranee Manoharan (King’s College London)
    • Transdisciplinary learning to develop employability – Victoria Wade/Laura Brammar (University of London Careers Service)
    • Showcasing activities from our University of London postgraduate module Strategic Approaches to Careers and Employability in Higher Education – David Winter (TCG Head of Research and Organisational Development)

    16:45 – 17:05 Optional: ~20 minute tour of the Summit venue, the iconic Senate House. This tour will also be available at the end of day, Tuesday, March 14.

    18:00 – 21:00  Pre-conference dinner and official welcome


  • Tuesday March 14

  • 09:00 – 09:15   Arrival and registration

    09:15 – 12:30   Morning session:

    • Career Services Across the Globe

    This session is designed to build an understanding and appreciation of careers service structures around the globe and the innovations that are currently underway within them.

    12:30 – 13:30  Lunch 

    13:30 – 16:30 Afternoon session:

    • Creating Developmentally Appropriate Early Career Programming for the Adolescent Brain 

    Adolescence is said to last well into one’s twenties, and that means in our work – with undergraduates, new alumni, and graduate students — we often work with students whose brains are still under construction. How can we use brain science to design services that meet students where they are in their development?

    This session is inspired by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s “The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain” TED Talk and will feature global students who will share what has influenced and informed their career decisions. Delegates will discuss how adolescent brain development impacts student decision making and how to create effective approaches to early career education/programming.

  • 18:00 – 21:00   Dinner and evening entertainment


  • Wednesday March 15

  • 09:00 – 09:15  Arrival and registration

    09:15 – 12:00  Morning session:

    • Cultivating Curiosity to Navigate the Unimaginable Future of Work

    The emergence of Big Data and AI. The need for sustainability. Growing demand for social justice. Political and economic volatility. A global pandemic. These domains have and continue to disrupt our routines, campus life, and workforce roles. What are the next big shifts and how will they affect the world of work? That is a trick question: no one truly knows! The only certainty is that change is inevitable. It is against this backdrop of uncertainty that this session emphasizes approaches to navigating the unimaginable future while also touching on topics of emerging career competencies for students and career services leaders.

    12:00 – 13:00  Lunch

    13:00 – 17:00 Afternoon session:

    • Integrating career development and employability across campus

    As career services around the globe increasingly look to ecosystem models to increase both the scale and depth of student preparation, great examples of career services integration on campuses are both emerging and becoming more established. This session will highlight specific examples in order to explore ways that career services can integrate more broadly and deeply with the academic curriculum, use technology and data systems to facilitate integration, and consider additional factors such as physical space that can enhance integration.

    18:00 – 21:00   Dinner and evening entertainment


  • Thursday March 16

  • 09:00 – 17:00  All day:

    • Employer Insight Day – supported by ISE

    The Employer Insight Day at the Global Career Services Summit is an opportunity for leaders of career services offices and leaders in early talent recruiting to discuss some of the more challenging issues facing universities and employers as they recruit university students. The day will include a keynote followed by panel presentations and roundtable discussions on best practices in DEI-B, technology utilization, campus partnerships, and labour markets developments from North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, Europe, etc. A hallmark of all of the Global Career Services Summit events is ample time for small group discussion with global peers in an effort to create relationships to solve our biggest challenges.

    18:00 – 20:00   Evening Reception


  • Friday March 17

  • 10:00 – 11:00  Optional: Opportunities to tour the career services at University College London, SOAS and King’s College London.

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