If this is your first visit to the Career Center website, or if you simply have a lot of questions about how the Career Center can support you, then you are in the right place: Below you will find a series of Q&A that we hope can provide you with the answers you were looking for.
The Career Center is a service offered by the UNISG to support students and graduates in managing their professional careers.
The Career Center provides a variety of services, including career and internship counseling, professional guidance, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, information on job opportunities, and organization of networking events such as the Career Fair.
The services of the Career Center are open to all UNISG students and graduates, regardless of the stage of their studies.
The Career Center supports students and alumni in designing a rewarding and reality-based career path. For this purpose, we created the “Cultivating your Career” program, which unfolds in different phases and includes classroom lessons, group work, individual meetings, and self-use tools. Although optional, participation in this program is highly recommended for those who are wondering what they want to become after their studies. For an optimal experience of the program, students are advised to attend the seminars in the classroom, perform the suggested exercises individually during the seminars, and subsequently contact the Career Center to analyze the results obtained and plan the next steps.
To access the services and content of the UNISG Career Center website, you must be a student or graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and have your own personal account. To create a profile, CLICK HERE.
Furthermore, outside the Career Center, there is a QR code that will allow you to directly book an initial interview using your smartphone.
There’s no specific limit on the number of appointments a student can book. However, we reserve the right to provide the service based on the minimum steps the student has taken towards improving their CV and advancing in their career. In other words, we will carefully evaluate the level of commitment and progress the student has demonstrated in improving their curriculum and advancing in their career before providing further appointments. This policy allows us to ensure an effective and efficient service, encouraging students to actively engage in their career development.
Before the meeting, you can share your curriculum vitae and inform us about the topics you would like to discuss during our meeting via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the Calendly form. We need your help to be ready for the meeting.
Yes, the Career Center offers numerous job opportunities through its online platform, the jobs & internships board, accessible through the career.unisg.it website. The jobs & internships board is a tool that allows students, former students, and members of the UNISG community to access a wide range of job offers, internships, and apprenticeships in the gastronomic and related fields..
If you have found an internship on your own, we ask you to put us in touch with the hosting company so that we can send the necessary documents for activation. Once completed and signed, the documents should be sent in PDF format to email@example.com, adding the course Convenor in CC. Once the training project is approved by the Convenor, we will quickly proceed with the signature by the University Director and send you a copy.
If you feel lost, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help you in your search and provide you with information on the most interesting opportunities for you. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to support and accompany you on your journey. We work with both companies and alumni to find a path that best suits your profile. Since we deal with a wide range of different students, we do not have a standard list of companies to share.
The number of internship hours required to obtain university credits (CFUs) depends on the specific regulations of your degree program or study program. The advice is to participate in the technical meetings of the Career Center (the dates are published on the academic calendar), consult the regulations of your course, or contact the program coordinator for precise information.
Potentially, any company or organization working in the food industry can be a place to do an internship. Remember that the choice of internship location depends on your interests and some factors that need to be considered (seasonality, spoken language, work visas, etc.), so do thorough research and look for opportunities that fit your needs and goals.
The best time to do an internship is at the end of the didactic activities. We strongly advise against organizing an internship during the academic period, considering that the academic calendar is generally very busy and requires mandatory attendance. Participation in an internship could seriously compromise the commitment required to correctly follow courses and complete academic activities. However, in exceptional cases, where a student still wishes to organize an internship during the academic year, it will be necessary to obtain approval from the course convenor. This faculty member will be responsible for evaluating the feasibility of the experience in relation to the student’s workload and academic obligations.
In Italy, it is not mandatory to provide reimbursement for curricular internships. However, the curricular internship can be paid or unpaid, depending on the policies of the company or institution. In some cases, the company may offer a small allowance or reimbursement of expenses, while in other cases board/accommodation may be provided. It is important, therefore, for the student to consider this aspect carefully, weighing the costs and benefits of the experience. Each country or region has its own requirements and laws regulating internships, so it is crucial for students to know about the specific rules of the place where they intend to do the internship.