Support for your career

Here you can find the services in Lugano's universities that support students in their search for an internship or job.

Guide to Your Professional Journey: Growth and Job Opportunities

The pathway into the professional world can be challenging, therefore, it is crucial to have support that can help you adopt an effective approach to succeed in the professional field.

The main goal is to be able to develop specific skills, such as learning professional language or gaining knowledge in one’s area of interest.

The adoption of these skills helps students explore their strengths and weaknesses, preparing them for the world of work.

Career services and activities

The Career Service of Università della Svizzera italiana aims to facilitate the qualified integration of its students and graduates into the world of work, through specific meetings and initiatives, facilitating connections with local and international professional realities. Its commitment is to provide students with the resources, tools and awareness needed to successfully tackle the transition from academic to professional life.

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The Long Night of Careers is a prestigious annual event dedicated to the topic of careers and promoted by various universities and colleges throughout Switzerland. In Lugano, both the Università della Svizzera italiana and SUPSI organise an edition for their students.

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Franklin University Switzerland students have the opportunity to connect with students and alumni for professional and social networking opportunities through the Franklin Network, a career mentoring platform created by alumni volunteers with the intention of strengthening the collective success of the FUS community by offering support in preparing for professional life after university. In addition, the Career Strategy office offers final-year FUS students the opportunity to participate in practical career planning and preparation workshops.

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SUPSI stands out for its advanced educational model that combines theoretical-scientific teaching with a strong focus on the professional world. Being part of SUPSI means immersing oneself in a professional environment, where transparency and the opportunity to actively participate in institutional life are at the core of SUPSI’s mission, making it a stimulating and rewarding professional choice.

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Joinup is an innovative platform dedicated to opportunities in the startup world. Developed in collaboration with ETH Entrepreneur Club and Swisspreneur, a professional network is being built for the startup community in Switzerland.

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TimeRepublik is a global online community where people can exchange services using TimeCoin as a virtual currency. Additionally, you can offer and receive help, connect with people worldwide who share similar interests, and enhance your time by contributing to the community.

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Support: mentoring and courses

Business Concept is an entrepreneurship course promoted by Innosuisse and organized by Entrepreneurship Training Ticino, in collaboration with USI and SUPSI. This program is free and provides participants with the theoretical foundations to start a startup. Through a combination of theoretical teaching and practical exercises, the course covers startup creation, defining the business model, and preparing an engaging pitch.

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Innosuisse provides the Start-up Coaching service, which supporting young companies and founders through consultations, presentations to investors, and business partner introductions. The program allows obtaining the Innosuisse Certificate, attesting readiness for sustainable growth. Start-ups receive assistance in developing strategies, structuring organizations, and addressing legal aspects.

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USI Startup Centre provides support for the initial steps of entrepreneurial ideas, fostering economic and social growth. Positioned strategically between higher education and the economic environment, the center is a gateway to a dynamic community of researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and investors.

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Fondazione Agire is an organization that contributes to the innovation of the Canton Ticino. It is an entity that provides a network of specialized services for companies and startups. The team at Fondazione Agire boasts multidisciplinary expertise, offering a diverse range of services.

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Explore and research new professional environments

Ticinnovation is the first and only podcast of the startup ecosystem in Ticino. Innovators have the opportunity to openly share their experiences and insights in the world of startups. Each episode is a unique opportunity to learn, be inspired, and connect with people in the entrepreneurial world.

Student Entrepreneur Club is an association founded by students for students. The club is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial culture through their main event, “StartUp World,” which brings together numerous startups, and other special meetings with prominent guests.

Privilège Student Ventures is a dynamic and passionate community of students, professionals, and companies with the goal of building lasting relationships. The community is a fundamental element because it provides students with the essential foundations to become investors, and Privilège Student Ventures also opens doors to potential mentors.

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