Skills Week 1

Open to all students registered on our platform

The first Forum Skills Week, organised jointly with the EPFL’s Career Center, will start on Wednesday the 30th of March 2022 with the conference “Crafting an effective CV” in auditorium CM 2, from 6.15 pm. The same lecture will be given simultaneously, in French, in auditorium CM 1. To register for the conference in English, please click here.

The conferences will be followed by an aperitif.

The following week, on Friday 8 April, you will have the opportunity to come and take a professional photo to join your CV in the room CO 121.

Finally, from 11 to 14 April, collective CV correction workshops will be organised online.

Access to the CV correction workshops is reserved to students who have attended the conferences. Please note that places are limited.

Registration process

  • 1. Be either completing your Bachelor (3rd year), your Master or PhD.
  • 2. Create your profile on our platform.
  • 3. Upload your CV (no longer than two pages).
  • 4. Wait for verification by Forum EPFL: you will then receive an email.
  • 5. Register to our services by connecting on your profile and by clicking on “Services” > “Collective Services” (for the April Skills Week) or on”Services” > “Individual Services” (for the October Skills Week).

Revision of CV

Registration required

Experts will offer you their advice to help both your CV and letter of motivation have a greater impact. The correction will take place in the form of a collective interview with 5 to 7 students and an expert, for a duration of 1h30, in French or in English (language must be chosen in your registration).

Professional photo shoot

Registration required

Friday the 8th of April, in the room CO 121, you will have the opportunity to come and make a professional photo that you can join to your official documents. Take this opportunity to add value to your resume!

 

Skills Week 2

Open to all students registered on our platform

The Skills Week of September will be taking place from the 26th to the 30th of September 2022 at the Rolex Learning Center. For a week, you will have the opportunity to meet with experts from the largest swiss universities and multinational companies. They will be available to review and correct your CV and motivation letter.
To complete these, official documents, career counsels, speech exercises, and professional photo-shoots, are organized. Finally, in order to prepare yourself as well as possible, you will also be able to participate in job interview simulations.

Revision of CV and letters of motivation

Registration required

Experts will offer you their advice to help both your CV and letter of motivation have a greater impact. The latter is often underrated by students. However, it is sometimes more important than the CV, allowing you to stand out from your competitors. The correction of both these documents will be given as a 30-minute private meeting with an expert, in French or English (language must be chosen in your registration).

Job Interview Simulations

Registration required

During the last week of September, students will be able to be interviewed by an external expert. Members of EPFL’s Career Center will observe the 30-minute performance and give a direct feedback after the simulated interview. The language of the interview (French or English) must be chosen in your registration.
Experience has shown that preparation of this fake interview, as well as being rated in a realistic environment by an expert is hugely valuable for students. It allows you to strengthen both your oral communication skills and self-confidence.

Career Counseling

Registration required

A diploma does not open a unique door to the vast world of employment. There are many accessible careers after graduating from EPFL. In order to discuss these multiple opportunities, you will have the possibility to meet with career counselors who will help you find the best professional path possible according to your skills and desires. These services will be given from the 26th September to the 3rd of October.

Improve your elevator pitch

Registration required

An elevator pitch is an oral communication exercise during which you present and sell yourself in front of a potential employer in a limited time. Specialists of this particular performance will come and listen to the one you drafted beforehand and will help you improve it so you can use it during your real job interview(s). These services will be given from the 26th to the 30th of September.

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