The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant disorientation among graduates who were about to enter their working life, demoralisation and fear on how to overcome this sudden and unforeseen situation. This is the reason why gE and Erasmus+ INDIRE would like to provide opportunities for youngsters to boost their confidence and adapt to new circumstances as they appear, providing future graduates with job hunting and professional skills and also giving them concrete answers and suggestions on the job market change during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This activity is organised in the framework of THE + of ERASMUS PROJECT.

During the first part of Learning Garage which took place in February 2021, experts oriented Erasmus students on having a more successful approach to the job market. Now it is time to move from theory to practice: it is time to meet international professionals! garagErasmus and Erasmus+ INDIRE are therefore glad to announce that the second module of the Learning Garage will be held between Monday 31 May and Friday 4 June.

garagErasmus chose 5 “hot” topics for 5 live talks on Zoom with professionals from 4 different continents, all of them counting with a unique experience in the job market. Participants will also be able to raise their questions and feedback in an interactive part.

The event is completely for free and registrations will remain open until 30 May 2021 (23:59PM CET). Participants will receive the link / codes for the Zoom meeting a few hours before the event, in case of any doubt please send an email to registrations@garagerasmus.org. Please find the programme of the event below.

PROGRAMME OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE LEARNING GARAGE (31 May – 4 June 2021)

Julian Azzopardi

Monday 31 May, 17.00 to 19.00

From Erasmus to International Relations

with Gabriel BELINGA BELINGA, Former Erasmus student & Head of Internationalization at the Hochschule Mainz – University of Applied Sciences

Gabriel Belinga Belinga is the Director of the International Office at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He never planned his career path until he discovered he was already in it: immediately after his Erasmus experience in Spain, he started working in the field of international relations. He strongly believes in the power of encounters between cultures and believes that the Erasmus generation has a potential impact on international relations, increasingly important in recent years.

Julian Azzopardi

Tuesday 1 June, 16:00 – 18:00

How to build your own company

with Veronica CRISAFULLI, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at Fintech MO Technologies

Named as one of The 10 Most Successful Businesswoman To Watch, 2020 by CIOlook and recently featured as one of The 10 Most Inspiring Business Women Making a Difference, 2021. Veronica worked as a strategic consultant for over 12 years for major consulting companies dedicated to TMT and financial services. Since the end of 2016, entrepreneur co-founding MO Technologies: a fintech that developed a patent-pending proprietary credit scoring technology based on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and all cloud-based with a dream to democratize access to credit all around the world. Additionally, from 2020 co-founder of KEO World.

Julian Azzopardi

Wednesday 2 June, 17:00 – 19:00

How to work from everywhere in the world

with Brock FROST, Investor, Private Lender, Mortgage Broker & Author

It is here, in this world, that Brock Frost has found his true calling in life.  His career isn’t work, it is undeniably fun and challenging. Although his career has multiple tiers of income and many labels, they all fall under the same category of solution-based real estate investing and financing. He thinks outside of the box, creates solutions for his clients and himself, and in the end, everyone wins. How great is that?

Julian Azzopardi

Thursday 3 June, 17:00 – 19:00

Secrets and future of the job market

with Kevin MARISIA, Product Manager experienced in Digital Innovation and Strategy

Kevin has had experience working within Mobile Money, Banking, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and currently within the Technology and Payments space, at Mastercard. He had the opportunity to be a Product Manager in one of the world’s pioneering mobile money platforms, M-PESA, which drove him to be innovative and strategic in the ever evolving and dynamic world. He has invaluable and solid experience in Digital Innovation, Product Management and Strategy. A firm believer that technology and innovation are only transformational when they are part and parcel of the user’s life.

Julian Azzopardi

Friday 4 June, 17:00 – 19:00

Finding your first job online: keys to success

with Andrea CUECA, Commercial Director of MOVII and MOVIIRED

Andrea has been the commercial director of MOVII and MOVIIRED (#1 digital bank in Colombia, with more than a million clients in South America) since 2017. Thanks to her 15-year working experience in the area, and to the degree in industrial engineering, she has become specialized in designing sales strategies aimed at achieving organizational objectives recognized by creating and maintaining enduring relationships with clients and stakeholders. Her professional area covers, in the last period, as well, the set up of International strategies for companies, addressing every continent of the world.