University of Padua, Italy

The University of Padua, founded in 1222, is one of the oldest and largest in Italy, counting more than 70,000 enrolled students, 6,000 teachers, 8 Schools, and more than 2,500 technicians and administrative units.

The Career Service of the University of Padua, founded in 1997, is a central office and its aim is to guide students and new graduates in the professional world and manage internships, trainings in Italy and abroad, EU Programmes, such as Erasmus Student Placements, Leonardo da Vinci, and others. It works jointly with firms, private and public institutions and professional associations. The office counts 20 staff employees and is organised in 4 main sections:

  • Jobs and internships in Italy/abroad;
  • Career Guidance (professional guidance, F2F meetings, events to present job opportunities in specific areas, seminars, fairs, company presentations, etc.);
  • Observatory on the local labour market that examines employers’ needs for academic competences and monitors the quality of graduates' jobs and new trends in the local job market;
  • Counselling on careers.

Recently the Career Service of the University of Padua has been greatly involved in the identification of methodologies aimed at the recognition of qualifications as well as in projects on virtual mobility for traineeships and skills portfolio.

Contact person/s Ms. Gilda Rota, Career Service Manager
Ms. Luisa Talamo, International Internships
Full postal address Riviera Tito Livio 6,
35122 Padova, Italy
Telephone +39 0498273069
Fax +39 0498273524
Partner website

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

Challenging education

Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way.

Multidisciplinary research

Researchers at UM work in multidisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with international institutes, business and industry. Our high-quality researchers have attracted international attention by taking the lead in several large European research projects.

European and international

UM can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, almost 45% of our students and more than 30% of our teaching staff come from abroad. Most of our programmes are taught in English and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education.

UM Career Services offers:

Individual guidance

  • Quick Career Advice (QCA): a brief consultation (15 minutes) to advise students on their choice of study programme and career planning.
  • Career advice: in-depth guidance from a career adviser on your study and career choices (max. three one-hour consultations).
  • Simulation interviews: a one-on-one practice interview, including video recording and debriefing, to prepare you for an actual job interview.


  • The Job Interview
  • Your Competence Profile
  • Personal Branding
  • CVs & Cover Letters
  • Negotiating your Contract
  • Make your Network Work
  • The Art of Choosing

Online tips, tools and databases

  • Vacancy database
  • Career events calendar: overview of current career events
  • Online Career Library: exclusive databases

Contact person/s Mr. Sibren Fetter
Full postal address Maastricht University, Student Services Centre,
c/o UM Career Services
P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Telephone +31 (0) 43 388 5263 (secretariat)
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Queensland University of Technology, Australia

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian University comprising approximately 45,000 students and spans 3 main campuses. It has a philosophy of ‘real world learning’ and continues to support and develop resources to keep both students and the university at the cutting edge of success. Careers & Employment is a service involved in the career development of all students and includes the following major services and programs:

  • Real World Placement Program
  • Career Mentor Scheme
  • REALise program
  • Career Development Workshops – both in-curriculum and co-curricular
  • Graduate Employment advertised through an online portal
  • Career Counselling
  • Numerous online career development resources

The Career Development Program is a suite of 27 innovative online modules providing efficient and universal delivery of career development initiatives. The program supports students transitioning ‘into’ and ‘out of’ university, as well as throughout their academic and professional journey. The program is embedded into curriculum in all QUT faculties and assists the Careers & Employment service with workshops and online delivery.

Contact person/s Dr. Alan McAlpine
Full postal address GPO Box 2434,
Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
Telephone +617 3138 2572
Fax +617 3138 2368
Partner website


MELIUS (International Mobility and Employment) s.r.l. provides services and research in guidance, career development, and training, and contributes to social development by designing and developing tools, research and services in cooperation with public and private organisations in Italy and in Europe.

Through our activities, we contribute to a dynamic and inclusive labour market, able to favour technological and process innovation for the professional fulfilment of people.

The MELIUS staff expertise encompasses several complementary research and consultancy fields in social development, such as:

  • Educational, vocational and career guidance,
  • Active policy measures for employment and employability,
  • Youth entrepreneurship and employability,
  • Skills’ assessment and competence mapping,
  • Framework of competence design and development,
  • Learning design and technology enhanced learning,
  • Adult learning, including learning opportunities for disadvantaged groups,
  • Entrepreneurship and professional development plans,
  • ICT for learning and employment.

Melius work focuses on the links between education and training and the labour market, and on transition moments (from education/training to work, from work to work) for young adults, adults and people with disadvantaged background.
Since its establishment, Melius has been working, in close cooperation with key players in the field of social welfare, in the field of guidance for the Province of Bologna, delivering guidance paths for different target of users: adults in search of a better job, unemployed people, youngsters, disadvantaged users.

Since 2011 to date, Melius has managed the career guidance service at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, providing career guidance to higher education students, individually and by means of groups and workshops.
Since 2013 to date, Melius, in partnership with associations of enterprises and other stakeholders in the Region Emilia Romagna (Italy), provides entrepreneurship pathways for young people, and coaching for young entrepreneurs.
Melius participates national, European and international networks in its fields of work.

Contact person/s Ms. Gigliola Paviotti
Full postal address Via Nazario Sauro 1/2
40141 Bologna, Italy
Telephone +39 0512960203
Fax +39 051274419
Partner website

KU Leuven, Belgium

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven is one of the oldest Universities in Europe and the largest in Flanders. The University caters around 40,000 students each year and has more than 10,000 staff members.

The unit of KU Leuven that will be participating in the project is the Educational Development Unit. Since 1977, this unit has built up a long tradition of academic development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the research-intensive University KU Leuven is. A variety of strategies is used (as well towards academic staff, educational developers from faculties as program managers). Most of these focus on instructional design of courses and curricula to support student learning. The Educational Development Unit groups a team of educational developers and technologists, playing an important role in helping to ensure that the University maintains its reputation for high quality teaching and learning. The Unit is responsible for supporting a wide portfolio of activities aimed at enhancing teaching and learning practices. One of its activities is to provide pedagogic advice, guidance, encouragement and support on the use of technology in teaching and learning to academic staff, to act as change agent in the design, development and delivery of the curriculum and in the development of student support systems and to facilitate access to expertise, services and resources relating to technology-supported learning.

Contact person/s Ms. Ilse Op de Beeck
Full postal address DOO/LIMEL - KU Leuven
Kapeldreef 62
3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Telephone +32 16327815
Fax +32 16328270
Partner website

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 24.000 students and 800 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with 286 universities world-wide. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations: the Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Association, Utrecht Network, International Association of Universities, University Agency of Francophony and the Network of Francophone Universities (RUFAC). These partnerships offer us the opportunity to experience changes, to have student and teacher mobilities and joint academic, research and strategy programmes.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University became the first student-centered university in Romania, once the Bologna Process was implemented. We believe in the power of individual choice and customized education.

Research at our university is top level. In 2008, for the third year in a row, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University was placed first in the national research ranking compiled on the basis of Shanghai criteria. Our teachers are involved in over 400 national and international research projects, with the logistic support of 24 research centres. Striving for excellence, the university takes unique initiatives to stimulate research quality, to encourage dynamic and creative education and to involve its best students in academic life.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University has developed the Career Centre in 1997 and the main focus was on helping students to accommodate to students’ life and involving them in activities that will allow the identification of their strengths. In 2014, the Department for Students and Graduates Affairs (DSGA) was created. Integrating the Career Centre, the Centre for Educational and Psychological Counselling of Students with Special Educational Needs, Alumni Centre and INSERT Centre, DSGA aims to develop integrated services for students and graduates, helping them to adapt to the challenges of the labor market

Contact person/s Ms. Oana Chisalita
Full postal address Carol 1 Blvd.,
Nr. 11, 700506, Iasi, Romania
Telephone +40 232201103
Fax +40 232201121
Partner website

University of Salamanca, Spain

Founded in 1218 the University of Salamanca (USAL) is the oldest University in Spain and one of the oldest higher education institutions in Europe. Its nine campuses are located in five different Spanish towns. More than 30.000 undergraduate and graduate students register each year in more than sixty undergraduate degrees and more than one hundred graduate programs. The University of Salamanca has always prided itself on its ability to attract students from outside its region and from foreign countries. It is also among the European universities with a large number of incoming Erasmus students every semester.

The University also has many research groups of international excellence in several fields. Indeed, the University is well known for the quality of its research in Biosciences and Languages. Entrepreneurship is promoted through specific programs that provide training, advising, and support for business development ideas and technology transfer.

The University’s Career Office has been working in the past sixteen years to provide students and graduates with information, advice, and guidance on job market search, and one of the main goals of the Career Office has been to promote the graduates employability through soft skills achievement. In the last ten years, the University’s Career Office has organized over two hundred courses and workshops on competencies training. All of these courses have been very highly valued by our students. We have also edited a book on this matter. Our focus is to help students to enhance their employability and their future career development in order to successfully face the different challenges that they will encounter during their professional lives.

This is the main reason why we have joined this project and wish to keep on working on competencies training along with other partner universities.

Contact person/s Ms. Laura Celaya Irigoyen
Full postal address Plaza Fray Luis de Leon, 1-8 Ed. San Bartolome
37008 Salamanca, Spain
Telephone +34 923 29 45 00, extension: 1390
Partner website

Militos Consulting S.A., Greece

Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique and innovative 360° consultancy firm that counts many successes and recognition in the european and national market for 14 years. The company has a strong European profile and international experience in the provision of integrated and innovative consultancy services in a wide spectrum of sectors and fields, such as Communication Planning, Event Design and Organisation, New Media, Dissemination and Public Awareness, Online and Social Media Web development and design, Video Animation, Consulting and Research in Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, VET, Culture, Politics, Employment and Social Affairs, etc. to public and private institutions, interested in benefiting from the growing economic and technological capabilities of the European and international environment.

Moreover, with a track record of over 35 EU-funded projects and actions as Leader or partner, Militos Consulting S.A. has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. In this respect, Militos constitutes the first choice of many European bodies as Dissemination and Communication Consultant for European transnational partnership projects.

More particularly, an expert in mentoring, entrepreneurship and skills’ development, Militos has already implemented or is currently implementing more than 10 related european projects, including Mentee, We train 4 jobs, I-SKILLS, Biz on board, High Heels, Mentering, Business Mentors, LadybizIT, Fresh Start, Women@Business. The key to Militos’ success is its unique strategy and method: for each single action a tailor-made approach is developed that suits best the needs of the target group and the overall aim and message of the event or campaign.

Contact person/s Ms. Christina Frentzou
Full postal address Acharnon 335
11145 Athens, Greece
Telephone +30 210 6772129
Fax +30 210 6772116
Partner website