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Gli Stagisti: an e-Service-Learning project

COVID-19 needs to be addressed

The project addresses an issue that is very close to young people: the insertion of students into the labour market. This idea originated as a consequence of the fact that after graduation students feel lost and uncertain about how they should proceed in order to find their way in a working environment. This problem was chosen by the students because during the global pandemic it became even worse.

Country: Italy

Year: 2020-2021

Institution: LUMSA University of Rome

# of students: 3

Person in charge: Irene Culcasi

Email: i.culcasi@lumsa.it

Interaction with beneficiaries: Virtual

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Communication sciences marketing and digital media; Psychology of organizations and human resources |  Psychology | Economics

Community Service Area & ODS: Decent work and economic growth | Reducing inequalities | Partnership for the goals

Brief description

“Gli Stagisti” is an e-Service-Learning project (extreme type) carried out during the second academic semester 2021 that involved 3 students from different degree courses: 2 from Psychology of organizations and human resources and 1 from Communication sciences marketing and digital media.
The students chose the social problem related to the introduction to the world of work of new graduates who are often disoriented and unsure on how to proceed. All this exacerbated by the pandemic situation.
The students decided to address this problem by creating an Instagram page called “Gli Stagisti”, in order to help young people to better orient themselves and take advantage of all the opportunities available in the job market. On the page are published weekly posts on various topics such as: CV writing and mistakes to avoid, jobs that can be done after university, the recruitment process, the job interview, and much more.
To date, the page “Gli Stagisti” is followed by over 200 students who have sent mostly positive feedback.
The students created an Indirect Service-Learning project for a web community by collaborating with colleagues from different expertise areas: marketing communication sciences and digital media (for the creation of a clear communication line with a modern design and style that helping people to perceive faster the concepts) and psychology of organizations and human resources (for the selection and content development).
The reflection process was conducted throughout the project in an online mode.