Placement/internship and job's orientation

Philosophers at work: job's orientation meetings

Innovative teaching in the Master’s Degree programme in Philosophical Sciences of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. A workshop brings the students closer to the labour market This year, an innovative teaching project will support the Master’s Degree programme in Philosophical Sciences of the Cultural Heritage Department of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The Master’s Degree programme, divided into two different curricula - Philosophy and Educational Counselling and Training -, offers different professional perspectives and, precisely in order to guide the students in the labour market, it proposes a cycle of meetings with professionals with a philosophical background working in different sectors: through extracurricular workshops they will help bring the students closer to the potentials offered by philosophical studies and enlighten them on the future professional dynamics and opportunities.. 

The Philosophers at work project entails various meetings with HR managers, training and selection experts, journalists, bioethics experts, publishers of publishing houses, professionals of cultural institutions.

“The objective is to give students guidance in the labour market. So the lessons of the Master’s Degree course will be supported by activities engaging students in practical exercises, the preparation of presentations or papers, the simulation of business meetings to find solutions to problems, company visits"

Fabrizio Turoldo, professor of Bioethics

The Master’s Degree in Philosophical Sciences, developing analytical skills and an open mind, allows the students, among other things, to become qualified HR managers.

  • Massimiliano Costa, professor of Training Economics, will be hold his vocational training meetings from February 4 to March 12 2019, together with the HR management of Speedline srl that will present case history with team work, company visits and in-class discussions;
  • During the course of Bioethics, on February 6, 20 and 27 2019, professor Fabrizio Turoldo will be joined by doctor Camillo Barbisan, graduate in Philosophy at Ca' Foscari and head of the Bioethics Service at the Health Department of Padua Hospital;
  • Professor Stefano Maso, teacher of Greek origins of European philosophical tradition, will conduct a seminar, together with Luca Taddio, editorial manager of Mimesis (February 14, 2019), to explain the importance of philosophical education in the publishing world;
  • And again, on 1st March 2019, journalist Pietro del Soldà, host of the Rai 3 broadcast "Tutta la città ne parla", will run a seminar entitled "A philosopher on the radio", organized by Prof. Luigi Perissinotto.

The presence of other guests will enhance the extracurricular workshops that are open to all the students of the Master’s Degree course in Philosophical Sciences.

How to earn university credits by an internship

As part of the so called “other substitute activities”, the study plan includes 6 university credits (CFU) for training and orientation internships. The Teaching Committee has decided that students enroled since the a.y. 2014/2015 onwards should obtain their 6 credits for training and orientation preferably in the form of internships.

Students can also acquire university credits by doing substitute activities in place of an internship. The choice of alternative activity must be approved by the faculty member who acts as representative of your academic college. Credit recognition for internship and substitute activities is based on the expected commitment of the student, following the correspondence of 25 hours (counting a quota of independent work) to 1 university credit. The number of university credits associated with a substitute activity (including seminars) has been established by the Teaching Committee. Previous activities will not be recognized.

Part-time students can take an exam instead of doing an internship, with approval of the responsible professor. Work experience can be recognized if cohesive with the learning outcomes established by the degree programme.

Teaching Committee referees:

  • prof. Cecilia Rofena: recognition of substituted activities for the internship;
  • prof.ssa Francesca Masi (students from A to M) Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (students from N to Z): recognition of temporary work activities as a substitute to internships with an exam (only for part-time students), approval of new internships.


Internships with an agreement

During the course of their studies, students can carry out a professional training in the private or public sector as long as the organizations have an agreement with Ca’ Foscari.

Activated internships

The Internship office of the university publishes the internship offers in your personal area and checks the process of internship activation and the required forms.

Internships to be activated

Students who want to propose activating an agreement with another firm where they can carry out their internship, they can consult the procedure for the Activate an internship web page, where they will also find the documents to send to the firm. The Didactic College will not take activities into consideration that have already been carried out without previous agreement with the representative professor.

General Collaborations (150 hours) 

As established in the art. 10 of the D. M. 270/2004 and in the deliberation n. 85 of April 27th 2004 of the Academic Senate , the Teaching Committee can recognize university credits to submitted collaborations of 150 hours as partial or complete substitute activities for internships.

Recognition is subordinated to the cohesiveness and relevance of the collaborations with the chosen degree programme. Student must therefore obtain a favourable opinion of the representative professors with regards to their own curriculum prior to starting a collaboration activity.

Substitute activities to internships

To obtain recognition of substitute activities to internships by the Teaching Committee, with emphasis on the relevance of the activity with the students’ curriculum, students must fill-in the dedicated form that can be found in the Personal Area and hand in the requested documentation at the Humanity Campus.

To consult available substitute activities and the relative forms for achieving the creditsvisit the Italian page.

Last update: 12/10/2020