Evelin Bermudez

31
Oct

We Need Experienced Resources to Help Craft Parts of Our Start-Up

The fresh Swiss start-up Profila is a Privacy-by-Design brand relationship platform aiming to enlighten consumers and put them in control of their personal data with the brands they know. The new company is currently offering several opportunities for strategic volunteering. In May, Profila welcomed Sumati, their first SIVO strategic volunteer. Luke Bragg, Product (CPO), tells us more about Profila’s motivation

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6
Apr

Strategic Volunteering: Helping Others and Improving Skills

Cassandra has been part of our team for over a year already, and time seems to fly when you are around her. She is the one responsible for SIVO’s complete newsletter makeover, which we send out every six months (Received the latest one? Subscribe for it via email to info@sivo.ch). Here is a bit more about her and why she

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11
Mar

Strategic Volunteering Is a Win-Win

Melissa Wuillemin took part in SIVO’s Strategic Volunteering Programme in 2018. She supported the launch of the new website of Luzern Tourismus by creating and adapting content in English and German. Learn more about her experience as a strategic volunteer in this short interview. How did you hear about SIVO’s programme? I learned about SIVO`s programme through my volunteering at

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9
Mar

Corporate Volunteering: Lessons Learned

By Alessandra Godderidge  Edited by Lucy Ferguson, WordHouse SIVO included corporate volunteering among its key programmes in 2017. This was motivated by the increasing desire of companies to devote part of their employees’ time to voluntary work.  Corporate volunteering is defined as “the scenario in which a group of employees partake in social activities on a voluntary basis. That is,

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7
Mar

What We Accomplished in 2018

4
Mar

Working with People from All Over the World Is Enriching

In 2018, another local organisation trusted SIVO’s expertise in Strategic Volunteering – Luzern Tourismus AG, the competence centre for the positioning, market development, public relations and guest care of numerous partners delivering first-class services for the Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Region. Patrick Bisch who manages marketing activities for 18 countries as Head of Markets in Luzern Tourismus, shares how our

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17
Feb

Mentoring Is a Way to Give Something Back

Rami Molander was one of the mentors in the second cohort of Mentoring for Professionals – a joint programme between SIVO and JIFF (Job Integration for Foreigners). Born in Helsinki, studied in Stanford Middle School, Helsinki University and Harvard Business School, Rami has been based in Switzerland for the past 24 years focusing on quality management and compliance for pharmaceutical companies. Here is what he shared about his mentoring role. Rami, how did you hear about SIVO‘s mentoring program? I heard about it through a

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10
Feb

Don’t Depend on Your Mentor to Hold Your Hand All the Way

In 2018, Rex Moribe participated in the second cohort of the joint SIVO – JIFF (Job Integration for Foreigners) Mentoring Programme for Professionals. Recently moved to Switzerland, the Hawaiian resident who currently works in IT and also as a freelance photographer/videographer, had an exciting journey as a mentee. Read below to find out more about it!  Rex, how did you hear about SIVO – JIFF‘s mentoring programme? I heard

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8
Jan

A Message from SIVO’s President

By Evelin BermudezJanuary 8, 2019 Dear SIVO Friends,  Over the next months I will be concentrating on launching a new project with some colleagues at the Lucerne Business School.  To ensure the smooth running of SIVO operations, I am pleased to announce the co-leadership appointment of Natalie Messerli as Vice President of Programme Operations and Julia Zlatanova as Vice President of

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20
Nov

The Case for Formal Mentoring

By Sara Bresnahan SIVO Team  Edited by Lucy Ferguson  October, 2018   The Connections We Make: Making a Case for Formal Mentoring In our professional careers, many have heard the saying “it’s all about who you know.” We may all be able to identify easily those who, throughout our education and professional years, have provided informal mentoring to guide us. Informal
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