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Networks

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The Geneva Communicators Network is a platform to exchange views, news and information for communication professionals working in the Geneva region, Switzerland. There are many other networks and associations in this region for specialised fields of communications – here is our selection of the best:

 

Geneva web group: a community of professionals working in the Information Management field with a focus on internet. If you are working in online communications in any way, this is an excellent group to join – they hold very good events (all in English) and have an active email discussion group.
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CSR Geneva: is a social network for Geneva-based people interested in corporate responsibility, accountability, sustainability, social enterprise, & responsible finance. CSR Geneva holds regular breakfast meetings and conferences on CSR issues (in English). More information >>

 

Mobile Monday Switzerland: a community of mobile industry professionals, developers and influencers. Mobile Monday’s main activities are the community’s face-to-face gatherings on every first Monday of the month and virtual networking on Mobile Monday websites. Meetings are often held in Lausanne or Zurich. More information >>

 

La Société Romande de Relations Publiques (SRRP): this is the French-speaking section of the Swiss PR Association. The SRRP has over 200 members from the PR field throughout the French-speaking region of Switzerland. More information >>

 

Rezonance: over 20,000 people in Switzerland are members of this network that holds many interesting “first tuesday” evenings and training courses – often on communication themes and occassionally in English… More information >>

 

Organization of Women in International Trade: a non-profit networking association which attracts women (and men) from the international community in Geneva. All events are in English and often focus on marketing and communication themes. More information >>

 

Toastmasters International: More of a club than a network, but a useful resource for communicators and those wishing to improve their public speaking and presentation skills. More information >>

Other events

Are you leaving money on the table because you’re not using LinkedIn to get new clients?

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Ten years ago I followed a LinkedIN Challenge to understand how to get more from the platform. I loved the challenge and after the ten days my profile views went from around 2 a month, [...]

Education opportunities

Here you can find a list of  undergraduate and graduate communication programmes in Switzerland taught in English.

Master’s programmes:

Degree: M.A. Media and Communication
University: International University in Geneva
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment?
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Degree: M.Sc. Financial Communication
University: USI Università Della Svizzera Italiana / University of Lugano
Dаuration: 24 months
Description: The MSc in Financial Communication is offered jointly by the Faculty of Economics, and the Faculty of Communication Sciences. This full-time study programme of the Università della Svizzera italiana is held in Lugano – Switzerland, comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
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Degree: M.Sc. Communication Management and Health
University: USI Università Della Svizzera Italiana / University of Lugano
Duration: 24 months
Description: The MSc in Communication, Management and Health is offered by Institute of Communication and Health of USI’s Faculty of Communication situated in Lugano – Switzerland. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
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Degree: M.Sc in Corporate Communication
University: USI Università Della Svizzera Italiana / University of Lugano
Duration: 24 months
Description: The MSc in Corporate Communication is offered jointly by the Faculties of Communication Sciences and of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, situated in Lugano – Switzerland. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
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Degree: International MBA in Communication & Public Relations
University: EU Business School (Geneva, Montreux)
Duration: 7 months
Description: Programme designed for those aspiring to positions in public relations, advertising, marketing and communication. Students not only learn the essentials of communication but gain the confidence and articulation necessary to become persuasive public speakers.
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Bachelor’s programmes:

Degree: B.A. Media and Communication
University: International University in Geneva
Duration: 36 months
Description: Programme designed for high school graduates interested in pursuing careers in media and communication.
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Degree: B.A. Communication & Public Relations
University: EU Business School (Geneva, Montreux)
Duration: 36 months
Description: Communication and public relations professionals are vital to both organizations and society as a whole. The digital world – where consumers are no longer passive audiences, but active participants – constantly blurs the lines between businesses and consumers. Our graduates are trained to drive companies forward by tapping into new digital techniques that others are slow to adopt.
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Degree: B.A. Media Communications
University: Webster University Geneva
Duration: 36 – 48 months
Description: A major in Media Communications will provide the essential skills in oral and written communications and critical thinking. In addition it is possible to choose an area of emphasis in journalism, photography, interactive media, speech communications or video production.
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Other resources

How to sound natural when reading a speech – guest post by Claire Doole

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the best ways to project confidence when speaking in public is to follow a technique mastered by some of the great public speakers – Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill. They all managed [...]