Apply to be a Student Reporter at the oikos FutureLab (18 – 21 Nov 2012)

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Join the oikos FutureLab 2012 as a Student Reporter!

The oikos FutureLab is the central annual event of the oikos community, serving as a platform for changemakers, convening our chapter members from across four continents; our alumni in business, government, NGOs, and academia; our faculty members from schools for management and economics worldwide, and a broad array of partners supporting our projects.

A team of up to six Student Reporters will exclusively cover the oikos futureLab 2012 via the oikos Blog.  Led by oikos PhD Fellow Johannes Schwarzer, the team will provide full coverage of the program, taking place from 19-20 November 2012 in St. Gallen/Switzerland.


Candidates should be familiar with oikos and display an affinity for its vision and mission. Excellent English language writing-skills are essential and backgrounds in online journalism, photography, audio- and video production are a significant advantage. Academic backgrounds in economics and business are desirable.


Student Reporters will receive mandatory pre-conference training in online journalism and will also participate in team-building activities. The program starts in the morning of 18 November 2012 and will end on 21 November, 4pm. Selected candidates will be assigned mutually agreed topics and events before and during the conference and commit to contribute high-quality posts to the oikos blog. Each Student Reporter will be required to write an introductory post in the run-up to the conference, as well as commit time after the event to write up posts and provide a conference synthesis on attended events.


Student Reporters will receive free online-journalism training, the registration for the conference, accommodation and board throughout the conference, as well as a stipend of 200 CHF to help cover travel costs.

Application Deadline

Please apply by 30 September 2012. Submit your CV (max 2 pages),  a motivation letter (max 1 page), and a sample article which adresses one of the topics of the oikos FutureLab program  (max 700 words) via email to Johannes Schwarzer.


Please contact Johannes for any further inquiries.

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