Networking and Career Advice at the 2018 EU Careers Fair
One of the most anticipated events in the EU Business School calendar, the annual Careers Fair took place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the five-star Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona. An exciting day laden with opportunities, EU students from all our campuses had the fantastic chance to connect with representatives from world-renowned companies, learn from industry experts through talks and workshops, explore different career paths and present their CVs to top recruiters.
Connecting with world-class companies
The annual EU Careers Fair is renowned for the prestigious companies it attracts. And this year’s event certainly didn’t dissapoint with representatives and recruiters from leading companies such as Nestlé, PageGroup, Schneider Electric, Sixt, Teleperformance, to name just a few, in attendance. Speed networking sessions enabled students to connect one-on-one with recruiters from these companies, find out what they are looking for in candidates and make a strong impression.
“The best part for me was finding out about all the companies and having the chance to network with them.” – Vuc Bjelajac, BBA student, EU Geneva
Career advice from the top
The EU Careers Fair aims not only to connect students with companies, but also to provide them with valuable insights and practical advice to help them on their career journeys. In this vein, the EU Career Services Department organized a series of career talks and discussion panels covering a wide range of industry sectors including finance, sports, communications and marketing. Students also participated in interactive workshops filled with group activities and exercises throughout the day. Workshops included Boosting your communication confidence, moderated by Holly Blondin, founder of Arts Meet Bizness, and Job interviews across cultures, moderated by Kim Daamen, Operations Manager at Abroad Internships.
“It’s really nice to see what kind of bright minds there are among the students. To see how enthusiastic they are to listen to the panels and speak with the companies.” – Alex Stöckl, Venture Capital Investor & Startup Coach & Mentor, Creathor Venture
Successful EU alumni who have gone on to excel in their careers after graduating from EU also joined us at the Careers Fair to share some words of wisdom with current students. In the discussion panel How to succeed in business – my story after EU, members of the EU alumni network including Thomas Ruschke, EMEA marketing development lead at Facebook and Alexander Valkovskiy, service segment manager at HP shared their EU experiences, career stories and provided some to tips on how to get ahead in today’s competitive job market.
“As a student today I would push you to go beyond the curriculum that you are learning in class and go out there and learn things that are on the cusp of innovation.” – Thomas Ruschke, EMEA marketing development lead, Facebook
The exciting event came to close in the afternoon with a talk on careers in sports in which eager students got a deep insight into the fast-paced world of sports and found out what it takes to work in the industry.