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A look back at the 2020 IÉSEG Career Day (5th & 6th November 2020)

Last November IÉSEG organized the latest edition of its IÉSEG Career Day recruitment forum for 3rd year students, Master students and young graduates. Due to the health context, this year’s event was adapted to take place in a 100% online format.

Organized on the Swapcard platform, the event brought together more than 175 professionals from major companies such as L’Oréal, Twelve Consulting, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, IBM, PSA … as well as SMEs and NGOs from different sectors (industry, distribution, textile, banking/insurance, automotive, digital etc.).

These two days allowed students, young graduates and companies to strengthen the links that have already been established during previous events and are necessary in this important period as students/graduates search for internships and professional opportunities.

Furthermore, the 1,442 participating students and the hundred or so registered graduates were able to browse the virtual booths of the companies and learn about the recruitment process and the potential opportunities for internships and jobs. Nearly 600 interviews took place over these two days.

This digital format also allowed 12 companies to organize a dedicated webinar; a dedicated time for exchange and for companies to present their organization, values and professional development opportunities. This is also a real asset to enhance their employer brand and answer questions from potential candidates.

This digital experience won over both the students and the registered companies:

“Thank you very much! This platform has really helped me to meet professionals who listen to our needs and are ready to help us! Moreover, this platform gives us more weight when applying! “confides a student from the Master cycle.

Testimonial from Benjamin Van Poelvoorde – Global Management Trainee France (AB InBev):

“It was a privilege to meet curious and ambitious students at the IÉSEG Career Day Forum. It was great to share our passion … and ways to have an accelerated career at AB InBev through our Graduate Programs. The highlight of this forum was the webinar where we were able to measure through the questions of the students their interest in the industry.”