Career events: A key part of the EDHEC student experience

Written on 26 February 2019.


EDHEC’s 2019 career events programme got off to a roaring start, with a variety of events bringing students together with corporate representatives in January and February.

“These events really facilitate student recruitment,” says EDHEC Career Centre Director Jérôme Troiano. “It gives them a real head-start in their careers.”

In Paris, the Forum EDHEC recruitment fair in January drew 129 companies and saw a steady flow of 1,500 students from 91 different countries. A great turnout.

The Nice campus, meanwhile, hosted corporate events for students studying Finance as part of their Masters' programme in February. EDHEC’s Corporate Recruitment Days gave students the opportunity to meet individually with representatives from 13 companies, ranging from the finance to the food industries. During two days of intensive networking, no less than 500 students were able to participate in case studies and attend and “Share & Coffee” corporate presentations.

The Audit recruitment days allowed 40 students to meet with recruiters from audit and consulting giants EY and KPMG, with a view to applying for internships or jobs.

What’s more, to extend the range of career services available to students early in their education, EDHEC’s Career Centre opened its Talent Identification & Career Development Programme (TI&CD) to students in the first year of their Master’s programme. Over 298 students took part in this exclusive, innovative programme, which prepares students for the international recruitment process.  It is run by world’s biggest companies in their assessment centres or during their “spring insight” weeks and puts students through their paces with interviews, tests, case studies, role-playing exercises, one-week internships and various other activities.

These are examples of some of the many career events organised all year round to expose EDHEC students to the industry experts and prepare them for a job placement.  No doubt these great events will equip our students with know-how and good preparations for the real world!

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