Written on 23 September 2014.
These Career Days, developed and implemented by the EDHEC Career Centre on both the Lille and Nice campuses, encompass several events spread across the first semester.
In Nice, the Finance Career Days I & II aim to familiarise students with the international recruitment processes and graduate programmes and help them understand the industry.
This is achieved through workshops, rountables, company presentations and interaction with professionals.
Days III & IV are dedicated to meeting recruiters and EDHEC alumni. The focus is on assisting students in developing their networking and interpersonal skills as well as getting started on their internship and job search. Indeed, the Finance Career Day IV is one of the largest recruiting events organised by the Career Centre with about 40 international companies from Paris, London and other financial centres in Europe and Asia attending the event.
In Lille, the BM Career Days follow a similar format but adapt to the complexities of diverse career orientations, including careers in functions such as marketing, digital business, strategy, supply chain, and law and tax. A common training is offered to all students to prepare them for the competitive recruitment processes, which is then complemented by functional and industrial events, such as the Consulting Career Day, Marketing Career Day and the Graduate Programme Day, with the participation of French and international recruiters.
These Career Days are followed by individual counselling and practical workshops to help students hone their competencies and interviewing skills, a process that culminates in the TI&CD, an assessment centre simulation offered to all final-year students.