Aftermath of the EFMD Virtual Career Fair Series

Monday, 06/07/2020

Alba, as a member of the exclusive EFMD global business school network, recently participated in the international EFMD Virtual Career Fair Series by Highered, to showcase its top talent to the international community.

The event entailed a sophisticated job fair virtual environment enabling real-time interaction between recruiters and candidates, focusing on specific geographical regions (EMEA and APAC regions) and major sectors.

More than 100 of the leading business schools and universities across the world took part; while Alba was the only school from Greece to participate.

Approximately 150 international companies with 200 stands and over 800 recruiters from various countries including Greece, set up their booths to meet with talent from all over the globe.

The Greek companies, invited by Alba to participate, included: Eurobank, Athenian Brewery, Titan Cement Group, Barilla, Mars Hellas, Accenture Greece, Mellon Group of Companies, Reborrn, Persado, Systems Sunlight SA, KPMG Greece, Vodafone Greece, Coca-Cola 3E, Qualco and Ecolab.

During the Season Finale week, our Career & Alumni Director, Maria Moragianis hosted a virtual seminar on Online Executive Presence: How to Speak to the Camera where participants from all over the world learned how to appear and sound more confident in the virtual setting.

Here are some intersting Alba related stats :

Ms. Elena Tourlioumi, student of the MSc in Business for Lawyers summarized here experience as follows “In these unprecedented times, I am glad that I had the unique opportunity to attend the EFMD Virtual Career Fair Spring Series by Highered through my studies at Alba Graduate Business School. As a young professional I completely understand the challenges that young professionals face in their job searching. I had the chance to experience the future of job searching and career building. During the fair I was able to meet and engage online with recruiters and hiring managers from major companies and organizations from around the globe and, in the process, discover companies I had never even heard of. Moreover, I admired the fact that I could chat with companies’ representatives about current and future opportunities, develop my network and gain unique insights into the offerings in order to tailor my application process the best way possible. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I totally recommend to everyone to check out the next EFMD Virtual Career Fair that will take place in autumn 2020!”

From the recruiters point of view Ms. Evaggelia Detsika, Talent Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Officer at Eurobank mentioned that "Even though I quite missed the actual human contact, the handshakes, the smiles, this was still a very interesting experience! Our booth had more than 300 visitors from universities all over the EMEA and our team had the opportunity to chat, share opinions, advice and network with many talented professionals.  In a world rapidly changing due to this pandemic, I wish we don't get to lose our human interaction. I'm happy though to explore new possibilities and opportunities this change could bring, keep being innovative, eliminating the physical distance and even virtually, bring talented people together!”


Highered has announced also the fall series of EFMD Virtual Career Fair events.


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