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The University is committed to training and counselling to improve employability in times of covid-19.

Career Services develops a plan to help its students and graduates make the leap into the world of work with training and online recruitment.

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446 students and 167 graduates have completed their internships from home despite confinement. PHOTO: Courtesy
11/06/20 12:03

The University of Navarra has continued to work to promote access to the labor market for its recent graduates, bearing in mind the global health and economic crisis of Covid19. The Career Services team has developed a plan of activities and actions that has been developed during the last three months and that extends to the next semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.

"We have focused all our efforts on four aspects: offering more and better recruitment opportunities to our students and graduates; dedicating more time to staff and specialized orientation; organizing activities at training to take the first steps in the world of work; and closely attending to the needs and demands of collaborating companies," explains Roberto Cabezas Ríos, director of Career Services. "In our Service -he adds- we are aware of the difficulties that our graduates and alumni are facing in this economic situation. We want to be by their side, support and advise them. status We are going to focus our efforts on providing them with tools that will help them overcome such a complex situation as the one we are going through".

Among the actions planned is the expansion of agreement with JobTeaser, the leading platform for the first employment in Europe. From now on, in addition to international internships and employment , students and alumni have the opportunity to search for job offers in Spain. Through this platform, the online cycle 'Meet The Expert' is being offered , in which professionals from different fields share their experiences and Human Resources managers explain what profiles they are looking for and what their selection processes are like.

Students and graduates have not only been able to train for the search of employment, but also have had the opportunity to find options at the international level. More than one hundred national and international companies from different sectors participated in the virtual fairs of employment international Highered. At these fairs they were able to opt for different postgraduate program programs, access to internships and experienced recruitment opportunities. And this June, on June 16 and 17, the Headhunter Days event will take place , with Robert Walters and Euromanager, who will offer guidelines and tools on how to deal with a selection process.

446 students have completed their internships

Despite the confinement and the state of alarm and thanks to the support of the collaborating companies, 446 students from the University have been doing internships since March in companies, institutions, foundations, research centers and NGOs. In addition, another 167 alumni have continued their training during this period with the postgraduate program de Iniciación a la business (PIE). A few have continued to work in person, but most have turned their home into their new office. In the face of such a complicated employment scenario, a very special effort is also needed.

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For the next course

The Career Services plan reaches the beginning of the next academic year with the Boot Camp: two intensive days of training for the search of employment at the beginning of the 20/21 academic year, at the headquarters of postgraduate program in Madrid. In October and November, at partnership with Alumni of the University of Navarra and Alumni IESE Business School, we will continue to organize a series of meetings with CEOs of national and international companies: the 'Career ExperienceThe ''Alumni of Navarra'' program will continue at IESE in Madrid and at IESE in Barcelona. In addition, the program of specialized workshops will continue in Pamplona and Madrid, ' 'Skill Training ProgramThe program of specialized workshops will also continue in Pamplona and Madrid, in which company executives share their knowledge of competencies and their experiences in the world of work. A virtual fair is also planned with companies from the consultancy service and investment banking sectors, and in February 2021, the '' Virtual Fair '' with companies from all sectors. Virtual Career Forum with companies from all sectors.