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Nearly 1,000 students and 26 companies bet on their future at the University's Career Forum

The event, a point of meeting between young talent and the world of work, was attended by Agustín Gómez, co-founder and president of Wallapop.

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13/02/19 17:20 Beatriz Diaz

The University of Navarra has held the Career Forum 2019, a workshop of employment that has served as a point of meeting between young talent and the world of work, through the presence of 21 national and international companies.

Nearly 1,000 students from Degree and postgraduate program, as well as alumni, interacted with the companies throughout the morning. The companies answered the questions of the attendees at the Networking Space at Amigos Building, and explained through presentations what profiles are in demand and how are their selection processes.

The companies that visited the University of Navarra this year were: Abante Asesores, Aldi, Auchan Retail España, Banco Santander, Caja Rural De Navarra, Congelados de Navarra, Danone Company, Decathlon, Deloitte, El Corte Inglés S.A., EY, Florette, KPMG, Laboral Kutxa, Leroy Merlin, Mahou San Miguel, Management Solutions, Mapfre, PWC, Salesforce, and Simon-Kucher & Partners.

The talent exchange has culminated with the selection processes on campus, carried out by companies such as Mahou San Miguel, El Corte Inglés, Management Solutions, EY, Auchan Retail and Abante Asesores, among others.

Roberto Cabezas, director of Career Services, the service of the University of Navarra in charge of organizing the event, highlighted "the commitment of the academic center with the transfer of talent to society and with excellence in meeting the recruiting needs and demands of Spanish and foreign companies". Hence the Career Forum, "a point of meeting between our students and leading national and international companies".

The "miracle" of Wallapop

The event also featured the intervention of Agustín Gómez, co-founder and president of Wallapop, who shared with the students the process of creating the second-hand buying and selling giant. "We didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted to do, we were simply driven by a great motivation to create something mobile. We were very interested in putting people on contact , bringing them closer. That's how we came to second hand," he explained.

"We were just thinking about surviving, having a good time and living the experience, we didn't know what we were getting into. At the beginning we thought we could be a local complement to the second-hand websites, a sort of local flea market. And the miracle was that this flea market blew up the traditional classifieds model ," said the co-founder and president of Wallapop.

Career Forum 2019 also included a wine tasting and pairing withBodegas Ochoa and Chocolates Pedro Mayo. In addition, students were able to have their photos taken in a photopodium sponsored by Huawei and the Baserriberri Restaurant to participate in a social media sweepstakes on social networks with the event's hashtag, #talentoerestú. "It is very valuable to be able to have so many companies at campus, I find it a very relevant event for the students' professional degree program . In my case, I have applied to several selection processes and previously prepared myself in the sessions of training of the Career Humanities Week"said Joaquín Álvarez, a 6th year student in the double program Degree of ADE and Law. Another attendee, Tatiana Blanco, a 4th year student of advertising and Public Relations, commented that it is a "good opportunity that opens many doors for those who are about to graduate".

data employability program for the 2018/19 academic year:

1. The University of Navarra, issue 1 in Spain and 61 in the world in the QS 2019 Employability Ranking.

50. The University of Navarra ranks among the top 50 in the world and second in Spain in employability, according to the Times Higher Education ranking.

92,5%: According to a study by high school Ikerfel, 92.5% of the alumni of the last three promotions have employment or continue training.

Media that have 'echoed' our story

> Teams&Talent

> Diario de Navarra

> News Journal

> Navarra Capital

> / El Español

> COPE (Pamplona)

> SER (Pamplona). Magazine, 1 p.m.(Part 1);(Part 2).

> Navarra Television. News, 2.30 p.m.

> TVE 1. News, 1:55 p.m.