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Nearly 1,800 students and alumni participate in the University's first virtual fair employment

67 national and international companies bet on the University's talent and published 341 offers for employment and internships.

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María Zarranz, Career Services career manager, accompanies a student participating in the Virtual Career Forum. PHOTO: Career Services
18/02/20 13:28 Beatriz Diaz

The Virtual Career Forum was held on February 11 in order to multiply networking possibilities and search opportunities for employment and internships to students and alumni of the University of Navarra. On this occasion, the format was completely online and 1,785 users participated (79.5% were students and 20.5% alumni) during the 24 hours that the fair was open.

Students and alumni were able to apply for offers of employment and internships for all profiles published by 67 national and international companies. 67 national and international companies. In addition, they interacted from anywhere with the companies through a live chat and email. At the virtual stands they could also find corporate information and details on what profiles companies are usually looking for. In 24 hours, the virtual stands received 17,805 visits and 3,280 requests for offers.

81% of participating companies surveyed by Career Services are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the virtual format, and 90.5% are interested in participating next year.

As for the participating students and alumni, 78% rate the virtual format as "satisfactory" or "very satisfactory". In addition, 92% are willing to participate again next year.

Changes in the way of recruiting

The virtual event, organized by the University's Career Services, is a response to the new recruitment and selection needs of companies. "The world is changing and the University is responding decisively to these new times," says Roberto Cabezas, director of Career Services.

 "The virtual format has facilitated the participation of alumni and the students of exchange. In addition, the Virtual Career Forum has solved the logistical problems that some companies had to travel to our campus. This translates into a greater issue of possibilities to find employment and internships for students and alumni of all profiles. We are satisfied with the results of this first edition. We will continue working to offer the best to our students and alumni, and to respond forcefully to the new professional selection demands of companies", says Roberto Cabezas, director of Career Services.

The Virtual Career Forum is an event that complements the rest of the activities other activities organized during the course by Career Services.. In addition, to find offers of employment and internships, there is always available for students and alumni the Portal Career Servicesas well as the platforms of beWanted y Jobteaser with which the University maintains a agreement.