More than 100 international companies took part in IEâ??s International Career Fair 2007, underway at the IE campus from October 1 -5. Recruiting companies used the event as a platform to showcase their companies to over 600 IE students and graduates, giving presentations on their main lines of corporate strategy and organising on-campus interviews that form an integral part of their selection processes.The key objective of IEâ??s International Careerâ??s Fair is to serve as an interface for participating firms and IE students and graduates of the schools full-time and part-time programs, including MBA programs, the Executive Master in Marketing and the Executive Master in Finance. The last day of the fair was reserved for law firms, who presented their organisations to the students of IEâ??s Master in Legal Practice and Master in Tax Law.
This year the fair welcomed companies like Accenture, Arthur D. Little, Amadeus, Boston Consulting Group, BASF, BBVA, BT, Cap Gemini, Dell, Deloitte, Hilti, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Lâ??Oreal, LVMH, Microsoft, Philips, PwC, Procter & Gamble, Roland Berger, Santander, Schering Plough, TelefÃ³nica. Participating law firms included Allen & Overy, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Latham & Watkins, and UrÃa & MenÃ©ndez.
In course of last yearâ??s edition of the International Careers Fair some 80% of the 600 students and graduates had interviews with HR directors from the participating firms. The event gives student an insight into the main lines of strategic development of the companies, as well as their hiring policies and work opportunities. â??The market has turned on its head and companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit talented directors. They are now having to sharpen their recruiting methods and search for alternative routes to improve their human resources, which is where the IE International Careers Fair comes in,â? says RosalÃa Rodriguez, associate director of IEâ??s Careers Management Centre