IE Business Schoolâ??s 8th International Careers FairOver 150 Spanish and international companies will be participating in the 8th edition of the IE Business School Careers Fair to recruit executive talent for their organizations.

The fair will serve as a platform for recruiting companies to give presentations on their strategic development at the IE campus, and to hold interviews with 800 students and alumni of IE Business School programs. The number of participating companies is 48% higher than the previous year, having risen from 105 to 155 companies, which further consolidates the IEâ??s Career Fair Week as a leading recruitment event in Spain.

The overriding objective of the Careers Fair is to serve as an interface between recruiting companies and the students and alumni of IE Business Schoolâ??s MBA, Executive MBA and specialized master programs. Participating companies have an international profile that requires top-level managers for their organizations to meet the demands of expansion and diversification. This yearâ??s participating companies include Accenture, Amadeus, Arthur D. Little, Avon, BBVA, Barclays,  Santander, BT, Beiersdorf, Carrefour, Cemex, Deloitte, Dell Computer, GE, IBM, Ikea, , Hilti, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Lâ??Oreal, LVMH, Mercer, Microsoft, Oracle, Philips, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Roland Berger, Schering Plough, Telefónica, Vodafone, Wrigley’s.

The last day of the fair is dedicated to the field of law and tax, and this year over 30 law firms will be presenting their organizations and holding interviews with students from IE Law Schoolâ??s Master in Legal Practice, Master in Tax Law and Master in Law in International Legal Practice. Law firms at this yearâ??s Careers Fair include Allen & Overy, Cuatrecasas, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Garrigues, Latham & Watkins and Uría & Menéndez.

Some 85% of the students and alumni that attended the last edition of the IE Business School Careers Fair were interviewed by participating firms, and 65% were hired as a result. The fair enables students and alumni to gain a privileged insight into the key strategic developments of the participating firms on both a national and international level, and of their hiring policies and job opportunities. Rosalía Rodriguez, Associate Director of Careers Management at IE Business School feels that now, more than ever before, firms are acutely aware that hiring talent is the best way to tackle an economic crisis. â??Talent is a scant resource and there is a great deal of competition in the market. Firms are seeking new formulae in their search for talent, like our Careers Fair, where they have direct access to top-tier managers. This is why we have seen a 48% increase in the number of participating companies this year with regard to last yearâ??s edition, rising from 105 to over 150 firmsâ?.