Workshops, speed interviews and a company fair introduced 300 bachelor and master students from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) to several companies to learn about the business world, and discover internships and job opportunities worldwide. The International Career Event took place on campus on 6 November 2019, and was organised by the RSM Career Centre as part of the STAR Management Week.

“It was great to get the opportunity to chat with welcoming people from different types of companies and to gain information about student opportunities in such a short amount of time,” said Pearlsy Sjauw, an MSc Supply Chain Management student at RSM. Master student Svenja Callies (MSc Management of Innovation) said: “This event made me realise how many opportunities I have after graduation that I had not even thought of until now. Very insightful!”

Connecting talent to business

At the International Career Event, prominent multinationals facilitated workshops, a fair and speed interviews. The recruitment event attracted international and Dutch students who strive for an international career. For the companies, it was an opportunity for employer branding to recruit highly skilled international business students who can bring new knowledge, skills and perspectives into the company.

More than 100 students had signed up for the short interviews with nine companies. “The speed interview was a really nice opportunity to get to know the companies. The recruiters were very friendly and open for questions,” said Leona Unrath from RSM’s MSc International Management / CEMS.

Master student Onno van der Horst (MSc Business Information Management) agreed: “The speed interviews were short, but very useful for a first introduction to a company.”

Participating companies at the International Career Event were: Alphasights, Bayer Business Consulting, b-k-p Consulting, Cefetra, Celonis, DHL Supply Chain, Diageo, Eurofins, Gartner, INVERTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JLG, Kerry Group, KraftHeinz, Mainfreight, Nike, Palo Alto Networks, Philips, Restaurant Brands International and Uniqlo.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

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