The 22nd Annual Job Fair
The 22nd annual job fair took place on Wednesday, Apr. 1, and hosted 50 companies from varying fields.
From well-known names like Deloitte, Coca-Cola, and Gameloft to startups, and growing local and international companies, employers visited AUBG to give students a chance to explore the job market in Bulgaria and find employment or an internship.
Desislava Kozhuharova, a human capital associate, EMEA, represented Telerik at the job fair. The company was not offering internships, only full-time positions. According to Kozhuharova, who is an AUBG alumna, students from the University are known to have solid education. She advised those who would like to work at the company after graduation to expand their knowledge by joining courses at Telerik Academy.
“This year’s Job & Internship Fair was not that much helpful,” Aleksandra Kirilakha, a third-year student, said. “It would have been nice to see more companies offering summer internships for junior students.”
Tim Koroteev, marketing and PR manager of the alumni startup company Transmetrics said that students did do enough research to prepare for the fair and did not know how to present their skills briefly to the employers. He remembered about some CV workshops by Prof. Miree on how to prepare for the job fair, “I think it might be useful to make it, not mandatory, but highly recommended to students to go through those, because it will increase significantly the success afterwards of getting employment.” However, Koroteev is satisfied with the number of applications Transmetrics received from students.
For Stefan Kolev from Paragon, a fast growing international IT company, it was the first time at the job fair and he was satisfied with the results. He said, “We got a lot of CVs despite the low number of students. But I think this is good and the service is great. […] So we might come back next year.”
Most of the employers were looking for IT professionals or marketing students. First-year AUBG student Bojan Mircheski said, “I think that it is a really great thing, because many students can find an opportunity here. But as a JMC student, I would say that there are no companies for JMC students and POS students.”
This article was the joint effort of AUBG Daily’s owls Eddie Sullivan and Anna Bashuk.