The Twentieth Annual Job & Internship Fair
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the Sports Hall of the America for Bulgaria Student Center hosted the 20th Annual Job and Internship Fair. Representatives of 29 companies were present this time, including people from Telerik and Coca Cola Inc.
Students were attracted not only by the job and internship opportunities, but also by the gifts presented by a number of companies. Telerik representatives were giving out T-shirts. Mtel had a variety of souvenirs for all participants, from pens and bracelets to shopping bags and lighters. Tea, coffee, chocolates and cookies were provided for those who spend quite some time at the fair.
Most of the companies were offering the students summer internships,full-time jobs, and training programs. Some companies, including Telerik, were looking for students interested in IT, accounting or marketing. Future PR managers were interested in Publicis Marc Group.
Representatives of Telerik, Publicis Marc Group and Kraft Foods Inc said that companies were looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates. All of them also mentioned that the students’s majors are not very important, because the companies have training programs and internships, where candidates can gain the necessary skills and see what their potential job could be.
As it turned out, not all students were not looking for internships and jobs. Some of them were merely exploring the possible fields of work. Marko Antic, a third-year student from Serbia, majoring in business and European politics, said: “At the moment I am just looking at all the options available, preferably internships, but I am not looking that seriously for a job yet.” He also said that he would not mind staying in Bulgaria, if he finds a good job here after graduation.
AUBG representatives attended the fair as well, presenting MBA and EMBA programs at the university. According to Anelia Gorianova-Ivanova, MSEE & EMBA recruiter, to apply for either of them a person needs to have at least three years of working experience.”An applicant has to have a GMAT score higher than 700 to get a scholarship, which is the top 10 per cent of candidates,” she added.
Some of the students, who presented their CV-s to possible employers, will be waiting for their replies in the beggining of the summer. The AUBG Daily team wishes them good luck!