For Student & Alumni

The CEMS Career Forum is a CEMS Community-exclusive event taking place in ESADE Business School, Barcelona, from 4 - 5 November. CEMS Corporate Partners will offer many activities and interact with you through skill seminars, CV Coaching sessions, Corporate Coffee Talks, one-on-one chats, pre-scheduled interviews and the traditional exhibition stands.

It will be a unique chance for you to discover many career opportunities offered by our CEMS Corporate Partners. Meet and interact with leading global companies, learn more about opportunities for internships and permanent employment, and broaden your network by participating in the CEMS Career Forum 2022.

Find out more information about the Career Forum elements below.

Accredited Skill Seminar


The accredited skill seminars are a unique opportunity to develop your talent. This is a one-off chance to acquire knowledge from the Corporate Partners and exchange it with fellow students in a truly global setting. Each skill seminar will be available for 10-25 CEMS students and will be held at ESADE Business School on November 4.

More information will be available in your Student Space.

Individual CV Coaching

Over the course of October
Online CV coaching are individual workshops for students to get guidance from recruiters about how to make the ideal CV. Get tips from professionals about how to improve your CV and enhance your chances to make a great impression during the Career Forum, on November 5.

During this 15-minute individual chat, you will receive personalized feedback on your CV from a CEMS Corporate Partner. Spots with corporate representatives will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Keep in mind that the CEMS Mentoring Platform is also available throughout the year, where you may obtain a CEMS Mentor for advice and much more.  Please read more at https://www.cems.org/students-alumni/mentoring for further details on how to connect.

Pre-scheduled Interviews and 1-1 Chats


The CEMS Career Forum offers students and young alumni (0-4 years after graduation) the opportunity to make up to 10 requests for 1-1 chats and pre-scheduled interviews with corporate representatives attending the event.

  • Pre-scheduled interviews are 30, 45 or 60-minute interviews with Corporate Partners. It can be a pre-screening interview, mock interview or formal interview with a representative in a dedicated interview room at ESADE.

  • 1-1 chats are 15-minute individual meetings with recruiters or company representatives which can be a meet and greet, a "Ask Me Anything" session, a mock interview or a coffee chat.

Both formats are ideal opportunities to make a first career move, exchange and get direct feedback and career tips from professionals in many industries. You can find a list of CEMS Corporate Partners offering 1-1 chats or pre-scheduled interviews in the brochure. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Corporate Coffee Talks


Optimize your chance to network with one of our Corporate Partners during the Job Fair on November 5, and exchange with the company of your choice during a corporate coffee talk.

During a session of 45 minutes you will get the chance to hear more about one company’s culture and open opportunities with a small group of students in a casual setting. This will be the perfect chance to network with corporate representatives and recruiters. You can apply to only one Corporate Talk and registration are on a first-come first-served basis.

Exhibition Stand


During the Job Fair on November 5, you can visit the information stands of each participating CP and talk to the company representatives. Employers can answer questions and discuss roles at their companies, talk about their company culture and various other topics. The job fair will be running from 10am to 5pm and are a great opportunity to learn from a CEMS alum, get more information about a graduate programme, internship offers, or new hires opportunities.

Career Training Workshops


The Career Forum 2022 will provide career training workshops, in collaboration with ESADE, for students on Friday 4 November from 10:00 am to 12.00 pm. The aim of these workshops is to improve your abilities in a job interview in order to start or boost your career.

You may register between September 15 to 20 via your student space on the CEMS Career Forum website.

CEMS Startup Challenge


The CEMS STARTUP CHALLENGE is back!

Whether you are working in a startup or you are already running your own, you definitely want to apply to the CEMS Startup Challenge 2022 - the biggest entrepreneurial event in the CEMS year - that will be held on the 5th of November at the CEMS Career Forum at ESADE.

The program will include coaching and networking with experienced entrepreneurs and investors as well as it will give you 0.50 ECTS.

Check out our dedicated page and APPLY before the 31st of August!

Career Forum Party


The Career Forum Party is a great opportunity to meet and share first-impressions after the Career Forum and broaden your network within the CEMS Alliance. CEMS Students, as well as Alumni, Corporate representatives and Academic members are all invited to attend the party.

This year, the CEMS Club Barcelona organizes the Career Forum closing party at the GO Beach Club, at Port Esportiu in Barcelona. More information on this year’s theme will be shared soon.

Be part of this unique cultural party experience and celebrate the grand finale of the CEMS Career Forum 2022!

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