FGV hosts meeting between students and major corporations in Sao Paulo
In one sentence: a great get together between companies and students. That was the Career Meeting held at Fundação Getulio Vargas on August 24, in Sao Paulo. Organized by the Career Center of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP), the event featured giants such as Microsoft, Facebook, P&G, Fundação Lemann, Citi, Itaú, J.P. Morgan, Stone, Pátria, Accenture, and Integration, among others.
According to Pedro Henrique Costa Silva, from the seventh semester of EAESP’s Business Administration course, this initiative helps students looking for opportunities in the market. Silva pointed out that the main advantage of the Career Meeting is placing interns under the spotlight.
“The fact that companies come to FGV looking for us is a great advantage, because it makes it much easier to interact with them. It is very important to be able to talk to the company’s professionals and learn a little more about the company’s operations, beyond the information available on the website,” he said.
The participating companies were also pleased with the students’ interest. Julia Christo from Microsoft said that the technology market needs more people like FGV’s students in the field of administration and economics. Tiago Barbosa Bittencourt, from Raia Drogasil, highlighted the interest and qualifications of potential interns.
“We realized that they (students) are the protagonists of their own careers and found qualified people who are ready to face the market,” he said.
According to EAESP’s Career Center coordinator, Cecília Noronha, the Career Meeting was a success and reached its goal of bringing future professionals closer to some of the leading companies in the market.
“Career Meeting is an opportunity for students to get to know companies from different industries, sizes, and profiles. On the same note, the event allows corporations to learn about FGV’s students, what they value, and what they seek in internship and trainee programs,” she said.
This edition included 29 companies from several different industries, such as banks, consultancy, service, and third sector companies. Throughout the day, more than 500 students participated in the fair, which is held by EAESP every year.