Posts con el tag ‘Human Resources’

Speed Meetings: EMBA students interviewed by headhunters and corporate Human Resource managers

Everyone knows that the Executive MBA programme fosters participants’ professional development.

There are many ways in which it does so. Here, one can highlight Speed Meetings, networking activities held by leading companies and headhunters in which EMBA students attend short interviews with several interviewers. This gives participants the chance to give potential recruiters their CVs and to get feedback.

The Executive MBA programme’s Careers Service holds these activities each year to foster opportunities for professional growth among participants. Such opportunities may involve either changing company or getting promoted in one’s present firm.

Three Speed Meetings were held for EMBA students during the 2015-2016 academic year on both the Barcelona and the Madrid campuses. Many companies took part in the events, including: Danone; Desigual; SEAT; BT; Massimo Dutti; Alstom (GE). Leading headhunters attending included Michael Page, Cátenon, Robert Walters, and Montaner.

Mercè Clapés, Head of the Careers Service for these kinds of events, said that putting students in contact with executive recruitment experts and potential employers “opened doors”. She also noted that the feedback they provided “is invaluable and of great value in taking the next career step”.

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NETWORKING SESSION BETWEEN EMBA BARCELONA AND MADRID

Most people would not rate attending a gathering at ESADE´s Sant Cugat campus as the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Yet they would have been wrong in the case of this Saturday gathering of EMBA students from ESADE Madrid and Barcelona. I for one was glad I went.

I was lucky enough to see ¨Building and Bringing Down Human Towers¨ (‘human towers’ are built by people balancing on the shoulders of others to reach a height of two dozen feet or more).

It just went to show that where there is a will, there is a way. When one tells people why a project is important, every one rallies round. ¨There is a lot we can learn from those who build human towers.

After a much-needed coffee break, we plunged into the session titled ‘Atmosphere Management’.

I guessed that it must be about managers creating a work atmosphere in which people are willing to give their all.

In fact it was this and a great deal more.

It proved to be one of the most enriching classroom debates I have heard. The participants made me ask myself many questions and greatly enriched my knowledge. It made me realise something that we should all be aware of, namely: ¨Knowledge stems from the class, it does not lie with the teacher¨.

You should know that the future of entrepreneurship lies in your hands. Tell stories through transmedia and with drivers who spur engagement.

I am deeply grateful for such an awesome Saturday afternoon.

Norbert Monfort

Academic Associate, Human Resources Department

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