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Asia and Middle East graduate event is success

Nearly 2000 students applied for 500 places at the first ever Asia and Middle East graduate careers event held by TARGETjobs Events,

The event, held in London, took place on November 9. 

The event was launched after feedback from international students and careers advisers indicated there was a real need to provide advice for students wanting to return to their home countries of Asia and the Middle East to work.

Feedback also indicated that advice was needed for UK/EU students wishing to pursue global careers.

Students applied from over 50 universities and those invited to attend were

Students invited to attend were carefully selected based on the events criteria and their suitability for the recruiters in attendance.  UK/EU students also had to demonstrate a passion to work in Asia or the Middle East.

The Asia and Middle East Graduate Careers Event, sponsored by the ICAEW, took place at Senate House, University of London.  There were a range of workshops and presentations to give practical advice to the students and plenty of networking opportunities, with the key international graduate recruiters such as: Abercrombie & Fitch, ICAP and Atkins attending.

Nigel Jeremy, Head of Learning, Recruitment and Organisation Development at Marks and Spencer provided an inspirational keynote speech that included a range of tips to help students understand the challenges of global careers such as cultural differences to consider when at assessment centres.

Vanessa McCormack, Graduate Advisor at Merlin Entertainment said “The number of quality students we spoke to was high and it was great that students were interested in the graduate programmes. The key note speaker/content was very good.”

The event was also very well received by students.  Rebecca Yap from Loughborough University called it: “a good opportunity for me to network and find out about opportunities of studying and working in Asia.” And Jone Leung from the University of Bristol said: “It gave students interested in unique work experiences a chance to find the relevant recruiters”


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