June 16, 2023 at Rome Business School the largest Career Fair organized in Italy by a business school: 50 leading companies in the world and over 500 students with the aim of connecting academia and the world of work by offering real career opportunities to young talents.
In just one day: 50 participating Italian and international companies including Amazon, Liu-Jo, EY, Lavazza, Adecco, L’Oréal, Hays, Médecins Sans Frontières (+18% compared to last year); 101 HR Managers engaged in continuous interviews with students; Sectorial Masterclasses and Workshops with L’Oréal and Médecins Sans Frontières on personal branding, new trends in HR and placement opportunities; CV Clinic and Mock Interview activities conducted by RBS Career Service in order to better prepare students for interviews and networking opportunities
With Career Fair 2023, Rome Business School reconfirms its strong link with companies and being among the leading business schools in employability in Italy.
“Rome Business School’s Career Fair 2023 further reinforces our reputation for excellence in integrating high quality education with concrete career opportunities. Even more prestigious companies, both domestic and international, chose to participate this year, confirming our leading position as a networking and recruitment platform,” says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of RBS.
Students had the opportunity to apply for open positions, make themselves known to recruiters, hand in their CVs, experience job interviews in multiple industries, improve their communication skills and abilities, learn more about recruitment processes, receive valuable advice directly from HR professionals and, most importantly, get to know companies up close.
During the Career Fair, more than 420 job openings were made available thanks to the presence of HR professionals at the event. The job positions presented covered a wide range of professional sectors, including fashion and luxury, arts and culture, tourism, finance, and agribusiness, as well as cross-functional opportunities in the roles of human resources, administration, data science, IT and technology, consulting, marketing, and project management, to name a few.
A special feature of Rome Business School’s Career Fair concerns its international outlook. With students from over 57 different nationalities, networking opportunities with global partners such as Renault, TIM, Rocco Forte Hotels and American Express could not be missed. It is also important to note that today 62 % of Rome Business School students work outside Italy, 79 % are employed in companies that operate internationally, and 46 % in multinational corporations.
The Career Fair is just one of the many initiatives activated by Rome Business School’s Career Center, which aim to create a personalized career development path for each of the students so that each can achieve their career goals.
“Career support for students must meet new needs,” says Florinda Orsini, Head of the Rome Business School Career Center, “we have done this by introducing 4 new pathways, creating a personalized service, adapted to each person’s career moment, enhanced by individual meetings, mock interviews, workshops and meetings with career coaches, HR consultants and recruiters.”
The innovations lie in a highly personalized pathway: the Career Starter, dedicated to those who want to excel in their first work experiences; the Career Mover, for students seeking employment in the international arena; the Career Advancer for those who want to grow vertically; and the Career Propeller dedicated to MBA students, to scale the world of entrepreneurship or pursue vertical career progression. These initiatives have resulted in 82.3 % of students in 2022 having improved their skills in finding new job opportunities, and 86.2 % are now in a job role of greater responsibility.
During the last academic year, RBS students had 2311 interviews and attended more than 100 dynamic activities such as workshops, webinars and company meetings that bring them closer to companies: 75.3 % of students took advantage of the network of contacts offered by Rome Business School. To date, there are 1047 Rome Business School partner companies with which students develop a close relationship thanks to activities such as Business Practice Lab, Company shadowing, Company meetings, Guest Lectures, Capstone Project Challenge and Virtual Coffee with CEOs. All of these initiatives contribute to 45 % of students finding jobs before the end of their Master’s degree and 72 % getting a salary increase. Getting to know these companies up close is also a source of inspiration for many young people who choose to start their own business: 31.8 % of students are now entrepreneurs, thanks in part to RBS4Entrepreneurship, Rome Business School’s business incubator that has incubated more than 150 projects since its launch in 2021.
The Career Fair proves to be a unique opportunity for students to connect with the world of work, make connections, access professional opportunities and receive hands-on support in building their careers so they can become the leaders of tomorrow.
“Our ongoing commitment to providing students with the skills they need to thrive in the world of work was further confirmed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from participating companies. They recognized not only the technical preparation of our students, but also their soft skills and ability to adapt to challenges in an ever-changing work environment. This result, combined with our strong international presence, confirms us as an effective bridge between academic education and the business world. Career Fair 2023 is another step forward in our journey to ensure that Rome Business School continues to make a significant impact on the careers of our students and the future of global business,” says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of Rome Business School.