More than 800 students showed interest in successful career start | Personal appointment offer to employers a great success | Online as an advantage for international exchange and interactive contacting
80 companies and organizations from all over the world participated in the MCI Recruiting Forum by means of virtual booths. Once again, this year, live chats via text and video enabled personal discussions between participating students and company representatives, many of which ended in appointments for job interviews.
Internationality through online event
"By deciding to hold the Recruiting Forum online again, we were able to allow students who were currently on internships or abroad to participate. In addition, we wanted to make it possible for representatives of corporate groups who had difficulty traveling to the event due to corona conditions to attend," explained Brigitte Huter, Head of the Student & Career Center at MCI.
Wide choice of employers
International corporations such as Mondelez International, which employs several thousand people, renowned family businesses such as Adler or Swarovski Optik, innovative start-ups such as Single Use Support or well-known NGOs such as Doctors without Borders took part in this year's exclusive event for MCI students.
The presentation by Red Bull, one of the most popular employers in Austria, on the topic of "Give wings to your career" received great interest. The presentations by SalaryNegotiations and LinkedIn also attracted many students to the fair. Manfred Forstinger, Chairman of the MCI University Representative Board, was enthusiastic about the concept: "Complementing the MCI's practical orientation, the Recruiting Forum offers an ideal platform for making direct contact with employers and getting to know companies, their job offerings and requirements better, thus creating direct links to the professional world."
New tools for easier contact
The new 'Find & Be Found' tool took the MCI Online Recruiting Forum to the next level and was met with great enthusiasm. Students had the unique opportunity to arrange interviews with companies of their choice in advance. At the same time, companies were able to view the profiles of registered students and contact them in advance, if they were interested. "For us, the Recruiting Forum is one of the most important career fairs of the year. We have already been able to inspire many MCI students to join Liebherr. This year, we had the opportunity to invite interesting and interested students to talks on the day of the fair in the run-up to the event. That was very worthwhile," said Benjamin Schlesinger, Human Resources Officer at Liebherr's Telfs plant.
The MCI Recruiting Forum 2021 was supported by Hofer KG, karriere.at and our numerous Career Partners. Media partners are the Tiroler Tageszeitung and Die Presse. We would like to express our sincere thanks.