ICW - INTERNATIONAL CAREER WEEK
by Virginia Alvarez
From February 23rd to 27th “International Career Week” was held at Universidad Europea (Madrid), an initiative linked to student employability outside of Spain. The event hosted international fairs aimed at preparing students to learn how to land a job in international settings. More than 500 undergraduate and graduate students attended a number of workshops and conferences, where they could develop and implement skills geared towards an international future. Faculties, business schools, and professional companies from different sectors (national and international) shared their experiences in foreign markets in Europe, Asia and America. Cross-disciplinary Conferences such as “ON THE MOVE! – Recruiting Erasmus – People Matters” or “CONQUER AMERICA, NORTH or SOUTH?” shaped the general landscape of this “International Career Week ". In addition, various activities and specialized workshops were offered for each area of knowledge. Those interested in the legal field could attend, among other activities, conferences such as “The global lawyer: Can I work abroad?”, or “Civil Society and NGOs: a real opportunity for employment”. Seminars such as “Competencies and Social Media Professional Skills” or “Professional World” are two examples of activities related to the communication sector. The field of sport and health science was also present at "International Career Week" with “Nursing Jobs in The UK” or “EURES for Health and Sport”. In the area of Architecture and Engineering the big event was the conference “BigData: Business and job expectations”. Languages played a central role in the event, with activities carried out mainly in English, but also in a variety of other foreign languages. Students spent two days attending workshops focused on acquiring professional skills through "Tools for success in English, Spanish, German and Italian". These workshops contemplated the use of these different languages in working on how to write a CV or resume in different languages, as well as how to successfully overcome a Selection Process or how to develop networks to seek employment.
La iniciativa tiene como fin fomentar el habla de la lengua inglesa entre los docentes de la universidad, a través de cursos como Laureate Language Online.