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IE Tower became the ultimate hub for forging game-changing professional relationships as the venue for the recent IE Careers Forum.

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Over time, IE University’s global prestige has seen it forge significant partnerships with many of the world’s leading companies and institutions. This status helps put its students in a prime position to compete for top job roles across a whole host of industries.

Coupled with the assistance of the world-class IE Talent & Careers team, IE University graduates can be sure they will undertake their professional journey on very stable footing.

IE Careers Forum: the biggest networking event of the year

IE Talent & Careers supports professional and personal growth among the student body and guides them toward achieving success in whatever field they choose. Committed to fostering career development, they deliver personalized counseling, host industry events and facilitate essential networking opportunities. One such occasion is the IE University Careers Forum.

IE Careers Forum: the biggest networking event of the year

This biannual event, held in Madrid, gives attendees an excellent opportunity to develop vital connections, whatever career path they ultimately hope to pursue.

Indeed, beyond getting to know recruiters and business leaders, participants also enjoy the chance to meet with IE Alumni working in many different fields, who share insights into their personal experience in the job market.

This time, the Forum saw a record 1,594 master’s students, undergraduate students and alumni pass through the doors over the course of five engaging days. As IE University’s largest recruiting initiative, the IE Careers Forum was devised to bring industry-leading employers and recruiters from around the globe together with our students and soon-to-be graduates.

It’s the perfect chance for our alumni to showcase their talents and explore their options both before and after graduation, as well as to nurture relationships that will one day play a crucial role in their professional career paths.

IE Careers Forum: the biggest networking event of the year

The event was attended by over 130 companies from a broad range of sectors, ready to share both current and future opportunities with attendees. Industry leaders including the likes of Airbus, CEMEX España, Chalhoub Group, Diageo, Glencore, AG, The Kraft Heinz Company, L’Oréal, LVMH, Navantia, Procter & Gamble, Sandoz Farmacéutica, VESTAS and more flocked to IE Tower to enjoy meeting their next potential graduate intake.

IE Careers Forum: the biggest networking event of the year

Some of the world’s leading consultancy firms were among those present as well, including Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte, FTI Consulting, INDRA/Minsait, KPMG, NTT DATA Spain and PwC.

These big names have long been top employers of IE University graduates and many students relished the chance to make important connections in a field where roles are in high demand.

Also at the event, were some of the foremost brands in the world of finance, such as Banco Santander, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING, MAPFRE, Morningstar and Visa, to name a few.

IE Careers Forum: the biggest networking event of the year

They were joined by SciTech and technology giants in the form of Amazon Spain, BMC Software, Capgemini, Celonis, Orange, SAP, SAS, ServiceNow, Telefónica and Uber, all of which continue to hire IE University alumni year after year.

Of course, the legal field was also heavily represented. With IE Law School being a renowned global name, Spanish and international law firms never miss an opportunity to meet future graduates. The offices that took part in the event for their chance to scout the next generation of lawyers were:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Andersen
  • Ashurst
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • Cases & Lacambra
  • Ceca Magán
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Deloitte Legal
  • DLA Piper
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Garrigues
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • KPMG Abogados
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Ontier
  • Pérez-Llorca
  • Pinsent Masons
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Uría Menéndez
  • Watson Farley & Williams
  • White & Case

For yet another year, the IE Careers Forum exemplified IE University’s commitment to shaping well-rounded, future-ready professionals and providing them with every opportunity to succeed. Beyond expanding their networks, the event helped students to further refine their career aspirations and better understand constantly evolving demands of the global labor market.