VEK Career Day
VEK Career Day - 16th of Februari
On the 16th of February (12h-18h), VEK Recruitment organizes the very first online edition of the VEK Career Day! From the comfort of your own home, you'll be able to explore the 80+ participating companies and efficiently contact their recruiters via chat or video call. The VEK Career Day 2021 will take place on the virtual platform GraduateLand! (see link below)
The Career Day is targeted towards students looking for an internship and young graduates or professionals searching for a first job or a new challenge! Although we are the recruitment team of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (UGhent), every student or young professional with an economic interest is welcome, no matter where you are located or which degree you have.
Are you ready to find your job or internship?
Find the right career path
The VEK Career Day presents a wide amount of companies from numerous industries. Are you someone who is still not sure where to grow your career to, or are you someone who does? Are you looking for a business school or does an internship seems to fit you? On this day you get the chance to ask all your question to the recruiters of the attending companies. This will you give you the chance to determine the next step in your young career.
In order to prepare you sufficiently, we have already put together a Career Guide, in which you can consult the company profile of each of the companies present. Here you will find information about the programmes the company wants to attract, whether they offer internships, the possibility to write a master's thesis, etc.The interactive table of contents will help you in your search: click on a name in the list and you will immediately go to their page(s)!Career Guide 2021Career Guide 2021
What can you expect?
GraduateLand is the perfect platform to find your perfect employer. It gives you the opportunity to browse through all the different company booths, to find all kinds of information about the company and the vacancies you can apply for. Information overflow? No worries. Based on the characteristics you have entered in your profile, you will be able to find companies and jobs that suit you best, based on sector, location, language, ...
Since we are still in the process of optimizing the platform according to your and the companies' needs, we cannot provide the registration link yet. With this registration link you can create your profile. In addition to filling in various data and job preferences, you can also add your resume. Don't forget: the more complete your profile, the more you will impress the companies! Attention: You can only see the company booths and use the different functionalities from one week before the VEK Career Day.
Before the event
From February 11 you can browse through the company booths and book timeslots for a videocall with recruiters from the companies you are interested in. Make sure your profile is complete to facilitate your search for interesting companies!
During the event
During the VEK Career Day you will have access to the platform from 12h to 18h. Chat and videocall with the recruiters and take the first step in your search for your first job! It is also possible that companies will proactively send you a message because they find your profile interesting.
After the event
Until one week after the event you can chat with the recruiters you were already in contact with on Career Day. Take this opportunity to expand your network and get your dream job!
Message of our rector Rik Van De Walle
It is important not to neglect the corporate culture in your search for the perfect job. That is why since last year you can use CompanyMatch, based on a questionnaire, to find companies that best fit your ideal company culture! Starting from January 5th, you will be able to take the test!
Dean Patrick Van Kenhove
‘Quantitative research and testimonies from alumni learn us that you possess a strong asset on the labour market by attaining a diploma at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Of course the next step is to find the perfect match between your capacities and the requirements on the labour market. Use this event to boost the start of your economic career. The organisation is one of the numerous initiatives by VEK to help you in the transition from University to work life.’