The Head of Talent Acquisition at the International Monetary Fund gave a recruitment talk to Barcelona GSE masters and PhD students this May. She emphasized the importance of soft skills in addition to technical skills when considering candidates for positions with the IMF:

"All of the Barcelona GSE students I've met have been personable as well as technically prepared. Hard skills can only get you so far. At the IMF we need people with soft skills who are able to perform analysis but can also communicate clearly and openly."

Gina Paone, IMF Head of Talent Acquisition, speaking to Barcelona GSE students

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Ruben Durante and Piotr Zwernik awarded Beatriu de Pinós research fellowships

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors Ruben Durante and Piotr Zwernik (UPF and BGSE) have been named Beatriu de Pinós research fellows by the government of Catalonia. The fellowship recognizes early-career researchers for their potential to become leaders in their fields.

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Great turnout for alumni meet-ups in Berlin, Madrid, and Paris!

After successful get-togethers in the United States earlier in the year, this summer it was the European alumni who took the initiative to organize gatherings in Berlin, Madrid, and Paris. Around 50 alumni participated in the activities.

If you'd like to plan a meet-up in your area, the BGSE Alumni Engagement Officer, Frederic Vandyck, will be glad to help you get started!

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BGSE “Just Peanuts” qualifies for Data Science Game finals in Paris

A team of Barcelona GSE Data Science students from the Class of 2017 will compete in the final round of the Data Science Game in Paris at the end of September.

Among 400 international teams from 220 universities that participated in the first round, the BGSE team is among the 20 teams who have qualified for the final. The team is called “Just Peanuts” and its members are Roger Garriga, Javier Mas, Saurav Poudel, and Jonas Paul Westermann.

The team gave an interview on the BGSE Voice student blog about the Data Science Game and their expectations for the final.

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Class of 2017 get job offers

Student blog: new graduates head to work at Brattle Group, CaixaBank, ESM, Oxford Economics

Before they had even finished their master's degree, many members of the BGSE Class of 2017 had already received job offers. In this post, José Manuel Cebrian Diaz-Heredero, Mortiz Degler, Emmanuelle Derré, and Michèle Hamel talk about the offers they have received from top employers in Barcelona, London, and Luxembourg. The interview was conducted by fellow class member Demas Koh.

All students and alumni can update BGSE Career Services with their professional or academic career plans!

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