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Two recruiting events connect GSE students with top international employers

Last week the Barcelona GSE held two job recruiting events on campus that put students in direct contact with representatives of international economics consultancies and development organizations. One of the events was the Barcelona GSE Consulting Day, with recruiting presentations from Frontier Economics, NERA Economic Consulting, Neo Metrics, and Oxera economic consultancies. The other event was a presentation by Oscar Villarreal, Head of Recruitment for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who came from Paris to speak with students about the organization's Young Professionals Program and about a new traineeship program that will be available for Barcelona GSE students. Students from all six of the Barcelona GSE master programs attended both events.

Technical know-how and team-oriented attitude

Nearly 80 students attended the OECD session, with students from in the audience. Mr. Villarreal gave students an overview of the traineeship program, currently available to students from just five institutions in Spain. 

As Mr. Villarreal explained in his recruiting presention, OECD trainees must be current students or recent graduates with the technical know-how to perform in OECD areas such as Economics, Tax Policy, Development, Finance, Innovation, Employment, Statistics, or Trade. In addition, they must have either English or French language skills and a team-oriented attitude. Potential trainees will be identified and recommended to the OECD by the Barcelona GSE. Once selected to participate, trainees will be matched with short-term projects (about three to six months in length) based on their competencies and experience.

OECD recruiting presentation on SlideShare

Creative, analytical thinkers wanted

About 40 students attended the Barcelona GSE 2010 Consulting Day, where recruiters from four economics consulting firms presented their practices and outlined what they are looking for in a job candidate. All of the recruiters stressed creative and analytical thinking skills as essential characteristics for successful economic consultants.

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Practice Areas and Sectors

Locations

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Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecoms, Transport, Water, Competition Policy, Public Policy, Regulation, Strategy, Contract Design, Market Design and Auctions, and other areas

Frontier Economics recruiting presentation

Brussels

Cologne

London

Madrid

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Marketing, Forecasting, Fraud and Risk, Banking, Utilities, Telecom, Retail and Distribution, Insurance, Media, and other areas

Neo Metrics recruiting presentation

Barcelona

Madrid

Mexico City

Santiago, Chile

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Regulation and Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, Strategy, Litigation and Arbitrations, Transfer Pricing, Intellectual Property, and other areas

NERA Economic Consulting recruiting presentation

More than 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific

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Corporate Finance, Competition, Regulation, Policy, Communication, Utilities, Transport, Environmental Economics, and other areas

Oxera recruiting presentation

Brussels

London

Oxford

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Neo Metrics Barcelona Director Pau Agulló speaking at the Barcelona GSE 2010 Consulting Day.

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Nearly 80 Barcelona GSE master students (over half of the student body) attended the OECD recruiting event; about 40 students came to the GSE Consulting Day presentations.

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OECD Head of Recruitment Oscar Villarreal stayed to speak with several students individually after finishing his presentation.

 

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