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75 recruiters and alumni participate in Barcelona GSE Career Days on Finance and Consulting

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This October, Barcelona GSE Career Services organized the second annual Finance Day and the fourth annual Barcelona GSE Consulting Day. Both events were held virtually this year while maintaining the objective to connect Master's students with alumni and recruiters from target industries.

The program for the Virtual Career Day events models a traditional face-to-face career fair. A full program of panels, recruitment talks, case studies, and one-on-one sessions allows Barcelona GSE students to learn about organizations in a particular industry: how they work, how they are structured, and what they are looking for in a job candidate.

During the events, students get to hear directly from Barcelona GSE Alumni who are currently working in at these firms. Some of the alumni are recent graduates, while others from earlier cohorts have grown and evolved on their professional career paths in their company or their field.

"It’s always a pleasure to welcome alumni back home to the Barcelona GSE! It is very nice to see their enthusiasm as they share their experiences and inspire new generations, who might certainly follow in their footsteps very soon. The alumni are the best ambassadors for the school, and the whole Barcelona GSE community feels very proud of them!"

Ibana Larrubia, Barcelona GSE Career Counselor

This year, alumni and recruiters from 22 financial organizations and consulting firms participated in the Virtual Career Days. Around 70 students were connected during peak times during both events, with many more logging in throughout the day.

Barcelona GSE Virtual Career Days 2020 by the numbers

  • 144 total participants
  • 75 alumni and recruiters from 22 organizations (16 consulting firms, 6 financial organizations)
  • 65 one-on-one sessions between students and recruiters
  • 20 company presentations (15 Consulting, 5 Finance) and 1 alumni panel (Finance)
  • 11 consulting case studies

Finance Day 2020

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ALUMNI FINANCE DAY PANELISTS

  • Pietro Baffico '16 (ITFD), Sovereign and Economic Risk at Goldman Sachs
  • Chiara Borra '16 (Economics of Public Policy), Supervision Analyst at European Central Bank
  • Emily Daykin '18 (Data Science), Data Scientist/Quantitative Researcher at BlackRock
  • Lluís Mateo ’19 (Finance), Vice President Healthcare at Credit Suisse
  • Jordi Rof ’12 (Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets), Quantitative Economist Department: Forecasting and Scenario Analysis at UBS (Scenario Methodology team)
  • Pascal Schmidt ’17 (Economics), Account Manager at FactSet

Consulting Day 2020

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ALUMNI WHO PARTICIPATED IN CONSULTING DAY 2020

  • Roberto Alimonti '11 (Competition and Market Regulation) Principal at OXERA
  • Francesca Amore '15 (Competition and Market Regulation) Economic Analyst, Competition at NERA
  • Leandro Benítez '19 (Competition and Market Regulation) Analyst at Frontier Economics
  • Laura Cozma '15 (Data Science) Manager at Supply Chain & Operations Analytics at Accenture Analytics
  • Dean Curry '15 (Economics) Associate Principal at RBB Economics
  • Moritz Degler '17 (Economics) Senior Economist at Oxford Economics
  • Stephen Garavan '18 (Economics) Economist at CEPA - Cambridge Economics Policy Associates
  • Hannah Gerits '19 (Data Science) Analyst at Supply Chain & Operations Analytics at Accenture Analytics
  • Catalina Guerreo '18 (Competition and Market Regulation) Analyst at Frontier Economics
  • Jonathan Haynes '17 (Finance) Senior Consultant at OXERA
  • Christopher Nance '18 (ITFD) Research Analyst at The Brattle Group
  • Manel Pardo Fernandez '18 (Economics) Associate Advisory at PwC
  • Josep Peya '18 (Competition and Market Regulation) Senior Analyst, London at Compass Lexecon
  • Maria del Mar Puigferrat '18 (Finance) Consultant at Bluecap
  • Rafael Sambeat '17 (Competition and Market Regulation) Research Officer, Competition Policy at NERA
  • Mariona Tres Vilanova '18 (ITFD) Associate at Instiglio

Career events and support all year

In addition to the Finance Day and the Consulting Day, Barcelona GSE Career Services organizes a full calendar of recruitment events and career development training sessions, and one-to-one advising sessions to help Master's students formulate their career goals and job search strategies.

"It's never too early in the academic year to start planning your job search. There is a lot to do in your job search to be a competitive candidate. It is essential you get to know your own value proposition, research the job market and confirm what you want to do, prepare outstanding applications, succeed in the profile screening process, get ready for the interviews and even to negotiate final offers." 

Magda Grucza, Barcelona GSE Career Counselor

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