IBCM Career Day 2017

Today, Wednesday 13th December 2017 IBCM hosted the fourth Career Day. Organised by the IBCM Career Centre, this event designed to connect students and alumni with local businesses and organizations brought together over 45 organizations and over 150 students and alumni.

The main hallway of IBCM’s Riverside campus was filled with stands, and there was a real buzz as young people built their networks and learned about opportunities in both north and south Mitrovica and the rest of Kosovo. Moreover, local businesses, organizations and institutions utilized this opportunity to do B2B networking with 47 exhibitors from private sector organisations, banks, NGOs, international organizations, and public sector organisations present at this event.

IBCM students were able to prepare for their meetings with potential employers at a Career Guidance session before the main fair. As previous practice showed this session is elevating confidence of students that had no experience in internship/job seeking. Using his immense knowledge and experience, IBCM Director Dr. Brian Staines did various tips and suggestions to students participants identified their goals, analysed their skills, perfected their “elevator pitch”, and got a chance to do small workshop on direct presenting themselves to employers.

IBCM’s director, Dr. Brian Staines had this to say: I can only describe the Careers fair today as awesome. Huge range of exhibitors, lots of participation, plenty of opportunities for jobs, internships, and students to find out more about opportunities they had for the future.The careers guidance made sure all students were better prepared for meeting and discussion with all the exhibitors. A huge thanks to all the organisations taking part, the staff for putting it together, and all the students who attended. For the future, more of the same.

Exhibitors at the fair came from various different sectors, including: private sector (19), public sector (8), NGOs (13), international organizations (4) and banks (3). We want to extend a special thank you to our partners and to all organizations participating for making this event possible.

A list of all organizations that participated at IBCM Career Fair: Finca, Pro credit Bank, KEP Trust, GIZ/DIMAK, UNDP, EU Info Center, Foundation Kosovo Luxembourg, ADRC, Romaveritas, CARITAS, Danish Refugee Council, Initiative for Agricultural Development of Kosovo IADK, NGO ‘Mundesia’, Santa Maria, ACDC, Business Center Zvecan, CBM, Mediation Center Mitrovica, LINK, SINERGIJA, Agro Koshtova, Biznes Individual, Miniferma Fllanza, JCoders, Bioproducts MELI, Handicrafts, Montenegro Travel Agency, UMBERELLA, Grat e Minatorve, Viprint, Vali Home, Biolider – Bio products, Tiki Mosaik, Mitro Plast, Sofra – company, Global Work and Training Agency, “INspiracija”, Milk-Kos Zitkovac, Kopshti VESA – Kindergarten, Youth Center Mitrovica, Mitrovica Regional Employment Centre, Municipality of Mitrovica, Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Trepca Mine, Mitrovica North Municipality, Tax Authorities of Kosovo/ Mitrovica Office, Center for Vocational Training