CEIBS CDC Hosts Networking Event with Executive Search Firms
May 15, 2021. Shanghai – The CEIBS Career Development Center (CDC) held its annual networking event with executive search firms on Shanghai campus today.
The event attracted 65 talent consultants from 18 search firms, with more than 150 students and alumni participating. The executive search firms brought over 350 job opportunities to the event and shared insights about the talent market in their respective sectors and provided tailored, professional career development suggestions and advice.
In his opening speech, CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Programme Director Shameen Prashantham expressed his deep appreciation to all the participating firms and quoted some interesting research illustrating the importance of building weak ties, particularly in career development. He then urged all participants to make the best of such a wonderful opportunity by building connections.
The networking part kicked-off after the opening remarks. The event received positive feedback, with firms, alumni and students all speaking highly of the whole event organisation. The search firms leveraged the opportunity to connect with high-quality alumni and student from CEIBS, while alumni, in particular, were grateful to CEIBS for providing such a platform for their career development even after graduation. Many of the participants showed interest in attending future networking events.
Here are some quotes from the companies:
“A lot of MBA students want to leave the industries or functions where they have a competitive advantage; rather, they are looking for a career switch through their MBA journey and that requires a clear understanding of their own positioning and potential. They need to learn how to market their strength in interested, but not skilled, areas…”
“Networking events like this are definitely a win-win to for all participants. We look forward to participating in future events!”
“CEIBS not only provides the best MBA programme in Asia but also the most developed career support to greatly increase MBA students’ placement rates and average packages. Hope there will be more such events in the future.”
Some quotes from alumni:
“Thanks to the CDC for organising this event – good turnout and good breadth of opportunities. Great to learn about the ‘strength of weak links.’”
“Really appreciate the organisation and all the hard work by the entire CDC team! Alumni are lucky to have such a dedicated career centre backing us! Three cheers for the whole team and a well-organised event!”
“This was such a helpful opportunity to get a pulse on what the hiring market looks like across some of the major business sectors in China now.”
“Loved the networking, both with the talent consultants and other alumni and students. Great way to share career-related ideas and suggestions.”
As the first career development centre in the Chinese mainland, the CEIBS MBA CDC has evolved into a platform that provides comprehensive guidance to students and alumni regarding their career planning, job searching and networking skills, and connects them with different channels/resources with the ultimate goal of long term career aspirations. The CDC will continue to organise events and activities to support CEIBS students and alumni.
Recruiters and other potential partners can contact the CDC for talent hiring at 021-28905270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.