Over the years, IE continues to attract some of Africa’s finest talents into its various programs. This is because IE focuses on shaping leaders with a global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and humanistic approach to drive innovation and change in organizations. Currently there are over 350 IE alumni of African descent and about 100 African students enrolled in different programs here at IE. African talent at IE range from young professionals to seasoned executives coming from a wealth of various backgrounds and disciplines.
The IE Africa Career Fair was designed to give organizations, unique access to IE’s diverse pool of African talents and members of the larger IE Community interested in opportunities in Africa. The companies at the fair were able to make presentations and engage the students in a networking session to screen potential candidates for roles currently available within their respective organizations.
The event which took place on the 24th of May, 2018, was hosted in collaboration with IE Talent and Careers and IE Campus Life. The fair focused on opportunities within the continent for African and non-African candidates seeking opportunities in the African job market.
Participating companies at this year’s event included GB Foods S.L. (FMCG), AEE Power (Engineering Solutions), ThirdWay Africa (Private Equity), One Acre Fund (NGO) and Movemeback (Recruitment Services).
GB Foods S.L is a Spanish multinational organization with a growing presence in East and West Africa, the company recently began expanding its operations in West Africa and had a number of mid-level roles open for African candidates.
The presentation by Movemeback in particular provided a lot of insight into recruitment patterns on the continent from a bird’s eye perspective, informing participants on new trends and how best to position themselves upon completion of their respective programs.
In summary, the 2018 IE Africa Career Fair was a success and the IE Africa Club wishes to thank all its friends, members and the larger IE Community for their immense support. Africa continues to be a continent of opportunity and the IE Africa Club looks forward to sharing these experiences with the rest of the IE Community.