Cecilia Marinas and Ana Isabel Martín, from Universia Spain, had the task of visiting the Madrid Campus of EAE Business School to give students a presentation of the Jumping Talent project, which will bring together 96 candidates in the next edition and which will give students a great opportunity to continue training and network. Would you like to find out a little more about this opportunity? Have you still not decided to take part? We can clear up any doubts you may have with the following interview.
What does Jumping Talent involve?
Jumping Talent is the biggest employment project at a national level, that gives students and recent graduates from different provinces the opportunity to demonstrate their talent to both the Directors and HR professionals of the participating companies.
What are its objectives?
The objective of Jumping Talent is to attract the best young talent so that they take part in the internship programmes and first employment offers presented by the participating companies.
What is the selection process like?
The selection process conducted by Universia prior to the Jumping Talent event involves a telephone interview focusing on both the curriculum and competences. If the candidate successfully passes this first phase, they are asked to come to an Assessment Centre at our offices.
What qualifications do you look for?
Business profiles, such as Business Administration and Management (BAM), economics, law, marketing, journalism, HR joint honours (law + BAM, journalism + BAM, BAM + telecommunications, etc.); and technical profiles, such as telecommunications, IT, telematics, industrial organization, mathematics, physics, statistics, mechanics, agriculture, architecture, pharmacy, bio-chemistry, etc.
Which companies take part?
The companies taking part in Jumping Talent come from different sectors: Banco Santander, Everis, Vodafone, Saint Gobain, Psa Peugeot Citroën, KPMG, Mediaset, Ernst & Young, LG, J&J Family of Companies, Leroy Merlin and CB Richard Ellis.
What is the deadline for applying?
Candidates can apply to take part in Jumping Talent until 26th February 2016.
One of the things that most grabbed the participants’ attention in your presentation was the test you carried out with children. What did it involve?
This test was one of the ones carried out in last year’s edition, which was exclusively created for that day but which was not used in Universia’s prior assessment.
In the test, candidates had to explain to a group of children aged between 4 and 7 the business activity of one of the companies participating at the event, which were assigned to the candidates randomly.
What would you say to EAE students that have still not made up their mind to take part?
To all EAE students that have not yet decided whether to participate in Jumping Talent, I would say that it is a great challenge and unique opportunity to show their talent, experience and knowledge, and to enhance their visibility. In short, it is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Would you like to find out how we did in the last edition of Jumping Talent? In 2015, EAE became the second Spanish academic institution with most students taking part, with eight students reaching the final phase. Find out more about them!
>>>> Juan Pablo Osorio – Master in Marketing and Commercial Management
>>> Miguel Gaitán – Master in Journalism and Digital Communication
>>>> Elizabeta Vlasiuk – Master of International Business (MIB)
>>> Itziar Echeandia – Master in Financial Management
>>>> Claudio Pagano – Master of International Business (MIB)
>>> Fernando Alonso Tapia – MBA
>>> Claudia María Piga – Master in Marketing and Commercial Management